Tired & Achy? Natural Fibromyalgia Treatment Options

Tired & Achy? Natural Fibromyalgia Treatment Options Chronic pain affects millions of people in the United States. According to the National Fibromyalgia Association, fibromyalgia affects an estimated 10 million people in the U.S. and approximately 3 percent to 6 percent of the global population. (1)  Researchers estimate that somewhere between 75 percent and 90 percent of…

Lady Gaga Shares What It’s Like to Live With Trauma, Mental Illness and Fibromyalgia

Lady Gaga Shares What It’s Like to Live With Trauma, Mental Illness and Fibromyalgia Ahead of the release of the film “A Star Is Born,” which stars Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper, the singer opened up in a new interview with Vogue about living with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and fibromyalgia. In the interview, which was published  Monday, she described…

I’m Grieving the Life Fibromyalgia Took From Me

When we think of grief, we tend to think of it in the terms of death – the ultimate finality, and loss that a person can face. Losing someone permanently, and needing time to mourn and grieve that loss. But, grief is a funny thing. You see, I’ve learned that death is not the only loss…

Lady Gaga on her fight with fibromyalgia: ‘Chronic pain is no joke’

In the October issue of Vogue, the 32-year-old pop star opened up about her struggle with fibromyalgia, a condition that affects the nervous system and causes pain throughout the body. “I get so irritated with people who don’t believe fibromyalgia is real,” the singer said. “For me, and I think for many others, it’s really a cyclone of…

Fibro: What People Don’t See (Infographic)

There’s so much more to fibromyalgia than meets the eye. Below the surface, living with fibro can mean days spent in bed, missed appointments, and alternate days when we seem “fine.” We know that fibromyalgia comes with hundreds of possible combinations of symptoms, many of which appear invisible to outsiders. Most people don’t see the…

Fibromyalgia and Childhood Trauma

It sometimes feels like we’re learning something new about fibromyalgia every day. And usually, the major medical breakthroughs provide evidence for things that people who are actually suffering from fibromyalgia have known for a long time. For instance, if you spend enough time in the fibromyalgia community you’ll hear stories of people who were abused as…

Leg Pain And Fibromyalgia – The Connection

Leg Pain And Fibromyalgia – The Connection Fibromyalgia’s defining characteristic is widespread pain, including leg pain. Leg pain and fibromyalgia may vary from person to person, but can present as sharp pain, a dull ache, deep pain, or more of an aching sensation. Leg pain and fibromyalgia connections Leg pain related to fibromyalgia may develop in the tendons,…

Fibromyalgia: the chronic pain that thwarted Lady Gaga’s tour

 Lady Gaga details her condition in the Netflix documentary Gaga: Five Foot Two. Photograph: Courtesy of Netflix On Monday it was announced that Lady Gaga has cancelled her European tour, due to begin next week, because of “severe physical pain that has impacted her ability to perform”. She has fibromyalgia, and has made a Netflix documentary, Gaga:…

9 (HILARIOUSLY ACCURATE) REASONS TO DATE SOMEONE WITH FIBROMYALGIA

Whether you’re a die-hard romantic or not, it’s impossible to ignore the fact that Valentine’s Day 2018 is almost here…and that means love is in the air. (Or, at the very least, plastered on every bag of chocolates, desserts or flowers in grocery stores nationwide). To get in the lovey-dovey spirit, I thought I’d talk…