WARNING! STOP DOING THESE 16 THINGS IF YOU HAVE FIBROMYALGIA

 admin HOME UNCATEGORIZED WARNING! STOP DOING THESE 16 THINGS IF YOU HAVE FIBROMYALGIA By: Julie Ryan Via-The Mighty   This story is based on an article I read called “30 Things to Stop Doing to Yourself.” As I read it, I couldn’t help but think just how true so many of them are and that certain ones…

What Selma Blair’s Oscar Appearance Meant to Me as Someone With a Chronic Illness

Like many people around the globe, I watched the Oscars yesterday night. Some of the movies really moved me, and I truly enjoyed watching them and seeing some amazing performances. As someone with fibromyalgia and arthritis, I was incredibly moved by Lady Gaga’s performance, since she’s been so open about her chronic pain struggles and how her life was stopped more than…

Please Don’t Roll Your Eyes at Me When I Tell You I Have Fibromyalgia

I don’t usually tell people I have fibromyalgia because this admission is usually accompanied by the eye roll. Fibromyalgia is a unique illness in that many people, including physicians, think we’re making it up. In their mind, fibromyalgia doesn’t exist. It’s all in our heads. We need to get counseling, or we’re looking for drugs. People living…

Why Pushing Too Hard With Fibromyalgia Means, ‘If You Play, You Will Pay’

“If you play, you will pay.” That’s what one of my gazillion doctors told me about fibromyalgia. In other words, if you have a semi-good day and over do it, expect to pay for it afterwards. As a creative and artistic person who has been fortunate enough to spend most of my adult life working in…

6 Rare Symptoms of Fibromyalgia

Holly Case / January 26, 2018 / 6 Comments Image: michaeljung/Shutterstock Fibromyalgia can be a weird illness. Your doctor may say that fatigue and pain are the only real symptoms of fibro, but you can’t help but wonder if your latest uncomfortable symptoms can be attributed to your illness. Here are some of the rare symptoms of fibromyalgia that…

6 Rare and Strange Symptoms of Fibromyalgia

FIBROMYALGIA  July 5, 2018  No Comments 6 Rare and Strange Symptoms of Fibromyalgia   Fibromyalgia can be a weird illness. Your doctor may say that fatigue and pain are the only real symptoms of fibro, but you can’t help but wonder if your latest uncomfortable symptoms can be attributed to your illness. Here are some…

The Real Cause of Fibromyalgia Related Sleep Problems

We’ve all been there before – right? You get what you think was a full night’s rest – but when the alarm clock rings you feel exhausted – like you’ve just taken a sleeping pill. For many of us with fibromyalgia, this is a cruel reality of our condition. A recent study is shedding new…

Dysautonomia Syndrome in People with Fibromyalgia

By admin  On September 28, 2018 In Uncategorized Leave a comment    Unfortunately, many fibromyalgia sufferers experience at least one form of dysautonomia syndrome and it can be a very serious problem for them. What Happens with Dysautonomia Syndrome Your body is constantly working. It does a long list of amazing things without you even thinking about it consciously. You breathe…

Does Smoking Cause or Aggravate the Symptoms of Fibromyalgia?

By admin  On August 3, 2018 In Uncategorized Leave a comment  Does Smoking Cause or Aggravate the Symptoms of Fibromyalgia? Do you smoke cigarettes or chew tobacco? When you have fibromyalgia, tobacco use may have even greater health risks than you thought. Multiple studies have shown that tobacco use is associated with worse fibromyalgia symptoms. Smoking may also be a risk…