16 Things Fibromyalgia Sufferers Need to Stop Doing

  16 Things Fibromyalgia Sufferers Need to Stop Doing Stop putting your own needs on the back burner. – If you have any sort of chronic debilitating condition, you need to put your own needs first. Even if you are the healthiest person on the planet, you shouldn’t let your needs go to the back of…

Fascia: A Hidden Piece of the Puzzle of Fibromyalgia Pain

By Ginevra Liptan, MD You may have heard from your doctor or a TV ad that fibromyalgia is caused by over-activity of pain sensing nerves. It’s true, this is one important source of fibromyalgia pain, but there are other even more important triggers of pain that must be addressed in order to get significant pain…

HOW THE CHILIPAD CAN HELP PUT FIBROMYALGIA TO BED

Fibromyalgia is a word that sounds fun, but it’s a condition that is anything but amusing. The Fibrocenter estimates that fibromyalgia afflicts over 5 million Americans, which makes it one of the most common chronic pain disorder.  The Mayo Clinic describes the symptoms as “widespread musculoskeletal pain accompanied by fatigue, sleep, memory, and mood issues.” Some of…

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…

14 Myths About Fibromyalgia That Make It Even Harder to Live With

Fibromyalgia is a chronic and incurable condition characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain, chronic fatigue, brain fog and sleep disturbances that is estimated to affect between three and six percent of the global population. However, since fibromyalgia was formally recognized only a few decades ago, many people (including doctors) are still unfamiliar with the illness and the reality of how…

Fibromyalgia: Curable Despite What Your Doctors Says

Taking a Natural Approach to Finding a Cure By Michael E. Platt, MD   I have often told my patients that if they are feeling aches and pains, the best thing they can have is fibromyalgia. Of course, a statement like that tends to create some confusion, considering that people with fibromyalgia are always told…

Lady Gaga halts tour due to ‘severe pain’

Lady Gaga has cancelled the last 10 dates of the European leg of her world tour due to “severe pain”. In a statement posted on Twitter, the pop star apologised to fans and said she was “devastated”, but needed to put “myself and my well-being” first. The Grammy award-winning singer has fibromyalgia, a long-term condition which…

10 Signs and Symptoms of Fibromyalgia You Should Know

In today’s day and age, there are just too many diseases and disorders to keep track of. It is not uncommon to hear family, friends and acquaintances recount their own or someone else’s experience with a rare, novel disease. Sadly, what would have shocked us a few years ago is now common knowledge. Of course,…

Rebranding chronic fatigue syndrome

  Chronic fatigue syndrome, a debilitating illness affecting up to 2.5 million Americans, may soon get a new name and set of diagnostic criteria. In a report released Tuesday, an independent panel of experts convened by the U.S. government called the illness a “legitimate” disease that features five main symptoms and should be taken seriously by…

Sleeping Soundly with Chronic Pain 7 Ways to Sleep Better Now

If you live with chronic pain, whether from pounding headaches, an autoimmune disorder or an old injury gone awry, you know how difficult it can be to get to sleep. And when you can’t rest, pain increases, making it harder and harder to break the cycle of escalating pain and sleeplessness. Pain doesn’t just make…