Can you die if you Have Fibromyalgia?

“Can you die if you have fibromyalgia?” It’s the kind of question that consumes your thoughts in the first few hours after a fibromyalgia diagnosis. After all, it’s a scary disease that not many people know well. And no doubt all the things you’ve heard about the chronic pain and disability that comes with it…

Fibromyalgia: a silent disease that attacks from within

e were left with a broken body” , was one of the phrases that struck me the most when listening to my mother (Claudia) telling me about this strange disease that even doctors can not explain. “At times it becomes unbearable: generalized pains, intolerance to the cold, intense heat, the rubbing of clothes …”, he describes, and…

Courts have confirmed that fibromyalgia is the reason for declaring permanent disability

Social Chamber of Catalonia TSJ held in a recent judgment, S 1403/2015 of February 24 (Rec. Suplicación 6239/2014), Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) is grounds for declaring a “permanent disability” The statement refers to a case of a female chemical industry operating, who suffered from the most recurrent depression have psychotic symptoms, without the…

Obstructive sleep apnea and fibromyalgia

Obstructive sleep apnea and fibromyalgia One of the worst things about fibromyalgia is trying to function without sleeping. If you have fibromyalgia, not only do you have to find a way to sleep in the face of chronic pain, but you also have a lot of other symptoms that make sleep difficult. There is insomnia induced by…

Fibromyalgia, the disease that breaks you: the hard testimony of a patient

Little is known about fibromyalgia, the chronic disease that causes pain and insomnia in those who suffer from it; But maybe it’s time to listen to what those who live with this constant pain have to say.   Can you imagine living with a generalized body ache that tires you during the day and does not…

How Fibromyalgia Affects Men

Often thought of as a ‘woman’s disease,’ fibromyalgia can attack men differently. Men may also have a tougher time getting diagnosed. Fibromyalgia can be especially hard on men. “Men are expected to ‘suck it up and tough it out,’” one man noted in a survey on the ailment published earlier this month. In fact, men may wait…

What Are Fibromyalgia Tender Points?

Fibromyalgia isn’t a simple condition to diagnose. There are no laboratory tests that can detect it, so it’s up to your doctor to recognize the symptoms and exclude other conditions. One way that doctors try to narrow down a diagnosis of fibromyalgia is by exerting pressure on 18 small spots located throughout the body. These…

How This Daily 5-Minute Workout Can Ease Fibromyalgia Pain

While you may be hesitant to work out and aggravate pain, exercise can actually help with fibromyalgia. But you have to be careful. Exercise has always been a part of Suzanne Wickremasinghe’s life. You might even say it was her life until debilitating pain struck her body. “Stress was a huge factor in my illness…

My Mom Has Fibromyalgia – Reading This Made Me Cry

This is the story of cute and lovely hearted little boy Dylan who saw her mom struggling from pain. This is the story of Tiffany Case’s 10 year old son. Her son got a school assignment to write a paper on “someone he knew that has to deal with daily struggles and pain”. First of all it was an…

Fibromyalgia and the Heart Muscle – Fibro Pain or Heart Attack?

If you have ever had this experience, you will know that symptoms around fibromyalgia and the heart can give you quite a scare. Fibromyalgia seems to come with every pain imaginable, and that includes chest pain. Many will go to the emergency room at least once because they think that they’re having a heart attack….