The Different Stages of Fibromyalgia (6th is so Scary…!)

19 A lot of us have come together on this site and others.. because we all have one thing in common…FIBROMYALGIA.. FIBRO-MY-ALGIA, sometime in our past, recent or further …we have been told we have fibromyalgia. Fibromyalgia is a syndrome in which a person has long-term, body-wide pain and tenderness in the joints, muscles, tendons,…

Why Do People Get Confused? Fibromyalgia is Actually Not an Autoimmune Disease

You may have seen some conflicting information regarding fibromyalgia and autoimmune diseases. Some people will tell you it is considered to be an autoimmune disease, others will tell you it’s not. However, you must know that physicians do not consider fibromyalgia to be an autoimmune disease. The cause of this debilitating disease is not known…

27 Real Symptoms of Fibromyalgia That Aren’t Just In Your Head

Fibromyalgia is a widespread chronic pain syndrome that occurs mostly in women 20 to 50 years old. The National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Diseases estimates that five million people in the U.S. suffer from fibromyalgia. Even though it’s so wide-spread, the cause of fibromyalgia is still unclear, and fibromyalgia symptoms can be just as varied and…

22 ‘Embarrassing’ Symptoms of Fibromyalgia We Don’t Talk About

 By Paige Wyant If you live with a chronic condition like fibromyalgia, you may be all-too-familiar with the frustrating and undesirable symptoms it can cause. Although there’s no reason to feel ashamed of any symptoms or side effects you experience, it can still be embarrassing when brain fog causes you to forget what you were saying in…

WARNING! STOP DOING THESE 16 THINGS IF YOU HAVE FIBROMYALGIA

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 are especially appropriate for those of us suffering from fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome and other debilitating conditions. Here are…

6 Rare and Strange Symptoms of Fibromyalgia

FIBROMYALGIA 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 of the rare symptoms of…

FIBROMYALGIA NEW BLOOD TEST IS ACCURATE TO 99%

  new blood test for fibromyalgia is more accurate than previously thought and not confuse the chronic pain disorder with other diseases such as lupus and rheumatoid arthritis, according to the doctor who developed the test. “We saw no overlap between the biomarkers in fibromyalgia and immune system patterns of patients with rheumatoid arthritis or lupus. Really…

A Doctor with Chronic Illness Wants You to Know These 12 Things!

A Doctor with Chronic Illness Wants You to Know These 12 Things! BY JULIA NELSON · I’ve written this article to help educate those who want to learn about chronic illness. It is written from my perspective, that of a doctor who treated patients with chronic illness for many years, and who spent five years of my life…

7 Tips That May Help Alleviate Fibromyalgia Pain: Diet, Stress Management, And More

What is fibromyalgia? Fibromyalgia is a serious condition that is accompanied by pain, fatigue, and tiredness. Scientists don’t know what causes fibromyalgia, but heredity seems to play a role. The symptoms of fibromyalgia may develop after stress, physical trauma, or illnesses. Living with fibromyalgia can be very challenging, but you can take several steps to…