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…

How I Describe Fibromyalgia to People Who Have Never Felt It

By: Erin Adair Have you ever wanted to feel what it’s like to have fibromyalgia? No? Heh, me neither. But I’ve gotten to know the ins and outs of it very well (certainly better than I ever wanted to) and should be able to acquaint you with enough of my experiences that you’ll have a better understanding…

Scientist Reveal What Cannabis Does to Your Bones…

   A study was published by The Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, conducted by researchers from Tel Aviv University and Hebrew University. This study showed that a chemical in marijuana, known as cannabinoid cannabidiol (CBD), strengthens bones and accelerates the healing of fractures, without causing any psychotropic effects. The researcher Yankel Gabet explained:  “WE…

Fibromyalgia: “I am 41 years old and live in the body of an old man”

He’s always tired, and all the time he hurts. Patrick Schutz from Neuchâtel has fibromyalgia – an invisible condition that is not recognized by disability insurance. Pain, pain, nothing but pain: Patrick Schuts (41) from Neuchâtel has always the feeling that he has a flu – without fever, but with an enormous, leaden fatigue. He would like…