How to Lose Weight while having Fibromyalgia?

People with fibromyalgia struggle with weight gain mainly because the symptoms itself prevents the patients from movement and keeping an active lifestyle. Doctors and experts suggest that losing excessive weight is important as it can help to provide relief from fibromyalgia symptoms. Here is how you can shed some pounds with fibromyalgia: Sleep Enough Fibromyalgia…

Fibromyalgia: the pain that society does not see or understand

Fibromyalgia was recognized as a disease in 1992. By the World Health Organization (WHO) Today, 4% of the population is affected by fibromyalgia. Almost 90% are women. It is known as “invisible disease” because it affects all the soft tissues of the musculoskeletal system and can not be easily diagnosed by medical tests. Fibromyalgia is not seen,…

Fibromyalgia and pain of the hip flexors.

It is not uncommon to have problems with the hip flexor or pain in this area when living with fibromyalgia. Hip, hip flexors and lower back pain correlate with areas of fibromyalgia due to sensitive areas around the back, much lower trigger points and other conditions of the areas that affect the surrounding areas.  The hip…

5 Common Causes of Fibromyalgia Flares

As anyone with fibromyalgia knows, there are times when symptoms are more acute and intense than normal. These times are commonly known as fibromyalgia flares (or flare-ups). Fibromyalgia flares can last can last anywhere from one day to several weeks at a time and often have a trigger associated with them. Understanding the common triggers of…

Fibromyalgia, the Optic Nerve, and Neuro-degeneration

Are the eyes the window to whatever’s going wrong with the brain in fibromyalgia? Research published in 2015 and 2016 suggests that it just might be. Fibromyalgia is widely believed to be a condition of the central nervous system, which includes the brain and spinal column. It also includes the eyes and the structures that help our…

Chronic Pain Patient Abandoned by Doctor Dies

This will be the first Christmas that Tammi Hale spends without her husband Doug in over 30 years. The 53-year old Vermont man, who suffered chronic pain from interstitial cystitis, committed suicide in October after his doctor abruptly cut him off from opioid pain medication. “His primary care provider kept trying to wean him off…

Formication and Fibromyalgia: Bugs Under Your Skin

What’s the most annoying thing about fibromyalgia? Is it the constant pain? Or the fatigue that makes it impossible to do even the most basic tasks? Maybe it’s the fibro-fog that leaves you forgetting where you left your keys every morning. Fibromyalgia has a seemingly endless supply of those little knock-on symptoms that all compete…

To the Family Members of those who have Fibromyalgia Need to Know

This post is aimed at relatives and the close circle that surrounds people with fibromyalgia. Although Fibromyalgia is not noticeable, it is very real. Many people think that a person is not really sick unless they look sick. When you have fibromyalgia, the person can be full of health (on the outside), but inside a…

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