New Research Says Physical Pain Is Directly Connected To Emotional Stress And Trauma

New studies have found that the source of your chronic pain may very well be caused by stress and emotional trauma and not a physical injury. Chronic pain is characterized by physical pain that lasts longer than the natural healing process would normally take. People who have Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder are at highest risk. You’re probably…

Fibromyalgia Isn’t All of Who I Am

Those that know me know that I have fibromyalgia. But do they really know what that means? It means that I am in constant and severe pain. I am fatigued all the time, even after sleeping. I am stuck with tons of other horrid symptoms. I am unable to live the life I always thought…

I Am Not My Fibromyalgia

There are many memorable days in my life. A few of these unforgettable days are the day I learned I was pregnant for the first time, the birth of my first son, the birth of my youngest son, the day my divorce was final, the day my dad died, the day my mom died, the…

What My Wedding Day Was Like as a Person With Fibromyalgia

They say a picture worth a thousand words, but sometimes that’s only half the story. Our wedding day was so much fun! We laughed the entire time, I was surrounded by my favorite people and I got to marry the man of my dreams. Everyone had a great day, and you couldn’t wipe the smile…

Fibromyalgia and Hip Flexor Pain

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 muscles…

With Chronic Illness, I Will Always Pay Tomorrow for What I Do Today

   Desperate young man crying in his hands   The thing is, I’ve always been OK with things not being free. I have always appreciated hard work and the deeply rewarding feeling of earning something, whether it be a paycheck or a simple “thank you.” There’s something so satisfying about a proverbial pat on the back…

Musculoskeletal Disorders: Fibromyalgia and Other Musculoskeletal Disorders

If you have fibromyalgia, there’s a good chance you’ve heard the phrase “musculoskeletal disorder.” After all, that’s what fibromyalgia is: a musculoskeletal disorder. But unless you’re a doctor the term is probably a little opaque.  So, what is a musculoskeletal disorder? What causes it? And how can they be treated? So, what exactly is a musculoskeletal…

Fibromyalgia related chronic pain caused by a hypersensitive brain: Study

Bel Marra Health | Fibromyalgia |  Fibromyalgia is an incurable condition that causes chronic pain in bones and muscles. While it has no cure, doctors have linked it with the nervous system, as it is the nerves that send the pain sensation to the brain. A recent study draws a connection between fibromyalgia and a hypersensitive brain. The…

Fibromyalgia: the chronic pain that thwarted Lady Gaga’s tour

The singer’s debilitating disorder was the reason behind the cancellation of her European tour – but the mysterious condition is not easy to explain Ann Robinson    Lady Gaga details her condition in the Netflix documentary Gaga: Five Foot Two. Photograph: Courtesy of Netflix On Monday it was announced that Lady Gaga has cancelled her European…

12 symptoms people with fibromyalgia find it hard to talk about

Frances Coleman-Williams (Picture: Liberty Antonia Sadler for Metro.co.uk) Fibromyalgia is an invisible illness. It can therefore be difficult for anyone who doesn’t have it to understand its various symptoms. There’s chronic widespread pain in joints, muscles and connective tissue, and fatigue. The latter is not simply a feeling of being tired, but a debilitating lack…