Rheumatoid Arthritis and Fibromyalgia.

Your joints are swollen and stiff. Your muscles also ache, and you’re exhausted. Are these symptoms related? They could be signs that you have rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and fibromyalgia, two health problems that sometimes happen together. If you have one of them, you are more likely to have the other. Only about 2% of adult…

5 Risk Factors Of Fibromyalgia.

As you would probably know, fibromyalgia is a chronic syndrome; chronic meaning that the syndrome is long-lasting, normally a lifelong illness. Fibromyalgia does not do damage to joints or cause inflammation, although it is considered an arthritis related condition. In fact, Fibromyalgia is a rheumatic condition for it causes pain in soft tissue and joints…..

Teen reunites with neurosurgeon who saved his life after traumatic brain injury

ZIONSVILLE, Ind. — Nearly a year after falling from a vehicle and suffering a traumatic brain injury, a local athlete is reuniting with the neurosurgeon and ICU staff that saved his life. In just 10 months he’s made a miraculous recovery. On his own two feet, with his smile and personality back, Ryan Bardellini is…

Things That Exacerbate My Fibromyalgia Symptoms.

There are so many things that can exacerbate my fibromyalgia but I’ll share a handful of the common ones. To start with, many of us with fibromyalgia have other medical conditions. I, myself, have chronic back pain conditions that I’ve found can make my fibromyalgia symptoms worse or sometimes even send it into a fibro flare. The more my…

5 Common Misconceptions About Fibromyalgia.

Having fibromyalgia for almost 21 years, I have heard an array of comments about fibromyalgia, from positive to negative. Yet, over the years, I’ve noticed certain comments are reoccurring. While I understand that most people don’t know that much about fibromyalgia, there are still many misconceptions.. 1. “You don’t take painkillers, so you must not be in a…

When Anxiety Presents as Anger, Not Fear.

I have been anxious for as long as I can remember. I grew from an awkward and anxious child to an awkward and anxious adult. As a teenager I was diagnosed with anxiety and depression, but it was only as an adult that I learned more about what it actually means to be anxious. Having anxiety doesn’t just mean…

I Won’t Apologize for Having Fun While Chronically Ill

When I was six, I was hospitalized with Rocky Mountain spotted fever. At the hospital, I was encouraged to get out of bed, get dressed and spend as much time as possible in the playroom. I brought magazines and books back to my room to read and played with other kids who were up and…

10 TRUE CAUSES OF FIBROMYALGIA THAT YOUR DOCTOR WILL NEVER TELL YOU ABOUT

While only an estimate, fibromyalgia affects 1 in 50 people, totaling up to 6 million.  It is characterized by chronic musculoskeletal pain accompanied by symptoms like brain fog, cognitive impairment, depression, painful points throughout the body, fatigue, and sleep disturbances.  The root cause of fibromyalgia still remains unclear, and the conventional medicine currently addresses its…

A Good Day With Fibromyalgia Doesn’t Mean I’m Cured.

Many of us with fibromyalgia have “good days,” the idea of which can confuse people who don’t understand chronic illness. Having a good day does not mean I’ve been cured of fibromyalgia. My version of a good day is not the same as a healthy person’s version of a good day. I completely understand how people can get confused and why I…