10 Root Causes of Fibromyalgia (#3 is Thyroid)

You can’t imagine how many readers reach out to me about chronic pain and fibromyalgia. If your doctor dismisses thyroid as a possible culprit for your pain, bring them this article. Written by Amy Myers, MD It is estimated that fibromyalgia affects nearly 6 million or 1 in 50 people. Fibromyalgia is classically characterized by…

Morgan Freeman And Other Celebrities With Fibromyalgia Bravely Speak About Their Condition

Fibromyalgia is one of many conditions that are not very well-understood. Its symptoms include widespread muscle pain, fatigue, and problems with thinking, concentration, and memory (sometimes called “fibro fog”). About 5 million American adults have fibromyalgia, according to scientific estimates. Fibromyalgia often co-occurs with other conditions that cause chronic pain. Diagnosis is based on symptoms…

30 low-cost fibromyalgia and chronic Lyme treatments

Chronic illness can be a huge financial drain. As someone who is living with fibromyalgia and chronic Lyme, most of the money I make from working part time is spent on my treatment. I hand over hundreds of dollars every month for the cleanest, healthiest food I can find. I spend way too much money on…

20 HELPFUL TIPS FOR CLEANING & ORGANIZING WHEN YOU’RE CHRONICALLY ILL

Disclaimer: One of the most important things I’ve learned about fibromyalgia and ME/CFS is there is a wide spectrum of disability among our patient groups. Some of us lead pretty normal lives in spite of the pain, fatigue and other symptoms, and some of us have symptoms so severe that we can’t get out of…

Please Fibro, I just Want a Good Night’s sleep….

Disrupted sleep is a major concern for anyone, but long term chronic insomnia is a major health concern.  It’s also a primary symptom of fibromyalgia.  Constant sleepless nights contribute to the degradation of brain and body functions, which just exasperates all the other symptoms fibromyalgia can throw at you.  So do you grab your doctor by the…

Temperature Dysregulation  and Fibromyalgia

Do you feel like your internal thermostat is broken? You are certainly not alone. Temperature dysregulation is quite common in fibromyalgia. And yet, as warm-blooded animals, human beings are usually quite amazing. When our surrounding environment heats up, our bodies are supposed to automatically kick into gear to cool things down internally. What happens when…

20 Photos That Show What Fibromyalgia Really Looks Like

Fibromyalgia is typically thought of as an “invisible” illness. But what if you look closer? What’s going on behind the brave face, the body that to others appears “fine?” Often, it’s days spent on the couch, feeling too nauseated to eat, excruciating nerve pain, and pushing through it all while few people see your struggle — that’s what…

20 Photos That Show What Fibromyalgia Really Looks Like

  Fibromyalgia is typically thought of as an “invisible” illness. But what if you look closer? What’s going on behind the brave face, the body that to others appears “fine?” Often, it’s days spent on the couch, feeling too nauseated to eat, excruciating nerve pain, and pushing through it all while few people see your struggle — that’s…