Fibromyalgia Can Mask Chronic Inflammatory Disease of the Spine and Pelvis

Fibromyalgia symptoms can mask the presence of chronic inflammatory disease affecting the joints of the pelvis and spine, according to new research. The study, titled “Prevalence of Axial Spondyloarthritis Among Patients With Fibromyalgia: A Magnetic Resonance Imaging Study With Application of the Assessment of SpondyloArthritis International Society Classification Criteria,” was published in the journal Arthritis Care & Research.It highlights the […]

I am a strong woman with chronic pain

Just because I can do it, does not mean I should not. Just because I can do it, does not mean it does not hurt. Just because I can do it, does not mean I will not pay it later. I am a strong woman. I am a strong woman with  chronic pain . I did ballet for 16 years […]

Prince did not die of pain pills: he died of severe chronic pain

The media can not look to make their Prince stories right. As the news source is full of stories with the word   Prince   and drug addiction, not many of them present the word chronic pain. Several reports show that Prince had suffered years with fibromyalgia pain and severe chronic pain in the hips due to injuries accumulated during the […]

Grieving the Person I Was Before Chronic Illness

BY:Gloria Shannon Sitting at the end of my bed, it suddenly thumps me across the chest like a ton of bricks. My lip trembles, I can feel the lump in my throat and I have to stop myself before the tears flow. I’m struggling to put on my socks and quickly I’m reminded that my […]

How chronic pain killed my husband?

A lot has been written about the opiate epidemic, but there seems to be very little about what it is like to live with true chronic pain. My husband, Jay, lived and died with incredible pain at the age of 58. As his wife, I lived that trip with him. Jay is no longer here to tell […]


From heavy coughing to fatigue, difficulty breathing and chest discomfort, bronchitis is not fun at all. Understandably, when you’re suffering from it, you want quick relief. So when your doctor hands you a prescription for a drug like prednisone, you likely can’t wait to get over to the pharmacy. But here’s the thing. Drugs commonly used to […]

You Are Responsible For Your Pain Relief

Chronic pain is a true epidemic in the U.S. and worldwide.  What has caused this epidemic? No one really knows why this has happened.  Perhaps the combination of longer life expectancy, worsening environmental exposures, epidemic obesity, the ability to rescue people with serious diseases and injuries, and a burgeoning population has foisted this pain epidemic upon humanity. […]

It’s OK not to be OK

Chronic pain. Those who have it, can’t wait to get rid of it. Those who don’t, often do not understand what is going on in people’s bodies filled with chronic pain 24/7. Not to reminiscence too much about the good old days – those where pain was not a constant, unwanted house guest – but […]

Fibromyalgia Fatigue: How to Get a Restful Sleep and Beat Fatigue

Fibromyalgia Fatigue The physical symptoms of fibromyalgia are often accompanied by mental symptoms such as “fibro fog” and a combination of physical and mental symptoms such as chronic fatigue. Chronic fatigue manifests physically as grogginess, exhaustion, and debilitating tiredness. Along with these symptoms comes an inability to concentrate, a lack of interest in participating in […]

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome(CFS) vs Fibromyalgia Syndrome(FM), Know The Difference

  Fibromyalgia Syndrome (FM) and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) have a lot in common and are often confused to the point where some experts believe that both conditions are the same, but displayed differently. However, these two syndromes are essentially two separate medical conditions which often coexist and share common symptoms such as pain and […]

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