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How changing your Bedding can help you in getting a Good Night’s Sleep

Poor sleep is one of the major consequences of suffering from fibromyalgia. But one thing that a lot of people don’t realize about what is coming between them and good night’s sleep is bedding. Fibromyalgia is a chronic illness in which pain becomes so intense that at times it could be so much difficult to …

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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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Effective Tips To Make Driving With Fibromyalgia More Comfortable

Drivers with fibromyalgia have over double the risk of being in a serious car accident that sends them to hospital compared to the rest of the driving population, a study in the Journal of Rheumatology found. When you live with fibromyalgia, driving can indeed be a challenge. Fatigue, widespread joint and muscle pain throughout the …

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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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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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