Fibromyalgia

Problems Showering with Fibromyalgia & Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

A morning shower -- it helps you start the day invigorated and refreshed, right? Um, no, not so much for many of us. A shower seems like a basic, simple thing, but it can pose major problems for someone with fibromyalgia or chronic fatigue syndrome.I've seen a lot of comments here about how exhausting...

7 Most Common Causes of Fibromyalgia You Shouldn’t Ignore

Most Common Causes of Fibromyalgia You Need to Know: Between 3-6 million people in the United States alone suffer from Fibromyalgia, and doctors are still not sure what causes it. There are a few different schools of thought, and maybe it is a combination of those things, or it could be something entirely different. The...

Solving the mystery of fibromyalgia

Nearly 6 million Americans (90% of which are women) suffer what is arguably one of the most baffling conditions known to man. Fibromyalgia. The symptoms run far and wide—pain and tenderness in the back, neck, shoulders, hips and more. The pain is often so bad it causes loss of sleep, so people who have the condition...

Why I Hope Morgan Freeman Becomes a Fibromyalgia Spokesman

Updated December 16, 2014 Morgan Freeman, the much-lauded actor with the amazing voice, has fibromyalgia. It apparently first came out in an Esquire magazine article last July. Here's the part of the article where it comes up: Every so often grabs his left shoulder and winces. It hurts when he walks, when he sits still,...

Top 10 Yoga Asanas To Reduce Fibromyalgia

What is fibromyalgia all about? The answer is yet to be deciphered, even by medical practitioners. What we do know is that it comes with multiple symptoms, including body pain plus an extreme sensitivity towards sound, light and touch. The symptoms vary from person to person, and that is why the mode and extent of...

18 Resolutions People With Fibromyalgia Are Making for 2016

1. “To keep moving my body! Stretch a lot every morning. Walk around the farm. Remember to move with careful awareness and treat myself to plenty of hot baths, black and white movies and Arnica Gel. 2. “To use my time wisely doing the things I love.” 3. “To allow myself to have bad days without feeling guilty.” 4. “To...

16 Things Fibromyalgia Sufferers Need to Stop Doing

Stop putting your own needs on the back burner. – If you have any sort of chronic debilitating condition, you need to put your own needs first. Even if you are the healthiest person on the planet, you shouldn’t let your needs go to the back of the line. Since Fibro is most common...

4 Traps to Avoid If You Have Fibromyalgia (As Told By Actual Sufferers)

le illness like fibromyalgia is full of challenges and obstacles. Fibromyalgia can affect many aspects of your life – from your physical well being to your relationships with family and friends (and everything in between). Learning how to live with these life-altering changes doesn’t come easily or quickly – but many have learned through...

Fibromyalgia Muscle Spasms and Your Health

// When you are dealing with the symptoms and issues that often come alongside fibromyalgia, you may be in a situation where you are fighting off the muscle spasms that make it even more uncomfortable. That being said, how are you supposed to deal with this common issue? Are you going to be able to...

Hypervigilance in Fibromyalgia or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Hypervigilance: a state of being constantly tense, on guard, and exceptionally aware of the environment. Some researchers believe that hypervigilance is a feature of fibromyalgiaand chronic fatigue syndrome. Some research supports this hypothesis, while some does not. The idea is that our brains become overly aware of things, which can include painful stimuli, noises, bright lights,...