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…

What are rheumatoid arthritis and fibromyalgia? Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and fibromyalgia are two different conditions with some similar symptoms. These symptoms include: pain that may feel like a dull ache sleep disturbances fatigue feelings of depression and anxiety The causes of these conditions are very different. RA is an autoimmune disease that causes the body’s…

Fibromyalgia Patients Sleep Less and Worse Than Healthy People, Study Says

People with fibromyalgia have more difficulty falling asleep and sleep worse and less compared to the general population, according to the results of a new review. Researchers called for the attention of doctors in treating sleep disturbances in patients with fibromyalgia, as better sleep may help improve disease symptoms. The study, “Sleep Disturbances In Fibromyalgia:…

10 Tips for Living Well with Fibromyalgia

Living with a chronic invisible illness like fibromyalgia can be a daily challenge. The key to living well includes finding ways to maintain your lifestyle, making adjustments, and, most importantly, taking care of yourself and listening to your body. Whether you are newly diagnosed or have been living with fibromyalgia for years, here are 10 tips…

Los 2 personajes de Tim Burton que me ayudan a sobrellevar mi dolor

Uno de los mayores desafíos de mi vida fue crecer con fibromialgia. El dolor afectó todos los aspectos de mi vida. La mayor parte de mis años escolares se pasaron en consultorios médicos y en educación en casa. Cuando pude estar en la escuela, estaba feliz de estar con gente de mi edad, pero al…