Light and Noise Sensitivity in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Light and noise sensitivity in fibromyalgia(FMS) and chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) have been scientifically established since the early 1990s, but they’re still underrecognized and rarely make symptoms lists. Rest assured that you’re not alone in experiencing this symptom! When I used to take my kids to daycare, some mornings the noise would hit me like a brick wall. In … Read more

8 Facts You Probably Don’t Know About Fibromyalgia

Anyone who suffers from fibromyalgia is familiar with the common symptoms — aches and pains, chronic fatigue, brain fog, etc. — but here are some facts about the disease you may not know. We’ve put together this list with help from and 1. Fibromyalgia is the most common pain disorder in the U.S. It’s been estimated that more than five million … Read more

48-Pain Full Hours Recovery Period in Fibromyalgia & Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Have you ever noticed it takes you a couple of days to recover from a stressful event or over exertion? A 48-hour recovery period is something you commonly hear about from people with fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome. We don’t yet know why we need a couple of days to recover from … well, just about anything, but … Read more

33 Surprising Symptoms Of Fibromyalgia. Some Of Them We Never Notice

Editor’s note: Any medical information included is based on a personal experience. For questions or concerns regarding health, please consult a doctor or medical professional. Fibromyalgia is a chronic illness most commonly known for causing widespread pain, fatigue and brain fog. However, the disease is complex – it can cause a multitude of symptoms and is often accompanied by comorbid conditions, such as irritable bowel syndrome … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more