My Fight Versus Fibromyalgia Includes Using My Mind

By Melissa Reynolds. Editor’s Note—Everyone’s journey vs. chronic pain is unique, and the National Pain Report likes to find patients who are finding some individual success and are willing to share with our audience. Here’s another example: Meditation is one of my favorite ways to manage the chronic pain and fatigue that come with the…

New Findings on Symptoms of Fibromyalgia and Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

Not every person with CRPS or fibromyalgia experiences bodily changes and enhanced sensory sensitivity. By Elizabeth Michaelson Monaghan Individuals with fibromyalgia (FM) and/or complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) reported more pain triggers and intensifiers, pain-related diagnoses, depression, anxiety, somatic symptoms, and bodily changes than both patients with other pain conditions and pain-free controls, in a new…

GenFo Releases 2020 Guide for Fibromyalgia Sufferers to Get Medical Cannabis Cards

By Staff. GenFo has announced the release of its 2018 Ultimate State-by-State Guide to Getting Medical Marijuana Approval for Fibromyalgia guide, which provides detailed information on how fibromyalgia can apply for medical marijuana cards. Citing data from a National Pain Foundation survey (which was conducted by National Pain Report), Genfo noted that 62% of fibromyalgia sufferers reported cannabis as…

Fibromyalgia and Childhood Abuse: Is There A Link?

Fibromyalgia and Childhood Abuse: Is There A Link?   By Staff.   A new study in the Journal of General Internal Medicine has shown that women Veterans being treated for fibromyalgia exhibit high rates of childhood abuse. With female Veterans representing a growing segment of the VA population, standardized screening for military sexual trauma (MST) and post-traumatic…

Could your Fibromyalgia Actually be Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome?

Could your Fibromyalgia Actually be Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome?  by Ellen Lenox Smith I was diagnosed with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS), a condition you are born with, fourteen years ago at the age of fifty-four. The physical symptoms created by EDS mimic the symptoms associated with fibromyalgia. As a result, many of the individuals suffering from EDS have, like…

COVID-19 – Chronic Pain – Are We Listening?

COVID-19 – Chronic Pain – Are We Listening? by Ed Coghlan As the COVID-19 public health emergency expands—dramatically in some parts of the country—the impact it’s having on all of us—particularly those with chronic illness—is beginning to sink in. Fill your state in this graph and you will see how your state is faring as far as coronavirus cases…

Fibromyalgia Origins Found in Central Nervous System

Fibromyalgia Origins Found in Central Nervous System  Ed Coghlan Fibromyalgia is now considered to be a lifelong central nervous disorder, which causes chronic pain. Daniel Clauw, M.D., professor of anesthesiology, University of Michigan presented findings from his research at the American Pain Society Annual Meeting, in Palm Springs. “Fibromyalgia can be thought of both as a discreet…

Fibromyalgia: Real or Imagined?

what is fibromyalgia? Fibromyalgia is a real condition — not imagined. It’s estimated that 10 million Americans live with it. The disease can affect anyone including children but it’s more common in adults. Women are diagnosed with fibromyalgia more often than men. The cause of fibromyalgia is unknown. It’s believed that people who have this condition process pain differently, and that the…

Does Fibromyalgia Run in Families?

There are research studies frequently publishing showing a genetic link in fibromyalgia. There is a 75% chance that if your parent had it, you are going to end up with the same disease. Fibromyalgia is a musculoskeletal pain that goes on for life and it may have its effects on offspring. This musculoskeletal pain disorder…

Warm Weather Survival With Fibromyalgia and ME/CFS

By Adrienne Dellwo  Medically reviewed  Scott Zashin, MD creacart / Getty Images More in CFS & Fibromyalgia  Living With Symptoms Integrative Therapies Causes & Risk Factors Diagnosis Treatment Support & Coping Understanding Fibromyalgia VIEW ALL Warm or hot weather can be taxing for those of us with fibromyalgia (FMS) and chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS), even when temperatures are extreme…

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