Fibromyalgia

Costochondritis Pain from Fibromyalgia

Costochondritis pain is just one of the symptoms within Fibromyalgia. I often refer to this as a “secondary” symptom because it is not a primary symptom that occurs as often, such as widespread muscle pain or nerve pain. However, when it does occur, it can be very painful. This pain can strike without warning and...

18 things you’ll only know if you suffer with chronic fatigue syndrome

Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) causes persistent fatigue that affects everyday life and doesn’t go away with sleep or rest.  CFS is also known as ME, which stands for myalgic encephalomyelitis. CFS is a serious condition that can cause long-term illness and disability, but many people – particularly children and young people – improve over time. It’s not known...

7 Severe Diseases Associated With Fibromyalgia. Probably You Didn’t Notice

By Denise Mann About 10 million Americans have fibromyalgia, which is characterized by painful, tender points along the body; fatigue; sleeplessness; and cognitive issues known as fibro fog. Unfortunately, people with fibromyalgia are more likely than people in the general population to have certain other conditions too. If you have fibromyalgia, here are seven other health concerns. Migraines A...

Swelling and Fibromyalgia : How Fibromyalgia Swelling Hurts

By :  Bill Cravens Osteoarthritis is the most common musculoskeletal condition, followed by fibromyalgia. More often than not, fibromyalgia is misunderstood and misdiagnosed. Characteristics of this disorder/condition include muscle and joint pain/tingling, fatigue, and many other symptoms. Quite often, individuals who have fibromyalgia also experience social isolation and depression. Many also experience both swelling and fibromyalgia. Fibromyalgia...

Fibromyalgia and Death. What You Need to Know

By : Mark Borigini M.D It has been accepted by many in the medical community for many years that fibromyalgia is a chronic pain syndrome—not even a disease. And certainly not killing anyone. However, there have been sporadic reports in the literature of increased mortality due to cardiovascular disease and suicide. A study published last year...

Formication and Fibromyalgia: Bugs Under Your Skin

Wyatt Redd What’s the most annoying thing about fibromyalgia? Is it the constant pain? Or the fatigue that makes it impossible to do even the most basic tasks? Maybe it’s the fibro-fog that leaves you forgetting where you left your keys every morning. Fibromyalgia has a seemingly endless supply of those little knock-on symptoms that...

MY MOM HAS FIBROMYALGIA. READING THIS MADE ME CRY FOR HER

Chronic pain is increasingly rampant today. Yet, chronic pain and chronic illnesses are often invisible. In many cases there are no casts, visible rashes or runny nose involved. Chronic pain sufferers often appear “normal,” perhaps only a bit more fragile or sad than average. I suffered from chronic headaches for four-and-a-half years and from chronic hip...

Surprising News : Mass General Researcher Investigating Possible Fibromyalgia Vaccine

By : Emily Riemer    There is new hope for millions of Americans living with the chronic pain and fatigue of fibromyalgia. A Boston researcher hopes to start work on a potential vaccine that could be a game changer for these patients. The symptoms started suddenly for Stephen Golder back in 1990. “The bones in my skull, I felt...

Small Nerve Fiber Study Finds Different Kinds of Fibromyalgia Exist

by Cort Johnson | The evidence for central nervous system dysfunction in fibromyalgia is clear: the ascending pain producing pathways are overly activated, while the descending pain inhibitory pathways are under-activated. This results is people with fibromyalgia experiencing pain where no injury or sign of damage exists. Problems with the peripheral nervous system in the body also exist....

Fibromyalgia Is Declared As A New Long Term Disability: US Pain Clinic

After osteoarthritis, fibromyalgia is the second most common rheumatic disease.However, it is difficult to choose the previous fibromyalgia because its symptoms fluctuate. This condition mainly affects women than men. It is characterized by pain in the body accompanied by stiffness and fatigue. According to Daniel Clauw, MD, professor of anesthesiology at the University of Michigan, said the...

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