Endocannabinoid Deficiency Suspected As Cause For Fibromyalgia

Endocannabinoid Deficiency Suspected As Cause For Fibromyalgia

By:Leslie Kahn For decades, since fibromyalgia disproportionately affected women, those who suffered with its often debilitating effects were often labeled as “hysterical women.” Many doctors would not even acknowledge that it was a legitimate physical disorder and called women hypochondriacs. It was often referred to as a “psychosomatic disorder.” Over the decades, the medical community has finally recognized it as a physical disorder, but have only speculated as to its underlying cause. The conventional Western…

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Fibromyalgia Is Finally Recognized As An Official Real Disease

Fibromyalgia Is Finally Recognized As An Official Real Disease

Fibromyalgia finally has its own official diagnostic code in the ICD-10-CM codes formally adopted in the U.S.ICD-10-CM, which stands for International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision, Clinical Modification, is a list of diagnostic codes provided by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the National Center for Health Statistics to be used for medical reporting in the U.S. The ICD-10-CM is based on the ICD-10, the statistical classification of disease published by the World Health…

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The Best Way I Can Describe What It’s Like to Have Fibromyalgia

The Best Way I Can Describe What It’s Like to Have Fibromyalgia

People have asked me from time to time what it’s like to have fibromyalgia, and I have always struggled to express how it feels. Saying “it’s like having the flu” doesn’t really describe how it truly feels. One night it just came to me, so I shared it with my fibromyalgia support group; they thought it was pretty accurate. I have decided that fibromyalgia can be described as such: “Running on the spot as fast as…

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Hypervigilance In Fibromyalgia.What It Is?

Hypervigilance In Fibromyalgia.What It Is?

By Adrienne Dellwo | Reviewed by Grant Hughes, MD Hypervigilance is a state of being constantly tense, on guard, and exceptionally aware of your environment. A small but growing body of research suggests that hypervigilance is a feature of fibromyalgia and may contribute to the common symptom of sensory overload. The idea is that our brains become overly aware of things, which can include painful stimuli, noises, bright lights, and general activity. That could explain why our bodies react so…

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Fibromyalgia Numbness Causes and How Can You Cope with it

Fibromyalgia Numbness Causes and How Can You Cope with it

For most people, a new morning brings energy enough to hit the ground running if need be. That is, most people who do not suffer from fibromyalgia. Those suffering from fibro, however, can barely tiptoe through the morning, nonetheless, run through it. Some days the mere pressure of putting your feet to the floor is excruciating. Your feet are numb and tingly, your legs stiff, knees throbbing, and it takes extreme effort just to walk…

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What is RSDS? How it is connected with Fibromyalgia

What is RSDS? How it is connected with Fibromyalgia

By:Bill Cravens Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome (RSDS) and fibromyalgia are two very closely related disorders that often get mistaken for each other. RSDS is more commonly known as “complex regional pain syndrome. When the two disorders meet in one person, life can become very difficult and painful. While there are treatments for both disorders, understanding their differences is important in helping you make sure that the source of your pain is diagnosed correctly as the…

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How to Tell if it’s Fibromyalgia or Multiple Sclerosis

How to Tell if it’s Fibromyalgia or Multiple Sclerosis

by Tiffany Vance-Huffman There is so much mystery in the world of fibromyalgia, in large part because it effects everyone differently. Another reason for the mystery is due to the similarity in fibro symptoms compared to other diseases and syndromes. Fibromyalgia is sometimes misdiagnosed as a different problem and vice versa. This is because the myriad of symptoms associated with fibro are commonly found in other illnesses such as multiple sclerosis, also known as MS. So how…

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Complete Detail about Fibromyalgia Signs,Symptoms ,Management ,Treatments and Medication.Must Read

Complete Detail about Fibromyalgia Signs,Symptoms ,Management ,Treatments and Medication.Must Read

Fibromyalgia is a disorder of chronic, widespread pain and tenderness (see the image below). It typically presents in young or middle-aged women but can affect patients of either sex and at any age. Research has shown that fibromyalgia patients typically see several different doctors before receiving their diagnosis. The symptoms of fibromyalgia often mimmick other health issues, which can make it hard to diagnose. Understanding the symptoms can help a patient identify their diagnosis sooner,…

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Why do you get tired very soon and stop your work? Be alert it can be a symptom of fibromyalgia and chronic illness

Why do you get tired very soon and stop your work? Be alert it can be a symptom of fibromyalgia and chronic illness

The decision to stop working due to chronic illness is sometimes a personal choice and sometimes a forced decision.  In this post, I am going to share my experiences in the workforce with chronic illness and why I stopped working. My Work History I knew I wanted to work with children when I was a teenager.  In my mind, I was going to grow up to be a social worker and help struggling kids, like…

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How is the writing of an Asperger?

How is the writing of an Asperger?

Today we will talk about a very interesting subject, is that people have in their lives Asperger’s syndrome, which nowadays is classified as the most mild of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), has a problem with his handwriting? Remember that among the main characteristics of these individuals, we have a difficulty in social interaction and even some problems with motor coordination. These “problems” with the coordination, causes several individuals who have Asperger in their lives, have…

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