Does Smoking Cause or Aggravate the Symptoms of Fibromyalgia?

Do you smoke cigarettes or chew tobacco? When you have fibromyalgia, tobacco use may have even greater health risks than you thought. Multiple studies have shown that tobacco use is associated with worse fibromyalgia symptoms. Smoking may also be a risk factor for developing this condition. At the same time, people with fibromyalgia often claim that…

How to deal with fibromyalgia and stress pain

Everyone faces some kind of stress in their life. Stress is something everyone knows and is considered to be a part of life. It can be not having enough money, problems with marriage or kids etc. It could be anything. People with fibromyalgia have high levels of stress. Everyone knows about stress that it is…

Endocanabinoid Deficiency Leads to Fibromyalgia. National Pain Foundation Survey

In 2014, a survey of more than 1,300 fibromyalgia patients by the National Pain Foundation and National Pain Report found medical marijuana is more effective than Lyrica, Cymbalta or Savella, the three drugs approved by the Food and Drug Administration to treat the disorder. (If you’re curious about the effectiveness of Lyrica, Cymbalta and Savella, then you…

Fibromyalgia is not a thing of your imagination

For decades, patients with fibromyalgia have visited offices of different specialties seeking relief from their pain. Asked about the location of the pain, the answer was “ask me where it does not hurt”. The tests, however, revealed nothing: no muscle damage, no inflammation. The patient traveled from clinicians to rheumatologists until, finally, reaching a psychologist, sometimes convinced that the pain…

Lady Gaga Fibromyalgia Announcement Gives Voice To Millions of Patients

Logan, Utah. Statement from Sharon Waldrop, Vice President of the National Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain Association on Lady Gaga’s recent announcement that she suffers from the illness: “We commend Lady Gaga for the incredibly brave act of revealing her fibromyalgia diagnosis. By sharing her story with the world, she is giving voice to the estimated…

I Am So Sick of Being Sick With Fibromyalgia Disease

Having a chronic illness such as Fibromyalgia Disease really does take its toll on you, especially when you have a ton of other stuff along with it like me. It waxes and wanes but it never goes away, at least it doesn’t for me. Right now I must say it’s as bad as it has ever been before….

Useful Crystals for Fibromyalgia

Crystals that can help you with the various symptoms and struggles of Fibromyalgia are Amethyst, Citrine, Smoky Quartz, Clear Quartz, and Rose Quartz. All of these crystals can be used in the bath, or in a little voile bag and hung on the shower head, you can also create Gem Elixirs and Gem Essences with…

8 Facts You Probably Don’t Know About Fibromyalgia

Anyone with   fibromyalgia   knows the most common symptoms – aches and pains, chronic fatigue, brain fog, etc. – but here are some facts about the disease that you may not know. We have prepared this list with the help of fibromyalgialiving.today and verywell.com. 1. Fibromyalgia is the most common pain disorder in the United States. It…

Mitochondrial Malfunction: The Role of the Cellular Powerhouse in Fibromyalgia

Multiple studies suggest that mitochondrial dysfunction could play a significant role in fibromyalgia. Muscle biopsies have found patterns of mitochondrial dysfunction (abnormal mitochondria, mitochondrial defects, and muscle fiber abnormalities) similar to those typically found in mitochondrial disorders. Just about every single symptom of fibromyalgia can be explained by mitochondrial dysfunction. Pain, fatigue, headaches and migraine, IBS, heat and cold…

Fibromyalgia Mystery Finally Solved!

Researchers have found the main source of pain in Fibromyalgia patients, and contrary to what many believe, it does not stem from the brain. The findings mark the end of a decades-old mystery about the disease, which many doctors believed was conjured in patients’ imaginations. The mystery of Fibromyalgia has left millions of sufferers searching…

Fibromyalgia and Death. What You Need to Know

’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,…

Dizziness, Balance and Falls During Fibromyalgia Flares

In fibromyalgia, dizziness, poor balance, and falls are common complaints. For some people, they’re a minor annoyance that crops up on occasion. In others, they can be severely debilitating and lead to regular injuries. Falling, and especially falling frequently, is a serious problem. The last thing you need when you’re already in constant pain is to…

Childhood trauma and stress lead to fibromyalgia-Dr. David Brady

In the past, traumatic experiences and stress factors in childhood have been neglected as predisposing factors for the development of various chronic pain disorders and psychiatric disorders, including fibromyalgia, irritable bowel syndrome, insomnia, depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress, and chronic fatigue. However, the turnaround is reversing as research shows a significant link between childhood trauma and adult…

6 things you should know if someone close to you has fibromyalgia.

It is a syndrome characterized by generalized pain and fatigue that does not diminish, a condition that is increasing, a disabling disease that is not recognized as such. An invisible disease that is little understood by the people who surround those who suffer it. We present 10 points that you should know if you know someone…

Fibromyalgia And Rheumatoid Arthritis – A Cognitive Comparison

Research conducted on a patient suffering from Fibromyalgia and Rheumatoid Arthritis showed that cognitive impairment symptoms in Fibromyalgia were severe compared to that of rheumatoid arthritis. Patients who suffered from Fibromyalgia suffered from memory loss and were unable to concentrate on the basic task at hand. They also struggle with numbers and are unable to perform basic…

5 Strategies for Coping With Fibromyalgia Fatigue

Fighting Fibromyalgia Fatigue Coping with fatigue is one of the most difficult things to do. Most people naturally think that if you’re tired, then you rest and presto — everything is better. Unfortunately, fatigue (known as extreme or excessive tiredness) isn’t fixed by a quick rest. In fact, we can sleep for days and still not…

Figuring Out the True Cause of Fibromyalgia

Leisa Wheeler N.D. (NewsTarget) To many doctors and patients alike, fibromyalgia is a mystery disease, one that encompasses a diverse set of debilitating and life changing symptoms that have “no known cause and no effective treatment for recovery”. In this article, we will explore the cause of fibromyalgia. There is a special audio link at…

More doctor visits lead to fewer suicide attempts for fibromyalgia patients

Fibromyalgia patients who regularly visit their physicians are much less likely to attempt suicide than those who do not, according to a new Vanderbilt University Medical Center study published in Arthritis Care & Research. Patients who did not attempt suicide were at the doctor an average of 50 hours per year versus less than one hour…