I am a fibromyalgia doctor. Here’s what I want people to understand

Fibromyalgia, a widely misunderstood disease, confuses and frustrates both patients and physicians. I know because I saw it on both sides – both as a doctor and a woman with the disease myself. This common chronic disease is characterized by widespread muscle pain, fatigue and brain fog. An estimated 5 million Americans currently suffer from the disorder…

How does a fibromyalgia patient feel and how to help?

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) and Fibromyalgia (FMS) are debilitating and poorly understood chronic conditions that can affect people of both sexes and all ages. Couples, friends and relatives of people with chronic fatigue syndrome or fibromyalgia syndrome may feel confused and helpless, not knowing what to say or how to offer help. It is very difficult…

Fibromyalgia and sciatic pain: can one affect the other?

Most of the time, sciatic pain and fibromyalgia are seen in the same patient, but both require a different treatment. Fibromyalgia is characterized mainly by generalized pain. People with fibromyalgia often report symptoms of other concomitant diseases. So we have to address these diseases in addition to fibromyalgia. Sciatica is one of those diseases that coexist with fibromyalgia. A…

You Must Be Aware Of These Seven Fibromyalgia Pain Types

Fibromyalgia Pain Types The first three Fibromyalgia Pain Types are medically defined: Hyperalgesia Allodynia Painful paresthesia The next four fibromyalgia pain, Types are my own creation, which is obvious by their names. Don’t use these terms in a fibromyalgia doctor’s office (unless you want to be seen as crazy), but these labels may help you get to know…

Did you know that there are 4 types of fibromyalgia?

The subject I brought them seemed interesting to me and I share them with you, so I go into the subject; We all have an idea that what we have is called    fibromyalgia (FM)   , but it’s possible we do not all know that science has so far differentiated fibromyalgia into 4 types; This categorization makes it easier for…

Be Aware People: Don’t Ignore These Surprising Signs And Symptoms Of Menopause

Surprising Symptoms Of Menopause, but some you hear about more than others – like hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings, vaginal dryness, loss of libido, anxiety, panic attacks, dry skin, and electric shocks. Wait, you mean you haven’t heard of that last one? Symptoms like this are less common, but definitely not uncommon. So if…

Fibromyalgia Self-management Program Shows Short-term Benefit to Patients

People with fibromyalgia enrolled in a new patient education program that emphasizes disease self-management were found to have better disease knowledge compared to patients in the usual care program, at least in the short to medium term. The study, “Evaluation of a self-management patient education programme for fibromyalgia—results of a cluster-RCT in inpatient rehabilitation,” was…

What Is Polyneuropathy? How Is It Related To Fibromyalgia?

Many people with fibromyalgia suffer from a range of additional illnesses. One of the tragedies of living with such a miserable chronic pain condition is that not only is it debilitating by itself, it also leaves you vulnerable to developing a lot of other conditions. And one of the most common conditions that people with…

Hypersensitivity to Temperature In Fibromyalgia

According to Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD If you have fibromyalgia, you may find that you are particularly sensitive to cold and heat. In particular, you may feel cold at temperatures that others find comfortable. Not everyone with fibromyalgia has these symptoms, but they are not uncommon. Relaxation techniques, especially autogenic training, have been shown to…

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