If You Have a Lot of Illnesses, These 17 Memes Are for You

When you live with chronic illness, getting a diagnosis can sometimes feel like pushing over a domino train – soon, you start accumulating more and more diagnoses until you can barely keep track of them all. If this has been the case for you, you know how frustrating and exhausting it can be trying to manage…

What is Hip Flexor Pain and How it is connected with Fibromyalgia

  It is not uncommon to have hip flexor issues or pain in this area when living with fibromyalgia. The hips, hip flexors, and lower back correlate with fibromyalgia pain areas due to tender areas around the lower back, many more trigger point areas and other conditions that affect the surrounding areas. The hip flexor…

Fibromyalgia Tied to Hysterectomy, Gynecologic Disease

  By Adrienne Dellwo Did you have a gynecologic surgery, such as a hysterectomy, in the few years before you developed fibromyalgia? It’s a trend some people have noticed, and a study published in 2015 shores up the link between these types of surgeries and fibromyalgia onset. It also provides further evidence for an association between fibromyalgia…

250+ SYMPTOMS OF FIBROMYALGIA AND COMMON CO-EXISTING CONDITIONS

Symptoms of Fibromyalgia and Common Co-Existing Conditions Fibromyalgia is a syndrome with many symptoms. Each individual with Fibromyalgia will have some of the symptoms. A few people will have all of the symptoms, but not everyone with Fibro has the same symptoms or even has symptoms all of the time.  Also, symptoms may vary from…

Brain Fog in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia

  Brain fog is a classic part of chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia, presenting as: Horrible short-term memory, Difficulty with word finding and word substitution (e.g., substituting the word “fork” for “knife”), and Occasional disorientation — Approximately 30 percent of those with CFS or fibromyalgia have episodic disorientation lasting around 30-60 seconds. This often occurs…

23 PEOPLE WITH FIBROMYALGIA DESCRIBE WHAT ‘FIBRO FOG’ FEELS LIKE

If you have fibromyalgia, you’re likely familiar with the term “fibro fog.” But those outside of the community might not truly get what that means. Most people know what it’s like to have a word on the tip of your tongue but not be able to say it, or how it feels to walk into a room with…

How to Cope With Fibromyalgia Fog

My day job in the legal field can be pretty demanding, involving numerous phone calls, emails, deadlines, and other verbal and written communications. Some days, fibromyalgia fog makes my job a whole lot harder. Whether it is memory issues, trying to find the right words, misplacing things, or transcribing phone numbers correctly, fibro fog can…

10 Tips For Dealing With Fibro Fog

Here are some steps to alleviate your “fibro fog” symptoms: 1. Make a habit – Establish easy to remember routine for everyday tasks. For example, if you are constantly losing your phone, make a habit of putting your phone on the charger as soon as you walk in the door from getting home. Or if you…

The Fog of Fibromyalgia. Unbearable Pain

by Barbara Leech It seems I forget more and more each day; from doctor appointments to family birthdays, to whether I paid a bill or not. The information has simply vanished from my mind. Thanks to fibromyalgia, I am often challenged by even the simplest of tasks and I feel like my memory is so bad…