FIBROMYALGIA IS DECLARED AS A NEW LONG TERM DISABILITY

After osteoarthritis, fibromyalgia is the second most common rheumatic disease.However, it is difficult to choose the previous fibromyalgia because its symptoms fluctuate. This condition mainly affects women than men. It is characterized by pain in the body accompanied by stiffness and fatigue. According to Daniel Clauw, MD, professor of anesthesiology at the University of Michigan, said…

22 ‘Hacks’ That Can Make Life Easier If You Have Chronic Fatigue

Chronic Illness 22 ‘Hacks’ That Can Make Life Easier If You Have Chronic Fatigue Paige Wyant  When you live with chronic fatigue, doing everyday chores or activities can leave you feeling like you just ran a marathon. Chronic fatigue (which is different than myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome, a disease with its own particular set of symptoms) is…

Top 5 Most Effective Fibromyalgia Medications Written By: Holly Cas 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…

Are Tender Points Still Used to Diagnose Fibromyalgia?

  Are Tender Points Still Used to Diagnose Fibromyalgia? Written By: Holly Case John 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…

I’m a Doctor With Chronic Illness. Here Are 12 Things I Wish People Knew.

Chronic Illness I’m a Doctor With Chronic Illness. Here Are 12 Things I Wish People Knew. Amy Stenehjem, M.D.  •  I’ve written this article to help educate those who want to learn about chronic illness. It is written from my perspective, that of a doctor who treated patients with chronic illness for many years, and…

21 Things Doctors Don’t Tell People About Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia 21 Things Doctors Don’t Tell People About Fibromyalgia Paige Wyant   When you are diagnosed with any chronic illness, a good doctor should tell you about the symptoms, inform you of the prognosis and offer ideas for treatment or management of the condition. However, fibromyalgia was formally recognized only a few decades ago, and many doctors are…

I’m Not ‘Sick.’ I Have Fibromyalgia.

Fibromyalgia I’m Not ‘Sick.’ I Have Fibromyalgia. Becca Risa Luna   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…

Physical Therapy Needs to Be More Inclusive of People With Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia Physical Therapy Needs to Be More Inclusive of People With Fibromyalgia Sarah Hauer  •  Follow Last year, I did a few months of physical therapy sessions for fibromyalgia pain. It helped significantly, but I only got from once a week to twice a week before my script for it ran out. My therapist and…

Accepting My Pain and My Cane as a Young Woman With Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia Accepting My Pain and My Cane as a Young Woman With Fibromyalgia Mariana Solarte Caicedo  •  Follow I’ve had fibromyalgia for four, almost five years now. After a couple of months, or the first year, I started having debilitating symptoms. I was very stressed out, and it was a very cold, rainy season where I live….

Your Wife Has Chronic Fatigue? Here Are 22 Ways to Support Her.

Chronic Illness Your Wife Has Chronic Fatigue? Here Are 22 Ways to Support Her. Paige Wyant   If you have a partner, spouse or loved one in your life with chronic fatigue, it can be difficult to understand exactly what they’re going through unless you’ve experienced it yourself. They likely require much more time sleeping or…

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