What Sleeping Is Like When You Have Fibromyalgia

Via- The Mighty For anyone with fibromyalgia, there are so many different symptoms that can, and do, affect your life. For me, lack of sleep is my number one enemy. I can be so tired throughout the day, staring mindlessly at a computer screen or unable to keep focused on my drive home from work…

Fibromyalgia Related Chronic Pain Reduced with Meditation Therapy

By: Bel Marra Health  Fibromyalgia usually causes chronic pain that can be debilitating. It is generally treated with medication including antidepressants, which have side-effects. A new study explored the use of an alternative treatment called “compassion meditation” and found it to be effective in reducing pain symptoms. The Effect of Meditation Therapy on Fibromyalgia Symptoms The…

Causes and Risk Factors of Fibromyalgia

By NANCY BAXI, M.D. –   Fibromyalgia has no known cause. This can be very frustrating because without a cause it difficult to come up with a cure or to try to prevent the disease. It is much easier for patients and physicians to manage diseases that they understand fully. The research over the last 20 years…

Fibromyalgia and Rheumatoid Arthritis Often Go Hand in Hand

By Maureen Donohue, Contributor  Fibromyalgia, which may occur throughout the body, is more likely to afflict women than men.(GETTY IMAGES) ANYONE AFFLICTED WITH rheumatoid arthritis knows what it’s like to live with chronic pain. And if the disease isn’t bad enough in itself, it’s commonly accompanied by another painful syndrome, fibromyalgia. According to the National Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain Association,…

Tai Chi May Be Therapeutic Option for Fibromyalgia

Tai chi mind-body treatments improved fibromyalgia more than aerobic exercise. Compared with aerobic exercise, the more frequently recommended nondrug treatment for fibromyalgia, tai chi mind-body treatment is similarly or more effective in therapeutically improving fibromyalgia symptoms, according to a study published in the BMJ. Chenchen Wang, MD, of the Center for Complementary and Integrative Medicine and Division of…

Fibromyalgia and Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO)

By Liji Thomas, MD Fibromyalgia is a condition in which there is pain all over the body, localized to the somatic muscles. This is experienced as soreness over certain points on pressure, in the form of a dull ache which has been present for at least 3 months at the time of diagnosis. The tenderness should…

9 yoga poses for fibromyalgia treatment

By: Emily Lunardo A recent study has shown that there may be some major benefits to practicing yoga for fibromyalgia. But what is fibromyalgia? It’s a chronic disorder that predominantly plagues women over men. Sufferers experience varying degrees of muscle pain and constant persistent fatigue. All of the following conditions can be categorized as fibromyalgia: endometriosis, chronic fatigue syndrome,…

More Women Have Fibromyalgia Than Breast Cancer

   Emily Shaules was an active, happy 25-year-old lawyer living in Chicago when a casual toss of her hair triggered a sudden, excruciating snap in her neck. Fearing she might have torn something or given herself whiplash, she headed to the emergency room, where she was diagnosed with a pulled muscle, prescribed Vicodin, and assured…