Fibromyalgia: “I am 41 years old and live in the body of an old man”

He’s always tired, and all the time he hurts. Patrick Schutz from Neuchâtel has fibromyalgia – an invisible condition that is not recognized by disability insurance. Pain, pain, nothing but pain: Patrick Schuts (41) from Neuchâtel has always the feeling that he has a flu – without fever, but with an enormous, leaden fatigue. He would like…

Seven Fibromyalgia Symptoms In Women

Woman Gaga Experiences This Ceaseless Torment Condition. In Lady Gaga’s Netflix narrative, Gaga: Five Foot Two, the main scene demonstrates the artist’s muscles being extended and goaded on a back rub table. It’s one of the ways she manages fibromyalgia, a condition that causes perpetual agony everywhere throughout the body. It’s not realized what causes…

How painkillers might be making your fibromyalgia WORSE, experts warn

8 million people live with chronic pain in the UK. Does that mean we’re about to see a massive opioid crisis on our shores? PAINKILLERS may be making agonising pain worse, experts have warned. Rather than giving fibromyalgia sufferers relief, opioid painkillers actually seem to be making chronic conditions worse – with doses having to…

Why I Don’t Take Medications To Treat My Fibromyalgia ?

I asked on Facebook if anyone would like me to cover a particular topic on the blog. If you weren’t aware that I had a Facebook page, you can find it here. Angela replied and asked me what I knew about medications for treating fibromyalgia as she was experiencing unwanted side effects and did not know what to…

14 ‘Normal’ Things That Are Difficult When You Live With Fibromyalgia

Veronica Vivona Fibromyalgia Share your experience with fibromyalgia and connect with people who support you.   Do you ever struggle with brushing your hair? Cooking dinner? Doing laundry? These “normal” tasks your friends and family do easily can be difficult if you live with fibromyalgia. While something like walking up the stairs might be an easy…

Please Don’t Compare My Chronically Ill Body to Healthy Bodies

Margret Norddahl Chronic Illness Our community talks about chronic illness with compassion and without judgment. Being chronically ill is heartbreaking. Having to listen to other people’s “advice” is exhausting, especially when it mostly consists of “Have you tried…?”or “This person is/has/was/… and X healed them!” It all makes my skin crawl with annoyance. Worst of all though…

When Fibromyalgia Causes Me to Have Panic Attacks

Elaine Rush Fibromyalgia Share your experience with fibromyalgia and connect with people who support you. For me, fibromyalgia also means anxiety and panic attacks. I don’t talk about them a lot as I don’t want to worry my loved ones. When they start, I feel hot and my chest feels tight. From there it escalates into a full-on head-spinning,…

Good News: First Licence Granted to Treat Pain with Medicinal Cannabis

License to treat pain with medicinal cannabis given the go ahead. A license to treat chronic pain with medicinal cannabis has been granted here for the first time, it has emerged. A 3-month agreement was given the green light by the Department of Health to use Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) people in constant agony. THC is the…

The 6 Different Stages of Fibromyalgia. What’s Your Stage?

When being diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, one of the first thoughts to go through your head is, ‘Is this illness progressive?’ Many Doctors have done research into whether Fibromyalgia is a progressive illness like it’s sister illnesses MS and Lupus. However the jury is still out on this and many doctors will tell you that Fibro is…

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