How to recognise fibromyalgia flares

cientists estimate that around 5 million adults in the United States are affected by fibromyalgia. Although men and children can have the disorder, it is more often seen in women. Most people with the condition are diagnosed during middle age. When fibromyalgia pains flare up, every activity can seem more difficult. All people experience flares differently, and there…

How Fibromyalgia Affects Men

Fibromyalgia can be especially hard on men. “Men are expected to ‘suck it up and tough it out,’” one man noted in a survey on the ailment published earlier this month. In fact, men may wait years, feeling increasingly worse, before they have a diagnosis. Often men are treated for low back pain that doesn’t account for…

A Typical 24 Hours With Fibromyalgia

Three years ago, my doctor said the F-word… that’s right, fibromyalgia. I ignored her. But for the last year I have been in constant pain and I find it really hard to focus on anything other than finding pain relief or finding a new treatment that might actually make a difference.  I haven’t really been writing…

Fibromyalgia and pain

is a condition that causes musculoskeletal pain, fatigue, and localized tenderness. The cause of FM is unknown, but genetics may play a role. Symptoms can develop after: psychological stress physical trauma an injury an illness Other symptoms may include depression, poor concentration, and headaches. Treating pain, fatigue, and other symptoms is key. Fortunately, several options…

5 Common Myths about Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is in the news these days after superstar Lady Gaga disclosed that she struggles with this often debilitating condition. A lot of mystery surrounds this very complex diagnosis with most sufferers experiencing it in a completely unique way. It’s no wonder that it is surrounded by so many misconceptions. We’ll attempt to provide some…

8 Signs Of Fibromyalgia Most People Miss

Fibromyalgia is a common chronic disorder that is characterized by widespread pain, among other symptoms. It can cause significant pain and fatigue, interfering with a person’s ability to carry out their daily activities. While the causes of fibromyalgia are unknown, it’s estimated that it affects 5 million Americans ages 18 or older. Research has shown that fibromyalgia…

10 Essential Oils for Fibromyalgia / Fibrositis

Basically, Fibromyalgia is a major pain to deal with. But luckily we have essential oils. And while they won’t help with everything, for this condition they do a lot of good. Read below for the most recommended oils, followed by some recipes and additional tips. 1.) Rosemary   Rosemary oil is another fantastic all around oil. In…

Fibromyalgia may cause pregnancy complications and infertility

Fibromyalgia may cause pregnancy complications and infertility, studies found. A condition characterized by widespread pain, fibromyalgia can make daily tasks difficult to perform. Fibromyalgia is highly associated with stress, which can be worsened when pregnancy is thrown into the mix – not to mention changing hormone levels typical for this period in a woman’s life cycle. One retrospective…

Fibromyalgia Medication Efficacy and Side-Effects

This article is an examination of the more commonly used fibromyalgia medications and a few results of recent studies on the effectiveness of the medications in fibromyalgia patients; ways to reduce the cost of your fibromyalgia medication; and appropriate warnings where warranted. Fibromyalgia is complex. Here at “Living Smarter with Fibromyalgia”, we understand that not everyone will…

13 Tips for Getting a Better Night’s Sleep with Fibromyalgia

How did you sleep last night? If you have fibromyalgia, your answer is probably not very well. I know the feeling! I’ve struggled to get a good night’s rest for years.Unrefreshing sleep is one of the primary symptoms of fibromyalgia. No matter how much we sleep, we still wake up exhausted. Multiple research studies have confirmed…