The unknown suffering of COVID-19: “Survivors will have a completely upset life”

40-year-old Luc (not her real name) considered him to be in great shape before COVID-19 hit him in early May. After his partner tested positive for coronavirus, he decided to get tested too. The result was positive. For a few days, he felt the usual symptoms of the disease, including severe fatigue, burning lungs, shortness of breath…

For those who have fibromyalgia, there are times when even breathing causes suffering

When pain becomes an inseparable companion, each day is seen as a major challenge. Ordinary chores in life become torment. Walking hurts, sitting hurts, lying down too. Sometimes even breathing is a pain. In moments of crisis, a simple hug or touch, however delicate, is torturous. Those who live with fibromyalgia know the human anatomy well and have an unwanted…

Why does fibromyalgia mainly affect women?

Fibromyalgia in women Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition that causes fatigue, generalized pain and tenderness throughout the body. The condition affects both sexes, although women are much more likely to develop fibromyalgia. According to the National Institutes of Health, between 80 and 90% of people diagnosed are women. Sometimes, men are misdiagnosed because they can describe the…

Restless legs syndrome in fibromyalgia.

31% of people with fibromyalgia suffer from this syndrome.  It has been found to be 10 times more common in people with fibromyalgia than in people without the disease. But what is this? Restless legs syndrome in a neurological disorder      manifested by uncomfortable sensations in the legs that generate an irresistible desire to make them move. The…

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

By: Alicia Thompson I have to admit I was a rather unusual child. I grew up watching cooking shows, Martha Stewart and “I Love Lucy”. I dreamed of being the ideal 1950s housewife with an immaculate home. (I know, call me old-fashioned, but it seemed fun.) One day I imagined creating the details of the jobs for which…

Fibromyalgia: Why A Shower We tired, sometimes for the rest of the day?

A shower in the morning, helps start the day strengthened and renewed, right?Mmm, no, not so much for many of us.A shower seems basic, simple, but  can pose significant problems for someone with fibromyalgia or chronic fatigue syndrome .There is much talk about how exhausting it can be a shower. Why a shower tires us, sometimes for the…

FIBROMYALGIA and pain of feet.

The pain of fibromyalgia can affect any part of the body. The doctors involved in your treatment can also help you with your feet, but other than that, it is advisable to look for a specific treatment that focuses on the foot. A study published in 2011 Arthritis Research and Therapy found that about 50% of people…

Letter of apology from a doctor to fibromyalgia patients

By Amanda Shelley I have excuses to make. I would like to apologize to all of the patients I have seen during my years of emergency care who have suffered from chronic pain due to fibromyalgia or an autoimmune disease. I would like to apologize for not knowing, understanding and, in some cases, even not…

For those who do not understand fibromyalgia.

“If you were born with healthy genes, you may know me, but you don’t understand me. I wasn’t as lucky as you. I have a predisposition to suffer chronic pain, fatigue and concentration problems. I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia after months, years, or perhaps decades of physical and emotional problems. Since you didn’t know how sick you were, you…