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…

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…

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.”…