for those who do not understand fibromyalgia

🦋 for those who do not understand fibromyalgia If you were born with healthy genes, maybe you know me, but you don’t I wasn’t as lucky as you are. I have a predisposition to suffer from chronic pain, fatigue and concentration problems. I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia after months, years or maybe decades of physical and…

Six dangerous prescription drugs you should think twice before taking

Just because your doctor prescribes it does not necessarily mean it is safe for you to take. Many popular prescription drugs, it turns out, come with the potential for serious side effects, including everything from short-term nausea and headaches to chronic inflammatory myopathy and heart disease — or worse. But this important information is often…

Fibromyalgia Causes: 14 Possible Causes of Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia Causes to Be Aware Of The exact cause of fibromyalgia is unknown, which isn’t news you want to hear—especially if you have been recently diagnosed with the condition. It’s something of an invisible disease since there aren’t any observable clues or tests that can be run to determine if a person has it. However,…

The Difference Between Fibromyalgia and Stroke

By Heidi Moawad, MD  | Medically reviewed by a board-certified physician | Fibromyalgia is a challenging disease to cope with. It often takes years for a diagnosis and once you are told that you have fibromyalgia, you might be faced with skepticism from people at work, from your family or from your social community. Adding to the challenges of living with fibromyalgia,…

A Breakthrough in the Mystery of Why Women Get So Many Autoimmune Diseases

About 65 million years ago, shortly after the time of the dinosaurs, a new critterpopped up on the evolutionary scene. This “scampering animal,” as researchers described it, was likely small, ate bugs, and had a furry tail. It looked, according to artistic renderings, like an especially aggressive New York City rat. And it had a placenta, an…

The Connection Between Fibromyalgia and Anger

BY JULIA NELSON · Anger is a very common emotion, particularly for people suffering from fibromyalgia. It is a natural, human reaction and yet it doesn’t get an awful lot of attention as a side effect to chronic pain. It’s one thing to accept our anger, but it’s another to let that anger consume us and let…

6 Best Fibromyalgia Pain Killers

Of primary concern for sufferers of fibromyalgia, of course, is the issue of pain killers and which are going to be most effective for your pain. There are different symptoms of the syndrome, but pain is the most pertinent condition. Effective pain relief can come from over-the-counter, prescription drugs or a combination. We present the…

Tom Petty’s Cause of Death: Accidental Overdose Drug Opioid Chronic Pain

After months of speculation, a medical examiner has ruled that Tom Petty died of an accidental overdose, according to a statement from the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner. The Hall of Fame musician had taken several pain medications, including Fentanyl, oxycodone and generic Xanax. Other medications included generic Restoril (a sleep aid) and generic Celexa (which treats…

FIBROMYALGIA: WORK AND DISABILITY

Many people with fibromyalgiacontinue to work full or part time. But the chronic pain and fatigueassociated with fibromyalgiaoften make working very difficult. If you are employed, it’s important to learn about managing fibromyalgia symptoms and coping with pain and fatigue. In addition, if you have tried different jobs and are unable to work, you might…

What is Occipital Neuralgia? How Is It Related To Fibromyalgia?

One of the worst things about fibromyalgia, besides the chronic pain and fatigue, has to be the way that people who suffer from fibromyalgia are at risk of so many other conditions like autoimmune diseases and especially, chronic headaches. It’s estimated that up to forty percent of people with fibromyalgia suffer from migraines or some other…

Benefits of Banana for Fibromyalgia

By Adrienne Dellwo While there’s no perfect diet for everyone with fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome, certain nutrients can help with our symptoms. We talk a lot here about supplements, which are a great way to make sure you’re getting consistent daily amounts, but it’s also important to make sure you’re eating the right foods. I’m starting a Food of…

10 Celebrities Who Have Spoken Out About Their Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is a chronic, incurable condition that can cause a variety of symptoms such as widespread pain, fatigue and brain fog. It is estimated to affect 10 million people in the United States and between 3 to 6 percent of the global population – and celebrities are no exception. Although fibromyalgia is more common in women, it can affect anyone, regardless…

Clinical Research Finds: Fibromyalgia Tied to Hysterectomy, Gynecologic Disease: Also Linked to Endocrine and Autoimmune Disorders

Did you have a gynecologic surgery, such as a hysterectomy, in the few years before you developed fibromyalgia? It’s a trend some people have noticed, and a study published in 2015 shores up the link between these types of surgeries and fibromyalgia onset. It also provides further evidence for an association between fibromyalgia and common overlapping conditions…

Fibromyalgia is not all in your heads, new research confirms

Fibromyalgia (FM) is a commonly misjudged condition that causes widespread pain and fatigue. If you’ve been diagnosed with FM and are trying to learn all you can about the condition, you may come across some myths and misunderstandings about FM. The topmost misconception is that people consider FM is not an actual medical problem or…