5 Ways ‘Fibro Fog’ Affects Me

When most people hear the words “fibro fog,” they think of little things, like forgetting where you put your keys or parked your car or forgetting to meet a friend for lunch. Only with fibromyalgia, fibro fog is a lot more serious than that. According to the National Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain Association, the cognitive […]

Fibromyalgia: Unraveling A Mysterious Disorder.

According to the American College of Rheumatology, Fibromyalgia affects approximately two percent of the population, or five million adults, with ninety percent of those cases affecting women. It is a condition that causes widespread pain and tenderness to the touch. The pain and tenderness tends to travel around different areas of the body, varying in […]

How to recognise fibromyalgia flares

Fibromyalgia is a long-term condition that causes pain and tenderness throughout the body. Scientists estimate that around 5 million adults in the United States are affected by fibromyalgia. Although men and children can have the disorder, it is more often seen in women. Most people with the condition are diagnosed during middle age. When fibromyalgia pains flare up, […]

Adrenal Fatigue In Fibromyalgia

Most doctors do not recognize adrenal fatigue as a true medical condition for they claim that there has been no scientific proof to show that it exists. As if dealing with one unrecognized medical condition is not enough, fibromyalgia patients are also likely to suffer from adrenal fatigue. The Role of Adrenal Gland Your adrenal […]

Fibromyalgia And Rheumatology

Fibromyalgia and rheumatology are indirectly linked. Seeing a doctor who specializes in rheumatology can benefit those with fibromyalgia. Many doctors who are rheumatologists tend to specialize in fibromyalgia as well. How are fibromyalgia and rheumatology related and is fibromyalgia a rheumatic disease? What Is Rheumatology? Rheumatology is a study of disorders which affects the muscles, […]

Costochondritis Pain from Fibromyalgia

Costochondritis 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 […]

Fibromyalgia and Hip Flexor Pain

It is not uncommon to have hip flexor issues or pain in this area when living with fibromyalgia. The hips, hip flexors, and lower back correlate with fibromyalgia pain areas due to tender areas around the lower back, many more trigger point areas and other conditions that affect the surrounding areas. The hip flexor muscles […]

How Common is Clavicle or Shoulder Pain in Fibromyalgia?

Clavicle or shoulder pain in fibromyalgia is like any other symptom in that it can easily wax and wane, but might be more common than you think. It’s common for fibromyalgia sufferers to experience pain in the shoulders, upper arms, and/or clavicle, which is the collarbone that runs between the shoulder blade and breastbone. This […]

Test of white blood cells can detect fibromyalgia: new findings

From: Melissa Erickson Suffering from fibromyalgia means dealing with pain, sleep disorders, depression and thinking and memory problems. Equally difficult is the skepticism of friends, family and doctors who doubt the validity of the disease itself. Little understood and often misdiagnosed, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, fibromyalgia affects about two percent […]

A Good Day With Fibromyalgia Doesn’t Mean I’m Cured

By:Ness Thegirlwiththefivelads Many of us with fibromyalgia have “good days,” the idea of which can confuse people who don’t understand chronic illness. Having a good day does not mean I’ve been cured of fibromyalgia. My version of a good day is not the same as a healthy person’s version of a good day. I completely […]

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