Top 5 Most Effective Fibromyalgia Medications

Fibromyalgia is an incredibly difficult condition to treat. Most people with fibromyalgia go through a great ordeal trying to get both diagnosis and treatment. Finding the right medication can be a challenge as well because there are so many possible options. Here’s a list of some of the most commonly prescribed medications for fibromyalgia and…

Are Tender Points Still Used to Diagnose Fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia is a complicated illness. It’s not a disease that can be seen on x-rays or ultrasound and much of the symptoms are self-reported by patients. What doctors know about fibromyalgia continues to change and adapt with time. When doctors came up with the initial diagnostic criteria in 1990, the standards used to diagnose fibromyalgia…

Muscle Pain and Fibromyalgia

The list of symptoms associated with fibromyalgia can be exhausting just to think about. Experiencing them is much more draining. Part of what makes diagnosing fibromyalgia so difficult is that everyone’s experience is different. However, did you know that 100%of fibro patients have one particular symptom in common? That’s right: muscle pain. Muscle pain and fibromyalgia…

Are Guillain-Barre Syndrome and Fibromyalgia Related?

A lot of people wonder if Guillain-barre syndrome and fibromyalgia are related. Both produce pretty similar symptoms in people who suffer from them, which makes it easy to see why people would think that there may be a connection between Guillain-barre syndrome and fibromyalgia. But is there? Let’s take a look at what these diseases…

Is Fibromyalgia Misdiagnosed as ADHD in Young People?

Fibromyalgia is a complicated illness. The experts still aren’t sure exactly what causes it or how to cure it. But researchers discover new correlations every day and develop clues about the nature of the illness. The more recent interesting finding from researchers is a possible link with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) diagnoses in young people,…

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…

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