14 ‘Triggers’ That Can Cause a Fibromyalgia Flare

Some days it may feel like your fibromyalgia is totally unpredictable – like anything or everything could set off a massive flare at any given moment. But if you’ve been living with the condition for a while, you may have noticed certain patterns or trends in your flares. Maybe you always get hit with intense pain on…

Myofascial Pelvic Pain In Men And Women With Fibromyalgia

Chronic pelvic pain (CPP) can be a problem for both men and women with fibromyalgia (FM). There are various causes of pelvic pain because our reproductive organs, bladder, part of our lower bowel, and our pelvic muscles and connective tissue reside there. A CHRONIC PROBLEM Chronic pelvic pain can vary from mild to severe, constant to intermittent,…

7 Toxic Everyday Products That Can Worsen Fibromyalgia

  7 Toxic Everyday Products That Can Worsen Fibromyalgia It was found 16 percent of fibromyalgia patients also suffer from Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS), a common condition showing symptoms such as headaches, exhaustion, pain in the abdomen and joints and brain fog etc. MCS can easily be triggered by exposure to chemicals in the environment and…

8 Natural Ways to Overcome Fibromyalgia Symptoms

Over 6 million Americans suffer from fibromyalgia symptoms, and 90 percent of fibromyalgia sufferers are women. It’s still up for debate why far more women get fibromyalgia than men. Some healthcare professionals claim it’s due to decreased serotonin levels in the brains of women. Unfortunately, people suffering from fibromyalgia struggle with pain, fatigue, depression and other common…

7 Reasons Fibro People Avoid Talking On The Phone

By Adrienne Dellwo Have you come to hate talking on the telephone since you’ve had fibromyalgia or chronic fatigue syndrome? It’s a common thing for us, with people frequently saying they have an especially hard time focusing on phone conversations. So why is this? It hasn’t been studied, but several factors could contribute to this problem: When you’re on…

Eight signs of fibromyalgia usually people ignore. # 2 is pretty strange

Fibromyalgia is a common chronic disorder that is characterized by generalized pain, among other symptoms. It can cause significant pain and fatigue, which interferes with a person’s ability to carry out their daily activities. Although the causes of fibromyalgia are unknown, it is estimated that it affects 5 million Americans over 18 years of age….

Fibromyalgia: What to Eat, What to Avoid

A diet high in whole, unprocessed foods may help with fibromyalgia symptom management. Darren Muir/Stocksy Ever since Ellen Wildman was diagnosed with fibromyalgia, 20 years ago, she’s made her self-care a full-time job, and that includes eating the right foods. For Wildman, 60, who lives in the Ft. Lauderdale area in Florida, good nutrition helps take…

Nurses And Fibromyalgia

Reprinted with the kind permission of Barbara Keddy and Women and Fibromyalgia…Living with an Invisible Dis-ease “The greatest heroes are those who do their duty in the daily grind of domestic affairs whilst the world whirls as a maddening dreidel.”  ~ Florence Nightingale ~ A dreidel is a four-sided spinning top. I loved the above quote but…

MARIJUANA QUALIFY AS THE BEST TREATMENT FOR FIBROMYALGIA

survey cannabis it is the most effective treatment for fibromyalgia, beating all prescription drugs. Fibromyalgia is a disorder that is accompanied by chronic fatigue, deep muscle pain, headaches and depression. Although patients suffering from this disease can choose from three prescription drugs, cannabis old friend has eclipsed all cooked medicine synthetically in the laboratory. In…

Grieving the Person I Was Before Chronic Illness

BY:Gloria Shannon Sitting at the end of my bed, it suddenly thumps me across the chest like a ton of bricks. My lip trembles, I can feel the lump in my throat and I have to stop myself before the tears flow. I’m struggling to put on my socks and quickly I’m reminded that my…