Childhood Trauma and Stress and Fibromyalgia – Is There a Connection?

By: David Brady Traumatic experiences and stressors in childhood have historically been overlooked as predisposing factors in the development of various chronic pain disorders and psychiatric conditions, including fibromyalgia, irritable bowel syndrome, insomnia, depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, and chronic fatigue syndrome. However, the tide is turning as research is revealing a significant correlation between…

Fibromyalgia and Bruising: Effects of an Invisible Disease

By: Starla Rick Does Fibromyalgia Cause Bruising? Some days are better than others for sufferers of fibromyalgia. The not-so-good days can make you feel like you’ve been beaten black and blue. The slightest touch, handshake, hug or squeeze can be excruciating — leaving you sore, achy and shying away from contact with those you love….

Lady Gaga Fibromyalgia Announcement Gives Voice To Millions of Patients

Lady Gaga Fibromyalgia Announcement Gives Voice To Millions of Patients By: Maria Benson Logan, Utah. Statement from Sharon Waldrop, Vice President of the National Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain Association on Lady Gaga’s recent announcement that she suffers from the illness: “We commend Lady Gaga for the incredibly brave act of revealing her fibromyalgia diagnosis. By…

Hypothyroidism and Fibromyalgia–What’s the Connection?

Hypothyroidism and Fibromyalgia–What’s the Connection? Via- Verywell It’s significant that a significant number of the estimated 27 million people with hypothyroidism end up also being diagnosed with fibromyalgia. Both conditions share many similar symptoms, including fatigue, exhaustion, depression, brain fog , and varying degrees of muscle and joint pain. Some experts theorize that that like…

Lipomas and Fibromyalgia: What you Need to Know

Lipomas are lumps of fat on the surface of your skin. They’re more common in people with fibromyalgia. They certainly look alarming but they’re actually benign. What causes these strange-looking lumps and why are they more common in fibromyalgia patients? Here’s what you need to know about lipomas, including the different types of lipomas and…

Are Tender Points Still Used to Diagnose Fibromyalgia? https://wp.me/p93rmq-1Xn

Top 5 Most Effective Fibromyalgia Medications Fibromyalgia is an incredibly difficult condition to treat. Most people with fibromyalgia go through a great ordeal trying to get both diagnosis and treatment. Finding the right medication can be a challenge as well because there are so many possible options. Here’s a list of some of the most…

Are Tender Points Still Used to Diagnose Fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia is a complicated illness. It’s not a disease that can be seen on x-rays or ultrasound and much of the symptoms are self-reported by patients. What doctors know about fibromyalgia continues to change and adapt with time. When doctors came up with the initial diagnostic criteria in 1990, the standards used to diagnose fibromyalgia…

Fibromyalgia: How to Create a Recipe for Relief Based on New Research

Invisible and misunderstood. If you have fibromyalgia, you’ve probably used these two words at some point to describe your condition. You look perfectly healthy despite feeling just the opposite. Your bloodwork, X-rays, and MRIs come out pretty normal – making it hard for doctors to find evidence that something’s wrong, even though nothing feels right. And as if…

How Hypothyroidism Associated With Fibromyalgia

It’s significant that a significant number of the estimated 27 million people with hypothyroidism end up also being diagnosed with fibromyalgia. Both conditions share many similar symptoms, including fatigue, exhaustion, depression, brain fog, and varying degrees of muscle and joint pain. Some experts theorize that that like most cases of hypothyroidism in the United States, fibromyalgia is also…

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