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….

Fibromyalgia Pain and Weather – What You Need to Know

You probably already suspect that fibromyalgia pain and weather changes tend to interplay with each other. As human beings, we tend to talk about the weather a lot. For many people it might be more in terms of a disruption to their planned activities or just making small talk.  However, for those of us with…

“Girls” Star Lena Dunham Reveals she has Fibromyalgia

The Girls writer and star says she experienced a reactivation of the condition after the supreme court confirmation. That is not as ‘crazy’ as she fears   If you felt physically sick at Brett Kavanaugh’s appointment to thesupreme court, you are not alone. Lena Dunham, the writer and star of the HBO series Girls, links a flare-up of her…

What family members of those who have fibromyalgia need to know

This post is aimed at relatives and the close circle that surrounds people with fibromyalgia. Although Fibromyalgia is not noticeable, it is very real. Many people think that a person is not really sick unless they look sick. When you have fibromyalgia, the person can be full of health (on the outside), but inside a procession of…

Fibromyalgia and jaw pain

1 What is fibromyalgia? 2 Jaw pain in fibromyalgia 3 How can dentists relieve this jaw pain? 4 Studies on fibromyalgia They feel pain throughout the body. This is the main problem for people who suffer from fibromyalgia . With a certain frequency, this type of pain can extend to the teeth as well as to the jaws, leading these patients to believe…

The side effects of fibromyalgia: nobody speaks

Everyone always wants to be the best, right? For people with fibromyalgia, simply getting out of bed can be a monumental task, let alone looking “good”. Fibromyalgia has a huge impact on our physical, mental and emotional bodies. Over the years, I have experienced some things that make me crazy about my body. I knew I could not do…