Fibromyalgia: The ‘invisible illness’ that could be causing your chronic pain

Fibromyalgia affects nearly 1 in 20 people in the UK, however it is still widely misunderstood, with the chronic pain and symptoms of the syndrome often leading to sufferers being misdiagnosed with other conditions. Danielle Lloyd is trying to raise awareness of the condition after her mother Jackie has been suffering with the condition for the past…

New book offers hope to sufferers of fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, anxiety, depression and other medically unexplained symptoms and invisible illnesses.

A new book, The Intelligent Body, by leading Cardiff-based Chartered Psychologist, Kyle Davies BSc MPhil CPsychol AFBPsS is set to offer new hope to sufferers of conditions such as fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, anxiety, depression, migraine, and stress by helping to reverse their symptoms from the inside out (without expensive supplements or medications). Fibromyalgia recently came…

Pitfalls and Pleasures of Therapeutic Massage for Fibromyalgia and Myofascial Pain

By Celeste Cooper In a 2015 review and meta-analysis of different styles of massage therapy for those of us living with fibromyalgia, Yuan SL, Matsutani LA, and Marques AP concluded “overall, most styles of massage therapy consistently improved the quality of life of fibromyalgia patients.” But, it is difficult to know why certain types of therapy might…

20 Tips for Living Well with Chronic Pain and Illness

1. Your body is not the enemy. Quite the opposite; it’s working hard to support you. There’s a chapter in the book titled “Appreciating the Wondrousness of the Human Body.” Your body is indeed wondrous. Even so, it’s also vulnerable to illness and injury, so it deserves your compassion not your anger. 2. It’s not your…

What every fibro warrior needs to know about Lyme disease

By Donna Gregory Burch Before diagnosing you with fibromyalgia, your doctor may have tested you for Lyme disease, a bacterial infection frequently transmitted by ticks. If you received a negative test result, he or she likely crossed Lyme off their mental list of potential causes for your symptoms and moved on to ruling out other conditions….

Century-old vaccine gives new hope to fibromyalgia community

By Donna Gregory Burch 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…