WORLD FIBROMYALGIA AWARENESS DAY 2019

On the 12th of May, 2018,  join the millions of people who will be participating on this day by holding various events to raise awareness for fibromyalgia, an invisible and debilitating chronic condition. What is fibromyalgia? Fibromyalgia, or FM, is the causation of pain in bones and muscle. It is a chronic condition that affects…

Effects of aerobic exercise versus stress management treatment in fibromyalgia

To determine and compare short- and long-term effects of aerobic exercise (AE), stress management treatment (SMT), and treatment-as-usual (TAU) in fibromyalgia, 60 patients were randomized to 14 weeks of treatment by either AE, SMT or TAU. Outcome measures at baseline, midway through treatment, at treatment completion, and at 4 year follow up included a patient…

Ramadan: Observing The Fast With A Chronic Condition

Ramadan: Observing The Fast With A Chronic Condition This year, Ramadan begins the evening of June 17th and ends the evening of July 17th. During this month-long observance, approximately one billion Muslims around the world will not eat, drink, or smoke from dawn until sunset. Fasting is one of the Five Pillars of Islam and is…

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Does anyone have feet that swell up to the point that they look like they are going to burst! This is extremely painful and I can’t put weight on them. Just spent 12 hours in the ER did a lot of labs some were off a little but not anything to explain this. This has…

Drug-Induced Sun Sensitivity in Fibromyalgia/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Verywell Health Search Search Verywell FitVerywell MindVerywell Family Ad CFS & FIBROMYALGIA  RELATED CONDITIONS Drug-Induced Sun Sensitivity in Fibromyalgia/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome By Adrienne Dellwo Updated July 29, 2016 apomares / Getty Images I’ve never heard of fibromyalgia or chronic fatigue syndrome causing sun sensitivity (although it wouldn’t surprise me – we can be sensitive to just about everything.) But now, I’ve discovered…

Treating Low Serotonin in Fibromyalgia and CFS

  The serotonin dysregulation many of us with fibromyalgia or chronic fatigue syndrome experience can cause myriad symptoms. Now, let’s take a look at what might be able to help. You can influence your serotonin levels in 4 ways: Drugs Supplements Food Sunlight Drugs for Serotonin Dysregulation You’ve probably heard of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) or serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake…

Going to the Dentist With Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Verywell Health Search Search Verywell FitVerywell MindVerywell Family Ad CFS & FIBROMYALGIA  LIVING WITH Going to the Dentist With Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Problems to Expect and What to Do About Them By Adrienne Dellwo Medically reviewed by a board-certified physicianUpdated April 24, 2019 Peter Dazeley Collection/Photographer’s Choice/Getty Images Having dental work done can be painful for anyone….

Going Gluten-Free With Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Are you living gluten free with fibromyalgia or chronic fatigue syndrome, or are you considering a gluten-free diet? This is a tough diet to follow because gluten hides in a lot of different places. Fortunately, it’s become popular enough that you have a lot more options that we did even a few years ago. I’ve learned several things…

Living With Fibromyalgia and Lupus

Pain. Fatigue. Malaise. These symptoms are just part of life when you have fibromyalgia (FMS) or lupus. When you have both fibromyalgia and lupus, you get a double helping of those symptoms, in addition to the other symptoms of both conditions. FMS and lupus are both hard to diagnose, and because their primary symptoms can be very similar, people with…

11 Recipes to Fight Fibromyalgia Symptoms

Even though a miracle diet plan for painful fibromyalgia symptoms doesn’t exist, you shouldn’t underestimate the effect your diet can have on your energy levels day to day. Remember, eating a clean, healthy diet supports your immune system, helps you maintain a healthy weight, and may help fight inflammation in the body. So, what should…