Fibromyalgia

New Vaccine for Fibromyalgia Treatment that Actually Work.Must Read

By Donna Gregory Burch If someone could give you a vaccine that would cure your fibromyalgia, would you do it? That may sound like a dream, but it’s closer to reality than you might think. Los Angeles-based biomedical firm EpicGenetics and Massachusetts General Hospital researchers are seeking approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to conduct...

10 Things Not to Say to Someone With Fibromyalgia

Speaking With Kindness and Respect Fibromyalgia, like many chronic health conditions, is very difficult to cope with. However, more difficult than that is the wide range of symptoms and the lack of understanding associated with it. It’s therefore not surprising that people struggle to know what to say or, more importantly, what not to say. Here are 10...

You MUST Be Aware Of This Fibromyalgia Medication Side Effects

Major Side Effects of Lyrica Fibromyalgia Medication You should check with your doctor immediately if any of these side effects occur when taking Lyrica Fibromyalgia Medication: Less common side effects of Fibromyalgia Medication: Difficult or labored breathing shortness of breath tightness in the chest Rare Fibromyalgia Medication side effects Blistering, peeling, or loosening of the skin chills cough ...

The Decision That Changed My Life

by Whitney I was in the best physical, mental, and emotional shape of my life and experiencing great business success in 1996 when I was in a car accident that changed everything. That accident triggered chronic pain, migraines, and constant fatigue. The symptoms became increasingly debilitating over the next six years, during which I was exhausted....

5 Common Causes of Fibromyalgia Flares

BY JULIA NELSON As anyone with fibromyalgia knows, there are times when symptoms are more acute and intense than normal. These times are commonly known as fibromyalgia flares (or flare-ups). Fibromyalgia flares can last can last anywhere from one day to several weeks at a time and often have a trigger associated with them. Understanding the common triggers...

Chronic Fatigue, Fibromyalgia, and Thyroid Disease

I often hear from thyroid patients who suffer fatigue, body aches, and weight gain.  By themselves, these symptoms can all be markers of an autoimmune thyroid disease--or something else. While the constellation of symptoms can be similar, the primary complaint in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) is the unrelenting fatigue. Even the smallest physical exertion can put the...

I Am So Sick of Being Sick

By Cat Thurmon,   Having a chronic illness such as fibromyalgia really does take its toll on you, especially when you have a ton of other stuff along with it like me. It waxes and wanes but it never goes away, at least it doesn’t for me. Right now I must say it’s as bad as it has ever been before....

Muscle spasms in Fibromyalgia

One of the symptoms that can cause more pain in Fibromyalgia is the muscle spasms. These spasms contract the muscles, and it is very difficult to relax them afterward. Places where the muscles usually contract are the neck, back, and thighs, but it is not limited to these parts of the body. Besides, it...

21 Things Doctors Don’t Tell People About Fibromyalgia

By Paige Wyant When you are diagnosed with any chronic illness, a good doctor should tell you about the symptoms, inform you of the prognosis and offer ideas for treatment or management of the condition. However, fibromyalgia was formally recognized only a few decades ago, and many doctors are still unfamiliar with the illness and how to treat it....

5 Risk Factors Of Fibromyalgia

As you would probably know, fibromyalgia is a chronic syndrome; chronic meaning that the syndrome is long-lasting, normally a lifelong illness. Fibromyalgia does not do damage to joints or cause inflammation, although it is considered an arthritis related condition. In fact, Fibromyalgia is a rheumatic condition for it causes pain in soft tissue and...

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