Fibromyalgia: Does Your Family ‘Get It?’

It’s an exhausting, debilitating condition, but fibromyalgia can feel even worse if your family doesn’t support you. You can turn them around by helping them better understand what you’re experiencing. By Marie Suszynski Medically Reviewed by Niya Jones, MD, MPH Having fibromyalgia is usually a life-altering condition. But what happens when your family isn’t supportive? You might feel as…

An Overview of Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is a chronic disorder characterized by widespread pain that is often accompanied by fatigue, depression, sleep disturbance, cognitive impairment, and digestive and urinary symptoms. It is a poorly understood disorder in which pain signals processed by the brain appear to be exaggerated, amplifying the sensation of pain in muscles and soft tissues. There are no tests to identify…

Symptoms of Fibromyalgia

 Adrienne Dellwo Fibromyalgia is a bewildering and largely misunderstood disorder characterized by widespread pain and tenderness accompanied by fatigue, sleep problems, memory issues, and gastrointestinal concerns. Because the array of possible symptoms is so extensive (and there remains no clear consensus on how to diagnose the disorder), many feel lost as to what is affecting them and…

Fibromyalgia: Myths and Truths. Fibromyalgia, diffuse pain through the body.

The Fibromyalgia is a chronic syndrome , the individual with the problem feels neuromuscular pain. The Fibromyalgia is a chronic functional pain that bothers a lot and does not come alone, usually the patient also feels unwell, fatigue and sleep disturbance , and of course, the pain . The fibromyalgia is not a rare or new, there are records of the disease since the nineteenth century, with about 8%…

An Open Letter To the Husband of a Wife With Fibromyalgia

Dear Husband, You can’t fix me. I wish you could but you can’t cure my fibromyalgia any more than the doctors can. We have researched until our eyes have crossed. You’ve supported me in all my dietary changes and you’ve exercised with me. You’ve held me when I’ve cried from pain, anger, and frustration. I know that…

9 yoga poses for fibromyalgia treatment

A recent study has shown that there may be some major benefits to practicing yoga for fibromyalgia. But what is fibromyalgia? It’s a chronic disorder that predominantly plagues women over men. Sufferers experience varying degrees of muscle pain and constant persistent fatigue. All of the following conditions can be categorized as fibromyalgia: endometriosis, chronic fatigue syndrome, inflammatory bowel…

Blood Test for Fibromyalgia: What You Need to Know Blood tests for other conditions

Overview Fibromyalgia is a neurologic condition that causes pain across most or all of the body. A neurologic condition is one that affects the nervous system. Fibromyalgia affects 2 to 4 percentof people. More women than men have the condition. The primary symptoms of fibromyalgia are: pain or tenderness in muscles, joints, or skin from touch or…

Fibromyalgia is finally recognized as an official diagnosis! Please share this information

Fibromyalgia is finally recognized as an official diagnosis! Please share this information On October 1, 2015, Fibromyalgia finally has its own official ICD-10-CM code, officially approved in the United States. The ICD-10-CM, acronym for the International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision, Clinical Modification, is a list of diagnostic codes for the Medicare, Medicaid and National…

EXPERT Q&A: HOW DO I SLEEP BETTER WITH FIBROMYALGIA?

Shaun Shontae Hook first began having joint pain when she was just 13—but it wasn’t until after she gave birth to her first child, in 2002, that the pain really reared its head. “At first I thought I was just getting older,” says the 42-year-old owner of Hook Cleaning & Organization Services in Blythewood, S.C. “My doctors…

Bad habits that Causes your fibromyalgia symptoms to flare up

Every now and then life with fibromyalgia seems like navigating throughout a minefield. There is a seemingly endless number of “mines” out there that can aggravate your symptoms, causing your fibromyalgia to flare-up. As even one misstep can have an impact on you for days as you try to recover from the pain or damage…