More Women Have Fibromyalgia Than Breast Cancer

But the disease is rarely talked about. WD breaks the silence. BY LESLIE GOLDMAN GETTY IMAGES In 2001, Emily Shaules was an active, happy 25-year-old lawyer living in Chicago when a casual toss of her hair triggered a sudden, excruciating snap in her neck. Fearing she might have torn something or given herself whiplash, she…

Fibromyalgia Patients Show High Co-Occurrence of Adult ADHD

Roland van Rensburg, MBChB Patients with fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) have a high co-occurrence of adult attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and should be evaluated for that likelihood, a new study concludes. “This new research now highlights the probable association of these 2 conditions, based on similar underlying neurotransmitter dysfunctions, and clinical cognitive impairment,’’ lead author Dr. Roland…

The Flu Is No Fun for Fibromyalgia

BY CHRISTINE LYNCH Today is day seven in the life of my flu. How do I know it’s the flu? Severe dehydration landed me in the emergency room where my nose was swabbed and the diagnosis was verified. In case you’re wondering, I did not receive a flu shot. I was tempted, especially when otherwise healthy people…

D-Ribose and Fibromyalgia- Is It Worth Its Weight? 

  Have you heard of d-ribose? This simple, five-sided sugar is being embraced by bodybuilders as well as some people suffering from chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia. Research has shown that it can improve cardiac functioning, especially for people with heart failure, arrhythmia, angina, and some other heart problems. The question is whether it’s really…

Fibromyalgia Symptoms List

The extended fibromyalgia symptoms list that we present on this page is an addition to the main Fibromyalgia Symptoms page (our unique perspective on dealing with various fibromyalgia symptoms using our protocol) This article page is a more detailed list of fibromyalgia symptoms in an easy to read listed format where each symptom is a…

The Scary Link between Abusive Relationships and Chronic Illness

According to a global study, 30 percent of women are impacted by intimate partner, domestic, or sexual abuse. It takes a lot for women to leave abusive relationships and to rise as survivors. Unfortunately, many of these women end up having health problems down the road, such as lower back pain, headaches, depression, diabetes, fibromyalgia,…

Coping With Fibromyalgia Doctor Frustrations

  Fibromyalgia and Doctor Frustrations There are many conditions and symptoms associated with fibromyalgia. Some sufferers of FM deal with certain conditions more than others and each person has their own unique journey when dealing with this disease. But there is one aspect of fibromyalgia that is common among all sufferers — frustration! Each FM sufferer at…

Could You Have Fibromyalgia?

Are You Experiencing Fibromyalgia Symptoms? Take This Quiz 1. Do you have widespread pain in all four quadrants of your body (right and left side, above and below the waist)? Yes, I have pain in all four quadrants of the body. I do have pain, but not in all four quadrants of the body. I…

Fighting Fibromyalgia

Project Summary Fibromyalgia is a chronic pain syndrome that affects at least 300,000 people in Scotland, so it’s likely that you know someone with the condition, if you’re lucky enough not to suffer yourself. Fibromyalgia is a thief; it steals your mobility, your cognitive abilities, your job, and your relationships to name but a few,…

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