Are Tender Points Still Used to Diagnose Fibromyalgia?

Written By: Holly Case Fibromyalgia is a complicated illness. It’s not a disease that can be seen on x-rays or ultrasound and much of the symptoms are self-reported by patients. What doctors know about fibromyalgia continues to change and adapt with time. When doctors came up with the initial diagnostic criteria in 1990, the standards used…

If Your Illness Makes Showering a Struggle, These 16 Memes Are for You

For many healthy folks, showering is a routine part of the day – a brief activity that gets squeezed in before work or after the gym. But for those who live with health conditions, showering can be much more complicated. Maybe you have an illness that causes a lot of fatigue and exhaustion, and you…

16 Things to Stop Doing If You Have Fibromyalgia

 This story is based on an article I read called “30 Things to Stop Doing to Yourself.” As I read it, I couldn’t help but think just how true so many of them are and that certain ones are especially appropriate for those of us suffering from fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome and other debilitating conditions. Here are…

14 Reasons Why Coconut Milk Is Good For Fibromyalgia Sufferers

By Angie. I’ve never liked eating coconut. It’s a texture thing for me. There’s something about the kinda crunchy but kinda not strings of pulp that get caught in your teeth that grosses me out. But drinking it is another story! I love the taste of it, especially in a cold Pina Colada on a hot…

Fibromyalgia and Death. What You Need to Know

By : Mark Borigini M.D It has been accepted by many in the medical community for many years that fibromyalgia is a chronic pain syndrome—not even a disease. And certainly not killing anyone. However, there have been sporadic reports in the literature of increased mortality due to cardiovascular disease and suicide. A study published last year…

No More Vertigo, Lupus, Fatigue, Arthritis, Fibromyalgia, Thyroid Issues and More

The modern society made us have unhealthy lifestyles, eat processed and junk food, live in pollution and stress and work too much. These things damage our health and we suffer from many issues and problems. But, they can be conventionally treated, although it is always better to try natural options. The thyme is amazing for…

What should relatives of those who have fibromyalgia know?

Although Fibromyalgia is not noticeable, it is very real. Many people think that a person is not really sick unless they look sick. When you have fibromyalgia, the person can be full of health (on the outside), but inside a procession of terrible terrible symptoms. Fibromyalgia is a difficult disease to understand. Although there is no…

Fibromyalgia Is More Common Than You Think—Here’s What You Should Know

Getty Images | Kevin Winter While you may have heard of fibromyalgia, what you may not realize is that it affects more women than breast cancer. In fact, fibromyalgia plagues millions of women worldwide, including such celebrities as Lady Gaga and Sinead O’Conner. A complex disorder characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain as well as fatigue, sleep, memory and…

18 Points Used to Diagnose Fibromyalgia

Where does it hurt? Diagnosing fibromyalgia can be tough. Pain is highly personal, so one person’s “I hurt all over” isn’t necessarily the same as another person’s “I hurt all over.” That’s why doctors often check for certain tender points on the body when it comes to diagnosing fibromyalgia. These 18 points (9 pairs) tend to be…