16 Secret Side Effects I’ve Kept from my Friends

I can’t stress enough that one of the most effective ways of managing my condition is by keeping a poised and positive mindset. This has taken years of practice and focus to achieve. While some have shared their opinion that this attitude is unrealistic or disingenuous, for me, it’s the key to success. In past…

Flu is off to a fast start this year, with doctors worried about a severe season

  This year’s flu season is off to a fast start and early indications suggest that it may be more severe than the previous season. Four states currently have widespread flu activity, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Last winter there were none at this time. And it may be spreading fast….

Beyond pain in fibromyalgia: insights into the symptom of fatigue.

                                  Fatigue is a disabling, multifaceted symptom that is highly prevalent and stubbornly persistent. Although fatigue is a frequent complaint among patients with fibromyalgia, it has not received the same attention as pain. Reasons for this include lack of standardized nomenclature to communicate…

6 Remarkable Things to Know About People Living With a Chronic Illness

Life is tough for people with a chronic illness, but through the pain and the fatigue and all the other symptoms and side effects, they show an extraordinary passion for life and try to achieve as much as possible. With help from themighty.com, we’ve compiled a list of eight remarkable things to know about people living with…

Simple 1-Minute Clinical Tests May Ease Fibromyalgia Diagnosis, Study Suggests

Two simple tests that take less than a minute can help diagnose fibromyalgia in patients with chronic pain, a recent study suggests. Results of the study published in the Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice suggest that experiencing pain upon pinching the Achilles tendon and a positive response to the question, “Do you have a persistent deep…

New Pain Study Offers Hope For Lady Gaga and Others Fibromyalgia Warriors

Recently, Netflix released the documentary “Gaga: Five Foot Two,” an intimate look at the iconic musician’s struggle to record “Joanne,” her fifth and most personal studio album, while battling the relatively common but mysterious chronic pain condition fibromyalgia. Women are two times more likely to be affected by fibromyalgia than men, but healthcare providers are less likely…

Fibromyalgia Dizziness, Balance and Falls

Daily Life Basics Fibromyalgia Treatments Alternative Treatments Coping Related Conditions Diet and Exercise More in Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome In fibromyalgia, dizziness, poor balance, and falls are common complaints. For some people, they’re a minor annoyance that crops up on occasion. In others, they can be severely debilitating and lead to regular injuries. Falling, and…

5 Daily Reminders for Finding Happiness With Chronic Illness

 There are lots of articles and lists out there about what we want people who don’t face chronic illness every day to know. Here are my ideas about what I want others who do have a chronic illness to remember. 1. You can live a full, happy life. It may not look like everybody else’s life that you’re seeing, and…

Is Fibromyalgia a Cannabinoid Deficiency?

  Fibromyalgia is a disease characterized by chronic, widespread pain. The cause is unknown, as the affected tissues do not appear to be diseased, and so there is no definitive test that can be performed to confirm a diagnosis. It is associated with poor quality of life, with additional symptoms of trouble sleeping, and fatigue….

Fibromyalgia to be recognised as long-term condition

Image captionPeople who suffer from fibromyalgia complain of aches all over the body, as well as profound fatigue Fibromyalgia is to be recognised by health professionals in Northern Ireland as a long-term condition. People who suffer from it complain of aches all over the body, as well as profound fatigue. Other symptoms include headaches, sleep…