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…

Healing Fibromyalgia and Other Chronic Pain Naturally

It doesn’t seem like it has been ten years since I was diagnosed with an “incurable” chronic pain disorder, fibromyalgia. As a physician, like so many of my colleagues, I was stressed, but I didn’t think for a moment that I would succumb to such a debilitating disorder.  It was a humbling experience, mostly because…

10 Things I Wish People Knew About Living With Fibromyalgia

By sharing this, I hope to raise awareness about fibromyalgia and to help others realize they are not alone. 1. It is invisible. I may “look well” to you, but I am not. 2. Fatigue is an all-encompassing feeling of extreme exhaustion and weakness that sleep cannot alleviate. It is not the same as being…

22 ‘Embarrassing’ Symptoms of Fibromyalgia We Don’t Talk About

By Paige Wyant If you live with a chronic condition like fibromyalgia, you may be all-too-familiar with the frustrating and undesirable symptoms it can cause. Although there’s no reason to feel ashamed of any symptoms or side effects you experience, it can still be embarrassing when brain fog causes you to forget what you were saying in…

Leg Pain And Fibromyalgia – The Connection

Leg Pain And Fibromyalgia – The Connection Fibromyalgia’s defining characteristic is widespread pain, including leg pain. Leg pain and fibromyalgia may vary from person to person, but can present as sharp pain, a dull ache, deep pain, or more of an aching sensation. Leg pain and fibromyalgia connections Leg pain related to fibromyalgia may develop in the tendons,…

Five Common ‘No No’s’ for People With Fibromyalgia

By Jacob Teitelbaum, M.D. Dear Readers, Here are five common “no no’s” people mistakenly do when trying to manage fibromyalgia. Do any sound like you? 1. Exercising too much or too little Fibromyalgia reflects an energy crisis in your body, so you can only exercise to a certain point. Beyond that, you get what is…

Fibromyalgia and the Heart Muscle – Fibro Pain or Heart Attack?

If you have ever had this experience, you will know that symptoms around fibromyalgia and the heart can give you quite a scare. Fibromyalgia seems to come with every pain imaginable, and that includes chest pain. Many will go to the emergency room at least once because they think that they’re having a heart attack….

What Is Fibromyalgia?

What Is Fibromyalgia? Fibromyalgia is a lifelong condition that affects about 5 million Americans. People with it have sore, stiff muscles, but nothing odd shows up on X-rays or most lab tests. Doctors diagnose it based on your symptoms and an exam. While fibromyalgia doesn’t damage joints or organs, the constant aches and fatigue can really impact daily…

My endless pain: living with fibromyalgia

Kirsty Young, host of Desert Island Discs, has helped raise awareness of the painful, debilitating condition, but it remains poorly understood I live with a little understood, often invisible, medical condition that means my life is a bit of a rollercoaster. I never know from one week to the next, or even one day to…

Mystery fibromyalgia wreszcie rozwiązany! Naukowcy odkrywają główne źródło bólu w naczyniach krwionośnych

Naukowcy odkrywają główne źródło bólu w naczyniach krwionośnych. Naukowcy odkryli główne źródło bólu u pacjentów z fibromialgią i wbrew temu, co wielu wierzy, nie pochodzi z mózgu. Wyniki wskazują na koniec dziesięcioletniej tajemnicy na temat choroby, ponieważ wielu lekarzy uważało, że wyobraźnia pacjentów pozostaje w tyle. Tajemnica fibromyalgii spowodowała, że ​​miliony ludzi ucierpiały w poszukiwaniu nadziei na…

Sensitivity to temperature in fibromyalgia. What you should know

Sensitivity to temperature affects many women with fibromyalgia, including myself. You can be cold all the time or hot all the time or alternate between being hot or cold. For more than twenty-five years, I had hot flashes and night sweats. I can not tell you how many times I was totally embarrassed because I could not stop…

Jak połączone są Fibromyalgia i Ankle Pain

Nie jest tak rzadko doświadczać bólu fibromialgii i kostek. Chociaż może to nie być jeden z pierwszych objawów podczas życia z fibromialgią, może się okazać, że poczujesz ból w jednej lub obu kostkach. Ten ból może rozciągać się na palce u stóp, piętę, a nawet na łydki. Może również pozostać w okolicach kostek i może, ale nie musi,…

200+ Fibromyalgia Symptoms You Might Be Still Ignoring

Eneral 1. Activity level decreased to less than 50% of pre-illness activity level 2. Cold hands and feet (extremities) 3. Cough 4. Craving carbohydrates 5. Delayed reaction to physical activity or stressful events 6. Dryness of eyes and/or mouth 7. Edema 8. Family member(s) with Fibromyalgia 9. Fatigue, made worse by physical exertion or stress…

Fibromyalgia Patients Who Undergo Spinal Fusion Surgery Have More Postoperative Complications, Study Suggests

Patients with fibromyalgia who undergo spinal fusion surgery are more likely to experience complications such as postoperative bleeding and pneumonia, along with higher costs of care and higher readmission rates, according to researchers. Their study, “Fibromyalgia as a Predictor of Increased Post-Operative Complications, Readmission Rates and Hospital Costs in Patients Undergoing Posterior Lumbar Spine Fusion,” was published in the journal Spine….