Israel officially recognizes fibromyalgia as a disease

Fibromyalgia is a condition in which you suffer from chronic pain. This pain is often accompanied by stiffness, fatigue and mood swings. Israel is the first country to recognize fibromyalgia as an official disease. About 340,000 people in the Netherlands have fibromyalgia. However, the condition is not yet recognized as an official disease here. Israel was the first country…

Fibromyalgia Could Actually Be an Autoimmune Disorder, Mouse Study Suggests

CARLY CASSELLA2 Fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) is one of the most common chronic pain conditions out there, yet we still know shockingly little about it. For decades, the debilitating condition – marked by widespread pain and fatigue – has been vastly understudied, and while it’s commonly thought to originate in the brain, no one really knows…

Fibromyalgia may be a condition of the immune system not the brain – study

New research challenges widely held view of the condition and could pave way for better treatment Fibromyalgia – a poorly understood condition that causes widespread pain throughout the body and extreme tiredness – may be caused by be an autoimmune response that increases the activity of pain-sensing nerves throughout the body. The findings, published in…

Fibromyalgia is the Most Common Cause of Chronic Widespread Pain in the United States

BY JULIA NELSON Fibromyalgia, a chronic disorder characterized by muscular or musculoskeletal pain with stiffness and localized tenderness at specific points on the body. Fibromyalgia amplifies painful sensations by affecting the way your brain processes pain signals. Fibromyalgia is the most common cause of chronic extensive pain around the world especially in the United States and…

Initial Symptoms of Fibromyalgia & Gallbladder

BY JULIA NELSON Today we talk about initial symptoms of fibromyalgia. If you are a fibromyalgia patient, you are likely experiencing widespread muscle and joint pain along with fatigue. However, the early symptoms of fibromyalgia are none distinctive and often resemble the signs of many other common health problems. Initial Symptoms of FibromyalgiaAs a result,…

FDA Approves Clinical Trial to Test Treating Fibromyalgia With TB Vaccine

BY JULIA NELSON By Erin Migdol, With the recent approval of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), a human clinical trial is set to begin on BCG, a vaccine typically used to prevent tuberculosis, to treat fibromyalgia. BCG, or Bacillus Calmette-Guerin, has been used since 1921 as a TB vaccine in countries with a high prevalence of…

Treating Fibromyalgia Effectively by taking Milnacipran

BY JULIA NELSON Fibromyalgia sufferers also struggle with the feelings of chronic fatigue along with chronic pain. No matter how much fibromyalgia sufferers sleep, they may still get up feeling tired and it feels like their thinking is impaired as if they are in fog. Luckily, various medications are there that have been designed to effectively…

Everything You Need to Know About Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is a long-term (chronic) condition. It causes: pain in the muscles and bones (musculoskeletal pain) areas of tenderness general fatigue sleep and cognitive disturbances This condition can be hard to understand, even for healthcare professionals. Its symptoms mimic those of other conditions, and there aren’t any real tests to confirm the diagnosis. As a…

Why Does Fibromyalgia Predominantly Affect Women?

Overview Fibromyalgia is an often-misunderstood form of rheumatoid disease. It’s usually classified alongside other forms of rheumatic disorders, such as arthritis and lupus. However, the exact cause of fibromyalgia remains unknown. To add to the confusion, fibromyalgia predominantly affects women. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)Trusted Source, it’s twice as common in women as it is in men….

Fibromyalgia Causes: Genetics, Triggers and More

What is fibromyalgia? Fibromyalgia is a condition that causes pain throughout your body. It also leads to fatigue, sleep issues, and other symptoms. People with this condition are more sensitive to pain than those without the condition. Fibromyalgia is one of the most common chronic pain conditions in the world. It affects about 10 million people in…

Tissue Issues: Why Is My Friend with Fibromyalgia Trying to One-Up Me?

Written by Ash Fisher  Written by Ash Fisher on October 25, 2019Welcome to Tissue Issues, an advice column from comedian Ash Fisher about connective tissue disorder Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS) and other chronic illness woes. Ash has EDS and is very bossy; having an advice column is a dream come true. Got a question for Ash? Reach out via…

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…

Is Fibromyalgia Linked to Your Blood Type?

BY JULIA NELSON 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….

Fibromyalgia Pain Relief: Is It All in Your Lungs? How it can Affect your Lungs?

Fibromyalgia Pаіn Rеlіеf: Iѕ It All іn Yоur Lungs?Wrіttеn bу Kеllу RehanAссоrdіng tо an еxреrіmеntаl ѕtudу, some реорlе wіth fibromyalgia mау fіnd thаt раіn relief іѕ easy as brеаthіng. Brеаthіng ѕlоwlу, that is. PAIN, thе jоurnаl of thе Intеrnаtіоnаl Aѕѕосіаtіоn fоr the Study оf Pаіn, рublіѕhеd “Thе еffесtѕ of ѕlоw breathing оn аffесtіvе rеѕроnѕеѕ to…

High Rate Of Restless Legs Syndrome Found In Fibromyalgians

Summаrу: A new ѕtudу fіndѕ thаt adults wіth fіbrоmуаlgіа hаd a muсh hіghеr prevalence аnd risk of rеѕtlеѕѕ lеgѕ syndrome than healthy соntrоlѕ. The ѕtudу ѕuggеѕtѕ thаt treating RLS mау improve ѕlеер and quality оf lіfе іn реорlе wіth fіbrоmуаlgіа. A ѕtudу in thе Oсt. 15 issue of thе Jоurnаl оf Clіnісаl Sleep Medicine fоund…

Fibromyalgia and Bone Health

BY JULIA NELSON Fibromyalgia is a condition with widespread debilitating pain. It is present in around 0.5-10% of worldwide population with a seven times higher presence among females than males. Apart from pain there are symptoms of fatigue, sleep disorders, stiffness, headaches, irritable bowel syndrome, memory or concentration problems etc. Bone health is also significantly affected…