Day: October 18, 2018

Microglia lead to increased neuro-inflammation in fibromyalgia patients, finds study

October 18, 2018

A study by Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) researchers – collaborating with a team at the Karolinska Institutet in Sweden – has documented for the first time widespread inflammation in the brains of patients with the poorly understood condition called fibromyalgia. Their report has been published online in the journal Brain, Behavior and Immunity. “We don’t have […]

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Support sought for constant dull aching pain of fibromyalgia

October 18, 2018

Rick Stiebel News staff Lisa Hansen is searching for strength in numbers and peer support in a battle with fibromyalgia. According to the world-famous Mayo Clinic, fibromyalgia is a disorder characterized by widespread musculo-skeletal pain accompanied by fatigue, sleep, memory and mood issues. Researchers believe that the disorder amplifies painful sensations by affecting the way […]

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One writer tells us everything to know about living with Fibromyalgia

October 18, 2018

Fibromyalgia is a condition that has probably slipped under your radar until recently, but it is actually more widespread than you would think, with one person in 25 thought to suffer from it. The chronic condition affects the bone and muscles, causing widespread pain, but it only became a viral talking-point recently when Desert Island Discs host, Kirsty […]

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Distracting Yourself from Pain?

October 18, 2018

When in a lot of pain because of fibromyalgia, focusing on the pain can make you feel so much worse, both physically and emotionally. Thankfully, lots of great ideas are out there to keep you distracted. Here are some of them: Laughter: It is truly the best medicine. Watch your favorite comedian on YouTube, or catch a funny […]

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Brain Inflammation Imaged for First Time in Fibromyalgia Patients, Study Reports

October 18, 2018

Combining two imaging techniques allowed researchers, for the first time, to visualize widespread inflammation, specifically mediated via glial cells, in the brains of fibromyalgia (FM) patients. “Finding objective neurochemical changes in the brains of patients with fibromyalgia should help reduce the persistent stigma that many patients face, often being told their symptoms are imaginary and there’s nothing […]

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