I’m not sick. I have Fibromyalgia.

Just over a year ago, I had ambitious but realistic plans. I was traveling, hiking and exploring the U.S. as much as I could. Then, out of the blue I began struggling with pain and fatigue Every. Single. Day. That’s not just a little headache or I’m tired. That’s full body aches like I have…

Fibromyalgia now considered as a lifelong central nervous system disorder

Fibromyalgia is the second most common rheumatic disorder behind osteoarthritis and, though still widely misunderstood, is now considered to be a lifelong central nervous system disorder, which is responsible for amplified pain that shoots through the body in those who suffer from it. Daniel Clauw, M.D., professor of anesthesiology, University of Michigan, analyzed the neurological…

Is Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy the Key to Treating Fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia is a tricky condition to diagnose and an even trickier one to treat. The painful condition that affects women more often than men isn’t even widely recognized throughout the medical community, making the hunt for treatments a slow going process. But a team of researchers point to one potential treatment as a viable option…

What is an outbreak of fibromyalgia?

The second most common question asked people living with fibromyalgia (or any invisible chronic disease) next to  What is fibromyalgia  is?  What is an outbreak of fibromyalgia? If you know someone who lives with this disease, you have probably heard that they say at one time or another that they are having an “outbreak.” Trying to express what you…

13 triggers that can aggravate your fibromyalgia

Sometimes life with fibromyalgia seems to sail in a minefield. There is a seemingly endless number of “mines” that can make the symptoms worse, causing fibromyalgia to flare up. You have to be careful because even a single false step can affect your days while you try to recover from the pain or damage caused. Understanding what…

I can not be the “perfect housewife” with fibromyalgia, and that’s good.

Par: Alicia Thompson I must admit he was a rather unusual child. I grew up watching cooking shows, Martha Stewart and “I Love Lucy”. I dreamed of being the ideal housewife of the 50’s with a flawless house. (I know, call me old-fashioned, but I found it amusing.) One day I imagined doing the detailed DIY for which…

The Different Stages of Fibromyalgia (6th is Shocking …

Level 1 You have begun to feel pain and fatigue that he never knows what’s going on, but it hurts and he is tired. He can do a job, you can do it during the day, but you know that something is wrong … so it’s something that will start to investigate. 2nd step You have…

The Different Stages of Fibromyalgia (6th is Shocking …

Level 1 You have begun to feel pain and fatigue that he never knows what’s going on, but it hurts and he is tired. He can do a job, you can do it during the day, but you know that something is wrong … so it’s something that will start to investigate. 2nd step You have…

What’s the Best Treatment for Fibromyalgia Pain?

Dr. Sharon OrrangeDr. Orrange is an Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine in the Division of Geriatric, Hospitalist and General Internal Medicine at the Keck School of Medicine of USC.Posted on October 17, 2018 Migraines, sensitivity to touch, fatigue and pain all over…that’s what folks with fibromyalgia deal with. For a long time, patients and doctors were…