7 ways to support someone with fibromyalgia .

It can be tough coming to terms with a chronic illness diagnosis. And when you do get that diagnosis, it’s important to get the right professional support. But perhaps even more importantly, the support from friend and family is vital to manage day-to-day. I suffer from fibromyalgia, a condition that causes pain all over the body….

People with fibromyalgia take longer to fall asleep, sleep less and sleep

People with fibromyalgia have more difficulty falling asleep and sleeping less and better than the general population, according to the results of a new review. Researchers have called the attention of doctors on the treatment of sleep disorders in patients with fibromyalgia, because better sleep can help improve the symptoms of the disease.. The study, ”   Interruption…

15 Memes That Perfectly Describe Your Social Life With Chronic Illness

Trying to maintain a social life when you live with chronic illness is no easy task. Dealing with flare-ups and the need to conserve energy for work or day-to-day responsibilities may often override your ability to simply go out and have fun with your friends. Other times, you may be able to make it out, only to…

78+ SYMPTOMS OF FIBROMYALGIA (YOU WON’T BELIEVE) WHAT ARE YOURS?

You’ve probably read about fibromyalgia symptoms such as pain, fatigue and fibro fog, but the list of possible symptoms is far-reaching and body-wide. Those tiny lists don’t even begin to describe our experience! I put together this “monster list” of 60+ symptoms to let you know that you’renotalone! The list is adapted from one put…

How humidity affects patients with fibromyalgia.

Fibromyalgia is primarily known for the pain, fatigue and discomfort it causes a person, and several factors can increase the risk of having it or increase pain. Many patients have reported that being exposed to different types of weather makes them feel more pain. For example, being outside on a sunny day, or if it is…

Forest ecology shapes Lyme disease risk in the eastern US

(Millbrook, NY) In the eastern US, risk of contracting Lyme disease is higher in fragmented forests with high rodent densities and low numbers of resident fox, opossum, and raccoons. These are among the findings from an analysis of 19 years of data on the ecology of tick-borne disease in a forested landscape, recently published in…

New cannabis patch for fibromyalgia pain and diabetic nerve pain treatment.

Two new medications have been developed for fibromyalgia pain and diabetic nerve pain treatment by a company specializing in cannabis-based medicines. A Transdermal patch is placed on the skin and into the blood stream for the medication of fibromyalgia pain and diabetic nerve pain. The patched promote healing to an injured area of the body….

Main Fibromyalgia Causes In Women That No One Knows Yet

Women are far more likely than men to get Fibromyalgia Causes —a disease that causes pain and tender points throughout the body. Between 80 and 90 percent of people who are diagnosed with this condition are women, according to the National Institutes of Health. The reason for this gender inequality may have to do with…

Why Fibromyalgia Pain Feels Different. Is This True For You.?

Why Fibromyalgia Pain Feels Different For Amy Mullholand, simple chores like washing the dishes or making breakfast can be incredibly challenging.  “On a good day, I can get through the cups and the silverware, then I must sit for at least 15 to 20 minutes. Then I tackle the bowls. Then I sit and rest,” said…

Endocannabinoid Deficiency Suspected As Cause For Fibromyalgia.

For decades, since fibromyalgia disproportionately affected women, those who suffered with its often debilitating effects were often labeled as “hysterical women.” Many doctors would not even acknowledge that it was a legitimate physical disorder and called women hypochondriacs. It was often referred to as a “psychosomatic disorder.” Over the decades, the medical community has finally…