Fascia: A Hidden Piece of the Puzzle of Fibromyalgia Pain

By Ginevra Liptan, MD You may have heard from your doctor or a TV ad that fibromyalgia is caused by over-activity of pain sensing nerves. It’s true, this is one important source of fibromyalgia pain, but there are other even more important triggers of pain that must be addressed in order to get significant pain…

43 Symptoms of Fibromyalgia – Anyone With Muscle Pain Should Read This

Fibromyalgia is, unfortunately, a common issue which affects 3-5 million people, or 1 in every five people. This syndrome is characterized by debilitating pain in the entire body. Yet, chronic muscle pain does not necessarily mean that you suffer from fibromyalgia, as this condition leads to other symptoms as well. Yet, if your muscles ache…

How Common is Clavicle or Shoulder Pain in Fibromyalgia?

Clavicle or shoulder pain in fibromyalgia is like any other symptom in that it can easily wax and wane, but might be more common than you think. It’s common for fibromyalgia sufferers to experience pain in the shoulders, upper arms, and/or clavicle, which is the collarbone that runs between the shoulder blade and breastbone. This…

Fibromyalgia and Dry Eyes and Mouth

Fibromyalgia is typically characterized by widespread pain, fatigue, headaches, irritable bowel syndrome, inability to get refreshing sleep, waking up tired and stiff and developing cognitive disturbances including lack of concentration and clumsiness, dizziness etc. Fibromyalgia syndrome is a chronic and long term condition that has no cure. About 10 million people are currently diagnosed with this…

What is Small Fiber Neuropathy. Why This is Necessary For Fibromyalgia

Welcome! It looks like you might be new here, so I wanted to take a moment to tell you a little about me and my blog. My name is Julie Ryan and I live with Fibromyalgia. I’ve chosen to live positively, to fight back with diet and lifestyle changes and it’s made a huge difference…

Small Nerve Fiber Study Finds Different Kinds of Fibromyalgia Exist

by Aaqib Ullah | The evidence for central nervous system dysfunction in fibromyalgia is clear: the ascending pain producing pathways are overly activated, while the descending pain inhibitory pathways are under-activated. This results is people with fibromyalgia experiencing pain where no injury or sign of damage exists. Problems with the peripheral nervous system in the body also…

What family members of those who have fibromyalgia need to know

This post is aimed at relatives and the close circle that surrounds people with fibromyalgia. Although Fibromyalgia is not noticeable, it is very real. Many people think that a person is not really sick unless they look sick. When you have fibromyalgia, the person can be full of health (on the outside), but inside a procession of…

Grieving the Person I Was Before Chronic Illness

  BY:Gloria Shannon Sitting at the end of my bed, it suddenly thumps me across the chest like a ton of bricks. My lip trembles, I can feel the lump in my throat and I have to stop myself before the tears flow. I’m struggling to put on my socks and quickly I’m reminded that…

33 Surprising Symptoms of Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is a chronic illness most commonly known for causing widespread pain, fatigue and brain fog. However, the disease is complex – it can cause a multitude of symptoms and is often accompanied by comorbid conditions, such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) or chronic fatigue syndrome. Since fibromyalgia was formally recognized only a few decades ago, doctors are still learning about the illness and might…

Extensive brain inflammation present in fibromyalgia patients, shows recent multicenter study

A recent collaborative study involving researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and the Karolinska Institutet in Sweden using PET imaging has revealed evidence of widespread brain inflammation in fibromyalgia. This could be extremely vital in helping to identify treatment targets for this condition, which is poorly understood and inadequately treated at present. Credit Alex Mit…

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