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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … 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

Clinical Research Finds: Fibromyalgia Tied to Hysterectomy, Gynecologic Disease: Also Linked to Endocrine and Autoimmune Disorders

Did you have a gynecologic surgery, such as a hysterectomy, in the few years before you developed fibromyalgia? It’s a trend some people have noticed, and a study published in 2015 shores up the link between these types of surgeries and fibromyalgia onset. It also provides further evidence for an association between fibromyalgia and common overlapping conditions … Read more

27 Invisible Symptoms of Fibromyalgia You Just Cannot Ignore

Fibromyalgia affects more than 5 million people in the U.S and the figures are increasing. There are many uncomfortable symptoms of Fibromyalgia. It is known as an invisible illness because people cannot see the manner in which people suffer from the disease. Generally, Fibromyalgia is a very serious condition that the sufferers experience and its … Read more

15 Triggers to Avoid If You Have Fibromyalgia

At times you feel like you have a craving for exploring through a minefield, when you are having fibromyalgia. Your symptoms are, sometimes, aggravated because of apparently interminable number of “mines” that causes your fibromyalgia to flare-up. Your one slip can affect you badly for days, as you try to recoup from your pain or … Read more

Is Fibromyalgia Linked to Your Blood Type?

Although fibromyalgia has not yet been considered as a type of autoimmune disease, this condition is often associated with similar autoimmune condition like lupus and rheumatoid arthritis. Researchers are still not sure of what causes the chronic pain condition, although several theories have emerged. One of which links one’s blood type to fibromyalgia. Can your … Read more

Ingredients That May Trigger Fibromyalgia Symptoms

In a condition like fibromyalgia, monitoring with care is necessary to avoid triggering sensitivities to food ingredients. Whether an individual’s reviews nutrition tags at the grocery store or asking a restaurant waiter detailed questions. You can often use food flavors such as monosodium glutamate (MSG) and aspartame in unexpected ways. Gluten, caffeine, lactose can also … Read more