How to Treat Frozen Shoulders in Fibromyalgia

BY LYN JENSEN Seeking pain relief is a major concern for the overwhelming majority of people who seek out medical care, and while some forms of pain are very easy to diagnose and treat (or perhaps even cure), others we have very limited knowledge on. A prime example of this is fibromyalgia, where the chronic…

251 Symptoms of fibromyalgia (hard to believe). What are yours?

Fibromyalgia affects more than 5 million people in the United States and their number is increasing. There are many uncomfortable signs of fibromyalgia. It is recognized as an invisible disease because people can not see how they are suffering from the disease. Usually fibromyalgia is a rather serious situation for the victim and his symptoms have to be…

Fibromyalgia treatment options: activation of glial cells

Researchers at Karolinska Institutet, Sweden, and Harvard University, USA, have made a ground-breaking step towards finding fibromyalgia treatment options. Fibromyalgia treatment options have been difficult to come by, however using PET brain imaging, this recent study may pave the way for new therapies. Difficulties of developing fibromyalgia treatment options Fibromyalgia is a chronic disorder that causes…

8 (Wrong) Things People Still Believe About Fibromyalgia – and the Truth

Fibromyalgia is something I speak about a lot. I’ve had to deal with this little demon for the last few years, but in that time, I’ve become a little bit of an expert on the subject. Because, when something takes over your life so completely, you become obsessed with it, and want to learn as much…

Extract from soursop leaves can prevent the symptoms of fibromyalgia

Researchers from the Department of Pharmacology at the University of Seville have recently published a study reporting that diets supplemented with aqueous extract of Annona muricata L. leaves can prevent symptoms associated with fibromyalgia, improving the lives of patients. Leaves of the species are oblong and egg-like or oblong and elliptical in shape, and between…

26 ‘Hacks’ That Can Make Life With Fibromyalgia Easier

There’s no doubt that living with fibromyalgia can be incredibly painful and frustrating. Between the chronic pain, fatigue, “fibro fog” and mood swings, the illness has a way of affecting just about every aspect of a person’s life. It can be exhausting – physically and emotionally – to cope with all the symptoms on a…

12 Facts About Fibromyalgia

To people living with fibromyalgia, the symptoms are all too real. Muscle tenderness, full-body pain, and brain fog make it hard to function—and getting a restful night’s sleep isn’t much easier. To the frustration of patients, other aspects of the chronic condition—such as what causes it, how to diagnose it, and how to treat it—are…

New Study Shows Brain Inflammation in Fibromyalgia Patients for the First Time

Paige Wyant A new study has found “visible” evidence of brain inflammation in those with fibromyalgia. The study, conducted by Massachusetts General Hospital researchers and published in the journal Brain, Behavior, and Immunity, looked at brain glial activation in those with and without fibro. Glial cells surround neurons, acting as “insulation,” and are the most common type of cell in…

What Is Fibromyalgia?complete information.

Fibromyalgia is a lifelong condition that affects about 5 million Americans. People with it have sore, stiff muscles, but nothing odd shows up on X-rays or most lab tests. Doctors diagnose it based on your symptoms and an exam. While fibromyalgia doesn’t damage joints or organs, the constant aches and fatigue can really impact daily life. Symptoms The…

It’s Not Fibromyalgia

I was first diagnosed with Fibromyalgia in my early 30s by a young doctor who had clearly just learned the word on a sleepover at Junior Doctor Camp. “You will grow weaker and weaker until finally your muscles atrophy. Your life span will be drastically shortened, and you’ll live out your final years wheelchair bound.” Over…

WHAT IS SEROTONIN AND HOW IT COULD BE HELPFUL FOR FIBROMYALGIA

WYATT REDD Serotonin is an important chemical that your body produces naturally. It functions as something called a “neurotransmitter.” Essentially, it helps to regulate a lot of the things that your body does on a daily basis. And when your levels are low, it can affect everything from your ability to sleep to how well…

The mystery of fibromyalgia finally solved!

A recent research that was trying to find the cause of pain in fibromyalgia patients discovered that it did not come from the brain. This is a major discovery that ends the mystery around this disease. Doctors consider it a psychological disorder, but scientists have discovered that the pain originated in another unusual place: the blood…

‘Embarrassing’ Symptoms of Fibromyalgia We Don’t Talk About

Paige Wyant If you live with a chronic condition like fibromyalgia, you may be all-too-familiar with the frustrating and undesirable symptoms it can cause. Although there’s no reason to feel ashamed of any symptoms or side effects you experience, it can still be embarrassing when brain fog causes you to forget what you were saying in…

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…