What is Costochondritis? Link Between Fibromyalgia and Costochondritis

What is Costochondritis? Link Between Fibromyalgia and Costochondritis BY JULIA NELSON Today, tens of millions of people across the globe suffer from fibromyalgia.  Many of these people develop fibromyalgia in the middle of their lives, but many more develop it as a teenager or as a young adult.  Most of the people who do suffer from…

Evidence of Nerve Damage in About Half of Fibromyalgia Patients

Evidence of Nerve Damage in About Half of Fibromyalgia Patients BY JULIA NELSON Summary:About half of a small group of patients with fibromyalgia — a common syndrome that causes chronic pain and other symptoms — was found to have damage to nerve fibers in their skin and other evidence of a disease called small-fiber polyneuropathy (SFPN)….

22 Embarrassing symptoms of fibromyalgia that we do not talk about

Paige Wyant If you live with a chronic disease such as fibromyalgia, you may be too familiar with the frustrating and undesirable symptoms it can cause. Although there is no reason to be ashamed of any symptoms or side effects you experience, it can still be embarrassing when the brain fog makes you forget what you…

6 Stages of Fibromyalgia, I have on 3 stage. what is your stage ?

Stage 1 You started experiencing pain and fatigue more than before, you’re not sure what is going on but you hurt and you are tired. You can hold a job, you can make it through your day, but you know something isn’t right… so it’s something you’re going to start researching. Stage 2 You are…

What is RSDS? How it is connected with Fibromyalgia

By:Bill Cravens Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome (RSDS) and fibromyalgia are two very closely related disorders that often get mistaken for each other. RSDS is more commonly known as “complex regional pain syndrome. When the two disorders meet in one person, life can become very difficult and painful. While there are treatments for both disorders, understanding…

Urticaria and Fibromyalgia

FIBROMYALGIA Written By: Wyatt Redd Fibromyalgia seems to come with an almost unending list of additional side effects. From chronic itching to frequent urination, it seems like the fresh miseries of fibromyalgia never end. And in case you were looking for a new side effect to add to your list, how about urticaria. Urticaria, commonly called hives,…

Lipomas and Fibromyalgia: What you Need to Know

Lipomas and Fibromyalgia: What you Need to Know Written By: Holly Case 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…

Are Tender Points Still Used to Diagnose Fibromyalgia?

Written By: Holly Case 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…

5 Strategies for Coping With Fibromyalgia Fatigue

Fighting Fibromyalgia Fatigue Coping with fatigue is one of the most difficult things to do. Most people naturally think that if you’re tired, then you rest and presto — everything is better. Unfortunately, fatigue (known as extreme or excessive tiredness) isn’t fixed by a quick rest. In fact, we can sleep for days and still not…

Does Fibromyalgia Cause Muscle Spasms? And What Can You Do About Them?

Fibromyalgia and Muscle Spasms Fibromyalgia is a pain. It not only causes pain all throughout the body, but it also produces different types of pain. The most commonly seen types of pain with fibromyalgia are: Hyperalgesia – pain amplification Allodynia – pain to the touch Painful paresthesia – painful nerve sensations But our pain does…

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