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 […]

Beware These Causes Tied To Raised Risk of Death In Alzheimer’s Disease Patients

Here’s a Look At How Alzheimer’s Disease kills. How does Alzheimer’s disease lead to a person’s death? Alzheimer’s disease destroys nerve connections in the brain,  making it progressively more difficult to do ordinary things like move around, swallow and feed yourself. While the disease devastates the brain, it does not kill you. Complications of the decline […]

Can an existing vaccine help treat fibromyalgia?

By Ed Coghlan. The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the Massachusetts General Hospital to conduct a human clinical trial of a low-cost generic vaccine to treat fibromyalgia. The announcement was made by EpicGenetics, a private biomedical company in Los Angeles because its CEO, Bruce Gillis, MD is funding the study through […]

Medicinal Pot Popular for Fibromyalgia Pain

Many fibromyalgia patients are smoking marijuana or taking synthetic forms of cannabinoids to help relieve their pain, according to a Canadian study.  But the researchers also found that marijuana use by fibromyalgia patients was also associated with unemployment, mental illness and opioid use. “The cannabinoid system has known modulatory effects on pain, inflammation, immune function, […]

Is My Childhood Trauma Linked to Fibromyalgia?

I have often wondered whether the abuse I suffered as a child played a part in my fibromyalgia’s development. What I’ve read recently makes me think that’s entirely possible. My mother and I are now more accepting of one another, and of our respective perceived flaws. We have forged a new relationship. But I know […]

EpicGenetics’ FM/a Blood Test for Fibromyalgia Is Now Available in Canada

EpicGenetics’ FM/a Test for detecting fibromyalgia is now available in Canada. FM/a was the first blood test for fibromyalgia to receive U.S. Federal Drug Administration approval— in 2012. The test identifies white blood cell anomalies that are known to occur in those with the disease. It has a high accuracy rate, displaying 93% sensitivity in diagnosing fibromyalgia. This means […]

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