Fibromyalgia: a real disability

Simon HayhoeGM,  IntroductionDefinitionPathophysiologyDrug treatmentNon-drug treatmentDiagnosisConclusion Introduction Fibromyalgia is part of the spectrum of central sensitivity syndromes and has symptoms comprising generalised muscular pain, disordered and unsatisfying sleep, fatigue and foggy thinking, together with a variety of intrusive comorbidities that combine to make life difficult for both patient and doctor. The symptoms, although unpleasant, seem non-specific…

Fibromyalgia is Not All In Your Head, New Research Confirms

BY JULIA NELSON Fibromyalgia has been a mysterious disease, causing pain throughout the body and deep in tissues with no apparent cause. A large proportion of the medical community has believed that the disease was psychosomatic, and people essentially think that they are in pain. But a small biopharmaceutical company, Intidyn, or Integrated Tissue Dynamics, has found what…

These hyperbaric chambers can treat fibromyalgia

By: Sarah M Fibromyalgia is a chronic disease characterized by bothersome and persistent pain. This alone does not cause serious complications, but can however be very trying for an affected individual. Characterized by symptoms as varied as numerous, its treatment generally requires a multidisciplinary approach. To relieve it, some scientists advocate hyperbaric oxygen therapy. Zoom on this potential therapy,…

20 Early Symptoms of Fibromyalgia You Should Never Ignore

These Symptoms Of Fibromyalgia Will Shock You Discover Now  Fibromyalgia is a medical disorder in which patient experience intense musculoskeletal pain along with fatigue, mood issues and insomnia. Research has suggested that fibromyalgia increases painful sensations by influencing pain pathways in the brain. Symptoms start appearing after surgery, infection or any stressful situation.  In other…

What is fibromyalgia and what is it like to live with the chronic pain condition?

Lizzie Thomson. The number of people living with fibromyalgia is rising. Figures this week showed that more and more people are being treated for the condition in many areas, including Hull, Grimsby, the North East, Huddersfield and Nottinghamshire. But despite more people being diagnosed with the condition, many of us are clueless about what it…

Fibromyalgia and Vaccines: Could Vaccines Cause Fibromyalgia?

The Connection Between Fibromyalgia and Vaccines Of the many health concerns lighting up the internet, vaccines have become a hot topic in parenting circles. A child is given approximately 10 vaccines by the time they are six years old — the debate from the parenting circles is whether or not these vaccines are more harmful than good to…

Fibromyalgia may affect as many as one in 25 people in NI

By Aileen MoynaghBBC News NI About 4,500 people in Northern Ireland are receiving a Personal Independence Payment (PIP) for living with fibromyalgia – but as many as one in 25 people may actually be affected. Fibromyalgia is a long-term condition that causes pain all over the body and it can be difficult to detect. For…

6 Aspects of Fibromyalgia Doctors Don’t Share

BY JULIA NELSON Chronic, widespread pain, muscle spasms and weakness, migraines, morning stiffness, sensitivity to touch, insomnia, and brain fog are recognizable symptoms of fibromyalgia. But these are not the only struggles associated with the syndrome. Here are 6 aspects of chronic illness the doctors don’t share with you. Shame Being diagnosed with a chronic illness is nothing to be ashamed about,…

Fibromyalgia Flares: Symptoms, Triggers and Treatment

Fibromyalgia – an example a central pain syndrome – is a chronic health condition characterized by symptoms of widespread muscle pain, fatigue, memory problems and mood changes. As in many chronic diseases, fibromyalgia symptoms can come and go and vary in intensity. Fibromyalgia Symptoms While a person with fibromyalgia might experience certain symptoms on a regular basis, when symptoms…

How to understand the “ups and downs” in FIBROMIALGIA

Most people with chronic diseases are always sick. The effects on the cancer of the body, a virus or a degenerative disease are fairly constant. The confusion is understandable when you see someone with fibromyalgia who can not do anything on Monday, but who can do it perfectly on Wednesday. Look at it this way: hormones fluctuate,…

PET scans show fibromyalgia patients have brain inflammation

“Finding an objective neurochemical change in the brain of people used to being told that their problems are imaginary is very important,” said researcher Marco Loggia. People with fibromyalgia have widespread inflammation in their brains, new research reveals. “Finding an objective neurochemical change in the brains of people used to being told that their problems…

Understanding Fibromyalgia and Hip Flexor Pain

Fibromyalgia and Hip Flexor Pain It is not uncommon to have hip flexor issues, or pain in this area with fibromyalgia. The hips, hip flexors, and lower back correlate with fibromyalgia pain areas due to tender areas around the lower back, many more trigger point areas and other conditions that affect the surrounding areas.  The…

IT’S NOT FIBROMYALGIA

I stood in my closet this morning, looking around as though I’d never been there. I couldn’t remember what I was doing, why, or what I should do next. So I stood still, waiting for it to come to me. Moments before I had been violently panting like a wild animal, bent over in pain…

100 Symptoms of Fibromyalgia

100 Symptoms of Fibromyalgia Fibromyalgia is a condition that causes generalized and constant body aches, sleep disturbances, and extreme fatigue, but it can cause a range of additional discomforts. Here are 100 possible features and symptoms that can accompany this disease: insulation Allergy to certain medicines, foods and food additives Allodynia, things that are not normally…

The Pain Points of Fibromyalgia

Physical distress is often a symptom of acute issues — not so with fibromyalgia, a mysterious condition that begins in the central nervous system.By Monica Mercer – Think back to the time when you were in your early 20s. Were you an average person in a physical sense? That is, were you healthy? Could you move about…

I Finally Know Why I Have Difficulty Speaking With Fibromyalgia

Stacey Chapman  I’m often astounded over the myriad inexplicable symptoms that come along with fibromyalgia and, usually, I never find out what causes them. We typically just throw them into “the fibro bucket,” which is pretty much bottomless, and dismiss them without ever knowing. So, it’s really great when you actually get an answer! One such “symptom,”…

FIBROMYALGIA IS DECLARED AS A NEW LONG TERM DISABILITY

After osteoarthritis, fibromyalgia is the second most common rheumatic disease.However, it is difficult to choose the previous fibromyalgia because its symptoms fluctuate. This condition mainly affects women than men. It is characterized by pain in the body accompanied by stiffness and fatigue. According to Daniel Clauw, MD, professor of anesthesiology at the University of Michigan, said…