Study probes obesity link to fibromyalgia

Study probes obesity link to fibromyalgia

Afflicting up to 5 percent of the U.S. population, mostly women, fibromyalgia is characterized by widespread pain and range of function problems. A new study in The Journal of Pain reports there is close association between obesity and disability in fibromyalgia patients. The purpose of the study, conducted by University of Utah researchers, was to […]

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 […]

New principle discovered for how muscle pain is signaled

New principle discovered for how muscle pain is signaled

Chronic muscular pain may be linked to a previously unknown principle for how pain signals are transmitted in the human body. This is shown by Umeå University researchers Tuija Athanassiadis and Karl-Gunnar Westberg, in collaboration with Canadian associates, in the scientific journal PLoS ONE. Muscles have sensory organs called muscle spindles. Their task is to […]

Question: Is fibromyalgia a disability?

Question: Is fibromyalgia a disability?

The first fact I want to say about fibromyalgia and disability is that Fibromyalgia varies between person to person. Some are disabled. While some are not. But we all walk that line between barely functional and disabled through our lives with fibromyalgia. We are all limited by: fibro flares cognitive dysfunction (fibro fog) The pain […]

Fibromyalgia: costochondritis

Fibromyalgia: costochondritis

I have been having severe fibromyalgia related chest pains. The way I can tell it is fibromyalgia is that a) they are enduring and b) my sternum is extremely tender to the touch and so it is quite inflamed. I am going to the doctor to discuss it. At the moment using anti-inflammatory creams and […]

Fibromyalgia: Expectations vs reality

Fibromyalgia: Expectations vs reality

Back in the day. Like 20 years back in the day I had some expectations about what fibromyalgia is and then I learned the reality of what fibromyalgia is. We all have expectations of what it will be and mean for our lives in the beginning. Even before we are diagnosed since that can take […]

Fibromyalgia and brain inflammation

Fibromyalgia and brain inflammation

Okay, fibromyalgia has long been a mystery wrapped in an enigma. To the point not too long ago a lot of doctors didn’t believe it existed. While others thought it was a garbage diagnosis… when you couldn’t figure out anything else, BAM, fibro. But since then there has been a lot of research that has […]

Research shows Fibromyalgia and migraine can worsen depression

Research shows Fibromyalgia and migraine can worsen depression

And I am, like, a damn case study for this. Given I had Fibromyalgia first, then chronic migraine, and then depression. That depression near killed me. And migraines going chronic decreases functionality substantially. I can see how comorbid migraine and fibromyalgia increases the risk of depressive symptoms. It is a matter of painload. And when […]

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 […]

What did you feel diagnosed with fibromyalgia?

What did you feel diagnosed with fibromyalgia?

I can tell you for me it was a relief. I had symptoms for years but being undiagnosed is difficult. You have to deal with it all but have no treatment, no label, and no real understanding of what you should do. I was coping well at the time after having gone through a few […]