VR Exercise Integral for Fibromyalgia Rehabilitation

Many medical professionals would attest that exercise is one of the best medicines for those with chronic illnesses and that it should be a high priority for their patients. On the flip side, people suffering from painful diseases that affect muscles, such as fibromyalgia, might find it the least appealing form of medication. However, there…

10 Food Rules for Pain Patients

The fibro-food connection Fibromyalgia is notoriously difficult to treat. Medication tends to reduce muscle pain, fatigue, and other symptoms of the chronic condition by just 30% to 50%. As a result, many patients turn to diet and lifestyle changes for added relief. Learning which foods to avoid is a good place to start, since fibro…

How Fibromyalgia Affects Men

Randy Wold, 58, was an auto mechanic, an excellent golfer, and a bowler who never scored below 200. Then, nearly 10 years ago, when he was suffering from intense chronic pain, he received a surprise diagnosis. His doctor told him he had fibromyalgia. A disorder that causes chronic pain and fatigue, fibromyalgia strikes mostly women….

10 Diet Tips For Managing Fibromyalgia Pain

Fibromyalgia affects an estimated five million people in the U.S. This is a chronic pain condition that is usually diagnosed by figuring out what it is not through lab tests and taking a thorough family history. Although there are prescription medications that can be taken for pain, one of the best ways to combat this…

Frustration, Fibromyalgia and a Lack of Accommodations

 Does this scenario sound familiar? You have run out of medication and are denied a refill until an appointment is scheduled. However, the day of the appointment you are not feeling well enough to go to the doctor’s office. The Catch-22 is that you require the medications (that you cannot get a refill on), to help make…

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…

3 Fibromyalgia Skin Symptoms and How to Manage Them

Fibromyalgia has so many issues affiliated with it, and one of those issues is related to the health and condition of our skin. For those who are sensitive to clothing touching their skin, rashes and other issues just exacerbate the discomfort. According to Healthy Plan, some of the skin issues related to fibromyalgia include rashes, burning and tingling,…

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…

How to be Broke and Medicated with Fibromyalgia or ME/CFS

Having FM and ME/CFS can be financially challenging, but if you’re low on cash or are looking for just ways to save money, don’t give up hope. There are many ways to save money on prescription drugs, supplements or even doctors’ appointments. Did you know, for instance, that no less than six drug discount programs…

5 Common Causes of Fibromyalgia Flares

As anyone with fibromyalgia knows, there are times when symptoms are more acute and intense than normal. These times are commonly known as fibromyalgia flares (or flare-ups). Fibromyalgia flares can last can last anywhere from one day to several weeks at a time and often have a trigger associated with them. Understanding the common triggers of…