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…

How Fibromyalgia is Affected by Weather Changes – And What You Can Do

The Connection Between Fibromyalgia and Weather It is not uncommon to hear someone with arthritis claiming their knee or hip can predict the weather better than a meteorologist. They always know in advance when a cold front or a rainstorm are moving in, with an almost scary accuracy. What about those of us with fibromyalgia?…

The Difference Between Brain Fog and Forgetfulness

S.E. Carson The Difference Between Brain Fog and Forgetfulness Chronic Illness Our community talks about chronic illness with compassion and without judgment. Really? I’m dedicating an entire post to brain fog? Yup. Because after I go through all the technical explanations about my (insert whichever chronic illness I am trying to describe here), brain fog — more than anything…

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