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…

Complete guide to using cannabis for fibromyalgia

Explore the results of latest research on medical cannabis and fibromyalgia and discover the best cannabis strains that help with this condition Imagine being constantly tired with your body in pain all the time. Your hips ache, your skin feels bruised and you never know what the next symptom will be. That is exactly what…

Cork, a half-marathon, fibromyalgia and a long weekend

  Barry Roche “Obviously for me, it’s not about a time, the real achievement for me will be finishing the half-marathon and if I have to walk or crawl or am dragged around, then that’s okay – for me it’s a lot more about a mental victory and pushing myself and stretching my expectations of myself.”…

Should People With Fibromyalgia Consider Occupational Therapy?

One of the hardest parts of living with fibromyalgia is that the kinds of obligations everyone faces don’t go away when you’re suffering. Even when you’re struggling with constant pain and fatigue, you still have to find a way to deal with all of the things that others sometimes have a hard time dealing with even…

Can Intestinal Parasites Cause Fibromyalgia?

Part of the difficulty of living with fibromyalgia is that there’s so much we just don’t know about the condition. There’s no cure, and the usual methods doctors use to treat it just don’t work for some people. And as always, when the source of a medical condition is a mystery, people tend to fill…

Nausea and Fibromyalgia. Causes of Fibromyalgia Nausea

By: Amanda Victor The truth is that everyone has experienced that sick feeling in the pit of their stomach. However, for the individual with fibro, it can be even worse. This nausea can last for just one day, for a week, or even for several months. Some individuals may find that it is sporadic and…

What is Sinusitis? The Relationship Between Sinusitis and Fibromyalgia

On average, 35 million Americans experience having sinusitis or sinus infection at least once a year. As common as this yeast infection is, it shouldn’t be dismissed as a mild illness. Why? Because there’s a possibility that it may be more than just sinusitis and is leading up to a chronic disorder called fibromyalgia. What…

Politics Flare My Fibromyalgia Symptoms

BY CHRISTINE LYNCH This evening, I watched my first televised political ad for a gubernatorial candidate. Listening to it made me sad. Regardless of your political affiliation, I’m guessing that you, like me, found at least some of the last election season distasteful. It affected me in such a negative way that I’m dreading going through…

Fibromyalgia Awareness Month 2018

May is Fibromyalgia Awareness month, and in recognition, we’ve put together a list of some of our most popular articles about various fibromyalgia symptoms and some of the resources available. We’ve also included some of our most popular posts from the past year. Fibromyalgia is a seriously misunderstood disease, mainly because, as you know, many sufferers…

Fibromyalgia Origins Found in Central Nervous System

Fibromyalgia is now considered to be a lifelong central nervous disorder, which causes chronic pain. Daniel Clauw, M.D., professor of anesthesiology, University of Michigan presented findings from his research at the American Pain Society Annual Meeting, in Palm Springs. “Fibromyalgia can be thought of both as a discreet disease and also as a final common pathway of…

Does a High-Fat Diet Increase Fibromyalgia Pain?

It has been shown that fibromyalgia and obesity are correlated. To date, little is known with regards to the role that obesity plays in fibromyalgia pain. A research group recently examined the role of a high-fat diet and possible mechanisms in a mouse model of fibromyalgia pain. Fibromyalgia is a chronic disorder that is characterized by…

Fibromyalgia and Anxiety

Coping With Fibromyalgia and Anxiety I don’t know anyone whose mental health isn’t affected by changes to their physical health, so it’s not surprising that fibromyalgia patients tend to suffer with depression and/or anxiety. I’ve suffered from anxiety for a number of years, and I’m still not sure which came first – the anxiety or…

Evidence of Nerve Damage in About Half of Fibromyalgia Patients

Summary: About half of a small group of patients with fibromyalgia — a common syndrome that causes chronic pain and other symptoms — was found to have damage to nerve fibers in their skin and other evidence of a disease called small-fiber polyneuropathy (SFPN). Unlike fibromyalgia, SFPN has a clear pathology and is known to…