How moisturizers can help with fibromyalgia itching

How moisturizers can help with fibromyalgia itching Fibromyalgia itching causes a lot of suffering to the people who are affected by it. It’s a common, but little-known, symptom of fibromyalgia. As such, there isn’t a lot of scientific study of what causes it and how it can be treated. People with fibromyalgia itching often find…

17 of the Worst Symptoms of Fibromyalgia (and How People Deal With Them)

17 of the Worst Symptoms of Fibromyalgia (and How People Deal With Them) Fibromyalgia manifests itself in different ways for different patients, but most can agree that all the symptoms are life-altering. It’s not always clear how (or if) they can be treated, and the physical challenges can all too easily turn into emotional challenges as…

No, I Can’t Just ‘Get Used to’ My Fibromyalgia

No, I Can’t Just ‘Get Used to’ My Fibromyalgia It’s been almost three years to the day that my symptoms first started to get the better of me. It wasn’t until then I realized I had been living in pain quite some time, I had actually been living with my illness for a very long…

Why Does our Sense of Smell Changes with Fibromyalgia?

Why Does our Sense of Smell Changes with Fibromyalgia? The symptoms of fibromyalgia can be overwhelming for someone to deal with. Chronic pain, fatigue, and brain fog are just a few of the problems that can easily be set off and worsen into a flare that lasts a day, a week, or even a month….

To the Man Who Stayed When My Health Declined and I Told Him to Run

To the Man Who Stayed When My Health Declined and I Told Him to Run To the man who stayed when I told him to run. Today we’re celebrating 18 years of marriage. I don’t quite know how that happened. Some days it seems like yesterday and we’re those 25-year-old kids again – other days…

Puzzling Out Fibromyalgia and The Epstein-Barr Virus

Puzzling Out Fibromyalgia and The Epstein-Barr Virus Two years ago I finally sat down and wrote a lengthy article about my healing journey from fibromyalgia. It had been over a decade since that morning when I woke up with “pain all over” and about four years since the pain had subsided. I guess I needed time to…

13 Ways Sleep Disturbances Affect People With Fibromyalgia

13 Ways Sleep Disturbances Affect People With Fibromyalgia Many people tend to primarily associate fibromyalgia with pain – but as those with fibro know, the condition can cause so many more symptoms and side effects than “just” pain. Among the other characteristic symptoms of fibro are sleep disturbances. Folks with fibro may have difficulty falling or staying asleep,…

7 Fibromyalgia Symptoms in Women. #3 Quite Unexpected

7 Fibromyalgia Symptoms in Women. #3 Quite Unexpected In Lady Gaga’s Netflix documentary, Gaga: Five Foot Two, the first scene shows the singer’s muscles being stretched and prodded on a massage table. It’s one of the ways she deals with fibromyalgia, a condition that causes chronic pain all over the body. It’s not known what causes…

25 Things You Shouldn’t (and Should) Say to Someone With Fibromyalgia

25 Things You Shouldn’t (and Should) Say to Someone With Fibromyalgia Fibromyalgia is a chronic pain disorder that affects an estimated 10 million people in the United States. Symptoms can include joint pain, fatigue, sensitivity to touch, sleep disorders and problems with cognitive functioning, or “fibro fog.” But because symptoms vary for just about everyone, it’s difficult for outsiders to understand what…