Fibromyalgia Trigger Points Vs Fibromyalgia Tender Points. Do You Know The Difference?

Yes, there is a difference between trigger points (TRPs) and fibromyalgia tender points. This is essential to know. Especially when it comes to aggravating factors commonly found with trigger points. It is important to distinguish between the two in order to obtain better understanding and working solutions. A trigger point is actually more than one “point” as it…

10 Causes of Fibromyalgia your doctor doesn’t know about

It’s expected that fibromyalgia affects almost 10 million people in the United States. Fibromyalgia is typically considered by prolonged pain, mostly muscle pain, fatigue, sleep troubles, brain fog or cognitive impairment, depression and painful tender points all over the body. Traditional medicine has yet to discover the reason of fibromyalgia and only suggests handling of…

Thyme: How a Herb Can Help With Fibromyalgia Symptoms

The volatile essential oils in thyme are high in antiviral, anti-rheumatic, antiseptic, anti-parasitic, and anti-fungal properties. Drinking thyme tea each morning can lower the viral load in the body thus making it effective in the treatment of fibromyalgia. One of the reasons thyme is so beneficial is because it’s high in vitamins and minerals, like iron,…

Chronic Pain Patients Did Not Cause Opioid Epidemic

Contrary to common belief, chronic pain patients are not all opioid addicts and did not cause the opioid crisis. The vast majority of patients who are prescribed opioids rarely misuse or abuse them. Opioid addiction is real and should not be ignored or downplayed, but we need to identify its true causes. Despite the growing…

How to Understand Someone With Chronic Pain

Chronic pain is a condition that lasts for three months or more and continues after the lesion or condition treated. The experience of acute pain is the natural response of the nervous system to possible injury. Chronic pain, however, continue to abnormal pain signals. This can be distressing and exhausting for those suffering from chronic pain again. In some cases…

Fibromyalgia vs. polymyalgia: Differences in symptoms, causes, and treatment

Fibromyalgia and polymyalgia rheumatica may sound the same and even share similar, overlapping symptoms, but they both have unique differences that set them apart. Polymyalgia is often misdiagnosed for fibromyalgia or can be overlooked in patients who have already been diagnosed with fibromyalgia, so recognizing these key differences can greatly aid in treatment and management. Here is a…

250+ SYMPTOMS OF FIBROMYALGIA AND COMMON CO-EXISTING CONDITIONS

Symptoms of Fibromyalgia and Common Co-Existing Conditions Fibromyalgia is a syndrome with many symptoms. Each individual with Fibromyalgia will have some of the symptoms. A few people will have all of the symptoms, but not everyone with Fibro has the same symptoms or even has symptoms all of the time.  Also, symptoms may vary from…

Fibromyalgia and Emotional Sensitivity

Riding the Emotional Roller Coaster We all talk about the physical effects of fibromyalgia, but not to be overlooked are the mental and emotional effects. It is very common for fibro sufferers to experience a heightened emotional response. I am not a doctor or specialist of any kind, so I can not explain why this…

FOR THE PERSON WHO THINKS MY FIBROMYALGIA IS NOT REAL

Maybe you do not know anything about fibromyalgia and therefore is ignorant of the facts. Perhaps you’ve heard of fibromyalgia, but is believed to be a nervous condition that is “all in your head.” Or you acknowledge that there may be something “wrong” with me, but do you think I exaggerate my “condition”. I am…