A Typical 24 Hours With Fibromyalgia

Kira McCarthy Three years ago, my doctor said the F-word… that’s right, fibromyalgia. I ignored her. But for the last year I have been in constant pain and I find it really hard to focus on anything other than finding pain relief or finding a new treatment that might actually make a difference.  I haven’t really…

Fibromyalgia Pain Relief: 9 Best Things You Can Do To Avoid Fatigue

I’m having a hard time getting things done. What can I do? Because you have good days and bad days with fibromyalgia, start each morning assessing how you feel. If you didn’t sleep well the night before, plan your day accordingly and arrange to do less. If you feel well rested and your pain is…

10 Simple Tips for Supporting Your Friend with Fibromyalgia

10 Simple Tips for Supporting Your Friend with Fibromyalgia Do you know someone who suffers from fibromyalgia? Invisible illnesses like fibromyalgia can throw a wrench in relationships – especially friendships. Those living with fibromyalgia often have their lives turned upside down by the constant pain, discomfort and plethora of other symptoms associated with it (i.e….

Cómo perder peso cuando tiene fibromialgia

Perder peso con fibromialgia puede ser una lucha, pero no tiene que ser así. En los Estados Unidos, hay al menos cinco millones de adultos que luchan contra la enfermedad debilitante de la fibromialgia. Muchos de estos enfermos también tienen sobrepeso o son obesos. A menudo, tener sobrepeso u obesidad es un síntoma de la enfermedad…

I will not apologize for having fun while I am chronically ill

Door: Denise Reich When I was six, I was hospitalized with Rocky Mountain spotted fever. In the hospital I was encouraged to get out of bed, get dressed and spend as much time in the playroom as possible. I brought magazines and books back to my room to read and play with other children walking around on…

IT’S NOT FIBROMYALGIA

I stood in my closet this morning, looking around as though I’d never been there. I couldn’t remember what I was doing, why, or what I should do next. So I stood still, waiting for it to come to me. Moments before I had been violently panting like a wild animal, bent over in pain…

The Role of Neurogenic Inflammation in Fibromyalgia Pathophysiology

Neurogenic inflammation refers to the inflammation that is the results of the release of various neuropeptides, chemokines, and cytokines from the peripheral endings of sensory nerves in response to tissue damage or painful stimuli. In the setting of wound healing, neurogenic inflammation helps maintain tissue integrity and facilitate tissue repair.1 However, neurogenic inflammation has also been…

Fibromyalgia: symptoms, diagnosis and treatment options

People suffering from fibromyalgia suffer from chronic back, neck and chest pain. Photo: Anetlanda / iStock content The diagnosis of fibromyalgia is difficult How is fibromyalgia detected? The therapy for fibromyalgia Fibromyalgia is difficult to recognize and not yet curable. But it is always better to live with it. The symptoms of fibromyalgia often start on the arms…