I’m Not ‘Sick.’ I Have Fibromyalgia.

I’m Not ‘Sick.’ I Have Fibromyalgia.   By: Becca Luna The struggle with fibromyalgia is that every day it’s something new. My everyday is a constant battle on an all-terrain track; full of dangers, no idea where I’m going or what I’ll hit next. I’m in an infinity roundabout of symptoms. Every obstacle is calculated to avoid risk…

5 BENEFITS OF MASSAGE FOR FIBROMYALGIA PATIENTS

National Fibromyalgia Awareness Day is May 12 each year—and a good reminder for massage therapists to consider how healthy touch can help the 5 million Americans estimated, by the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMSD), to live with the pain and tenderness of fibromyalgia. Fibromyalgia causes pain throughout the body, with tenderness in joints, as…

Fibromyalgia to be recognised as long-term condition

Image captionPeople who suffer from fibromyalgia complain of aches all over the body, as well as profound fatigue Fibromyalgia is to be recognised by health professionals in Northern Ireland as a long-term condition. People who suffer from it complain of aches all over the body, as well as profound fatigue. Other symptoms include headaches, sleep…

Sudden, Unexpected Death in Chronic Pain Patients

  By Forest Tennant, MD, DrPH Sudden, unexpected death may occur in a severe, chronic pain patient, and the terminal event may be unrelated to medical therapeutics. Fortunately, sudden death is not as commonly observed in pain patients as in past years most likely due to better access to at least some treatment. Sudden death still…

250+ SYMPTOMS OF FIBROMYALGIA AND COMMON CO-EXISTING CONDITIONS

Symptoms of Fibromyalgia and Common Co-Existing Conditions Fibromyalgia is a syndrome with many symptoms. Each individual with Fibromyalgia will have some of the symptoms. A few people will have all of the symptoms, but not everyone with Fibro has the same symptoms or even has symptoms all of the time.  Also, symptoms may vary from…

9 Strategies for Coping With Fibromyalgia Pain

Coping with a chronic disorder If you suffer from fibromyalgia, you know there’s no simple fix for the chronic pain disorder. Fibromyalgia affects an estimated 10 million people in the U.S., according to the National Fibromyalgia Association, and about 80 percent of people with the disorder are women. There’s no single cause, says Dr. Kevin…

8 Natural Ways to Overcome Fibromyalgia Symptoms

Over 6 million Americans suffer from fibromyalgia symptoms, and 90 percent of fibromyalgia sufferers are women. It’s still up for debate why far more women get fibromyalgia than men. Some healthcare professionals claim it’s due to decreased serotonin levels in the brains of women. Unfortunately, people suffering from fibromyalgia struggle with pain, fatigue, depression and other common…

6 Easy Ways to Help Manage and Cope With Fibromyalgia Symptoms

Easy Ways to Manage the Most Common Fibromyalgia Symptoms Increased sensitivity to pain is the primary symptom of fibromyalgia. Of course, you know it is not the only symptom. Below are the most commons symptoms of fibromyalgia and how to manage and copewith widespread pain, joint stiffness, fatigue, sleep, fibro fog, anxiety and depression. Widespread Pain…

Marijuana Chewing Gum to Relieve Fibromyalgia Pain

Fibromyalgia is more than just a chronic pain disorder: it can also cause fatigue, sleep, digestive problems, as well as memory and mood issues (1). You can actually use marijuana for fibromyalgia to get relief from the above. For many, the prospect of taking pharmaceuticals for the rest of their life is far from appealing, especially…

New vaccine for fibromyalgia treatment that actually work

If someone could give you a vaccine that would cure your fibromyalgia, would you do it? That may sound like a dream, but it’s closer to reality than you might think. Los Angeles-based biomedical firm EpicGenetics and Massachusetts General Hospital researchers are seeking approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to conduct a clinical trial…