Hi, My Name Is Fibromyalgia. Here’s How I’m Going to Change Your Life.

By:Rhonda Hodges Via- The Mighty Hi, my name is fibromyalgia. I’m here to introduce myself and to let you know how I’m going to change your life. I want to be involved in your work life, social activities, family life, household responsibilities, rest time – every aspect of you. Initially, you won’t know that it’s…

How Fibromyalgia Can Be Fatal? What You Need To Know

By: Wyatt Redd / “Can fibromyalgia be fatal?” It’s probably the first question on your mind after you get diagnosed with fibromyalgia. After all, it’s a scary diagnosis for a disease that not many people understand. So it makes sense to be scared and confused if you think you are developing fibromyalgia or just got diagnosed. And…

It’s Not Fibromyalgia. Most Likely You Are Not Aware

  BY : SBAILEY 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…

How Summer Heat and Humidity Affect Your Fibromyalgia

  By: Leena Mark Fibromyalgia is mostly known for the pain, fatigue and discomfort it causes a person, and several factors can increase the risk of having it or increase the pain. Many patients have reported that being exposed to different kinds of weather makes them feel more pain. For example, being outside on a…

Can Cannabis Treat Fibromyalgia Better Than Prescription Drugs?

Anyone suffering from fibromyalgia will tell you it can be devastating. On some days, simple chores like doing laundry or making breakfast can be exhausting, if not downright impossible. Just ask Teri Robnett, a Denver-based medical marijuana patient’s rights advocate who runs the Rx MaryJane blog: “There used to be days that I didn’t feel like…

Why People With Chronic Illness Can’t Simply ‘Push Through’

It never ceases to frustrate me to realize how pervasive the “Just Do It” culture is. Whenever I discuss my physical limitations with others, I’m often met with the suggestion that I simply need to “push through.” Which leaves me wondering, what does this phrase really mean to a healthy person? As someone with multiple…

Lyme Disease: A Cause of Fibromyalgia. Most Probably You Are Not Aware

  by Holtorf Medical Group Fibromyalgia: a condition that has confounded many doctors and is still known as a mysterious condition. This “mystery” may be getting a little clearer! New research is showing that Fibromyaglia may be caused by another, underlying condition. Fibromyalgia is the name given to the mysterious illness typically characterized by widespread muscle…

Fibromyalgia and Death. Can You Die With Fibro?

Fibromyalgia and Death. Can You Die With Fibro? It has been accepted by many in the medical community for many years that fibromyalgia is a chronic pain syndrome—not even a disease. And certainly not killing anyone. However, there have been sporadic reports in the literature of increased mortality due to cardiovascular disease and suicide. A…

Sudden, Unexpected Death in Chronic Pain Patients

  By Forest Tennant, MD, DrPH Sudden, unexpected death may occur in a severe, chronic pain patient, and the terminal event may be unrelated to medical therapeutics. Fortunately, sudden death is not as commonly observed in pain patients as in past years most likely due to better access to at least some treatment. Sudden death still…

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