Day: February 9, 2019

Ten Important Facts About Fibromyalgia

February 9, 2019

1. ALWAYS trust yourself emotionally and physically and think you can do think. You cannot be told by anyone that what you are experiencing is nor real! Just like diabetes, hypertension, & asthma, FM is a chronic medical disorder. While there are still some things that we don’t know about FM, the symptoms are real […]

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Hyperbaric Oxygen Tanks Found To Treat Fibromyalgia

February 9, 2019

Throughout the history of Fibromyalgia, this disease has been strangely hard to identify and analyze on the grounds that it shows up, at first look, to be something else. Perhaps its symptoms including musculoskeletal pain, fatigue, mood swings, and memory loss, are genuinely common. To give some point of view 1 in 70 people, almost […]

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How Dysphagia and Fibromyalgia are Connected

February 9, 2019

Dysphagia is a medical term that means that a patient has difficulty swallowing. There are a number of different conditions that can cause dysphagia. And someone who suffers from dysphagia often finds that it makes life very difficult. Depending on their condition, swallowing can be very painful, which makes eating and getting enough nutrition a challenge. […]

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A Comic to Anyone Who Doesn’t Understand Fibromyalgia

February 9, 2019

One of the most frustrating aspects of fibromyalgia is how little it is understood by others — and how difficult it can be for patients to describe the challenges they’re dealing with. To help more people understand, the University of Dundee in Scotland is trying a new approach: creating a comic to tell the “story” of fibromyalgia. The comic, […]

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Fibromyalgia Linked to Overactive Brain Networks

February 9, 2019

By Pat Anson, Editor Many fibromyalgia sufferers have been told that the pain is “all in their head.” New research indicates there may be some truth to that, and that overactive brain networks could play a role in the hypersensitivity of fibromyalgia patients. Fibromyalgia is a poorly understood disorder characterized by deep tissue pain, fatigue, […]

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The Part of Life With Fibromyalgia I Haven’t Told You About

February 9, 2019

I’m a fairly open person when it comes to physical and mental illness, but I can also be very reserved, especially about my chronic pain and fatigue. It’s not because I don’t want to share about what’s going on with me, but because I don’t want people to think I’m a “whiner” or “attention seeker.” I am […]

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Fibromyalgia, the Optic Nerve, and Neuro-degeneration

February 9, 2019

Are the eyes the window to whatever’s going wrong with the brain in fibromyalgia? Research published in 2015 and 2016 suggests that it just might be. Fibromyalgia is widely believed to be a condition of the central nervous system, which includes the brain and spinal column. It also includes the eyes and the structures that help our […]

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What We Need to Remember as Lady Gaga Starts Touring After Her Fibro Flare

February 9, 2019

In the past few months we have seen Lady Gaga open up more than ever about her journey with chronic pain, with her Netflix documentary “Gaga: Five Foot Two” offering us a look behind the curtain at how difficult it can be to find treatments that work and face the uncertainty and unpredictability of life with chronic illness. But after confirming her fibromyalgia diagnosis in September […]

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