Lady Gaga’s Netflix Documentary puts Fibromyalgia Front and Center

In a lot of ways, Lady Gaga’s new Netflix documentary, Gaga: Five Foot Two, is your standard pop star documentary, in the vein of Madonna’s Truth or Dare or Katy Perry’s Part of Me. It follows her around as she’s writing and recording songs and music videos for her album Joanne, and preparing for concert appearances (including her performance at Super Bowl XLI). There are…

The 103 Symptoms of Fibromyalgia and the Challenges That Come With Them

The 103 Symptoms of Fibromyalgia and the Challenges That Come With Them What Is Fibromyalgia? Fibromyalgia is an incredibly complex illness with a wide range of symptoms and complications. So much so even some doctors are unaware of all that fibro causes. It can also be difficult at times to differentiate which symptoms are caused…

Is Fibromyalgia Hereditary?

Affecting more than 5 million Americans, fibromyalgia is the most commonly diagnosed chronic pain disorder today. But is fibromyalgia hereditary? Well, that question is more complicated than it may seem. A relatively newly recognized disorder, with its modern definition and diagnosis being solidified in 1972 by Dr. Hugh Smythe, and only seen as an actual condition…

Is Fibromyalgia Hereditary?

Affecting more than 5 million Americans, fibromyalgia is the most commonly diagnosed chronic pain disorder today. But is fibromyalgia hereditary? Well, that question is more complicated than it may seem. A relatively newly recognized disorder, with its modern definition and diagnosis being solidified in 1972 by Dr. Hugh Smythe, and only seen as an actual condition…

Sensory Overload: How Noise Can Affect You in Fibromyalgia

Sensitivity to environmental stimulation, including bright lights, loud noises, and even certain smells, can make living with fibromyalgia particularly challenging. You might wake up each morning wondering what new trigger may exacerbate your fibromyalgia symptoms. “I deal with everything on a day-to-day basis,” says Stephanie Parker of Dover, Del., who believes her symptoms are consistent with fibromyalgia but…

10 Things All Fibromyalgia Patients Should Have

Fibromyalgia Products to Have on Hand Most fibromyalgia patients don’t find themselves cash-rich and time-poor. Instead, we spend a lot of time resting (and by ‘resting’ I mean sitting and being frustrated) and we don’t have a lot of money to throw around on one health gimmick or another. Today I thought we could help…

Does Fibromyalgia Cause Skin Issues?

Coping With Fibromyalgia Skin Problems Fibromyalgia brings many unpleasant symptoms with it, the primary ones being a feeling of widespread pain, physical fatigue, and cognitive fatigue–also known as brain fog. But did you know that fibromyalgia could also be to blame for rashes, itching, and other skin conditions? It has been estimated that between 50 to…

10 things that a person should avoid doing if they have fibromyalgia

10 things that a person should avoid doing if they have fibromyalgia Fibromyalgia condition is commonly seen in people of different age groups. Some of the actions of the person may be responsible in what complicates the condition of fibromyalgia. The symptoms of fibromyalgia can be different from one person to another. Therefore, it is…

Fibromyalgia and Loneliness: How to Fight Isolation

The Isolation and Loneliness of Fibromyalgia When you disconnect yourself from the outside world, you are building a reinforced wall around your life to block out all that would hurt you. But what if the measures you take to protect yourself are actually creating more damage? What if your wall stops the positives from entering as much…