Light and Noise Sensitivity in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Light and noise sensitivity in fibromyalgia(FMS) and chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) have been scientifically established since the early 1990s, but they’re still underrecognized and rarely make symptoms lists. Rest assured that you’re not alone in experiencing this symptom! When I used to take my kids to daycare, some mornings the noise would hit me like a brick wall. In…

The Exhaustion of Cleaning When You Have Chronic Fatigue

I’m sure if you ask anyone who has ever lived with me, “Is Louisa a clean and tidy person?” they would probably laugh in your face and roll their eyes in a comedic fashion. I’ve never been a naturally tidy person, but that doesn’t mean I don’t want to be and, after living with an…

How Dysphagia and Fibromyalgia are Connected

Dysphagia is a medical term that means that a patient has difficulty swallowing. There are a number of different conditions that can cause dysphagia. And someone who suffers from dysphagia often finds that it makes life very difficult. Depending on their condition, swallowing can be very painful, which makes eating and getting enough nutrition a challenge….

Why Living In Pain Will Eventually Kill You

There are shocking statistics regarding the number of Americans who suffer from chronic pain,  in thousands of years science hasn’t come up with a really great way to treat chronic pain. Migraines, fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, back pain, sinusitis and other conditions are major culprits affecting (according to most studies) about one in three adults. Pain is the number…

Fibrocystic Breast Disease and Fibromyalgia

Around half of the women with fibromyalgia report experiencing breast pain. Breast pain, or mastalgia, is something most women experience at some point in their lives, but women with fibromyalgia seem to experience the symptoms more intensely. And one of the most common causes of breast pain is something called fibrocystic breast disease. Fibrocystic breast disease is quite…

Central Serous Chorioretinopathy and Fibromayalgia

  Fibromyalgia can put you at risk of developing a lot of different conditions like autoimmune disease or depression. But a lot of the conditions that fibromyalgia can lead to are things you might not have even heard of like central serous chorioretinopathy (CSC). CSC is a condition where fluid builds up underneath the retina, which can eventually…

Motherhood and Fibromyalgia: How to Build a Support Group to Help

Raising children is already a challenging role and it can be tough to keep up with kids’ energy levels. But when you add a chronic health condition that causes pain all over and that frankly makes you want to take naps, parenting is even harder. While it may not be easy to find ways to…

Juvenile Fibromyalgia: When Children are Diagnosed

Fibromyalgia is a devastating condition, and it’s one that is often underdiagnosed. Many adults with the condition can have a hard time getting their condition recognized by doctors. That’s partly because the medical establishment simply doesn’t know that much about the condition, and partly because the symptoms are often difficult to separate from those of…

EXCELLENT COMBINATION OF THESE TWO DRUGS TO FIGHT FIBROMYALGIA PAIN

A Canadian researcher think he has uncovered one. Ian Gilron is the Director of Clinical Pain Research, Professor of Anesthesiology, and Biomedical Sciences, and Faculty in the Centre for Neuroscience Studies at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada The results of a trial suggest that combining pregabalin (Lyrica), an anti-seizure drug, with duloxetine (Cymbalta), an…

48-Pain Full Hours Recovery Period in Fibromyalgia & Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Have you ever noticed it takes you a couple of days to recover from a stressful event or over exertion? A 48-hour recovery period is something you commonly hear about from people with fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome. We don’t yet know why we need a couple of days to recover from … well, just about anything, but…

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