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…

What every fibro warrior needs to know about Lyme disease.

By Donna Gregory Burch Before diagnosing you with fibromyalgia, your doctor may have tested you for Lyme disease, a bacterial infection frequently transmitted by ticks. If you received a negative test result, he or she likely crossed Lyme off their mental list of potential causes for your symptoms and moved on to ruling out other conditions…..

This young dad will soon forget all his family memories.

A dad-of-two has become one of Britain’s youngest Alzheimer’s victims after being diagnosed at the age of 30. Daniel Bradbury inherited the devastating disease from his father and has been warned his 18-month-old twins have a 50 percent chance of developing it in later life. He began showing symptoms of the disease in July last…

15 Secrets of People Who Can’t Work Because of an Illness

If you have a chronic illness, you may know what it feels like to be a “full-time patient.” Between the physical and emotional symptoms, constant doctor appointments and numerous tests and procedures (not to mention keeping track of it all), being chronically sick can become a full-time job in itself. You may find yourself needing to cut…

Fibromyalgia is death disease.

Fibromyalgia. While there is a lot of ongoing speculation about what triggers fibromyalgia, its causes have yet to be definitively identified and confirmed. Recent research has generally found that fibromyalgia is most likely a result of what scientists call central sensitization, or unusual responses in the nervous system with regard to pain perception. Fibromyalgia’s Biochemical…