Fibromyalgia – ‘it’s a battle of mind over body’

Members of the Chesterfield Fibromyalgia Support Group pictured with their group leader, Margaret Arnold, right, they are from left, front row, Angela Taylor, Diane Tomlins, and from left, back row, Andrew Markwell, Angie Webster, Leanne Watkinson and lead admin Julie Drury. Chronic pain and extreme fatigue are two of the symptoms which sufferers of an…

10 Celebrities Who Have Spoken Out About Their Fibromyalgia.

By Paige Wyant Fibromyalgia is a chronic, incurable condition that can cause a variety of symptoms such as widespread pain, fatigue and brain fog. It is estimated to affect 10 million people in the United States and between 3 to 6 percent of the global population – and celebrities are no exception. Although fibromyalgia is more common in women, it can affect…

Fibromyalgia Numbness: Causes and Coping

Dealing With Fibromyalgia Numbness and Tingling For most people, a new morning brings energy enough to hit the ground running if need be. That is, most people who do not suffer from fibromyalgia. Those suffering from fibro, however, can barely tiptoe through the morning, nonetheless, run through it. Some days the mere pressure of putting…

Why Fibromyalgia Has Officially Been Declared a Long-Term Disability

This fantastic article was written by Sarah Biren, founder of The Creative Palate.. Have you ever heard of fibromyalgia? For a long time, this condition has been overlooked by the medical world since its cause is unknown and therefore difficult to diagnose. However, by brushing aside this topic, many people are living with chronic pain and other symptoms…

Does Fibromyalgia Cause Skin Issues?

Fibromyalgia brings many unpleasant symptoms with it, the primary ones being a feeling of widespread pain, physical fatigue, and cognitive fatigue–also known as brain fog. But did you know that fibromyalgia could also be to blame for rashes, itching, and other skin conditions? It has been estimated that between 50 to 80 percent of people that…

Fibromyalgia, pain and disability.

When you are sick with fibromyalgia, it seems as if a part of you leaves to never return again. Remember how you were before and that sometimes makes you fall into a well that is quite difficult to get out of. They can be diseases that are obvious in the eyes of others, or as…

Fibromyalgia and Dry Eyes and Mouth.

Fibromyalgia is typically characterized by widespread pain, fatigue, headaches, irritable bowel syndrome, inability to get refreshing sleep, waking up tired and stiff and developing cognitive disturbances including lack of concentration and clumsiness, dizziness etc. Fibromyalgia syndrome is a chronic and long term condition that has no cure. About 10 million people are currently diagnosed with this…

26 Things We Don’t Talk About During Chronic Pain Flare-Ups

When you have a chronic pain condition, flare-ups are probably a common (albeit unwelcome) occurrence. Although a flare-up is exactly what it sounds like – a “flare” or increase in pain – there is so much more to it than just an exacerbation of symptoms. Flare-ups can affect all aspects of your life, including your ability to…

Cortisol Treatments for Fibromyalgia & Chronic Fatigue Syndrome..

One researcher is calling for doctors to use cortisol treatments for fibromyalgia(FMS) and chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS or ME/CFS). Kent Holtorf, M.D., medical director of California’s Holtorf Medical Group Center for Endocrine, Neurological and Infection Related Illness, reviewed 50 published studies that looked at how the adrenal glands, which produce the stress hormone cortisol, function in people with FMS and ME/CFS….

10 Strategies for Fighting Fibromyalgia Fatigue

Most sufferers will agree that the fatigue of fibromyalgia can be even more disruptive than the pain. After all, many things feed fibromyalgia fatigue – poor sleep, deconditioning, and even the pain itself – which makes it easy to fall behind in your self-care, leading to less sleep and more discomfort. In order to break out of…