10 True Causes of Fibromyalgia That Your Doctor Will Never Tell You About

While only an estimate, fibromyalgia affects 1 in 50 people, totaling up to 6 million.  It is characterized by chronic musculoskeletal pain accompanied by symptoms like brain fog, cognitive impairment, depression, painful points throughout the body, fatigue, and sleep disturbances.  The root cause of fibromyalgia still remains unclear, and the conventional medicine currently addresses its…

What I Wish Others Knew About Living With Chronic Pain

You only have about an hour left in your bed, your safe haven. Sure, maybe you could use a little more sleep. Most people do need that. But lack of sleep isn’t what drives you to hit the snooze button…it’s the pain. Pain, in it’s most basic form, warns us that something isn’t quite right, that something…

Fibromyalgia & Lupus: Comorbidity of Illnesses

Fibromyalgia, also known as ‘fibro’ or FMS, is a chronic condition that causes generalize and widespread pain. And it’s common alongside lupus. Lupus and fibromyalgia are two conditions that are similar to one another. They cause similar symptoms to the point where they’re often misdiagnosed for one another. In some cases, a person might suffer…

Fibromyalgia Pain Caused By Neuron Mismatch, Suggests Study

The unexplained pain experienced by patients with fibromyalgia is the result of a mismatch between sensory and motor systems, new research suggests. In a study published in the journal Rheumatology, researchers asked patients to look at a reflection of one arm whilst moving their other in a different direction which was hidden behind the mirror. This created a…

Telling Doctors Not to Resuscitate, by Tattoo

BY ROBERT LAMB An Australian doctor named Albert Cutter displays his ‘Do Not Resuscitate’ tattoo in February 2005. Medical tattoos have been on the rise for the past few years, and DNR tattoos can pose a quandary for doctors providing critical care in emergency situations. FAIRFAX MEDIA VIA GETTY IMAGES Tattoos can ask a lot of the…

Why Does Fibromyalgia Cause Neck Pain?

Among all the medical conditions out there, fibromyalgia is definitely one of the most enigmatic and misunderstood ones. Frequently ignored completely and dismissed as not a syndrome in its own “right”, fibromyalgia is one of those medical conditions that is still not understood – not even by the most well-known medical researchers in the world….

The Surprising Link Between Fibromyalgia and Lyme Disease

By :  ENVITA MEDICAL CENTER If you’ve been diagnosed with fibromyalgia, you know better than anyone the pain, frustration and anxiety associated with this difficult to define disease. Ask anyone what the worst part about fibromyalgia (FMS) is and they might list the numbness, pain, difficulty sleeping, irritable bowel syndrome and the persistent depression – or…

What’s the Hidden Cause Behind YOUR Fibromyalgia Flares?

By:  Sue Ingebretson Have you noticed that we fibromyalgia people have our own lexicon for what we experience? We’re called fibro folk, fibromites, spoonies or other names. We live in our own fibro worlds and share our circumstances with our fibro friends. Whatever we happen to forget is caused by fibro fog and then there’s…

7 Possible Causes of Fibromyalgia. You Should Be Aware Of

Author – Angie Finlay Even as more advancements are made in fibromyalgia treatment, the disease is still one of the most mysterious known to the medical community. Symptoms can come suddenly or gradually, and could congregate in one physical area or spread throughout your body. As if the nagging symptoms weren’t frustrating enough, the lack…

The Side Effects of Chronic Pain No One Talks About

By: Katrina WView postilson   It’s normal to talk about the side effects that everyone can see, but what about the side effects that aren’t seen? The ones nobody dare ask because they are afraid of the answer (and then wish they hadn’t asked the question). Chronic pain is an invisible illness and this means hidden…