Could Green-Light Eyeglasses Help Manage Anxiety About Fibromyalgia Pain?

An easy-to-use tool may be a treatment option to reduce the use of opioids, study authors say. By Becky Upham Some eyeglasses filter a specific wavelength on the green light spectrum. People with fibromyalgia who wore special green eyeglasses for several hours a day had less anxiety and used fewer opioids to manage chronic pain than people who didn’t…

When a Fibromyalgia ‘Low Mood’ Hits

Yvonne Hendrie  While suffering from rheumatic fever at the age of 5, I read “What Katy Did” by Susan Coolidge, and it had a profound effect on me. When Katy has an accident and is bedridden for a long time, she takes a relative’s advice about how she should behave as a sick person, and…

The Importance of Pacing Yourself When You Have Fibromyalgia

Isabel Diaz   Follow Over the past few weeks, I have overdone everything: physical therapy, socializing, cleaning, doctors appointments, unhealthy eating, driving and more. Worst of all, I thought I was doing well by walking every day, which I had not been able to do for years for any great distance. That’s what killed me the most….

My 7 Rules for Living With Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia (FMS) is not just about chronic pain and fatigue, although if you spoke to the majority of general practitioners, you would think those were the only symptoms people get. FMS is a complex, mutifactoral condition and is a condition of exclusion. In other words, many, many conditions have to be excluded before a diagnosis…

New Discovery In Fibromyalgia Research

Increasingly often, we are seeing a new discovery that could lead to a new treatment for for fibromyalgia. This has led me to elevate the visability of these new discoveries in this website as a way of keeping HOPE alive in all of us who suffer with this syndrome.  Some new discoveries are born out of pure…

Fibromyalgia Pain Is Unique

Fibromyalgia pain is unique due to its severity, complexity, and multiple systems involved. If you have fibromyalgia, you know that chronic pain is just one of the myriad of symptoms present within the fibro body at any one time. See, there can be multiple causes to a fibromyalgia headache for example, although the pain itself…

15 Natural Approaches to Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia, sometimes referred to as Fibromyalgia Syndrome or FMS, is a chronic pain syndrome characterized by muscle aches, general pain, and fatigue. The muscle aches, called myalgias, are usually diffuse and felt throughout the body. Fibromyalgia affects approximately 10 million people in the United States. Worldwide, more than 100 million are affected, ninety percent of which are…

Fibromyalgia Nerve Pain,
Substance P, and Pain Threshold 

You hear it all the time. Fibromyalgia is “thought to be the result of overactive nerves”We also know that fibro affects other major systems of the body, often causing symptoms from one system to interplay with symptoms from another system. This pain can literally get on every nerve of the body, while causing other symptoms…

Fibromyalgia Shoulder Pain 

Shoulder pain and fibromyalgia Being the most mobile joint in the body, the shoulder can sure do a lot of things for us, like lifting, reaching, and supporting our good posture. The problem is that with all of that mobility, and wear over time, we can end up having fibromyalgia shoulder pain that can radiate,…

Fibromyalgia and Sciatica Pain –
Can one affect
 the other?

Sciatica pain and fibromyalgia often coexist in the same person but may require different treatments and pain management options. Fibromyalgia itself is known for causing pain in various regions of the body. Many of us living with fibromyalgia may also have secondary diagnoses when symptoms overlap with other conditions. As complex as fibromyalgia is, we…

Fibromyalgia Treatments:
Fibro-Girl’s Protocol Summary 

Fibro-Girl’s Protocol Summary of fibromyalgia treatments is essential to avoiding the pitfalls that can occur within fibromyalgia such as the progression and worsening of symptoms, increased pain levels, loss of independence, weight gain, depression and more. Regeneration, Morning Sun, Time Management My protocol, or fibromyalgia treatments, for living smarter with fibromyalgia and other chronic illness…

Fibromyalgia Upper Back Pain

It really shouldn’t surprise us that fibromyalgia upper back pain is one of the most relentless of symptoms that fibro people experience. Although fibromyalgia affects the entire body, there are some areas of the fibro body that are more vulnerable to perpetuating factors. Chronic upper back pain is one of the major symptoms of fibromyalgia….

7 Common Fibromyalgia Pressure Points to Be Aware Of

Fibromyalgia Pressure Points Living with fibromyalgia is grueling. You cannot see the illness, and even though it has over 60 troublesome symptoms, many people do not even believe the condition is real. Oh yeah, and there is no cure. For years, there was not even a test to diagnose the disease. One of the first examinations…

Definition, Etymology and Quick Facts of Fibromyalgia

What is Fibromyalgia? It іѕ a соndіtіоn characterized bу ѕеvеrе сhrоnіс pain and ѕtіffnеѕѕ іn muѕсlеѕ or lіgаmеntѕ. Thе location оf this раіn tеndѕ to trаvеl around thе body. Pаtіеntѕ mау ѕuffеr dеbіlіtаtіng hеаdасhеѕ оnе day аnd іntеnѕе ѕtаbbіng раіn іn thе lеgѕ thе next but thеrе іѕ nо ѕіnglе definitive ѕеt оf ѕуmрtоmѕ. Sуmрtоmѕ…

FIBROMYALGIA AND CROHN’S DISEASE: WHAT IS THE CONNECTION?

Written By: Alexandra Waller In order to understand the connection between fibromyalgia and Crohn’s disease, it is important to first examine each separately. If you are experiencing severe symptoms or problems, speak with your health care provider. It is always best to talk to your doctor for professional and trusted advice and treatment. This article is meant…

Fibromyalgia аnd Sсаlр Pаіn: Whу Fіbrоmуаlgіа Can Cаuѕе Sсаlр Pаіn

Fibromyalgia is a complex соndіtіоn thаt is rеѕроnѕіblе for lot of dіffеrеnt ѕуmрtоmѕ. Including wіdеѕрrеаd раіn mаnу ѕіtеѕ of thе body system аrе affected. But yet, раіn іn thе ѕсаlр аnd hеаd is соmmоnlу experienced. Someone with fіbrоmуаlgіа also fееlѕ еxtrеmеlу tired, ѕuffеrѕ ѕlеер dіѕturbаnсеѕ, dерrеѕѕіоn аnd сhаngеѕ іn body habits – frequent urination and…

Injuries With Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue

It almost seems unfair that those of us who have fibromyalgia (FMS) and chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS or ME/CFS) still get injured. It’s like life is adding insult to injury … or maybe injury to insult is more accurate. One thing that’s almost certain when one of us gets hurt, it’s going to cause a flare. Our central sensitization makes us feel pain…

Role of Stroke In Fibromyalgia

By Heidi Moawad, MD Fibromyalgia is a challenging disease to cope with. It often takes years for a diagnosis and once you are told that you have fibromyalgia, you might be faced with skepticism from people at work, from your family or from your social community. Adding to the challenges of living with fibromyalgia, it is a…