10 Things That can Surprised You About Fibromyalgia. #8 is Quite Strange

   By Barbara A. Sturrock, I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia almost 15 years ago now, and as soon as I was diagnosed I went online to research everything I could find. What I found was not a lot of information. Unlike now, there really wasn’t much on this disease at all then. Every morning I put on my…

WHEN CHRONIC ILLNESS FEELS LIKE CHRONIC FAILURE

I have celiac disease. I have fibromyalgia. And, most days, I feel like a badass, chronic illnesses and all. Lately, though, living with chronic illness has felt harder than usual. The biggest challenge? Chronic fatigue from fibromyalgia is hitting me extra hard. I know I should expect it; I have less than two weeks left…

Can Cupping Therapy Relieve Fibromyalgia Pain?

The ancient Chinese therapy of cupping is championed by professional sports stars and celebrities the world over, but could it help people with fibromyalgia get some pain relief? MORE: Fibromyalgia patients found to have common viruses. According to the Mayo Clinic, cupping works by placing small glass cups on various acupuncture points on the body. The cup…

Leg Pain and Numbness: What Might These Symptoms Mean?

By Grant Cooper, MD | Leg pain can range from a mild nuisance that comes and goes, to debilitating pain that makes it difficult to sleep, walk, or engage in simple everyday activities. Leg pain often starts as a problem in the lumbar spine, or low back. Watch: Sciatica Animated Video Leg pain and numbness can be…

Marijuana Edibles Could be the Answer for Fibromyalgia

Cannabis-derived products are the best available treatment for pain management in my opinion. I have worked with people and animals with chronic pain, and cannabis is the most effective treatment I have found. Nature provided us with a super drug, and it’s a shame more people can’t access it for pain relief. The potential medicinal…

Did You Know That You Can Detox Your Body Through Your Feet?

The Chinese reflexology system says that our feet have natural energy zones which are linked directly to important systems and organs in the body. This means that the body can be detoxified and cleaned of toxins through the feet and similar zones. Here are several ways in which you can detox your body through the…

‘Fibromyalgia and Us’ Comic Explains What Life Is Like for Patients and Their Families

One of the most frustrating aspects of fibromyalgia is how little it is understood by others — and how difficult it can be for patients to describe the challenges they’re dealing with. To help more people understand, the University of Dundee in Scotland is trying a new approach: creating a comic to tell the “story” of fibromyalgia. The comic,…

Health Beat: Fibromyalgia device

Melanie Falcon MIAMI – Pamula Floyd has been dealing with the pain of fibromyalgia for the past 15 years. “The first time it happened, I woke up, I could not move,” Floyd recalled. Dr. Erik Hiester said the condition affects up to six percent of the population, mostly women, and causes a myriad of symptoms. “Such…

Brain Fog in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia

By Jacob Teitelbaum, M.D. 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….