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…

FATIGUE IN FIBROMYALGIA IS NOT A SIMPLE Normal Fatigue.

Fatigue is known when you have fibromyalgia going beyond “normal fatigue,” according to a recent publication in the journal BMC – Musculoskeletal Disorders. The researchers wanted to understand in more detail the fatigue that occurs in fibromyalgia and the impact it has on our lives. After conducting a series of interviews, they analyzed the results and…

8 Signs of Lyme Disease (And How to Prevent It).

Many authorities feel (Lyme Disease) is a massively underreported issue, and one that’s increasing every year.” – Marina Makous, M.D. What Is Lyme Disease? Lyme disease is a bacterial infection transmitted through the bite of infected blacklegged ticks (on the East Coast) and deer ticks (on the West Coast). The symptoms of Lyme disease are often…

5 Ways to Combat Fibromyalgia Itching.

Fibromyalgia makes it hard to sleep, and makes most days very uncomfortable. Not all patients who have fibromyalgia will experience itching, but many will, and for those people it seems like there is no end to the pain that comes with this condition. Is there anything that can remedy fibromyalgia itching? Fortunately those who suffer…

Eight Signs Of Fibromyalgia Usually People Ignore . #2 is Quite Strange

Dr. John Regan Fibromyalgia is a common chronic disorder that is characterized by widespread pain, among other symptoms. It can cause significant pain and fatigue, interfering with a person’s ability to carry out their daily activities. While the causes of fibromyalgia are unknown, it’s estimated that it affects 5 million Americans ages 18 or older….

10 Fast Fibro Facts to Share for Fibromyalgia Awareness Month

It’s Fibromyalgia Awareness Month, which is an opportunity for people in the fibro community to share their stories and raise awareness of this often misunderstood illness.. Fibromyalgia is considered a condition rather than a disease because there are no specific causes or recognizable symptoms. A syndrome is a collection of symptoms and medical issues that occur together but cannot be…

Fibromyalgia and Hip Flexor Pain:

BY JULIA NELSON  It is not uncommon to have hip flexor issues or pain in this area when living with fibromyalgia. The hips, hip flexors, and lower back correlate with fibromyalgia pain areas due to tender areas around the lower back, many more trigger point areas and other conditions that affect the surrounding areas. The hip…