The Everyday Effects of Fibro Fog

Fibro fog is a real part of fibromyalgia. Although it’s unclear what causes it, it can cause you to forget words, forget tasks, become more prone to losing things, become distracted easily and struggle with conversation. It’s like a haze that descends in an instant. My best friend and I joke about it. We can be…

28 Things People With Fibromyalgia Wish Others Understood During the Holidays

Fibromyalgia affects an estimated 10 million people in the United States, and symptoms of the disorder include chronic pain, fatigue, sensitivity to touch and difficulty with cognitive functioning. As a result, many holiday traditions can be nearly impossible for those with the chronic illness, and the added pressure of entertaining family during the winter months can cause a flare, or a rapid increase in…

  Fibromyalgia: What You Need To Know About “Muscle Knots” or Trigger Points

  If you hurt all over and feel worn out, you may have stress on muscle fibers what leads to the formation of Trigger Points in muscles innervated by sciatic nerve. Trigger points may also manifest as tension headache, tinnitus, temporomandibular joint pain, decreased range of motion in the legs, and back pain. These symptoms are very similar to Fibromyalgia…

A Letter From Husband Whose Wife Have Fibromyalgia 

Author: Chandler Marrs, PhD   Fibromyalgia I’m a relatively healthy guy. Most of the aches and pains I experience are from doing stupid things in my youth, that are now showing up as I get older. My wife Bonnie and I just celebrated our 21st wedding anniversary. To look at her you’d think, first, she doesn’t look…

Government Told To Restrict Gabapentin And Pregabalin Availability

The prescription drugs gabapentin and pregabalin could soon be more tightly regulated in the UK, after Government advisors called for them to be classed as controlled drugs. The plan – which would see gabapentin and pregabalin categorised as ‘Class C’ drugs and placed under schedule 3 prescribing regulations – would mean the drugs cannot be…

States Move to Control How Painkillers Are Prescribed

By BARRY MEIER and SABRINA TAVERNISEMARCH  A heroin addict prepares to shoot up. In 2014, the death toll from overdoses involving prescription painkillers or heroin reached 28,647. CreditSpencer Platt/Getty Images A growing number of states, alarmed by the rising death toll from prescription painkillers and frustrated by a lack of federal action, are moving to limit how these drugs…

Mom convicted of murder in teen daughter’s starvation death

Mom convicted of murder in daughter’s starvation death Author: Lee Rood Nicole Finn looks across the courtroom as officers come to take her away Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017, after being found guilty on kidnapping and murder charges in the starvation death of 16-year-old Natalie Finn at the Polk County Courthouse in Des Moines. Michael Zamora/The Register…

Has Fibromyalgia made you fat?

Has the diagnosis of Fibromyalgia made you fat? I could easily reply “Me too!”  Oh yes, it is true that I have gained loads of extra cuddle and my clothes size has jumped a few sizes but is being bigger, fatter, rounder, more cuddly really so bad? It always saddens me when I look at my…