The Apology I Owe My Patients With Fibromyalgia

I have an apology to make. I’d like to apologize to all the patients I saw in my years working in urgent care who had chronic pain due to fibromyalgia or autoimmune disease. I’d like to apologize for not knowing, understanding, and in some cases not even believing what you were going through. You see, in physician assistant school,…

The Lymphatic System And Chronic Pain Management

How does fibromyalgia affect the lymphatic system? Chronic pain management techniques are called for when lymphatic stagnation exacerbates our fibromyalgia pain. We like to focus on the less invasive remedies for any lymphatic involvement, because if you are living with fibromyalgia, you already have enough side effects from the condition itself. When pain, tension and…

5 Ways to Combat Fibromyalgia Itching. #3 is Amazing

By : Bill Cravens Fibromyalgia makes it hard to sleep, and makes most days very uncomfortable. Not all patients who have fibromyalgia will experience itching, but many will, and for those people it seems like there is no end to the pain that comes with this condition. Is there anything that can remedy fibromyalgia itching?…

Fibromyalgia Disability Qualifications

Fibromyalgia disability claims are difficult to handle, making it hard for applicants to qualify for this type of social security disability. Symptoms associated with fibromyalgia (FM) are usually self-reported and because of this, administrative law judges and disability claims examiners are usually reluctant to approve this type of claim, even when a person receives ongoing treatment from…

Fibromyalgia and Stress – “It’s all in your Head”

The most common causes of pain are stress, adrenaline and inflammation. To recap: Yes, the pain is in your head–but you’re not crazy. In Part I, we discussed how it’s the brain that actually processes pain. This is why the medical model’s approach is to give painkillers or medications that alter the patient’s brain’s ability…

Using Topical Treatments for Fibro Pain

What Is the Most Effective Fibromyalgia Topical Treatment? Physical therapy and lifestyle change play important roles in any fibromyalgia treatment plan, but there’s room for simpler treatments, too. Although they’re not a first line of defense, some topical creams can reduce the pain and discomfort of fibromyalgia, as long as you choose wisely and use it safely….

12 Highly Effective Solutions For Fibromyalgia

The hallmark sign of this chronic syndrome is pain, either ongoing or in recurrent flare-ups, which can strike any body part at any intensity. “Some people can live with it; others can’t even work,” says Scott Zashin, MD, clinical professor at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Other symptoms include fatigue, nausea, and headaches.What…

Brain Fog in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia

  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. This often occurs…

What is Occipital Neuralgia?

    One of the worst things about fibromyalgia, besides the chronic pain and fatigue, has to be the way that people who suffer from fibromyalgia are at risk of so many other conditions like autoimmune diseases and especially, chronic headaches. It’s estimated that up to forty percent of people with fibromyalgia suffer from migraines or…