Immediate treatment can alleviate future back problems, research suggests

Immediate treatment can alleviate future back problems research suggests

Immediate treatment by a physiotherapist, bypassing a waiting list, can reduce problems with recurring low back pain, reveals a thesis from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. Many people suffer with low back pain, and most get better. However, those who suffer with long-term pain can find that their work, everyday and leisure activities are limited […]

Why Don’t Painkillers Work For People With Fibromyalgia?

Why Don't Painkillers Work For People With Fibromyalgia?

People who have the common chronic pain condition fibromyalgia often report that they don’t respond to the types of medication that relieve other people’s pain. New research from the University of Michigan Health System helps to explain why that might be: Patients with fibromyalgia were found to have reduced binding ability of a type of […]

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 […]

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 are ready for spring (because you loathe winter)

When you are ready for spring (because you loathe winter)

It is March. It is spring, isn’t it? Not in Canada, it isn’t. No, we just had a blizzard. But it is warm winter, not freezing winter. It is Almost Spring and that makes me happy. Winter is not a fun time for me. So I am glad it is on its way out. Why […]

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 […]

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 […]

Review: Benepod

Review: Benepod

The Benepod is a really neat little device for pain management. Just a wee thing, but effective. It is both a Hot and Cold treatment applied simultaneously. I like to say it jangles the pain receptors up and halts the pain. But really it is a therapy called thermal grill illusion. And what happens is that […]