12 Facts about Fibromyalgia

  To people living with fibromyalgia, the symptoms are all too real. Muscle tenderness, full-body pain, and brain fog make it hard to function—and getting a restful night’s sleep isn’t much easier. To the frustration of patients, other aspects of the chronic condition—such as what causes it, how to diagnose it, and how to treat…

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Fibromyalgia: Think Differently, Feel Better

To change your feelings, change your thoughts, and improve your sleep and daily functioning in the process. Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a form of short-term psychological treatment that’s based on the premise that yes, how we feel and behave can influence our thoughts, but also our thoughts can affect how we feel and behave. By…

Lena Dunham Wants to Be the “Face of Fibromyalgia”

November 26, 2018 In a profile of Girls star Lena Dunham in New York, the writer and television producer opened up about her health struggles, which include having her uterus removed during a hysterectomy and being diagnosed with fibromyalgia. Dunham goes into great detail about her struggles with both mental health (PTSD and anxiety brought on by sexual assault)…

Brain swallowing found in Fibromyalgia patients for the first time in new study

November 2, 2018 A new study has found “visible” evidence of brain inflammation in those with fibromyalgia. The study, conducted by Massachusetts General Hospital researchers and published in the journal Brain, Behavior and Immunity; looked at brain glial activation in those with and without fibro. Glial cells surround neurons, acting as “insulation,” and are the…

Fibromyalgia Very Often Misdiagnosed as ADHD

 November 6, 2018 Eighty percent of thousands of people younger than 19 were misdiagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) before being tested for fibromyalgia, according to EpicGenetics, a company that developed the first blood test approved (2012) by the U.S. Food and Drug  Administration (FDA) for fibromyalgia. Requiring less than an ounce of blood, the…

Extract from soursop leaves can prevent the symptoms of fibromyalgia, study suggests

November 28, 2018 Researchers from the Department of Pharmacology at the University of Seville have recently published a study in which they state that diets supplemented with aqueous extract of Annona muricata L. leaves can prevent the symptoms associated with fibromyalgia, so improving the lives of these patients. Leaves of the species Annona muricata L….

Fibromyalgia Management: How to Live with the Pain and No Cure

November 19, 2018 Fibromyalgia Management: How to Live with the Pain and No Cure : Recent studies pour some light onto the cause of fibromyalgia. However, this information is insufficient to understand and therefore cure this condition completely. With no effective fibromyalgia treatment in place, people suffering from it have no choice but to live with…

Tips to Understand and Overcome Unrefreshing Sleep

November 13, 2018 Sleep used to come more easily to me, and I miss waking up feeling rested and refreshed. Those days are but a distant memory now. It’s just one more thing that fibromyalgia has taken from me, leaving me longing for better days. Unrefreshing sleep comes with a whole host of issues that…

The Sequelae of Fibromyalgia: Depression and Other Conditions

November 26, 2018 There can be several complications that arise from fibromyalgia. Sequelae is a term used to describe secondary results or the aftereffect of a disease. Here we will be looking at the sequelae of fibromyalgia, including depression and other conditions. First, let’s look at what is fibromyalgia. What is Fibromyalgia? Fibromyalgia is a…

Fibromyalgia Treatment Options: Activation of Glial cells

22nd November 2018 Researchers at Karolinska Institutet, Sweden, and Harvard University, USA, have made a ground-breaking step towards finding fibromyalgia treatment options. Fibromyalgia treatment options have been difficult to come by, however using PET brain imaging, this recent study may pave the way for new therapies. Difficulties of developing fibromyalgia treatment options Fibromyalgia is a…

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