For Fibromyalgia Treatment: a Promise of One Generic Medication

As this thing is discussed a lot in a lot of articles and researchers that, it is so much difficult for fibromyalgia patients to find a good doctor for right treatment. And above all, paying for the treatment you need could be a lot more expensive. Due to this reason, a lot of people are…

What Is Your Back Muscle Spasm Telling You?

By Stephanie Burke Muscle spasms in your back can be so painful that they may have you headed for the emergency room. If you experience a back muscle spasm, make sure to stop and listen to your body. Either your back is telling you not to do that activity ever again, or it’s warning you that there’s a…

With Chronic Illness, I Will Always Pay Tomorrow for What I Do Today

How many times have we all heard that one? At 41 years old, I certainly stopped counting long ago. The thing is, I’ve always been OK with things not being free. I have always appreciated hard work and the deeply rewarding feeling of earning something, whether it be a paycheck or a simple “thank you.” There’s…

Green LED Light Therapy Shows Potential to Treat Chronic Pain

Green LED (light-emitting diodes) therapy may represent a novel, nondrug strategy for managing pain, with important implications for patients with fibromyalgia. The study with the findings, titled “Long-lasting antinociceptive effects of green light in acute and chronic pain in rats,” was published in the journal Pain. Chronic pain refers to pain that typically lasts for more…

Neck Cracking and Grinding: What Does It Mean?

  Most people at some point have heard cracking or grinding noises in their neck upon movement. These sounds, also called crepitus, are usually painless and typically do not represent anything serious. See Diagnosing Neck Pain Changes in synovial fluid pressure and moving ligaments and tendons can both cause neck cracking. See Treatment for Neck Pain However, if…

14 Side Effects of Chronic Pain We Don’t Talk About — in Photos

As anyone with chronic pain knows, there’s more to chronic pain than “just” pain. While the literal sensations of your pain can be difficult enough to deal with, there’s also the matter of side effects — additional challenges and symptoms you experience as a result of your chronic pain. Perhaps you have side effects from medications you…

Please Don’t Roll Your Eyes at Me When I Tell You I Have Fibromyalgia

I don’t usually tell people I have fibromyalgia because this admission is usually accompanied by the eye roll. Fibromyalgia is a unique illness in that many people, including physicians, think we’re making it up. In their mind, fibromyalgia doesn’t exist. It’s all in our heads. We need to get counseling, or we’re looking for drugs. People living…

Sinus Inflammation, Fibromyalgia And ME/CFS

Many of my fibromyalgia and ME/CFS friends tell me that they also suffer from chronic sinusitis, which is inflammation of nasal passages. A 2003 study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine found those of us who have unexplained fatigue are ten times more likely to have non-allergy related inflammation. In a 2008 systematic review…

The Hardest Hour of the Day With Fibromyalgia

I’ve struggled with chronic illness in various forms for the last 20 years, and I’m 31 years old. I’ve had migraines for as long as I can remember, and my fibromyalgia developed eight years ago. I like to think that, after all these years, I’m pretty good at managing my pain. In fact, you might…

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