Nerve Stimulation Implant to Treat Fibromyalgia

Nerve Stimulation Implant to Treat Fibromyalgia We know that there are several different conditions that are related to, or caused by, fibromyalgia. However, the main complaint that leads to a diagnosis of fibro is neurological pain. There are countless treatments for the many symptoms of fibro, but relatively few for the main cause of neuropathic…

What is Visceral Pain?

What is Visceral Pain? If there’s one thing someone with fibromyalgia knows, it’s pain. After all, anyone living with the kind of chronic, excruciating pain that fibromyalgia causes quickly finds that their life becomes all about it. But did you know that there are actually several different types of pain? Doctors spend a lot of their…

Please Don’t Tell Me How To Feel When My Pain Flares Up

Please Don’t Tell Me How To Feel When My Pain Flares Up When I sit down and write to advocate for my illnesses, I feel this pressure that I always need to be positive. That if I’m not, that if I’m not seeing the positive in the things I’m still able to do, that well,…

  Temperature Sensitivity In Fibromyalgia. What You Should Know

Temperature Sensitivity In Fibromyalgia. What You Should Know Research shows that people with fibromyalgia have an inability to adapt to changes in temperature along with a lower pain threshold to both hot and cold stimuli. Julie at Counting My Spoons wrote about a study that examined the temperature thresholds for heat and cold in women with fibromyalgia…

Costochondritis Pain from Fibromyalgia

Costochondritis Pain from Fibromyalgia Costochondritis pain is just one of the symptoms within Fibromyalgia. I often refer to this as a “secondary” symptom because it is not a primary symptom that occurs as often, such as widespread muscle pain or nerve pain. However, when it does occur, it can be very painful. This pain can…

New Research Says Physical Pain Is Directly Connected To Emotional Stress And Trauma

New Research Says Physical Pain Is Directly Connected To Emotional Stress And Trauma New studies have found that the source of your chronic pain may very well be caused by stress and emotional trauma and not a physical injury. Chronic pain is characterized by physical pain that lasts longer than the natural healing process would normally…

Invisible Disabilities: Just Because you Can’t see it Doesn’t Mean it’s not Real

Invisible Disabilities: Just Because you Can’t see it Doesn’t Mean it’s not Real Have you ever heard diseases like fibromyalgia called an “invisible disability?” Essentially, invisible disabilities are conditions that can’t be seen but still have serious effects on your ability to live a normal life. The term makes a distinction between conditions like cerebral palsy,…

What is Chronic Granulomatous Disease?

What is Chronic Granulomatous Disease? The immune system is incredibly complicated. But it performs a vital function in keeping you healthy. And when even one small part of the system breaks down, it can affect the way your entire body functions. Just look at a condition like Chronic Granulomatous Disease. Chronic Granulomatous Disease (CGD) is a condition…

What is Myeloma?

What is Myeloma? Myeloma is a cancer of the plasma cells. Plasma cells are white blood cells that fight against disease and infection by producing antibodies in the body. On the other hand, myeloma cells prevent the normal production of antibodies, which leaves the body’s immune system weak and susceptible to infection. The increased amount of dysfunctional…

27 Invisible Symptoms of Fibromyalgia You Just Cannot Ignore

27 Invisible Symptoms of Fibromyalgia You Just Cannot Ignore   Fibromyalgia affects more than 5 million people in the U.S and the figures are increasing. There are many uncomfortable symptoms of Fibromyalgia. It is known as an invisible illness because people cannot see the manner in which people suffer from the disease. Generally, Fibromyalgia is…

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