Chronic fatigue: When you run out of standing for two minutes

Juana Montero is always tired. She has no strength to stand for more than two minutes and many times she is not able to shower herself. Any minimal physical or mental effort can leave her trapped in a bed for a full day and even weeks. Your fatigue does not reduce with rest . When you have enough energy…

How Badly Fibromyalgia Affects Your Feet.

Fibromyalgia treatment should extend from the top of your head to the tips of your toes — literally. Although feet are not the location most likely to experience fibromyalgia pain, in a recent paper published in the journal Arthritis Research and Therapy, about half of the 202 patients with fibromyalgia studied reported foot problems. “Compensation for foot pain…

Exрlаіnеr: whаt іѕ fibromyalgia, the соndіtіоn Lady Gaga lіvеѕ wіth?

At lеаѕt оnе іn tеn оf uѕ suffer ѕоmе ѕоrt оf trоublеѕоmе, lоng-tеrm (сhrоnіс) раіn. But nоt аll hаvе fibromyalgia. Pеорlе with fіbrоmуаlgіа hаvе chronic wіdеѕрrеаd раіn — іnсludіng muѕсulоѕkеlеtаl асhеѕ, раіn аnd ѕtіffnеѕѕ, and ѕоft tіѕѕuе tеndеrnеѕѕ — іn mаnу аrеаѕ асrоѕѕ the bоdу. Thіѕ affects other ѕуѕtеmѕ like thе brаіn, іmрасtіng a реrѕоn’ѕ…

“Brazilians develop a device that promises to relieve the pain of fibromyalgia”

Patients suffering from the pain caused by fibromyalgia will have, from August, a new treatment to relieve the symptoms of the disease. Instead of resorting to analgesics, anti-inflammatory and antidepressants, patients can undergo sessions in a photodynamic therapy device. It simultaneously emits low intensity laser and therapeutic ultrasound. The device was developed by researchers from the Institute…

Lady Gaga’s New Netflix Documentary Is a Rallying Cry to Those Who Suffer From Chronic Pain

While Little Monsters everywhere have been lamenting Lady Gaga’s recent tweet announcing the postponement of the European leg of her Joanne World Tour, I have been rejoicing. Let me tell you why. The aforementioned Twitter bomb arrived with a tandem statement that Germanotta has been diagnosed with fibromyalgia, a chronic illness characterized by widespread pain, fatigue,…

HOW TO COPE WHEN CHRONIC PAIN AFFECTS FRIENDS, FAMILY & SOCIAL LIFE

When our lives have been so devastatingly altered by chronic pain and illness, with not a single facet untouched, the support we receive from friends and family becomes all the more essential. But one of the many ironies of a life with chronic pain is that at the very time you need the love and support of those you care for…

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