24 THINGS NO ONE TALKS ABOUT WHEN IT COMES TO HAVING FIBROMYALGIA.

A lot of information comes up when you Google “fibromyalgia” — associated symptoms, treatment options and the like. It’s probably similar to what a doctor might tell someone recently diagnosed. But a lot goes unmentioned — things you might not know unless you have fibromyalgia or love someone who does. And even then, as is true with many chronic illnesses, there are things people who have it just don’t talk about. We asked people with fibromyalgia in…

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Fibromyalgia and Hip Flexor Pain Hip OR hip flexor pain? One of the more common areas affected in fibromyalgia lower body pain, especially if you also have irritation or pain in the SI joints of the lower back

Fibromyalgia and Hip Flexor Pain Hip OR hip flexor pain?  One of the more common areas affected in fibromyalgia lower body pain, especially if you also have irritation or pain in the SI joints of the lower back

It is not uncommon to have hip flexor issues or pain in this area when living with fibromyalgia. The hips, hip flexors, and lower back correlate with fibromyalgia pain areas due to tender areas around the lower back, many more trigger point areas and other conditions that affect the surrounding areas. The hip flexor muscles allow your hips to move with flexibility. You are engaging these muscles whenever you move your legs, and that means…

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200+ Major and Minor Symptoms of Fibromyalgia You are unintentionally Ignoring

200+ Major and Minor Symptoms of Fibromyalgia You are unintentionally Ignoring

Fibromyalgia is classified as a syndrome so people will have some of these symptoms. No two people will be the same (this cause people a lot of confusion). 1. Activity level decreased to less than 50% of pre-illness activity level 2. Cold hands and feet (extremities) 3. Cough 4. Craving carbohydrates 5. Delayed reaction to physical activity or stressful events 6. Dryness of eyes and/or mouth 7. Family member(s) with Fibromyalgia 8. Fatigue, made worse…

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72 NON FAMILIAR SIGNS FIBROMYALGIA YOU SHOULD KEEP AN EYE ON THEM

72 NON FAMILIAR SIGNS FIBROMYALGIA YOU SHOULD KEEP AN EYE ON THEM

By: Kortney Briggis You’ve probably read about fibromyalgia symptoms such as pain, fatigue and fibro fog, but the list of possible symptoms is far-reaching and body-wide. Those tiny lists don’t even begin to describe our experience! I put together this “monster list” of 60+ symptoms to let you know that you’renotalone! The list is adapted from one put together by fibromyalgia author Devin Starlanyl along with other research.Knowing the full range of symptoms can help you…

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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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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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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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Gabapentin Shown Effective for Fibromyalgia Pain

Gabapentin Shown Effective for Fibromyalgia Pain

New research supported by the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) shows that the anticonvulsant medication gabapentin, which is used for certain types of seizures, can be an effective treatment for the pain and other symptoms associated with the common, often hard-to-treat chronic pain disorder, fibromyalgia. In the NIAMS-sponsored, randomized, double-blind clinical trial of 150 women (90 percent) and men with the condition, Lesley M. Arnold, M.D.,…

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72 SYMPTOMS OF FIBROMYALGIA (YOU WON’T BELIEVE) WHAT ARE YOURS?

72 SYMPTOMS OF FIBROMYALGIA (YOU WON’T BELIEVE) WHAT ARE YOURS?

By: Kortney Briggis You’ve probably read about fibromyalgia symptoms such as pain, fatigue and fibro fog, but the list of possible symptoms is far-reaching and body-wide. Those tiny lists don’t even begin to describe our experience! I put together this “monster list” of 60+ symptoms to let you know that you’renotalone! The list is adapted from one put together by fibromyalgia author Devin Starlanyl along with other research. Knowing the full range of symptoms can help…

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