Fibromyalgia and Leg Cramps. What You Should Know

  Tiffany Vance-Huffman It’s the middle of the night and you’ve finally fallen asleep. Even if it’s just a doze. Then, out of nowhere, you scream out in agony because your leg and foot have cramped up severely. So severely, in fact, that your toes contract and contort into strange positions. The pain is so…

Dizziness, Balance and Falls During Fibromyalgia Flares

By Adrienne Dellwo In fibromyalgia, dizziness, poor balance, and falls are common complaints. For some people, they’re a minor annoyance that crops up on occasion. In others, they can be severely debilitating and lead to regular injuries. Falling, and especially falling frequently, is a serious problem. The last thing you need when you’re already in constant pain…

Scientists Develop Cannabis Pain Patches for Fibromyalgia

  Scientists Develop Cannabis Pain Patches for Fibromyalgia According to a press release from Cannabis Science, a firm that specializes in the creation of marijuana-based therapeutics, the company has developed two new cannabis-based medications for patients suffering from fibromyalgia and diabetic neuropathy nerve pain. How They Work The medications, which are essentially cannabis-based painkillers, will be dosed…

Muscle spasms in Fibromyalgia

Muscle spasms in Fibromyalgia One of the symptoms that can cause more pain in Fibromyalgia is the muscle spasms. These spasms contract the muscles, and it is very difficult to relax them afterward. Places where the muscles usually contract are the neck, back, and thighs, but it is not limited to these parts of the…

9 Harmful Behaviors to Avoid If Your Loved One Is Chronically Ill

Anyone who lives with a chronic health condition knows how frustrating it can be to deal with family and friends who either just don’t understand or flat out don’t care. Yes, it’s true that most people won’t understand something until they go through it themselves. This isn’t really an excuse for overt selfishness and total…

FIBROMYALGIA IS DECLARED AS A NEW LONG TERM DISABILITY

After osteoarthritis, fibromyalgia is the second most common rheumatic disease.However, it is difficult to choose the previous fibromyalgia because its symptoms fluctuate. This condition mainly affects women than men. It is characterized by pain in the body accompanied by stiffness and fatigue. According to Daniel Clauw, MD, professor of anesthesiology at the University of Michigan, said…

Does a High-Fat Diet Increase Fibromyalgia Pain?

By Medical News Bulletin    It has been shown that fibromyalgia and obesity are correlated. To date, little is known with regards to the role that obesity plays in fibromyalgia pain. A research group recently examined the role of a high-fat diet and possible mechanisms in a mouse model of fibromyalgia pain. Fibromyalgia is a chronic…

6 Aspects of Fibromyalgia Doctors Don’t Share

Chronic, widespread pain, muscle spasms and weakness, migraines, morning stiffness, sensitivity to touch, insomnia, and brain fog are recognizable symptoms of fibromyalgia.  But these are not the only struggles associated with the syndrome.  Here are 6 aspects of chronic illness the doctors don’t share with you. Shame Being diagnosed with a chronic illness is nothing to…

Jeff Sessions: Chronic pain sufferers should ‘take an aspirin and tough it out’

Jeff Sessions doesn’t give a shit about the opioid epidemic. During an address at the U.S. Attorney’s office in Tampa, Florida this week, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said that people who suffer from chronic pain should simply “take an aspirin and tough it out.” Sessions, whose opposition to medical marijuana is well known, attempted to tackle the subject of…

Disruption of Neural Networks May Impact Fibromyalgia Pain

By Rick Nauert PhD New research finds that hyperreactive brain networks could play a part in the hypersensitivity of fibromyalgia. The study suggests the human nervous system has common characteristics to an electric power grid whereby a small disruption in one area of the network can cause the entire network to go awry. Investigators from the…