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…

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…

16 Honest Photos of the ‘Embarrassing’ Sides of Fibromyalgia We Don’t Talk About

Fibromyalgia 16 Honest Photos of the ‘Embarrassing’ Sides of Fibromyalgia We Don’t Talk About Paige Wyant  •    When you live with a chronic condition like fibromyalgia, oftentimes there can be some frustrating, undesirable and “embarrassing” symptoms that accompany your illness. Although there’s no reason to feel ashamed of any symptoms or side effects you experience,…

20 Products People With Fibromyalgia Swear By

Fibromyalgia 20 Products People With Fibromyalgia Swear By Paige Wyant  Editor’s Note Any medical information included is based on a personal experience. For questions or concerns regarding health, please consult a doctor or medical professional. Prices and product availability are accurate as of publication. When you struggle daily with the pain, fatigue and brain fog…

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…

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