Fibromyalgia and death | What you should know

Many in the medical community have accepted for many years that fibromyalgia is a chronic pain syndrome, not even a disease. And certainly not kill 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” found disturbing…

Why does fibromyalgia cause pain in the neck?

Of all the medical conditions that exist, fibromyalgia is undoubtedly one of the most enigmatic and misunderstood. Frequently completely ignored and considered a full-blown syndrome, fibromyalgia is one of those pathologies that are not yet understood, not even by the most well-known medical researchers in the world. We understand the fact that more than 5…

Two New Drugs Approved By FDA For Treating Fibromyalgia

While there is no cure for fibromyalgia, the key to finding relief from the pain, fatigue and other symptoms is usually a combination of medications and natural therapies. The best doctor to treat fibromyalgia is a rheumatologist, a physician who specializes in the treatment of arthritis and related conditions. It may take some trial and error to…

5 More of My Favorite Things for Fibromyalgia and Lyme Relief

By Donna Gregory Burch. In 2016, I shared a few of my favorite things for relieving fibromyalgia symptoms. That article is still one of the most popular ones on my blog, FedUpwithFatigue.com. A lot has happened in two years, so I think it’s time to publish an updated list. Below are some of my current favorites for managing…

Savella May Reduce Pain, Alter Brain Activity in Fibromyalgia Patients, Study Suggests

Treatment with Savella (milnacipran, by Allergan) may reduce pain sensitivity and increase activity in pain-related brain regions of patients with fibromyalgia. The study, “Using fMRI to evaluate the effects of milnacipran on central pain processing in patients with fibromyalgia,” appeared in the Scandinavian Journal of Pain. Savella, although not used to treat depression, acts like an antidepressant. It is one…

Fibromyalgia, pain and disability.

When you are sick with fibromyalgia, it seems as if a part of you leaves to never return again. Remember how you were before and that sometimes makes you fall into a well that is quite difficult to get out of. They can be diseases that are obvious in the eyes of others, or as…

Being on Disability Does Not Mean I’m ‘Lazy’ or ‘Lucky’

I have been told the following quotes recently after people finding out I’m on disability: 1. “You’re so lazy, you don’t do anything all day.” 2. “You’re so lucky to not have to work.” 3. “Man, I wish I had your problem.”   I hear these on a regular basis. I suffer from debilitating chronic pain as well as…

Did you know that there are 4 types of fibromyalgia?

The subject that I bring to them seemed interesting to me and for that reason I share them with you, so I go into the subject; We all have an idea that what we have is called Fibromyalgia (FM), but it is possible that not all of us know that science to this day, has…

THE FIBROMYALGIA NOW CONSIDERS AS A DISORDER OF THE CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM OF WHOLE LIFE

Fibromyalgia is the second most common rheumatic disease behind osteoarthritis and, although still widely misunderstood, it is now considered to be a life-long nervous system disorder that is responsible for the amplified pain that shoots through the body in those who suffer from it. Daniel Clauw, MD, professor of anesthesiology at the University of Michigan,…

Heartbreaking letter of a woman suffering from Bristol debilitating disease Fibromyalgia

What happens when your life begins to fall apart? For 23-year-old Peyton Connor, who happened last May when she was diagnosed with fibromyalgia. The long-term chronic condition can cause increased sensitivity to pain, extreme fatigue, difficulty sleeping and memory loss. After suffering a collapse at work at the end of 2015, several tests revealed that…