MRE Could Provide A Definitive Diagnosis For People With Muscle Pain, Study Shows

MRE Could Provide A Definitive Diagnosis For People With Muscle Pain Study Shows

An estimated nine million men and women in the United States live with myofascial pain syndrome, a condition marked by pain that permeates muscles in the neck, back and shoulders. The condition is difficult to diagnose and not entirely understood, but research studies indicate that a new imaging technology developed at Mayo Clinic holds promise […]

The ‘what the what’ fibromyalgia Flare

The ‘what the what’ fibromyalgia Flare

I am fibro flaring bad. I have severe allodynia pain on my back right now. I have a wicked migraine. And my fibromyalgia decided to join in with a massive Flare up. No reason at all for it, just a pain on pain flare.  What are the types of Flares we have? I will tell […]

When you have fibromyalgia

When you have fibromyalgia

It is fibromyalgia awareness month once again. Remember fibromyalgia awareness day fall on May 12th. I’d like to start the month with a little fibromyalgia humor. Sadly, it is also all true. When you have fibromyalgia Sleep is a delicious nectar of the gods that is denied you Too much sleep? That’s a flare The last time […]

Challenges of Fibromyalgia

Challenges of Fibromyalgia

It is Fibromyalgia Awareness Day today Today’s topic for fibromyalgia is Challenges We face many challenges with fibromyalgia. Here are some that I have experience with. Work challenges I found out when I was younger via every summer job I worked that there are certain jobs I cannot do with fibromaylgia. I can’t do a customer […]

Okay, so sleep and fibromyalgia are not friends

Okay, so sleep and fibromyalgia are not friends

So there are a lot of issues with sleep and fibromyalgia. I also have other chronic pain and vertigo, but seriously since I was young sleep and me have not been on speaking terms. Yes, this is how I look when I sleep. Child-like and innocent and buried in glitter. Here are some of the […]

Just too much rest

Just too much rest

I do think rest is vital Napping when we need to Resting when we need to Pacing activities during the day All necessary. With vestibular issues I have been resting a lot. The majority of the day. If I do anything at all, I need more rest. Massive fatigue comes with vestibular problems. Standing and […]

Questions I get about Fibromyalgia

Questions I get about Fibromyalgia

So we all get questions from time to time about what our illness is all about and these are the ones I get most often with Fibromyalgia. What is Fibromyalgia? To be honest, this is the number one question because most people have no idea what it is. I tell them it is a form […]

Fibromyalgia and sensitivity to non-painful stimuli

Fibromyalgia and sensitivity to non-painful stimuli

Fibromyalgia is a chronic syndrome defined by widespread muscle pain, fatigue, sleep dysfunction and cognitive dysfunction. Fibromyalgia pain dysfunction involves an increased sensitivity to pain known as hyperalgesia for example. But we all feel hypersensitive to other stimulus as well. And many of us mention things like sound sensitivity and light sensitivity. Well, there was […]

Fibro matters: Some really, real questions I can answer

Fibro matters: Some really real questions I can answer

Here are some really, real questions I made up based on all the fibromyalgia questions I have had over 21 years. So how long have you had fibromyalgia for? Good question. So I was officially diagnosed when I was 20. I had it before then for some time. But I also have joint hypermobility syndrome […]