33 Surprising Symptoms Of Fibromyalgia. Some Of Them We Never Notice

By; Paige Wyant Editor’s note: Any medical information included is based on a personal experience. For questions or concerns regarding health, please consult a doctor or medical professional. Fibromyalgia is a chronic illness most commonly known for causing widespread pain, fatigue and brain fog. However, the disease is complex – it can cause a multitude of symptoms and is often accompanied by comorbid conditions, such as irritable…

Hyperreactive Brain Network May Be Cause of Chronic Pain in Fibromyalgia, Study Suggests

A new study suggests a hyperreactive brain network may be the underlying cause of chronic pain in fibromyalgia. The report shows that brain networks of fibromyalgia patients have an underlying hypersensitivity that leads them to overreact to stimulation in an explosive, widespread, and synchronized manner. This type of response is called explosive synchronization (ES), a phenomena that…

Fibromyalgia Can Mask Chronic Inflammatory Disease of the Spine and Pelvis

Fibromyalgia symptoms can mask the presence of chronic inflammatory disease affecting the joints of the pelvis and spine, according to new research. The study, titled “Prevalence of Axial Spondyloarthritis Among Patients With Fibromyalgia: A Magnetic Resonance Imaging Study With Application of the Assessment of SpondyloArthritis International Society Classification Criteria,” was published in the journal Arthritis Care & Research. It highlights the…

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…

Chronic pain struggling to cope

Twelve million French people are affected by chronic pain. In 70% of cases, these people do not receive appropriate treatment. “I never feel good. Even when I have a little less pain, I know that the next day I will be very badly … “” When the pain that kills my skull stops an hour or two…

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