I’m Not Faking Being Sick; I’m Actually Faking Being Well

BY ROBIN DIX 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 days are worse than others, but even then, I act like I’m fine. It’s much easier to fake being well, because…

22 THINGS PEOPLE DON’T REALIZE YOU’RE DOING BECAUSE YOU HAVE FIBROMYALGIA

By Erin Migdol When you’re fighting an invisible illness like fibromyalgia, the battles aren’t always obvious to outsiders. When you turn down an invitation or opt to take the elevator instead of the stairs, it’s all too easy for people to assume the reasons why — without realizing that in fact, you’re just doing your best…

Diagnosing Fibromyalgia May Be Possible Using Noninvasive Eye Examination

  Diagnosing fibromyalgia (FM) can be difficult for clinicians because there is no specific diagnostic test and they often rely on a group of symptoms described by their patients. Now, in a study titled “Fibromyalgia Is Correlated with Retinal Nerve Fiber Layer Thinning,” published in the journal PloS One, researchers revealed that a noninvasive eye examination can…

8 Extraordinary Things You Need to Know About People With Fibromyalgia

8 Extraordinary Things You Need to Know About People With Fibromyalgia For those who do not have a chronic illness like fibromyalgia, I am going to share eight extraordinary things about people with fibromyalgia that you need to know. May this list encourage you to understand their plight and their incredible passion to live despite their…

Fibro Fighter Juice

This fibro fighter juice is sweet, tangy and creamy.  It tastes like a carrot ginger lemonade.  It’s made with powerful anti-inflammatory, detoxifying foods and that’s why this juice is a staple for me….not to mention I just love the taste! If you are suffering with fibromyalgia, chronic pain or any inflammatory conditions this juice is…

New technology helping patients with foot pain

Previous Next Andrew Carpenean Dr. James E. Lewandowski, podiatrist and owner of the Mid-Nebraska Foot Clinic, makes an adjustment to the Erchonia 635 non-thermal laser treatment a patient receives for neuropathy at the clinic on West Division Street. The Erchonia FX 635 is a non-thermal laser treatment for conditions such as fibromyalgia and the chronic…

Morgan Freeman’s Upsets Pharma: Says Marijuana is ‘Only Relief for Fibromyalgia’

Kortney Briggis 3 hrs ago Cannabis, Fibromyalgia, Natural Remedies In an interview with the Daily Beast which was supposed to be about his recent movie, 5 Flights Up, actor Morgan Freeman instead began discussing the topic of marijuana. The Oscar winning actor told the online magazine that marijuana helps him medically as a pain killer….

8 Energy-Boosting Supplements for Fighting Fibromyalgia Fatigue

Fatigue, often extreme fatigue, is a key symptom of fibromyalgia.  For many, it can be even more debilitating than the pain. Doctors generally tend to shy away from prescribing medications to treat fatigue.  I suspect that’s because most of them are stimulants and can be highly addicting.  The anti-fatigue drug I most often hear being…

FIBROMYALGIA is finally recognized as an official diagnosis! Please share THIS INFORMATION

Fibromyalgia is finally recognized as an official diagnosis! Please share this information On October 1, 2015, fibromyalgia, finally has its own code official diagnosis of ICD-10-CM codes formally approved in the US ICD-10-CM, acronym for the International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision, Clinical Modification, is a list of diagnostic codes by the Centers for Medicare…

Is Your Bra Causing You More Fibromyalgia Pain?

                You could be suffering from Costochondritis. Apart from the common symptoms of fibromyalgia, many fibro patients also suffer another condition called Costochondritis. This causes them pain in the breast and ribcage regions where wearing a bra can be painful and almost impossible. If you suffer from Costochondritis,…

Morgan Freeman uses a Natural remedy for HEADACHES, SEIZURES, CHRONIC PAIN

The 77-year-old actor came out wholeheartedly in favor of all natural CBD, adding, “The only thing that offers any relief is CBD,” Freeman told. Freeman, who stars with Diane Keaton in the new romantic comedy, “5 Flights Up,” said he still has chronic pain from a near-fatal car crash in 2008 that caused extensive nerve…

The Complete Causes and Solutions to Swollen Fingers in the Morning

Waking up in the morning can feel refreshing, unless it’s spoiled by swollen fingers. The condition makes it challenging for you to start your day with an enthusiastic spirit. It’s a great thing that it comes with a cure. The person suffering from swollen fingers cannot do his or her usual morning rituals such as…

Know What Can Cause Pain Around Rib Cage and Its Treatment?

The rib cage comprises ribs that are placed in curves around the chest and join with the help of soft tissues at the breastbone in the front and the spine at the back. The vital organs like heart, lungs and other related structures are well protected inside the rib cage. There are various causes for…

Managing Fibromyalgia Night Sweats and Hot Flashes

Coping With Fluctuating Body Temperature Many, if not most, fibromyalgia sufferers are all too familiar with hot flashes, sudden flushes and night sweats — those uncomfortable temperature fluctuations that can hit suddenly and interfere with everything. Since problems with internal temperature control can worsen other fibro symptoms, it’s important to gain control over your body…

Does Alcohol Improve Fibromyalgia?

Research Brief In news that’s seemingly contradictory to reports that fibromyalgia leads to alcohol intolerance in many, researchers report that people with fibromyalgia who drink alcohol have less pain and better quality of life than those who don’t drink. Researchers gathered information from nearly 950 people with fibromyalgia, 58% of whom did not consume alcohol…

Are you Genetically Predisposed to Fibromyalgia or ME/CFS?

Genetic Predisposition in Fibromyalgia & CFS Can They Run in Your Family? Some people worry that their illness will be passed on through their DNA. Science Photo Library – PASIEKA/Getty Images Frequently Asked Questions Basics Fibromyalgia Treatments Alternative Treatments Coping Related Conditions Daily Life Diet and Exercise Supplements Research Glossary View All Fibromyalgia and Chronic…