Fibromyalgia Neuroinflammation Study May Highlight Key Factor in Chronic Pain

by Cort Johnson Inflammation – Neuro and Otherwise Inflammation has become an increasingly important topic in fibromyalgia. It’s clear that “central sensitization” – an increase in pain sensitivity engineered by the central nervous system – is present in fibromyalgia (and other chronic pain disorders). That central sensitization could be caused by an inflammatory process which produces pro-inflammatory nerve factors that…

New blood test for fibromyalgia offers hope to millions of people with chronic pain

Researchers at Ohio State University have shown that blood tests can reliably detect fibromyalgia, a disease that is often misdiagnosed because of its general symptoms and similar to a number of other conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis or systemic lupus erythematosus. This good news was relayed by our fellow members of The…

How to Manage Fibromyalgia and Rheumatoid Arthritis Together

Having inflammatory forms of arthritis increases the risk of fibromyalgia. Having inflammatory forms of arthritis increases the risk of fibromyalgia. This may be due, at least in part, to chronic pain itself, which causes the brain to become highly sensitized not only to things that hurt but also to things that normally aren’t painful. The…

I am getting Worn Down Due to Fibromyalgia

Having a chronic illness such as fibromyalgia 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…

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…