10 Things That can Surprised You About Fibromyalgia. #8 is Quite Strange

   By Barbara A. Sturrock, I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia almost 15 years ago now, and as soon as I was diagnosed I went online to research everything I could find. What I found was not a lot of information. Unlike now, there really wasn’t much on this disease at all then. Every morning I put on my…

FDA Warns About Dangers of Epidural Steroid Injections for Back Pain. Must Read Before Taking These Harmful Steroid

by Elisabeth Leamy The Food and Drug Administration has just issued what’s called a “Medwatch Alert” warning that Epidural steroid injections or “ESIs” for back and neck pain can be extremely dangerous. The alert says: “Injection of corticosteroids into the epidural space of the spine may result in rare but serious adverse events, including loss of vision, stroke,…

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…

WHEN CHRONIC ILLNESS FEELS LIKE CHRONIC FAILURE

I have celiac disease. I have fibromyalgia. And, most days, I feel like a badass, chronic illnesses and all. Lately, though, living with chronic illness has felt harder than usual. The biggest challenge? Chronic fatigue from fibromyalgia is hitting me extra hard. I know I should expect it; I have less than two weeks left…

Fibromyalgia is Linked to Childhood Stress and Unprocessed Negative Emotions

   Anger and Stress Management Tips for Satisfying Relationships by Dr. Jeanette Raymond, Ph.D. Starting the day with fibromyalgia pain made Vera angry Fibromyalgia made it hard for 46 year old Vera to get her legs out of bed in the morning. As she moved toward the bathroom and began her toilette the pangs of pain…

Can Cupping Therapy Relieve Fibromyalgia Pain?

The ancient Chinese therapy of cupping is championed by professional sports stars and celebrities the world over, but could it help people with fibromyalgia get some pain relief? MORE: Fibromyalgia patients found to have common viruses. According to the Mayo Clinic, cupping works by placing small glass cups on various acupuncture points on the body. The cup…

What is Costochondritis ? What is Link Between Fibromyalgia and Costochondritis

   Today, tens of millions of people across the globe suffer from fibromyalgia.  Many of these people develop fibromyalgia in the middle of their lives, but many more develop it as a teenager or as a young adult.  Most of the people who do suffer from fibromyalgia are women. Anyone who suffers from fibromyalgia knows…

What is fibromyalgia, Lady Gaga’s chronic illness?

© Kevin Mazur, Getty Images Lady Gaga’s new documentary premieres on Netflix Sept. 22.Days after debuting her Netflix documentary Lady Gaga: Five Foot Two at the Toronto Film Festival on Friday, the singer/actress says she wants to connect with others struggling with fibromyalgia.“In our documentary the #chronicillness #chronicpain I deal w/ is #Fibromyalgia I wish to help raise awareness &…

33 Surprising Symptoms Of Fibromyalgia. Some Of Them We Never Notice

Fibromaygia/Chronic Pain    By; Paige Wyant Editor’s note: Any medical information included is based on a personal experience. For questions or concerns regarding health, please consult a doctor or medical professional. Fibromyalgia is a chronic illness most commonly known for causing widespread pain, fatigue and brain fog. However, the disease is complex – it can cause a multitude of symptoms and is often accompanied by comorbid…