5 Strategies for Coping With Fibromyalgia Fatigue

Fighting Fibromyalgia Fatigue Coping with fatigue is one of the most difficult things to do. Most people naturally think that if you’re tired, then you rest and presto — everything is better. Unfortunately, fatigue (known as extreme or excessive tiredness) isn’t fixed by a quick rest. In fact, we can sleep for days and still not…

What is RSDS? How it is connected with Fibromyalgia

By:Bill Cravens Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome (RSDS) and fibromyalgia are two very closely related disorders that often get mistaken for each other. RSDS is more commonly known as “complex regional pain syndrome. When the two disorders meet in one person, life can become very difficult and painful. While there are treatments for both disorders, understanding…

What is Costochondritis? Link Between Fibromyalgia and Costochondritis

BY JULIA NELSON Today, tens of millions of people across the globe suffer from fibromyalgia.  Many of these people develop fibromyalgia in the middle of their lives, but many more develop it as a teenager or as a young adult.  Most of the people who do suffer from fibromyalgia are women. Anyone who suffers from fibromyalgia knows…

Fibromyalgia and Death. Can You Die With Fibro?

It has been accepted by many in the medical community for many years that fibromyalgia is a chronic pain syndrome—not even a disease. And certainly not killing anyone. However, there have been sporadic reports in the literature of increased mortality due to cardiovascular disease and suicide. A study published last year in “Arthritis and Rheumatism”…

Allodynia and Fibromyalgia. What You Should Be Aware Of

Fibromyalgia is a very common disorder related to severe musculoskeletal pain all over the body. It can occur at any age, widely affecting the middle-aged people and women. It is estimated that 3.7 million people in America suffer from this disorder. The symptoms include a headache, extreme pain all over the body or at tender points,…

Fibromyalgia and the Heart Muscle – Fibro Pain or Heart Attack?

If you have ever had this experience, you will know that symptoms around fibromyalgia and the heart can give you quite a scare. Fibromyalgia seems to come with every pain imaginable, and that includes chest pain. Many will go to the emergency room at least once because they think that they’re having a heart attack….

Weather Conditions Do Not Affect Fibromyalgia

Many people who suffer from fibromyalgia say changes in the weather can affect their level of pain and fatigue. But according to a new study by Dutch researchers, weather conditions such as temperature, sunshine, and precipitation have no impact on fibromyalgia symptoms in female patients. “Our analyses provide more evidence against, than in support of,…

5 Ways To Prevent And Prepare For The Coronavirus

As the coronavirus spreads around the globe, there are steps you can take to protect yourself and your family. “I told my children that while I didn’t think that they were at risk right now, we, as a family, need to be preparing for significant disruption of our lives,” says Dr. Nancy Messonnier of the…

Fibromyalgia: Misdiagnosis Rates Are High: New Study

A study published in Arthritis Care & Research suggests there’s only a fair amount of agreement between fibromyalgia diagnoses in the United States and established diagnostic criteria for the condition — meaning that many people told by their health care provider they have fibromyalgia actually may not. This study, led by a researcher from the National Data Bank for…