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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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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TOP 10 Piriformis Stretches To Help You Get Rid Of Sciatica, Hip And Lower Back Pain

TOP 10 Piriformis Stretches To Help You Get Rid Of Sciatica, Hip And Lower Back Pain

The irritation of the sciatic nerve causes hip and lower back pain, which spreads downwards to the limbs and feet. It is estimated that 4 out of 10 people will develop sciatica or irritation of this nerve at some point in life. This nerve is located deep in the buttock, beneath the piriformis muscle, so its constriction and swelling can also cause sciatica pain and irritations. The piriformis muscle connects the top of the femur…

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Evidence of Nerve Damage in About Half of Fibromyalgia Patients

Evidence of Nerve Damage in About Half of Fibromyalgia Patients

Source:Massachusetts General Hospital Summary:About half of a small group of patients with fibromyalgia — a common syndrome that causes chronic pain and other symptoms — was found to have damage to nerve fibers in their skin and other evidence of a disease called small-fiber polyneuropathy (SFPN). Unlike fibromyalgia, SFPN has a clear pathology and is known to be caused by specific medical conditions, some of which can be treated and sometimes cured About half of…

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22 things that people do not know what they’re doing because they have fibromyalgia

22 things that people do not know what they’re doing because they have fibromyalgia

When you are fighting an invisible disease such as fibromyalgia, battles are not always obvious to outsiders. When you reject an invitation or choose to take the elevator instead of the stairs, it’s too easy for people to take on the reasons why – without realizing that you are in fact doing everything you can to control your symptoms. We partnered with the National Fibromyalgia Association to ask our Facebook communities what everyday things do…

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Fibromyalgia Makes Me Feel Like I’ve Been Beaten Up by Invisible Elves

Fibromyalgia Makes Me Feel Like I’ve Been Beaten Up by Invisible Elves

Fibromyalgia pain for me feels like I’ve been beaten up by invisible elves. I’ve described it like this before in another article and I’ll reiterate it again. I describe it like this because, though amusing, I hope it gives people a phrase to communicate the random, irritating and agonizing nature of the pain. I was first made painfully aware of my condition when I once woke up crying in the middle of the night because it…

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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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LO QUE TODO FIBROMIALGIA QUE SUFRE DEBERÍA SABER SOBRE TOMAR UNA DUCHA

LO QUE TODO FIBROMIALGIA QUE SUFRE DEBERÍA SABER SOBRE TOMAR UNA DUCHA

¿HACE LA FIBROMIALGIA TOMAR UNA DUCHA OTRA ACTIVIDAD EXHAUSTIVA? Para la mayoría de las personas que no viven con condiciones de dolor crónico, una ducha por la mañana los ayuda a sentirse frescos, completamente despiertos y listos para el día. Desafortunadamente, esta no es la experiencia que muchos enfermos de fibromialgia tienen. Parece una cosa tan pequeña, pero cuando estás viviendo con esta condición, incluso tomar una ducha matutina puede ser agotador. Una ducha puede…

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