The Surprising Link Between Fibromyalgia and Lyme Disease

If you’ve been diagnosed with fibromyalgia, you know better than anyone the pain, frustration and anxiety associated with this difficult to define disease. Ask anyone what the worst part about fibromyalgia (FMS) is and they might list the numbness, pain, difficulty sleeping, irritable bowel syndrome and the persistent depression – or they might say the…

21 Things Doctors Don’t Tell People About Fibromyalgia

When you are diagnosed with any chronic illness, a good doctor should tell you about the symptoms, inform you of the prognosis and offer ideas for treatment or management of the condition. However, fibromyalgia was formally recognized only a few decades ago, and many doctors are still unfamiliar with the illness and how to treat it. Furthermore, it…

10 Reasons to Quit Smoking If You Have Fibromyalgia

  Why Smoking Can Be More Harmful to Those With Fibromyalgia Unfortunately, a high number of individuals who have fibromyalgia smoke, perhaps partially due to the stress the illness causes. In addition to the diseases and distress smoking causes, it can worsen your fibromyalgia symptoms; you may experience an increase in pain, fatigue, stiffness and…

10 true causes of fibromyalgia that your doctor will never tell you about

   By:Daneen Akers It may be just an estimated number but experts say that according to their calculations, fibromyalgia affects one in every 50 people – that is 6 million people worldwide at the moment. The condition is severe with symptoms ranging from chronic muscle and bone pain to constant fatigue, brain fog, cognitive problems,…

25 ‘Embarrassing’ Symptoms of Depression We Don’t Talk About.

   When you live with a health condition, oftentimes there are some unwanted — or “embarrassing” — symptoms you have to learn to live with. This can be especially true when you are struggling with depression. Maybe you can’t remember the last time you showered, and dry shampoo just isn’t covering it up anymore. Maybe your…

How Common is Clavicle or Shoulder Pain in Fibromyalgia?

Clavicle or shoulder pain in fibromyalgia is like any other symptom in that it can easily wax and wane, but might be more common than you think. It’s common for fibromyalgia sufferers to experience pain in the shoulders, upper arms, and/or clavicle, which is the collarbone that runs between the shoulder blade and breastbone. This…

Fibromyalgia now Considered as a Lifelong Central Nervous System Disorder

Fibromyalgia is now considered to be a central nervous system disorder, according to University of Michigan professor of anesthesiology, Daniel Clauw, M.D. In a scientific session at the American Pain Society Annual Scientific Meeting, Dr. Clauw stated, “Fibromyalgia can be thought of both as a discreet disease and also as a final common pathway of…

Driving and Fibromyalgia: Driving Safely When You Have Fibromyalgia

By: Yvonne Banks Driving With Fibromyalgia Stress is a trigger for many conditions, and fibromyalgia is one of them. Stress is a common trigger of flare ups, and driving is a stressor that can bring about fibromyalgia symptoms, especially if you get stuck in traffic that makes it difficult to get home or get to work…

Fibromyalgia: Curable Despite What Your Doctors Says

Taking a Natural Approach to Finding a Cure By Michael E. Platt, MD   I have often told my patients that if they are feeling aches and pains, the best thing they can have is fibromyalgia. Of course, a statement like that tends to create some confusion, considering that people with fibromyalgia are always told…

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