10 Fast Fibro Facts to Share for Fibromyalgia Awareness Month

It’s Fibromyalgia Awareness Month, which is an opportunity for people in the fibro community to share their stories and raise awareness of this often misunderstood illness. Sharing facts about fibromyalgia on social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook can help educate the public about what it’s like to live with the condition. To help you get started, we’ve put together some basic fibro…

10 Fast Fibro Facts to Share for Fibromyalgia Awareness Month

BY WENDY HENDERSON It’s Fibromyalgia Awareness Month, which is an opportunity for people in the fibro community to share their stories and raise awareness of this often misunderstood illness. Sharing facts about fibromyalgia on social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook can help educate the public about what it’s like to live with the condition. To help you get started, we’ve put together some…

Brain Scans Link Fibromyalgia and Pelvic Pain

By Pat Anson, Fibromylagia and urological pelvic pain would seem to have little in common. The former causes widespread body pain, while the latter is marked by chronic inflammatory pain in the bladder or prostate. But researchers at the University of Michigan have stumbled upon something that both conditions share – besides being difficult to…

The Most Common Misconceptions About Fibromyalgia

BY WENDY HENDERSO . As anyone who lives with fibromyalgia will attest, there are many misconceptions surrounding the condition. The most common misconception is that it’s all in the patient’s mind, and therefore it’s not a medical problem at all. MORE: Explaining chronic illness using an alternative to the “spoon theory.” In an interview with mayoclinic.org, a nursing supervisor from the Fibromyalgia and…

Why Paleo for Fibro?

Why Paleo for fibro Because I’m asked about food lists and diets for fibromyalgia more than any other question (besides queries about my Pup), I’ll make some clarifications here. First of all, there’s no specific list of foods that everyone with fibromyalgia should eat. There’s also no specific list of foods fibrofolk shouldn’t eat. I’m…

Being a Mom with Fibromyalgia

BY ROBIN D   As a mom, I know that a fair amount of guilt occurs when you can’t attend your son’s soccer games or your daughter’s ballet recital. While you want to be the best mom for your children, fibromyalgia puts a real crimp in your desire to always be there for your kids….

Nutritious Sweet Potato Recipe

BY ADMIN. Nutritious Sweet Potatoes Do you enjoy sweet potatoes? Did you know they’re a super food that contain many nutritional benefits? The World’s Healthiest Foods, list numerous benefits of incorporating sweet potatoes into your diet. Some of these health benefits include increasing your antioxidant intake, consuming more anti-inflammatory nutrients, and even regulating your blood…

Reflexology to Relieve Fibro Pain

BY ADMIN IN SOCIAL CLIPS. Reflexology Have you considered reflexology to relieve fibro pain? Reflexology is an ancient practice passed down through the ages. Proof of the practice may date back to pre-dynastic China 3000 BC. The Incas and Native Americans may have introduced reflexology to South and North America. What is reflexology? It is a homeopathic massage technique…

Cleaning House, the Fibro Way

BY CARRIE ANTON IN COLUMNS, FINDING BALANCE WITH FIBRO – A COLUMN BY CARRIE ANTON. My house was a disaster. I used to clean the entire place every Friday night. With my husband working the graveyard shift, it was the perfect time — until we bought a house over twice the size. One bathroom became…

10 Fast Fibro Facts to Share for Fibromyalgia Awareness Month

BY WENDY HENDERSON IN SOCIAL CLIPS. It’s Fibromyalgia Awareness Month, which is an opportunity for people in the fibro community to share their stories and raise awareness of this often misunderstood illness. Sharing facts about fibromyalgia on social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook can help educate the public about what it’s like to live with the condition. To help you…

Fibro Warrior Creates Exercise Program Just For Us!

By Donna Gregory Burch. Exercise is a sore subject (literally!) in the fibromyalgia community. That’s why I’ve avoided writing about it for so long. I know a lot of fibro warriors will agree with me when I say I’m sick of hearing doctors and researchers tell me that I’ll feel better if I just exercise….

Is It Serious or Is It Fibro-Relatedaa

By Celeste Cooper Summer is thought of as the season of growth because there are longer periods of daylight and fewer cloudy days making sunshine plentiful. As the sun reflects its healing rays, our energy and our mood get a boost as our brain releases hormones to make us feel good. And, as the sun rests…

Fibro Warrior Creates Exercise Program Just For Us

By Donna Gregory Burch. Exercise is a sore subject (literally!) in the fibromyalgia community. That’s why I’ve avoided writing about it for so long. I know a lot of fibro warriors will agree with me when I say I’m sick of hearing doctors and researchers tell me that I’ll feel better if I just exercise….

30 Things People With Fibromyalgia *Really* Want for Valentine’s Day

We teamed up with the National Fibromyalgia Association to pose the following question to our communities: If you have fibromyalgia, what’s one thing you really want for Valentine’s Day? Nearly 1900 answers later, it’s clear the gifts that truly matter often don’t come with a price tag. At the end of the day, what many…

There Are Six Styles Of Love. Which One Best Describes You?

Image: iStock Love is a complex and powerful force, one that plays out in a number of emotional, cognitive and social ways. According to the late psychologist John Alan Lee, there are six broad styles of love: Agape, Ludus, Storge, Eros, Mania and Pragma. We look at each in turn to help you determine the…

6 Stages of Fibromyalgia

Stage 1 You started experiencing pain and fatigue more than before, you’re not sure what is going on but you hurt and you are tired.   You can hold a job, you can make it through your day, but you know something isn’t right…   so it’s something you’re going to start researching. Stage 2…

My mom has fibromyalgia. Reading this made me cry for her

  Chronic pain is increasingly rampant today. Yet, chronic pain and chronic illnesses are often invisible. In many cases there are no casts, visible rashes or runny nose involved. Chronic pain sufferers often appear “normal,” perhaps only a bit more fragile or sad than average. I suffered from chronic headaches for four-and-a-half years and from chronic…

Morgan Freeman is just one of several celebrities who have gone public with their Fibromyalgia. How many of those on this list did you know about?

    5 Celebrities Who Suffer From Fibromyalgia Since fibromyalgia affects about 5% percent of the population, it shouldn’t be a surprise to learn that a large number of celebrities suffer with fibromyalgia. Here are a few that you probably know. #1 Morgan Freeman An extremely popular film actor, Mr. Freeman, has starred in numerous movies, such…

IS MEMORY FOAM THE BEST BED FOR FIBROMYALGIA?

For the 2% of America currently suffering from fibromyalgia, pain is a constant companion. Your body hurts all over, you’re exhausted and no one can tell you why. Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition where muscles, tendons and ligaments experience pain, fatigue and tender points that are sensitive to the slightest pressure. This condition can make…

Patients Deserve to Know the Truth about Cymbalta

By Crystal Lindell, Columnist Look, yes, Cymbalta probably saved my life. But it also sucks. So, I’m not surprised people are suing Eli Lilly, the makers of the drug. I can still remember talking to a nurse over the phone at the Mayo Clinic’s pain rehab program when she mentioned Cymbalta. It was the same…