Fibromyalgia: Use these three steps to find out if you have the painful condition

FIBROMYALGIA is a common condition that causes pain and tenderness all over the body. It is notoriously difficult to diagnose, but the most widely-used criteria for diagnosing the painful syndrome involves three Fibromyalgia is a chronic pain condition with no cure. It is thought to affect around 800,000 people in the UK, but the NHS…

Fibromyalgia and Skin Lesions

Wyatt Redd / Image: Wikimedia Commons If you have fibromyalgia, you might have noticed a particularly strange symptom: constant itching. It’s not something we usually think of when it comes to fibromyalgia. Ask anyone with a basic understanding of the condition what the symptoms are and they’ll list fatigue and chronic pain. It’s rare to hear skin issues brought…

6 Best Fibromyalgia Pain Killers

Bill Cravens Drugs Tablets Pain Medication Pills Headache Of primary concern for sufferers of fibromyalgia, of course, is the issue of pain killers and which are going to be most effective for your pain. There are different symptoms of the syndrome, but pain is the most pertinent condition. Effective pain relief can come from over-the-counter,…

Invisible Disabilities: Just Because you Can’t see it Doesn’t Mean it’s not Real

Wyatt Redd Image: Clard/ Pixabay Have you ever heard diseases like fibromyalgia called an “invisible disability?” Essentially, invisible disabilities are conditions that can’t be seen but still have serious effects on your ability to live a normal life. The term makes a distinction between conditions like cerebral palsy, where the effects of the disability are often…

Raynaud’s Syndrome and Fibromyalgia

Wyatt Redd Image: Wikimedia Commons Have you ever heard of Raynaud’s syndrome? If you have fibromyalgia, there’s a good chance that the answer to that question is yes. Raynaud’s  is pretty common in people who have fibromyalgia, and they can affect each other in some interesting ways. And in fact, some have speculated that the…

At-Last Fibromyalgia Now Considered as a Lifelong Central Nervous system

  by Jasmin Collier Fibromyalgia is the second most common rheumatic disorder behind osteoarthritis and, though still widely misunderstood, is now considered to be a lifelong central nervous system disorder, which is responsible for amplified pain that shoots through the body in those who suffer from it. Daniel Clauw, M.D., professor of anesthesiology, University of…

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

How many times have we all heard that one? At 41 years old, I certainly stopped counting long ago. 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…

Fibromyalgia and Sicca Syndrome: Similar Symptoms, Different Diagnoses

IN COLUMNS, THROUGH THE FOG – A COLUMN BY ROBIN DIX.   Do you know about the similarity in symptoms between fibromyalgia (FM) and Sicca syndrome? Sicca syndrome attacks the moisture-producing parts of our body, causing them to dry out. The areas most greatly affected are the eyes, mouth, and vagina. If it is determined to be…

Fibromyalgia: Chop this food from your diet to soothe the symptoms

FIBROMYALGIA symptoms are widespread pain across the body, extreme sensitivity and stiffness among others. Treatment for the condition involves soothing the symptoms as there is no cure. Try avoiding this food to reduce the severity of the sympt Fibromyalgia is a long-term condition causing pain all over the body. The exact cause is unknown, but it…

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