FIBROMYALGIA: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT TREATMENT OPTIONS LATEST

e. For years, the medical community did not believe fibromyalgia was real. But in the last decade, the condition has slowly gained acceptance. And although scientists do not yet know what causes it, new treatment options are helping patients lead a normal life. Nobody is the same when it comes to fibromyalgia, says Paulette Zielinski,…

Is Fibromyalgia Hereditary?

The Genetics of Fibromyalgia Fibromyalgia is a common condition, affecting roughly 10 million Americans and about three to six percent of the word population. Despite its prevalence, the exact cause of the condition is still unclear, but scientists are getting closer to understanding the basic mechanisms behind the disease. Most researchers believe factors like immune system…

What My Friends Should Know About My Life With Fibromyalgia .

Dear friend, As you know, I have fibromyalgia. Some days are good, others are not so good. I wanted to tell you a few things about my condition and my new life I have learned so far.   – Some days, I cannot get out of bed. I am not blowing you off or ignoring…

The Medical Community Needs to Have a Better Understanding of Fibromyalgia

It took five long years of seeing many doctors, with a million different diagnoses and tests, to finally have a diagnosis of fibromyalgia. The mental anguish I went through was astounding and very draining. Most doctors ignored my symptoms and treated me like I was exaggerating or making them up. “Just take a Tylenol.” “Exercise more.”…

Hypervigilance in Fibromyalgia. What is it?

By Adrienne Dellwo. Hypervigilance is a state of being constantly tense, on guard, and exceptionally aware of your environment. A small but growing body of research suggests that hypervigilance is a feature of fibromyalgia and may contribute to the common symptom of sensory overload. The idea is that our brains become overly aware of things,…

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…

Costochondritis in Fibromyalgia.

Costochondritis in Fibromyalgia People with fibromyalgia are also susceptible to having pain in the chest, a condition known as Costochondritis. The chest pain can range from mild annoyance to excruciating pain described as being similar to a heart attack. What is Costochondritis? Costochondritis is basically an inflammation of the cartilage that links your ribs to…

I’m Not ‘Sick.’ I Have Fibromyalgia.

The struggle with fibromyalgia is that every day it’s something new. My everyday is a constant battle on an all-terrain track; full of dangers, no idea where I’m going or what I’ll hit next. I’m in an infinity roundabout of symptoms. Every obstacle is calculated to avoid risk but the outcome is never predictable no…