HOW FIBROMYALGIA IS ASSOCIATED WITH MUSCLE SPASMS

When Your Muscles Won’t Relax Do you sometimes have muscles that tighten up and won’t relax no matter what you do? That’s called a muscle spasm, and a lot of people with fibromyalgia have this problem. In fact, some researchers consider it a major source of our pain.   Spasms are different from muscle twitches, which are brief…

Fibromyalgia includes different pathologies, say researchers

See also: Fibromyalgia: four distinct profiles of underlying pathology; implications for treatment (December 2016) . The fibromyalgia , ”  characterized by chronic musculoskeletal pain for which no alternative cause can be identified  ,” brings together heterogeneous pathologies involving different mechanisms, argue US researchers Kathleen A. Sluka and Daniel J. Clauw in an article synthesis on the neurobiology of fibromyalgia published in the…

3 Surprising Tips for Better Sleep

Do you feel like better sleep is a thing of the past? Does it feel as if the whole world drops into blissful slumber as you stare at the ceiling? Besides the physical aspects of sleep deprivation, insomnia produces feelings of isolation and loneliness. It’s time to turn the tables on poor sleep. Why Better…

200+ Major and Minor Symptoms of Fibromyalgia You are unintentionally Ignoring

Fibromyalgia is classified as a syndrome so people will have some of these symptoms. No two people will be the same (this cause people a lot of confusion). 1. Activity level decreased to less than 50% of pre-illness activity level 2. Cold hands and feet (extremities) 3. Cough 4. Craving carbohydrates 5. Delayed reaction to…

A Man’s Guide to Understanding Wife’s With Fibromyalgia:

Is your partner coping with the aches and pains of fibromyalgia? These strategies can help your relationship thrive. Fibromyalgia, a chronic condition marked by pain, fatigue, sleep issues, and cognitive disruptions, affects women disproportionally more than men — about 80 percent of fibromyalgia patients are women. And that means that many men are in need…

Benefits of Eating Well With Fibromyalgia

Food for Fibromyalgia Patients: The Healthier the Better If you have fibromyalgia, you have probably heard that what you put into your body can be a deciding factor in how you feel that day and in the days that follow. What we fuel our bodies with can either support our health and limit the level…

Essential Oils Aromatherapy for Fibromyalgia

We recommend essential oils aromatherapy for fibromyalgia, as they can provide symptom relief for this painful, oftentimes debilitating, condition that has become commonplace in our society. Experts are still unsure what causes fibromyalgia, although there are several theories. It is typically accompanied by pain (aches, sore muscles, etc.); chronic fatigue; anxiety; depression; insomnia and other…

Formication and Fibromyalgia: Bugs Under Your Skin

What’s the most annoying thing about fibromyalgia? Is it the constant pain? Or the fatigue that makes it impossible to do even the most basic tasks? Maybe it’s the fibro-fog that leaves you forgetting where you left your keys every morning. Fibromyalgia has a seemingly endless supply of those little knock-on symptoms that all compete…

Sugar Addiction and Fibromyalgia

Are you a sugar addict? As with most addictions, by the time people ask this question, the answer is usually yes. A simple way to tell? Stay off sugar for two to four weeks and see how you feel. With 18% of the average American diet coming from added sugar, sugar addiction in the U.S….

Bananas for Fibromyalgia & Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

While there’s no perfect diet for everyone with fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome, certain nutrients can help with our symptoms. We talk a lot here about supplements, which are a great way to make sure you’re getting consistent daily amounts, but it’s also important to make sure you’re eating the right foods. I’m starting a Food of the Week series…