Swelling and Fibromyalgia: How Fibromyalgia Swelling Hurts

  Osteoarthritis is the most common musculoskeletal condition, followed by fibromyalgia. More often than not, fibromyalgia is misunderstood and misdiagnosed. Characteristics of this disorder/condition include muscle and joint pain/tingling, fatigue, and many other symptoms. Quite often, individuals who have fibromyalgia also experience social isolation and depression. Many also experience both swelling and fibromyalgia. Fibromyalgia is very…

Changing Your Wardrobe Could Help Alleviate Your Fibro Symptoms

  Many fibromyalgia sufferers can attest to the fact that clothes can give them a lot of extra painful symptoms. Patients describe the pain they feel from their clothes as sharp, stabbing, or like a bad sunburn on their skin. Waistbands, socks, undergarments and anything that ties can cause this extreme pain. Changing your wardrobe…

The Connection Between Obesity And Fibromyalgia Pain

Carrying excess bodyweight increases pain levels and the extent of widespread pain in people with fibromyalgia; it also ratchets up the severity of other symptoms of the chronic pain syndrome. Studies have shown that overweight and obese people with fibromyalgia aren’t as physically strong or flexible, have more sleep problems, experience greater levels of anxiety…

17 Side Effects of Fibromyalgia We Don’t Talk About – in Photos

Fibromyalgia is commonly associated with symptoms such as widespread pain and fatigue, but there are a number of lesser-known symptoms and side effects that don’t get brought to light as often. Side effects can range from physical issues that result from symptoms of the illness, to comorbid conditions, to the effects living with fibro can have on…

Fibromyalgia and Suicide Risk. Understanding Why Fibro and Thoughts of Suicide Are Linked

Understanding Why Fibro and Thoughts of Suicide Are Linked Suicide is a concerning issue, and one that deserves a better level of understanding. With increased understanding, there comes a chance for increased prevention through effective treatment and available interventions. By identifying factors that contribute to suicidal thoughts and actions, people that are more prone to…

Lupus Erythematosus and Fibromyalgia

Lupus erythematosus and fibromyalgia are two conditions that share a lot of the same symptoms. In fact, it’s pretty common to get the two of them mixed up. That can complicate things when it comes to getting a diagnosis and beginning treatment. That’s why it’s important to know how they’re similar and what makes them…

Muscle Spasms in Fibromyalgia: Treating Muscle Spasms

The term ‘muscle spasm’ can sometimes be confused with other, similar terms.  By definition, a muscle spasm is simply a sudden and painful contraction of muscles that can go on anywhere from two seconds to multiple minutes, and happens repeatedly. A prolonged muscle spasm is a cramp. A muscle twitch, which is an uncontrollable contraction that…

Sir Patrick Stewart urges cannabis treatment for boy with epilepsy

Sir Patrick Stewart has given his support to the campaign for a young boy to be given medicinal cannabis to treat his epilepsy. Alfie Dingley, aged six, suffers from a rare condition and can have up to 150 potentially life-threatening seizures a month. He has been in hospital three times since returning from Holland four…

The New Cannabis Capsule Is So Powerful It Can Replace Any Pain Killer

People around the world are becoming increasingly aware of natural remedies and alternative medicine. However, this does not change the attitude of Big Pharma to enforce their drugs on a open-mouthed public despite their numerous and well documented, harsh side-effects. The almighty health benefits of cannabis are becoming increasingly accepted in mainstream society and are…

Good News: First Licence Granted to Treat Pain with Medicinal Cannabis

License to treat pain with medicinal cannabis given the go ahead. A license to treat chronic pain with medicinal cannabis has been granted here for the first time, it has emerged. A 3-month agreement was given the green light by the Department of Health to use Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) people in constant agony. THC is the…

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