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Childhood Trauma and Stress Leads to Fibromyalgia – Dr David Brady

Traumatic experiences and stressors in childhood have historically been overlooked as predisposing factors in the development of various chronic pain disorders and psychiatric conditions, including fibromyalgia, irritable bowel syndrome, insomnia, depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, and chronic fatigue syndrome. However, the tide is turning as research is revealing a significant correlation between childhood trauma and …

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How Swearing Helps Fibromyalgia Pain

A new study suggests that using bad words can actually help in dealing with pain. If you are suffering from fibromyalgia, this may somehow benefit you in certain ways. Results of the Study The study investigating the connection between swearing and pain was published in the journal NeuroReport. The experiment was conducted by comparing the amount …

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3 Ways Lady Gaga’s “The Cure” Reflects Life with Fibromyalgia

The famous singer Lady Gaga disclosed that she is a chronic pain sufferer in 2007. And, she remained at the top in news that year. As an 11-year-old fibromyalgia sufferer, I became curious about how this disease might affect her music career. There are many ways to describe the lyrics of any song. I analyzed …

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Lady Gaga Wants to Raise Awareness About Fibromyalgia

Lady Gaga made a surprising announcement on Twitter early Tuesday morning: She suffers from fibromyalgia, a chronic disorder that causes widespread musculoskeletal pain, fatigue, and tenderness in certain areas. The singer made the revelation while addressing her upcoming Netflix documentary, Gaga: Five Foot Two. “In our documentary the #chronicillness #chronicpain I deal w/ is #Fibromyalgia I wish to …

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Formication and Fibromyalgia: Bugs Under Your Skin

What’s the most annoying thing about fibromyalgia? Is it the constant pain? Or the fatigue that makes it impossible to do even the most basic tasks? Maybe it’s the fibro-fog that leaves you forgetting where you left your keys every morning. Fibromyalgia has a seemingly endless supply of those little knock-on symptoms that all compete …

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5 Common Causes of Fibromyalgia Flares

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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21 of the Best Essential Oils for Fibromyalgia Pain

If you suffer from fibromyalgia, you know that finding any pain relief is so crucial. Natural treatments are even better–allowing for pain relief without the added side effects of procedures or medication. Essential oils for fibromyalgia pain promise to help aches, clear your head, and reduce fatigue. Here’s 21 of our favorites. Why should you use essential …

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Why People With Invisible Illnesses Fear the Emergency Room

As unpredictable as my illnesses can be, there is one pattern I consistently follow. It repeats about every three months. The first thing I notice is a sharp uptick in my pain levels. My joints hurt more. I ache to my very core. My neck has sharp, shooting pains. The fibromyalgia flare is here. The fibro kicks …

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Can you really die because of fibromyalgia?

‘’Arthritis and Rheumatism’’ a study published last year which found disturbing trends in cohort of fibromyalgia patients that may change the health care community’s approach to fibromyalgia. Fibromyalgia is not a disease but a chronic pain syndrome and it has been accepted by many in the medical association. Certainly it is not killing anyone. However, …

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