18 Points Used to Diagnose Fibromyalgia

Diagnosing fibromyalgia can be tough. Pain is highly personal, so one person’s “I hurt all over” isn’t necessarily the same as another person’s “I hurt all over.” That’s why doctors often check for certain tender points on the body when it comes to diagnosing fibromyalgia. These 18 points (9 pairs) tend to be painful when…

Why Service Dogs for Fibromyalgia are the Best Thing to Happen

By medlineplus  On February 18, 2018 In Fibromyalgia Leave a comment  By Jerome Chiaro We recently asked Becca Mason some questions about service dogs. What type of diseases can service dogs help? They assist people who have a variety of disabilities. Like people wheelchairs, people with diabetes, autism, PTSD, seizures, asthma, people with ms, fibromyalgia, food allergies, pain disorders, narcolepsy, Alzheimer’s, memory disorders…

Fibromyalgia sufferers might benefit from tailored acupuncture

By  Dr. John Regan  – February 18, 2018 0 1 Fibromyalgia affects an estimated 5 million Americans, 80-90% of whom are women. The disorder is characterized by widespread pain and diffuse tenderness. Although there is no cure, tailored acupuncture might provide some welcome respite, according to a new study. Although difficult to categorize, fibromyalgia is considered a…

Fibromyalgia is Linked to Childhood Stress and Unprocessed Negative Emotions

By medlineplus  On November 4, 2017 In Fibromyalgia Tagged Fibro Leave a comment      Fibromyalgia made it hard for 46 year old Vera to get her legs out of bed in the morning. As she moved toward the bathroom and began her toilette the pangs of pain moved to her hands, head and neck. It brought tears to her eyes. It made…

Fibromyalgia: What is Lady Gaga’s divisive condition?

What is fibromyalgia? Duarte Garrido looks into the divisive condition which has caused Lady Gaga to cancel her tour shows “If all you have is a hammer, then everything will look like a nail.” It’s an old concept, and the argument shared by those with a more cynical view of diseases for which no cause…

I’m A Doctor With Fibromyalgia. Here’s What I Wish People Understood About It

Fibromyalgia, a widely misunderstood illness, confuses and frustrates both patients and doctors alike. I know because I’ve seen it from both sides—as both a physician and a woman with the illness myself. This common chronic disease is characterized by widespread muscle pain, fatigue, and brain fog. It’s estimated that 5 million Americans currently suffer from the disorder,…

What Fibro Sufferers Want You to Know About Anxiety

Understanding Life With Anxiety and Fibromyalgia Many, if not most, fibromyalgia sufferers also suffer from anxiety. It is not difficult to understand why being in constant pain can make a person feel stressed, or even anxious. But the link between fibromyalgia and anxiety goes much deeper than that. Everyone is different, but in some cases it…

I am a doctor and suffering from a chronic illness. These are 12 things that people should know

By medlineplus  On December 17, 2017 In Fibromyalgia Tagged chronic illness Leave a comment  Let’s fight together against disability and physical and mental illness.  Amy Stenehjem Doctor of Medicine I am writing this article in the hope of informing those who wish to learn more about chronic diseases. I speak from experience: I have long been a patient with this condition, but I have also…

Seasonal Affective Disorder and Fibromyalgia

Justin Horner / January 13, 2018 / No Comments Fibromyalgia sufferers are well aware of just how debilitating their illness can be. Widespread fatigue, chronic fatigue, and a host of other symptoms wear away at both your physical and mental wellbeing. What’s more, fibromyalgia can leave its victims more susceptible than others to developing other conditions. Conditions that may even worsen…