Are limits meant to be… nudged?

Are limits meant to be… nudged?

Sometimes we exceed our limits to have an adventure… and we pay the price. But we plan for the consequences of our actions and are willing to pay the price. Have even set aside recovery days. This picture is of a bridge in Ireland that is between the mainland and an island. I don’t remember […]

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 […]

CBT for fibromyalgia: Worth it?

CBT for fibromyalgia: Worth it?

Fibromyalgia (FM) is a chronic syndrome defined by widespread pain, cognitive dysfunction, sleep dysfunction and fatigue. Cognitive-behavioral therapies (CBTs) are often a recommended treatment for Fibromyalgia. It is, in fact, a psychological treatment used in many chronic pain conditions as well as other health problems. CBTs are a method of improving a person’s beliefs about […]

Fibro with chronic migraine and chronic tension type headache

Fibro with chronic migraine and chronic tension type headache

People with chronic migraine have a higher comorbidity of fibromyalgia compared to people who get chronic tension headaches according to new research published in the journal Headache: “Fibromyalgia Among Patients With Chronic Migraine and Chronic Tension-Type Headache: A Multicenter Prospective Cross-Sectional Study” Chronic headaches are common in fibromyalgia and migraines were often misdiagnosed due to […]

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 […]

Small-fiber neuropathy and fibromyalgia

Small-fiber neuropathy and fibromyalgia

An intriguing study done in the University of Würzburg and published in Brain march 9, 2013 indicates fibromyalgia pain is due to small fiber neuropathy. There has been the suggestion of nerve dysfunction in the past but this would demonstrate nerve damage. At one time fibromyalgia pain was thought to be in the muscles but […]

Fibromyalgia assessments looked at

Fibromyalgia assessments looked at

So it looks like some clinicians have some uncertainty when it comes to diagnosing Fibromyalgia. Remember the criteria for tender points is no longer used. Data from the U.S., Europe and Asia report that approximately half of providers admit uncertainty in confidently making a diagnosis of [fibromyalgia]. Diagnosing [fibromyalgia] more promptly should reduce unnecessary tests, specialty […]

Long-term study on fibromyalgia severity

Long-term study on fibromyalgia severity

I came across an interesting long term study in Finland on Fibromyalgia spanning 26 years published in the journal of Clinical Rheumatology. Severity of symptoms persists for decades in fibromyalgia-a 26-year follow-up study. There has been this sort of rumour that fibromyalgia improves with time that I have heard several times and so this study is […]