Fibromyalgia, much more than a few pains

It affects people at the muscular, mental and social skeleton level.Fibromyalgia is a disease characterized by generalized pain in musculoskeletal regions, with abnormalities in the central nervous system and associated symptoms such as fatigue, insomnia and cognitive disorders. That is why we say that it is more than pain: it affects people physically, mentally and…

Abuse on the rise of prescription drug gabapentin, known as ‘Johnnys’

If you aren’t on this medication, chances are you know someone who is. It’s used to treat everything from pain to mood disorders and can be just what the doctor ordered for many. But now, there is mounting research uncovering misuse of and even a black market for this popular prescription. We’re talking about gabapentin….

Fibromyalgia carrier cards are beginning to be made

MANHUAÇU (MG) – The cards for people who have Fibromyalgia are already being made. The first of these is from the Lessandra Sonia da Silva syndrome, a voluntary leader of the National Association of Fibromyalgia and Correlated Diseases (ANFIBRO) in Minas Gerais. This Tuesday (11), she was in the office of the mayor of Manhuaçu,…

Sudden and Unexpected Death in Chronic Pain and Patients with Fibromyalgia

Sudden and unexpected death can occur in a patient with severe chronic pain, and the terminal event may not be related to medical therapy. Fortunately, sudden death is not as commonly observed in patients with pain as in recent years, probably due to better access to at least some treatment. Sudden death still occurs, however, and professionals…

Possible Culprit of Fibromyalgia Found in a Study : Microglial Activation

A study by Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) researchers – collaborating with a team at the Karolinska Institutet in Sweden – has documented for the first time widespread inflammation in the brains of patients with the poorly understood condition called fibromyalgia. Their report has been published online in the journal Brain, Behavior and Immunity. “We don’t have…

FIBROMIALGIA Crying the person who was before a chronic illness

Sitting at the end of my bed, I suddenly hit the chest like a ton of bricks. My lips tremble, I feel a lump in my throat and I have to stop before the tears flow. I have trouble putting on my socks and, quickly, I remember that my life is gone and it will never…

The Different Stages of Fibromyalgia (6th is so Scary…!)

A lot of us have come together on this site and others.. because we all have one thing in common…FIBROMYALGIA.. FIBRO-MY-ALGIA, sometime in our past, recent or further …we have been told we have fibromyalgia. Fibromyalgia is a syndrome in which a person has long-term, body-wide pain and tenderness in the joints, muscles, tendons, and…

Fibromyalgia, a slow death: a disease that can take up to 10 years to be diagnosed

Fibromyalgia is not seen, it suffers. Fibromyalgia is invisible, but millions of people who suffer from it are not. Because fibromyalgia has become a health problem. Although institutions continue to search elsewhere, fibromyalgia is a reality that continues to grow, which does not include social class, cultural level, age or the cardinal point. It can start in…

To Anyone Grieving the Loss of Who They Were Before Fibromyalgia

Fatigue from fibromyalgia feels like a constant state of fatigue that diminishes your energy and mental capacity. Fatigue can be even more debilitating than pain. The overwhelming fatigue makes our body feel heavy and weak. Contributes to brain fog increasing memory loss and forgetfulness. Fatigue can be all the time or last for months and…