Day: November 14, 2018

17 Ridiculous Things People Have Said About Fibromyalgia

November 14, 2018

By: Paige Wyant If you have fibromyalgia, you’ve likely heard some comments about your condition that make you think, “Seriously?!” Even though our doctors and loved ones generally have good intentions, sometimes a lack of understanding causes their questions or advice to completely miss the mark. It can be frustrating and hurtful when someone doesn’t […]

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16 Signs and Symptoms of Fibromyalgia

November 14, 2018

By: Lisa Hawkin Fibromyalgia is a common disorder that causes widespread pain throughout a person’s body along with other symptoms that vary from one person to another. Although there is still much to be learned about this condition, current research points toward the possibility that fibromyalgia symptoms arise due to changes in the way a […]

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10 Embarrassing Things That Happen When You Have Fibro Fog

November 14, 2018

By: Chelle Iredale Embarrassing fibro fog moments happen to me all the time. Some days I don’t know if I should laugh or cry. Unfortunately, most fibromyalgia fighters have to battle fibro fog to some degree. 1. Short-Term Memory Loss This seems to be an almost daily occurrence for me: I get in the shower, […]

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24 Things No One Talks About When It Comes to Having Fibromyalgia

November 14, 2018

By: Paige Wyant A lot of information comes up when you Google “fibromyalgia” — associated symptoms, treatment options and the like. It’s probably similar to what a doctor might tell someone recently diagnosed. But a lot goes unmentioned — things you might not know unless you have fibromyalgia or love someone who does. And even […]

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10 Problems Only People With Fibromyalgia Will Understand

November 14, 2018

By: Teresa Cooper When you don’t live with fibromyalgia, it is difficult to understand the impact it has on a person’s life. Fibro warriors everywhere know all too well what it’s like to live with this all-encompassing disorder. Unless you’ve gone through it yourself, you probably don’t get it, but if you do, you know […]

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Fibromyalgia Risk Factors : Check Which One Do You Have

November 14, 2018

By Adrienne Dellwo | Reviewed by Grant Hughes, MD More than 6-million people in the U.S. have fibromyalgia, and the condition is found in all cultures around the globe. Anyone can get it, but some people are more at risk. Having risk factors for an illness doesn’t mean you’ll definitely develop it. You might have […]

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Serotonin’s Effect on Blood Vessels in Fibromyalgia

November 14, 2018

By Adrienne Dellwo We hear a lot about low serotonin in fibromyalgia (FMS) and chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS), and it’s usually in relation to its function as a neurotransmitter (chemical messenger in the brain.) However, serotonin is also busy all over the rest of your body as a hormone. Body-wide serotonin dysregulation is believed to […]

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Fear and Fibromyalgia – How Are they Related?

November 14, 2018

By: Lisa Bright Most of us have had that feeling in your chest when things have just gotten too overwhelming. The fight, flight, or freeze response. These are things that we commonly associate with fear. Fear, for many of us with fibromyalgia, is part of our daily lives. It’s something that we fight off on […]

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Fibromyalgia is Linked to Childhood Stress and Unprocessed Negative Emotions

November 14, 2018

Fibromyalgia made it hard for 46 year old Vera to get her legs out of bed in the morning. As she moved toward the bathroom and began her toilette the pangs of pain moved to her hands, head and neck. It brought tears to her eyes. It made her angry to think that Kurt hadn’t […]

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