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…

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…