Lady Gaga Claps Back at Those Who Don’t Believe in Fibromyalgia

Lady Gaga Shares Comeback for People Who Question Fibromyalgia While each person with fibromyalgia experiences the condition differently, one thing most fibro warriors have in common is fighting other peoples’ doubt that fibro is a “real” condition. Lady Gaga, who first opened up about having fibromyalgia last year while promoting her documentary “Gaga: Five Foot Two,” revealed exactly what…

Fibromyalgia Symptoms Improved by Massage Plus Exercise in Women

Outcomes included pain, fatigue, and sleep disturbances. Connective tissue massage combined with exercise was shown to reduce fibromyalgia-associated symptoms and to improve quality of life in women in a recent study published in Rheumatology International.1 To evaluate the effectiveness of connective tissue massage for fibromyalgia symptoms and quality of life, researchers randomly assigned women to a…

Cannabis May Be Best Treatment For Fibromyalgia, Survey Finds

  A new survey from the National Pain Foundation suggests medical marijuana may top currently available pharmaceuticals for treating fibromyalgia. The survey, conducted online, asked more than 1,300 patients with the chronic pain disorder to rate the effectiveness of treatments that they’ve tried. Medical marijuana was compared with the only three drugs approved by the FDA…

How to Treat Frozen Shoulders in Fibromyalgia

How to Treat Frozen Shoulders in Fibromyalgia BY LYN JENSEN Seeking pain relief is a major concern for the overwhelming majority of people who seek out medical care, and while some forms of pain are very easy to diagnose and treat (or perhaps even cure), others we have very limited knowledge on. A prime example…

A Typical 24 Hours With Fibromyalgia

By: Kira McCarthy Three years ago, my doctor said the F-word… that’s right, fibromyalgia. I ignored her. But for the last year I have been in constant pain and I find it really hard to focus on anything other than finding pain relief or finding a new treatment that might actually make a difference. I…

21 Gastrointestinal Symptoms People With Fibromyalgia Have Experienced

  BY: Paige Wyant Via- The Mighty Fibromyalgia may be known to cause widespread pain and fatigue, but there are a number of other symptoms and side effects we don’t talk about as often. For many with fibro, gastrointestinal symptoms are unfortunately a common occurrence. Although researchers are not yet clear on whether the fibromyalgia…

I Won’t Apologize for Having Fun While Chronically ill

By: Denise Reich When I was six, I was hospitalized with Rocky Mountain spotted fever. At the hospital, I was encouraged to get out of bed, get dressed and spend as much time as possible in the playroom. I brought magazines and books back to my room to read and played with other kids who…

Does a High-Fat Diet Increase Fibromyalgia Pain?

By Medical News Bulletin    It has been shown that fibromyalgia and obesity are correlated. To date, little is known with regards to the role that obesity plays in fibromyalgia pain. A research group recently examined the role of a high-fat diet and possible mechanisms in a mouse model of fibromyalgia pain. Fibromyalgia is a chronic…

Many doctors don’t understand fibromyalgia condition – study

Generalist doctors, and even many specialists, have relatively poor knowledge of the American College of Rheumatology 1990 and 2010 fibromyalgia diagnostic criteria, according to results of a survey conducted in Canada. “Physicians do not have adequate and homogeneous knowledge of the fibromyalgia diagnostic criteria. Approximately half of physicians did not adhere to the criteria. Poor…

Responses to the Opioid Crisis Must Account for People Who Experience Chronic Pain

Getty/Benjamin LowyA woman studies to become a pharmacy technician in Cleveland, Ohio, February 2012. This column contains a correction. “Opioids fill the news with a steady stream of stories of lives lost from overdose and abuse. What we rarely hear is the other side—opioids are also the most powerful pain medication we have.” — Kate Nicholson,…

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