My mom has fibromyalgia. Reading this made me cry for her

  Chronic pain is increasingly rampant today. Yet, chronic pain and chronic illnesses are often invisible. In many cases there are no casts, visible rashes or runny nose involved. Chronic pain sufferers often appear “normal,” perhaps only a bit more fragile or sad than average. I suffered from chronic headaches for four-and-a-half years and from chronic…

Fibromyalgia and Social Security Disability

Fibromyalgia – Condition and Symptoms Fibromyalgia, a chronic pain disorder also known as fibromyositis, fibrositis, muscular rheumatism, and FM, is a disabling condition that causes extreme suffering for millions of people in the United States. Although Fibromyalgia is known to cause widespread, lasting pain all over the body, accurate diagnosis of the condition is often…

Getting an MRI with Fibromyalgia or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

By Adrienne Dellwo, Has your doctor ordered an MRI for you? If you have fibromyalgia or chronic fatigue syndrome, there’s a few things you should know—and do—before you go in for this test. An MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) scan is used for a lot of different things. It helps doctors diagnose soft-tissue injuries, spinal problems, vascular abnormalities, gastrointestinal problems,…

Century-old vaccine gives new hope to fibromyalgia community

By Donna Gregory Burch • www.ProHealth.com • By Donna Gregory Burch If someone could give you a vaccine that would cure your fibromyalgia, would you do it? That may sound like a dream, but it’s closer to reality than you might think. Los Angeles-based biomedical firm EpicGenetics and Massachusetts General Hospital researchers are seeking approval from the U.S. Food…

THE 7TH STAGE OF FIBROMYALGIA ADDED BY KIM.

I found an article that was written in 2014 by a woman named A. Wise. She talked about there being 6 stages of fibromyalgia. I read through them and was a bit stunned when I reached the final and 6th, stage. Let me do my best, to sum up, Ms. Wise’s 6 stages. You notice…

5 Celebrities Who Suffer From Fibromyalgia

Morgan Freeman is just one of several celebrities who have gone public with their Fibromyalgia. How many of those on this list did you know about?   Since fibromyalgia affects about 5% percent of the population, it shouldn’t be a surprise to learn that a large number of celebrities suffer with fibromyalgia. Here are a few that…

14 Supplements That May Help Fibromyalgia

Sue There are different supplements that have a role in the treatment of Fibromyalgia Syndrome. Supplements can help correct nutritional deficiencies, reduce pain and inflammation, increase your energy and help you get a good night’s sleep. Vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and essential fatty acids provide the building blocks you need to get well and stay…

Fibromyalgia and Weight Gain

by :Qan lil Sis   A particularly frustrating problem for many fibromyalgia patients is the tendency to gain weight.  We eat less but notice little, if any, difference.  And it’s difficult to exercise more because of the pain.  According to Mark Pellegrino, MD, in his book Fibromyalgia: Up Close and Personal, it’s not unusual for someone to…

Small Nerve Fiber Study Finds Different Kinds of Fibromyalgia Exist.

by Cort Johnson | The evidence for central nervous system dysfunction in fibromyalgia is clear: the ascending pain producing pathways are overly activated, while the descending pain inhibitory pathways are under-activated. This results is people with fibromyalgia experiencing pain where no injury or sign of damage exists. Problems with the peripheral nervous system in the body also…

A Letter From Husband Whose Wife Have Fibromyalgia

Author: Chandler Marrs, PhD   Fibromyalgia I’m a relatively healthy guy. Most of the aches and pains I experience are from doing stupid things in my youth, that are now showing up as I get older. My wife Bonnie and I just celebrated our 21st wedding anniversary. To look at her you’d think, first, she doesn’t look…