What is fibromyalgia swelling and What Causes of Fibromyalgia Swelling?

  Fibromyalgia swelling makes life difficult for a lot of sufferers. The pain and discomfort make daily tasks a challenge. Putting on shoes, or picking out an outfit, or even just getting around is harder with painful swelling in your hands or feet. But what causes the swelling? And how can you treat it? What is fibromyalgia…

Grieving the Person I Was Before Chronic Illness

Sitting at the end of my bed, it suddenly thumps me across the chest like a ton of bricks. My lip trembles, I can feel the lump in my throat and I have to stop myself before the tears flow. I’m struggling to put on my socks and quickly I’m reminded that my life is…

Cervical Dystonia and Fibromyalgia: What is the Difference?

Those who suffer with fibromyalgia understand the struggles that are associated with this illness. The key for those who live with this illness is to find a happy medium where they are still being active and social and where they are not putting more pressure or pain on their bodies. For many people, this can…

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…

Can Topical Magnesium Help With Your Fibromyalgia Symptoms?

We’ve covered a lot of topics on this website about fibromyalgia, both the symptoms and possible ways to treat it. But if you’ve spent time researching fibromyalgia, you know it’s not often that you come across good news. That’s why some of the information coming about the use of topical magnesium for treating fibromyalgia is…

Unrest Reviewed: The Award-Winning Documentary About Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

It’s not often that you see films covering conditions like fibromyalgia. And Unrest, released in 2017, isn’t specifically about fibromyalgia. But if you take the time to follow the director of the film, Jennifer Brea, along on her journey through the world of chronic fatigue syndrome (or myalgic encephalomyelitis, as it’s referred to in the film), you’ll find that the…

How to Treat Dark Circles Under the Eyes

I Everyone gets dark circles under the eyes from time to time. They can be unsightly, and even embarrassing. And when you have fibromyalgia, it often seems like the problem is much worse. But while everyone has experienced dark circles under the eyes, not many of us really know much about them. What causes them?…

What is Myalgic Encephalomyelitis?

If you’re like most people, you might have never heard of myalgic encephalomyelitis (or ME). Although, if you suffer from the condition, you know exactly how devastating it can be. ME is poorly understood, even by medical science. And that lack of understanding has made it difficult for sufferers to get the recognition they need. So,…

Do You Have Hair Problems with Your Fibromyalgia?

Hair Loss and Other Hair Problems in Fibromyalgia Adapting Your Hair Care More in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome & Fibromyalgia  Living With Symptoms Integrative Therapies Causes & Risk Factors Diagnosis Treatment Support & Coping Understanding Fibromyalgia VIEW ALL Fibromyalgia can affect everything, including your hair. Sometimes the illness itself causes changes in our bodies that may result…

Diagnosing Fibromyalgia May Be Possible Using Noninvasive Eye Examination

Diagnosing fibromyalgia (FM) can be difficult for clinicians because there is no specific diagnostic test and they often rely on a group of symptoms described by their patients. Now, in a study titled “Fibromyalgia Is Correlated with Retinal Nerve Fiber Layer Thinning,” published in the journal PloS One, researchers revealed that a noninvasive eye examination can aid…

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