Hyperalgesia Amplified Pain in Fibromyalgia & ME/CFS

Stephan Zabel/Getty Images Hyperalgesia is an increased pain response that’s common in fibromyalgia(FMS) and chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS). In fibromyalgia, it’s such a significant feature that it essentially defines the condition. Put simply, when you have hyperalgesia, your body makes sensations more painful than they should be. This is often referred to as “turning up the volume” on pain….

Leg Pains With Fibromyalgia: Possible Causes

 Are your leg pains part of fibromyalgia or something else?. Hero Images/Getty Images Fibromyalgia can cause pain anywhere and everywhere, and to any degree. That makes it really difficult to identify other sources of pain — we tend to just write them off as fibromyalgia. I’ve done it more than once, but fortunately, my doctor always asks where…

17 Side Effects of Fibromyalgia We Don’t Talk About – in Photos

17 Side Effects of Fibromyalgia We Don’t Talk About – in Photos Fibromyalgia is commonly associated with symptoms such as widespread pain and fatigue, but there are a number of lesser-known symptoms and side effects that don’t get brought to light as often. Side effects can range from physical issues that result from symptoms of the illness,…

How Swearing Helps Fibromyalgia Pain

new study suggests that using bad words can actually help in dealing with pain. If you are suffering from fibromyalgia, this may somehow benefit you in certain ways.R The study investigating the connection between swearing and pain was published in the journal NeuroReport. The experiment was conducted by comparing the amount of time in which participants…

Documentary Netflix of Lady Gaga puts front and center of fibromialgia

In many ways, Lady Gaga’s new Netflix documentary, Gaga: Five Foot Two, is her standard pop star documentary, in the vein of Madonna’s Truth or Dare or Katy Perry’s Part of Me. She follows her as she writes and records songs and music videos for her album Joanne, and prepares for concert appearances (including her…

The Link Between Brain Damage And Fibromyalgia

Not too long ago, those who are suffering from fibromyalgia has been told that the pain is simply all in their head. However, a recent study documented the changes of the amygdala in patients who are suffering from fibromyalgia and qualified it as an organic brain damage. Learning what brain damage is, including the kinds…

Is Fibromyalgia Linked To Your Blood Type?

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…

Chronic Widespread Pain Patients More Likely to Die Early

People who have chronic widespread pain die earlier than those without chronic pain, reported new research from the United Kingdom, and lifestyle may play a significant role in their mortality. Chronic widespread pain patients who participated in UK Biobank — a cohort of 500,000 people ages 40 to 69 recruited throughout Great Britain — had…

16 Things Fibromyalgia Sufferers Need To Stop Doing

Stop putting your own needs on the back burner. – If you have any sort of chronic debilitating condition, you need to put your own needs first. Even if you are the healthiest person on the planet, you shouldn’t let your needs go to the back of the line. Since Fibro is most common among women,…

How the Death of My Father Has Affected My Fibromyalgia

  I’ve recently discovered that though my fibromyalgia by itself is incredibly difficult and painful to live with, my symptoms have increased in severity following a deeply painful emotional blow. On January 13th, 2018, my father passed away. I didn’t find out about it until February 11, 2018, but it didn’t matter how old the news was….

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