Awareness

The 7 Types of Fibromyalgia Pain. Check Which Ones Do You Have?

By Adrienne Dellwo | Reviewed by Grant Hughes, MD You hear a lot about “fibromyalgia pain,” but it’s not that simple—those of us with fibromyalgia (FMS) experience several kinds of pain. Medically speaking, only a few of the pain types listed here have names and definitions. But just as Eskimos have several words for snow, we need to have several ways to name, …

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The History of Fibromyalgia. Its Horrible…!

You sometimes hear fibromyalgia referred to as a “fad diagnosis” or “new disease,” but the truth is that fibromyalgia is far from new. It has centuries of history, with multiple name changes and discarded theories along the way. While it hasn’t always been accepted by the medical community, and today its acceptance isn’t universal, fibromyalgia has come a …

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23 Truths People With Fibromyalgia Wish Others Understood

By: Elisabeth Brentano (Contributor at TheMighty) Fibromyalgia is a chronic pain disorder that affects an estimated 10 million people in the United States, according to the National Fibromyalgia Association. It’s unpredictable and symptoms vary, but it’s generally characterized by chronic widespread pain, fatigue, abnormal pain processing, sleep disorders, fatigue, problems with cognitive functioning, migraines, anxiety and …

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16-year-old girl with fibromyalgia got a ‘Halloween’-themed birthday surprise

A 16-year-old girl with fibromyalgia got a ‘Halloween’-themed birthday surprise after all but two friends canceled on her party. Kelly McLaughlin Sean Krumbholz and his daughter, Aeris Courtesy of Sean Krumbholz A 16-year-old girl with fibromyalgia got a “Halloween”-themed birthday surprise from the film’s producer Jason Blum after all but two friends canceled on her Michael …

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How an Interdisciplinary Pain Program Transformed This Fibro Patient’s Life

Jeanne Bashore used to spend most of her day in bed. Now she’s not only up but out of the house, walking her dog. The crutch sitting by the front door hasn’t been used since Jeanne Bashore completed a unique pain program some five months ago. “I keep envisioning it feeling so lonely, wondering why …

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Lady Gaga breaks down in tears at Women In Hollywood event

Lady Gaga broke down in tears as she gave an impassioned speech about the struggles she has overcome whilst being honoured at the Women In Hollywood Awards hosted by Elle magazine on Monday night in Beverly Hills. The 32-year-old singer was introduced onto the stage by Jennifer Lopez and grew emotional as she addressed the star-studded audience. Her …

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One writer tells us everything to know about living with Fibromyalgia

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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Trauma and fibromyalgia: could Kavanaugh have triggered Lena Dunham’s flare-up?

The Girls writer and star says she experienced a reactivation of the condition after the supreme court confirmation. That is not as ‘crazy’ as she fears If you felt physically sick at Brett Kavanaugh’s appointment to the supreme court, you are not alone. Lena Dunham, the writer, and star of the HBO series Girls, links a flare-up of her …

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