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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

17 of the worst Symptoms of Fibromyalgia (and How People Deal With Them)

Fibromyalgia manifests itself in different ways for different patients, but most can agree that all the symptoms are life-altering. It’s not always clear how (or if) they can be treated, and the physical challenges can all too easily turn into emotional challenges as the things you used to do become more and more difficult. We…

The iPhone Apps I Use to Help Fight ‘Fibro Fog’

02/08/17 By Chelle Iredale The iPhone Apps I Use to Help Fight ‘Fibro Fog’ Anyone fighting an illness that affects cognitive ability understands the term “brain fog.” When you have fibromyalgia it’s called “fibro fog.” One of fibromyalgia patients’ biggest complaints, after pain and fatigue, is cognitive dysfunction. Many patients complain that fibro fog can be…

14 Tips for Getting Through the Work Day With Fibromyalgia

1 Sitting at a desk, standing at a register or performing other physical and mental requirements of a job when you have fibromyalgia aren’t always possible (and that’s OK). For those who are able to work while living with fibromyalgia, getting through a work day filled with brain fog, pain and fatigue can feel like…

What is fibromyalgia? Everything you need to know about the chronic condition

Frances Coleman-Williams Just don’t tell someone with fibromyalgia that they ‘don’t look ill’ (Picture: Charlotte Cockell) I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia last year although I’ve probably had it for many years. It is very common for the diagnosis to take a few (sometimes many) years as the symptoms can be vague and similar to other…

DO YOU LOSE STRENGTH IN THE HANDS? FIBROMYALGIA DISEASES YES….

DO YOU LOSE STRENGTH IN THE HANDS? FIBROMYALGIA DISEASES YES…. Do you lose strength in your hands? Fibromyalgia sufferers yes A common feature presenting most of fibromyalgia is a diffuse pain that affects a large part of the body. This so disconcerting symptom is often accompanied by morning stiffness of joints, numbness in hands and…

Breaking News: Fibromyalgia can be managed with magnetic brain stimulation

  Fibromyalgia can be managed with magnetic brain stimulation used for treating depression according to research. French researchers found that fibromyalgia symptoms improved slightly using magnetic brain stimulation. The technique is called transcranial magnetic stimulation and is commonly used to raise quality of life and emotional and social well-being among patients who suffer from fibromyalgia….

How are you all?I’m gone down to a 5

A new method based on thumbnail pressure has been developed to monitor conditioned pain modulation (CPM). Patients, such as those with fibromyalgia (FM) who require long-term and frequent assessment of pain responses, should welcome the new, simpler test. CPM is a model where a conditioning stimulus is used to influence a test stimulus in the context of pain responses….

10 Things I Say That Hide How My Fibromyalgia Really Feels

10 Things I Say That Hide How My Fibromyalgia Really Feels I “fake it” every day and I find that annoying. Here’s the thing: If I actually told people how I really feel or “played” the part, if you will, who would believe it? The thing that ails me is an invisible illness. It just…

I’m Faking Being Sick or Actually Faking Being Well?  

If you have fibromyalgia or other chronic illness then you should be aware of this condition. As mainly we get worst treatment from others. If you didn’t know me well, you might assume that I’m faking being sick. I may just look tired, but you wouldn’t know that I’m in constant pain every day. Some…

Fibromyalgia Patients Seen to Benefit from Moderate Exercise, Too

BY SHELLY RAE RICH Click Here to receive the latest FM News via e-mail Women with fibromyalgia (FM) can experience muscular benefits with short and moderate aerobic exercise, rather than more intense routines as previously thought. The results were published in the study, “Acute effects of physical exercise on the serum insulin-like growth factor system in…

Government Told To Restrict Gabapentin And Pregabalin Availability

The prescription drugs gabapentin and pregabalin could soon be more tightly regulated in the UK, after Government advisors called for them to be classed as controlled drugs. The plan – which would see gabapentin and pregabalin categorised as ‘Class C’ drugs and placed under schedule 3 prescribing regulations – would mean the drugs cannot be…