Fibromyalgia and sciatic pain: can one affect the other?

Most of the time, sciatic pain and fibromyalgia are seen in the same patient, but both require a different treatment. Fibromyalgia is characterized mainly by generalized pain. People with fibromyalgia often report symptoms of other concomitant diseases. So we have to address these diseases in addition to fibromyalgia. Sciatica is one of those diseases that coexist with fibromyalgia. A […]

“Chronic pain is a real disease” – Lady Gaga talks about her fight against fibromyalgia

Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga will soon appear on movie screens, in a new version of the movie “A Star Is Born”. While waiting for the new film, Lady Gaga recently gave an interview on her fight against fibromyalgia. This chronic syndrome can cause excruciating pain in the nerves and joints. The “pain” of fibromyalgia For millions […]

I am a fibromyalgia doctor. Here’s what I want people to understand

Fibromyalgia, a widely misunderstood disease, confuses and frustrates both patients and physicians. I know because I saw it on both sides – both as a doctor and a woman with the disease myself. This common chronic disease is characterized by widespread muscle pain, fatigue and brain fog. An estimated 5 million Americans currently suffer from the disorder […]

How does a fibromyalgia patient feel and how to help?

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) and Fibromyalgia (FMS) are debilitating and poorly understood chronic conditions that can affect people of both sexes and all ages. Couples, friends and relatives of people with chronic fatigue syndrome or fibromyalgia syndrome may feel confused and helpless, not knowing what to say or how to offer help. It is very difficult […]

Cannabis Could Be Reversing Damage to Arthritic Joints

Patients report that cannabis puts arthritis into remission, so the Arthritis Society funds the research to find out if it’s true. There’s good news for the 54 million people who suffer from arthritis: A study commissioned by The Arthritis Society is investigating avenues toward developing breakthrough therapies using medical cannabis. Canadian researcher, Dr. Jason McDougall, received a Strategic Operating […]

Must Be Aware Things That Make Rheumatoid Arthritis Worse

We often discuss treatment options for rheumatoid arthritis (RA), and we keep an eye on what’s in the pipeline. We are focused on what can help manage RA symptoms and disease progression, as you would expect. But it is equally important to be cognizant of what can make rheumatoid arthritis worse. You need to know what you […]

Lyrica and Side Effects in Fibromyalgia

Since 2007, Lyrica has become a popular treatment for fibromyalgia as more and more fibromyalgia patients fail to see improvement with painkillers like the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS). However, the use of Lyrica requires a strict dosage progression and regime as inappropriate dosage can lead to various side effects, ranging from dizzy spells to more […]

Why Do People with Fibromyalgia Get Itchy Skin?

  People with fibromyalgia also grapple with a lesser known symptom, skin rash or itchy skin. At first thought, not many will relate itchy skin to the chronic pain disorder. However, skin rash and itch can indicate several medical ailments which are linked to fibromyalgia. Various groups of researcher have conducted several separate studies to […]

Pain Catastrophizing In Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia pain catastrophizing is a common issue for fibro sufferers. Dealing with this may cause you to feel extreme anxiety. It causes you to fixate on the pain that you experience and makes it harder to manage fibromyalgia. What Is Pain Catastrophizing? Pain catastrophizing is a specific type of reaction to pain. It can almost […]

10 Effortless Ways To Boost Endorphins For Fibromyalgia

Endorphins are hormones that help in blocking pain and boosting mood. For fibromyalgia sufferers, increasing endorphin levels may offer some pain relief. While exercise is known to help release endorphins, it can be a dread for fibromyalgia sufferers. Fortunately, there are other effortless ways to release our body’s natural painkiller. Here are ten effortless ways […]

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