4 Clues You Are A Woman With Asperger’s

4 Clues You Are A Woman With Asperger’s

Ninety percent of Asperger diagnoses are for boys. Not because girls don’t have Asperger’s, but because it’s so much harder to identify in girls that they go largely undiagnosed. I didn’t know I have Asperger’s until my son was diagnosed. Asperger’s is a developmental disorder–often associated with Silicon Valley as the “Geek Syndrome“–that’s almost impossible to self-identify because central to the dysfunction is very poor social skills. But poor social skills means that you are missing…

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10 Things to remember Not to Say to Someone with Aspergers

10 Things to remember Not to Say to Someone with Aspergers

Inspired by Therese Borchard‘s piece about 10 Things Not to Say to a Depressed Person, I thought I would write my own list of things not to say to someone when they tell you they have Asperger’s Syndrome (AS). 1. I’m sorry (you have Asperger’s). Don’t be.  I’m not.  Finding out that I had Asperger’s was the best thing that ever happened to me.  Yes, some days when I’ve particularly struggled with AS-related issues I…

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Fibromyalgia vs. Arthritis: Understanding Pain Types

Fibromyalgia vs. Arthritis: Understanding Pain Types

By Adrienne Dellwo Understanding Different Pain Types Different pain conditions can cause very different kinds of pain. However, due to the subjective nature of pain, it’s hard for doctors and patients alike to know what’s making us hurt in a certain place at any given moment. For those of us with widespread pain, that can make it really hard to recognize it when a new pain condition comes up—and that means delays in diagnosis and…

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What is the Difference Between Lupus and Fibromyalgia?

What is the Difference Between Lupus and Fibromyalgia?

Lupus and Fibromyalgia are rheumatic disorders that share some symptoms and can be experienced concurrently by patients. Despite this overlap, lupus and fibromyalgia are distinct conditions that every patient will experience in his or her own way. In cases of lupus, the patient’s tissues, joints, and organs are attacked by the immune system. Fibromyalgia sufferers may manifest some symptoms similar to those associated with lupus but without experiencing inflammation, joint, or organ damage or many…

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TWO NEW DRUGS FOR FIBROMYALGIA THAT ACTUALLY WORK. MUST READ ARTICLE TO RELIEVE PAIN.

TWO NEW DRUGS FOR FIBROMYALGIA THAT ACTUALLY WORK. MUST READ ARTICLE TO RELIEVE PAIN.

Regular readers know I’m very skeptical about the claims of new drugs, especially those advertised on TV with a voice at the end of the commercial reading the side effects at the speed of a tobacco auctioneer (I always listen carefully for “death,” that ultimate side effect). You’ll see no commercials for either Savella or Xyrem on TV, the first because its manufacturer, Forest Laboratories, doesn’t believe in direct-to-consumer ads. The FDA hasn’t yet approved…

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Fascia: A Hidden Piece of the Puzzle of Fibromyalgia Pain

By Ginevra Liptan, MD You may have heard from your doctor or a TV ad that fibromyalgia is caused by over-activity of pain sensing nerves. It’s true, this is one important source of fibromyalgia pain, but there are other even more important triggers of pain that must be addressed in order to get significant pain reduction. And unfortunately your doctor may not be aware of them. Many studies have shown that the fibromyalgia nervous system…

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10 true causes of fibromyalgia that your doctor will never tell you about

10 true causes of fibromyalgia that your doctor will never tell you about

It is estimated that fibromyalgia affects nearly 6 million or 1 in 50 people. Fibromyalgia is classically characterized by chronic pain particularly muscle pain, fatigue, sleep disturbances, brain fog or cognitive impairment, depression and painful tender points throughout the body. Conventional medicine has yet to uncover the cause of fibromyalgia and only offers management of symptoms through pain medications and antidepressants. Functional medicine, on the other hand looks to find the root cause of fibromyalgia…

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6 Fibromyalgia pain killers for killing fibromyalgia pain

6 Fibromyalgia pain killers for killing fibromyalgia pain

Of primary concern for sufferers of fibromyalgia, of course, is the issue of pain killers and which are going to be most effective for your pain. There are different symptoms of the syndrome, but pain is the most pertinent condition. Effective pain relief can come from over-the-counter, prescription drugs or a combination. We present the 6 of the best fibromyalgia pain killers. 6 Fibromyalgia pain killers Advil Advil is a brand of ibuprofen, first developed…

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Fibromyalgia — an invisible disease with a devastating toll

The public revelation by Lady Gaga that she has been diagnosed with fibromyalgia has given renewed voice to the more than six million Americans who currently suffer from the illness. As an advocate who has worked on this issue for decades, I was happy to see this illness, and chronic pain in general, thrust into the national spotlight. However, as a patient who has been dealing with the long-term effects of this diagnosis for more…

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MAKE FIBROMYALGIA A DISABILITY

Suffers with fibromyalgia struggle with the condition on a daily basis, they often do not receive the medical help or support that could be provided. America take the lead with Fibromyalgia research and treatment but the UK are not following suit. As a fellow fibro sufferer I believe it is time that we all join together and fight to get the debilitating condition recognised in parliament as a disability at last, also to gain better treatment…

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