How Badly Fibromyalgia can Affect Your Cardiovascular System

When you are diagnosed with the condition of fibromyalgia, you should be aware that your cardiovascular system will be significantly impacted. If your cardiovascular system isn’t properly working, you will be likely to have difficulty breathing, and your blood pressure will be all out of whack. Additionally, you’ll have lowered energy levels. However, while it…

New painHS Blood Test Can Help Physicians Identify the ‘Colors’ of Chronic Pain

Australian researchers say they’ve developed a new blood test that could change the way physicians identify and treat chronic pain. The test, called painHS, can reportedly identify color changes in immune cells affected by pain, instantly informing doctors to the severity of their patient’s pain. “This gives us a brand new window into patients’ pain because…

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…

Please Don’t Roll Your Eyes at Me When I Tell You I Have Fibromyalgia

I don’t usually tell people I have fibromyalgia because this admission is usually accompanied by the eye roll. Fibromyalgia is a unique illness in that many people, including physicians, think we’re making it up. In their mind, fibromyalgia doesn’t exist. It’s all in our heads. We need to get counseling, or we’re looking for drugs. People living…

18 ‘Harmless’ Comments That Actually Hurt People With Chronic Illness

If you live with a chronic illness, you may be familiar with some of the “harmless” comments people make to those who are struggling. Oftentimes these remarks from family and friends are well-intentioned, but a lack of understanding about the condition and how it affects you may result in their statement totally missing the mark. When…

How Fibromyalgia Symptoms Work. Probably You Are Not Aware

BY WYATT REDD Fibromyalgia is a very painful and irritating disease that millions of people have to suffer with every single day. That being said, some of the symptoms will be around for awhile, and then they will go away. In this article, we’re going to take a closer look at the symptoms of fibromyalgia and see why…

How My Face Changed Over 3 Years While on Steroids for Lupus

This is a comparison of my face from 2015, 2016 and 2017, all from around the same time of the year: In other words, pre-diagnosis of lupus, when I was on about 40 mg of Prednisolone and nowadays when I’m on 10 mg. I like looking at the contrast between non-moon face, utter moon face and nearly…

A Day in the Life of Someone With Multiple Chronic Pain Conditions

I’ve just finished dinner and I am struck with an awful pain in my bowel. Why is anyone’s guess, could be what I ate, could be I am over-tired or could be my bowel just plain hates me today. My bowel doctor once described my bowel as being like that of a 2-year-old throwing a…

Women with Fibromyalgia Have Impaired Trunk Posture, Study Shows

Women with fibromyalgia have altered trunk posture and are unable to maintain trunk position, a Spanish study shows. The research, titled “Impaired Trunk Posture In Women With Fibromyalgia,” appeared in the journal Spine. The symptoms of fibromyalgia, including chronic widespread musculoskeletal pain, joint stiffness, chronic fatigue, and altered postural control, combined with a sedentary lifestyle, contribute to poor…

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