Please Don’t Use Your Religion or Spirituality to Blame Those Who Are Sick

First, I’m not going to tell people not to practice their religion or spiritual practice. The ability to have diverse experiences and lives is what makes this world beautiful. I am going to address the victim blaming that happens when religion and/or spiritual concepts are used to blame those that experience chronic illness. When you…

I’m Not ‘Sick.’ I Have Fibromyalgia.

The struggle with fibromyalgia is that every day it’s something new. My everyday is a constant battle on an all-terrain track; full of dangers, no idea where I’m going or what I’ll hit next. I’m in an infinity roundabout of symptoms. Every obstacle is calculated to avoid risk but the outcome is never predictable no matter how…

Getting out of the Fibromyalgia Pain Cycle

Getting out of the Fibromyalgia Pain Cycle Fibromyalgia is a painful, often debilitating condition with many symptoms. The causes can seem mysterious, so determining a successful treatment approach can be daunting. In this post I’ll discuss how fibromyalgia can be the result of an ongoing, self-perpetuating cycle of chronic pain, psychological stress, overactive immune system…

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New study: Blood test to detect fibromyalgia pain syndrome

US researchers claim they can detect fibromyalgia by a blood test. Norwegian researcher is skeptical. Researchers in the United States claim they are developing a blood test that can detect fibromyalgia. (Photo: Shutterstock)Karoline Spanthus BjørnfeldtForskning.no May 07, 2019DISEASES Fibromyalgia is a chronic pain condition affecting connective tissue, muscles, ligaments and tendons. The diagnosis cannot be made by radiographs,…

Letter Apology from a doctor to patients with fibromyalgia

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

Warning ! Stop doing these 16 things if you have fibromyalgia

This story is based on an article I read called “30 things to stop doing it yourself. As I read, I could not help but think how true so many of them are and that some of them are particularly appropriate for those suffering from fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome and others. debilitating conditions. Here are 16…

The daughter is from a mother with fibromyalgia

Being the daughter of a mother with fibromyalgia is difficult, it can certainly put pressure on this mother-daughter relationship because it sometimes feels more like a relationship between you and your mother’s fibromyalgia than a relationship between you and your mother. I have learned that there are good and bad days. The days when she needs…

Fibromyalgia and Hip Flexor Pain

Although fibromyalgia has not yet been considered as a type of autoimmune disease, this condition is often associated with similar autoimmune condition like lupus and rheumatoid arthritis. Researchers are still not sure of what causes the chronic pain condition, although several theories have emerged. One of which links one’s blood type to fibromyalgia. Can your…

Fibromyalgia Linked to Gut Bacteria for First Time

Original story from McGill University Health Center  Read Time: 4 minScientists have found a correlation between a disease involving chronic pain and alterations in the gut microbiome.Fibromyalgia affects 2-4 percent of the population and has no known cure. Symptoms include fatigue, impaired sleep and cognitive difficulties, but the disease is most clearly characterized by widespread chronic…