Fibromyalgia Is More Common Than You Think—Here’s What You Should Know

Lady Gaga is one of the millions of women who suffer from this disease. While you may have heard of fibromyalgia, what you may not realize is that it affects more women than breast cancer. In fact, fibromyalgia plagues millions of women worldwide, including such celebrities as Lady Gaga and Sinead O’Conner. A complex disorder characterized by widespread…

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome – It’s Worse Than Multiple Sclerosis – And Fibromyalgia Is No Walk In The Park Either

Reprinted with the kind permission of Cort Johnson and Health Rising Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a dreaded disease. About ten years into having chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS), I still remember being tested for it and how thankful I was that I didn’t have it. MS does things to people that ME/CFS doesn’t. For one thing, it…

Fibromyalgia Device: Hummingbirds Hum

Fibromyalgia is often called a mystery illness that causes debilitating pain and fatigue. Most patients take pills to help relieve symptoms. Now, new technology is offering help without the side effects of medication. Pamula Floyd has been dealing with the pain of fibromyalgia for the past 15 years. “The first time it happened I woke…

New Fibromyalgia Blood Test Boasts 94 Percent Accuracy

  iQuity, a Nashville-based data science company, is now offering a blood test to aid in the diagnosis of fibromyalgia. The IsolateFibromyalgia test relies on RNA gene expression to identify fibromyalgia, a disorder of unknown origin that causes body-wide pain, fatigue, cognitive issues and other debilitating symptoms. Donna Gregory Burch “RNA analysis is a cutting-edge tool for…

Fibromyalgia Hero

My job is to train and educate our patient advocates to spread the word about chronic pain and fibromyalgia.  My goals are to end societal stigma for chronic illness and garner attention so that more research into finding treatments becomes a reality. I want to be a fibromyalgia hero – someone who makes a difference….

7 Tips For Reclaiming Control Over Fibromyalgia

Awareness for fibromyalgia is much greater than it was two decades ago, but how far have we come in understanding this invisible illness? As I look at the research regarding the physiologic effects of fibromyalgia, I believe we have moved forward. We know there are physical, measurable changes in our brain, and we see differences…

7 Tips For Reclaiming Control Over Fibromyalgia

Awareness for fibromyalgia is much greater than it was two decades ago, but how far have we come in understanding this invisible illness? As I look at the research regarding the physiologic effects of fibromyalgia, I believe we have moved forward. We know there are physical, measurable changes in our brain, and we see differences…

Science, Fibromyalgia, And Exercise

Last year I wrote about the importance of critical thinking and problem solving and casting a light on recurring theories. This year, I decided to kick off a review of the research beginning with a look at exercise and fibromyalgia. In my 2015 blog, I asked “Can Aerobic Exercise Reduce Fibromyalgia Symptoms?” As I said, the…

Fibromyalgia: Five easy exercises to treat the condition

  FIBROMYALGIA symptoms include widespread pain, poor sleep quality and fatigue. The exact cause of the condition is unknown, but experiencing a stressful event, sleep problems and chemical imbalances may be factors. Sufferers can treat their symptoms through trying these exercises. Fibromyalgia patient describes the pain she experiences Women are more likely to suffer from…

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

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

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