Awareness

How Dysphagia and Fibromyalgia are Connected

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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FDA Warns About Dangers of Epidural Steroid Injections for Back Pain

The Food and Drug Administration has just issued what’s called a “Medwatch Alert” warning that Epidural steroid injections or “ESIs” for back and neck pain can be extremely dangerous. The alert says: “Injection of corticosteroids into the epidural space of the spine may result in rare but serious adverse events, including loss of vision, stroke, paralysis, and …

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6 Aspects of Fibromyalgia Doctors Don’t Share

By: Brandy Hend Chronic, widespread pain, muscle spasms and weakness, migraines, morning stiffness, sensitivity to touch, insomnia, and brain fog are recognizable symptoms of fibromyalgia. But these are not the only struggles associated with the syndrome. Here are 6 aspects of chronic illness the doctors don’t share with you. Shame Being diagnosed with a chronic …

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30 Things People Don’t Realize You’re Doing Because of Chronic Pain

By: Paige Wyant via- The Mighty Developing a chronic pain condition may require you to make a number of changes to your lifestyle and daily routine. Activities such as standing, sitting or talking with a friend may trigger pain flares, thus requiring certain accommodations or coping techniques. Everyone has different ways of managing their pain, …

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At-Last Courts Confirmed that Fibromyalgia is a Reason to Declare Permanent Disability

The Social Chamber of the TSJ of Catalonia has considered in a recent judgment, S 1403/2015, of 24 February (Rec. Suplicación 6239/2014), fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is grounds for declaring the “permanent disability”. The statement refers to a case of a woman, operaria chemical industry, which suffered a picture of recurrent major depression …

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What family members of those who have fibromyalgia need to know

This post is aimed at relatives and the close circle that surrounds people with fibromyalgia. Although Fibromyalgia is not noticeable, it is very real. Many people think that a person is not really sick unless they look sick. When you have fibromyalgia, the person can be full of health (on the outside), but inside a …

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12 Celebrities Who Have Spoken Out About Their Fibromyalgia

By: Paige Wyant Fibromyalgia is a chronic, incurable condition that can cause a variety of symptoms such as widespread pain, fatigue and brain fog. It is estimated to affect 10 million people in the United States and between 3 to 6 percent of the global population – and celebrities are no exception. Although fibromyalgia is more common in women, it can …

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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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