9 things you can do to avoid the pain and fatigue of fibromyalgia

  I have trouble doing things. What can I do? Because you have good days and bad days with fibromyalgia, start each morning to assess how you feel. If you have not slept well the night before, plan your day accordingly and arrange to do less. If you feel well rested and your pain is tolerable, do more…

5 Common Causes of Fibromyalgia Flares

 By Dr. John Regan As anyone with fibromyalgia knows, there are times when symptoms are more acute and intense than normal. These times are commonly known as fibromyalgia flares (or flare-ups). Fibromyalgia flares can last can last anywhere from one day to several weeks at a time and often have a trigger associated with them. Understanding…

How Inflammatory Bowel Disease Affiliated with Fibromyalgia

By: Wyatt Redd’ One of the worst things about living with fibromyalgia is the way it seems to lead to so many other conditions. People with fibromyalgia are more likely to experience everything from heartburn to restless leg syndrome. And one of the conditions that people with fibromyalgia frequently end up experiencing is trouble with the digestive tract, like…

Fibromyalgia Mystery Decoded! Researchers Detect The Cause Of Pain In Blood Vessels

If you have been experiencing severe muscle pain and fatigue for a prolonged period, you may have been suffering from fibromyalgia. According to the reports, about 5 million Americans have been suffering from this chronic disease, and 90% of the patients were women.   Over the years, fibromyalgia has been characterized as a psychosomatic disorder,…

27 Photos People With Fibromyalgia Want to Post on Facebook, but Don’t

  If you have fibromyalgia, it can be difficult to decide whether or not to post photos of your life on social media. Although we should all be able to be honest and real in how we portray our day-to-day, sometimes the potential misconceptions and judgments we may receive from others prevents us from doing so. It can…

Myofascial Release Treatmen For Fibromyalgia

What is Myofascial Release? Myofascial release therapy (MFR) was developed by John F. Barnes, PT to specifically address the fascia, the connective tissue that runs like a three-dimensional web throughout the body. MFR involves applying gentle, sustained pressure into myofascial connective tissue restrictions to eliminate pain and restore motion. By going slowly and waiting for the body’s…

The 10 Most Hateful Things People say to People With Fibromyalgia

By:John Sousa We know that in addition to suffering the actual pain, fatigue, and fog of fibromyalgia, many patients also suffer from the stigma associated with having a chronic disease. We asked our readers for some of the more hateful examples of what people say to them. Be warned, some of this stuff is just…

How the Opioid Crisis Is Creating a Crisis for Chronic Pain Patients

I have been diagnosed fibromyalgia, panic disorder, insomnia and quite a few other conditions for five years now. I have experienced a lot and have struggled to find the help I need to make it through my day-to-day routine, much less when life throws me curveballs. I have tried and put into place all manner of methods of managing…

Fibromyalgia: the pain behind Lady Gaga’s poker face

Lady Gaga has been forced to cancel a number of shows due to the severe chronic pain condition fibromyalgia. But what is it?  Lady Gaga has postponed her tour and announced she has fibromyalgia. But what is it? Photograph: Matt Slocum/AP Earlier this month, Lady Gaga announced the cancellation of the upcoming leg of her…

The Fibromyalgia Management Plan: Meal Plan, Exercise Routine, and More!

Manage Fibromyalgia Pain At Home The free guide offers best practices and tips to ensure you can live a healthy and happy life with fibromyalgia. Discover lifestyle changes that you can implement right now to start reducing pain and start feeling more energized, rested, stronger, and happier. The Fibromyalgia Management Plan Includes: Diet and meal…