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5 Common Causes of Fibromyalgia Flares

March 13, 2019

As anyone with fibromyalgia knows, there are times when symptoms are more acute and intense than normal. These times are commonly known as fibromyalgia flares (or flare-ups). Fibromyalgia flares can last can last anywhere from one day to several weeks at a time and often have a trigger associated with them. Understanding the common triggers of […]

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How to Manage Fibro in the Cold

March 13, 2019

Dealing With Fibromyalgia and Cold I am a baseball mom, soccer mom, Cub Scout mom — I wear a myriad of hats to keep my family going. I am also, unfortunately, a fibro mom, which means I must accomplish all that is required of me while dealing with a varying degree of pain. Little league […]

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10 Clothing Brands People With Chronic Pain Recommend

March 13, 2019

During a pain flare, feeling anything touch your body can be excruciating. On those days, you’ll likely reach for soft, comfortable clothes that don’t add to your pain. Hello leggings, goodbye tailored pants. While you could just throw on an old T-shirt, wearing something that’s fashionable and comfortable can help boost your mood and make you feel more confident […]

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Fibromyalgia Symptoms Checklist

March 2, 2019

Written By: Holly Case Getting diagnosed with fibromyalgia is usually a difficult process, even though it’s now easier than it used to be. It can be challenging to find a doctor who will take your concerns seriously. And fibromyalgia is sometimes called “the great mimic” because so many illnesses have similar symptoms. Wondering if you might […]

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10 Effective Tips For Fighting Fibromyalgia Pain

February 13, 2019

Fibromyalgia discomfort is a very common ailment that affects millions of people on planet each year. It is generally known as a wide spread fatigue, muscular pain, and multiple tender points. Even though this pain is very common, Fibromyalgia syndrome is usually misunderstood and under diagnosed ailment in health market. Medical professionals and research workers are still working […]

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Can Weighted Blankets Help with Fibromyalgia?

November 22, 2018

Weighted blankets are getting a lot of attention these days. Fans of weighted blankets claim that they relieve anxiety and insomnia, as well as potentially helping children with autism and sensory integration disorders. But some people with fibromyalgia are exploring the possibility that weighted blankets may provide comfort to them, too. Here is some more […]

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Extra Daylight Saving Time Is Better for Fibromyalgia

November 22, 2018

In California election, I had the opportunity to consider abolishing our current spring and fall clock-changing routine. Well, not exactly. More accurately, I got to say “yes” or “no” to giving our legislature the power to make such a choice, should they have a two-thirds vote if the measure is ever presented. Although this vote will produce […]

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14 Myths About Fibromyalgia That Make It Even Harder to Live With

November 17, 2018

By: Paige Wyant Fibromyalgia is a chronic and incurable condition characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain, chronic fatigue, brain fog and sleep disturbances that is estimated to affect between three and six percent of the global population. However, since fibromyalgia was formally recognized only a few decades ago, many people (including doctors) are still unfamiliar with […]

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22 Metaphors That Describe What Fibromyalgia Feels Like

November 17, 2018

By: Paige Wyant If someone has never experienced fibromyalgia (“fibro”) firsthand, it can be difficult for them to understand what it’s really like for those with the condition. Simply saying you are in pain or fatigued often isn’t enough to convey the full reality of the symptoms. Although just about everyone has felt physical pain […]

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12 Ways to Fight and Cope With Fibromyalgia Fatigue, Pain and Stress

November 17, 2018

By: Starla Rich Coping With FibromyalgiaSixteen years ago, my life forever changed not in the way I expected. However with time, patience, research and support, I learned how to navigate my “new normal” better. Coping with fibromyalgia is always a work in progress as our bodies change and the conditions associated with FMS evolve in […]

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