The Need to Set Priorities With Fibromyalgia

Why We Should Be Setting Priorities With Fibromyalgia Priorities — they can be a challenge to set and maintain for healthy individuals, nonetheless those dealing with the added issues that come with fibromyalgia. Still, setting priorities and learning how to fulfill them is of utmost importance if you are to regain control over your life…

Living With Fibromyalgia: What Are Fibromyalgia Chest Pain?

A symptom that I suffer from that really worried me for the longest time was fibromyalgia chest pain. The pain is in the ribcage and chest area and can feel like a sharp poke or aching stabbing and sometimes a burning pain. If your chest pain is making it difficult to sleep, work or even…

Poor Sexual Health Among Women with Fibromyalgia Needs More Attention, Researchers Say

Fibromyalgia can be a significant obstacle to sexual health among affected women, according to a recent study, which underscored that a lack of understanding among partners contributes to poor sexual relationships. Pain or stiffness related to sexual acts also tends to give rise to a downward spiral of worries and fears related to sexuality, which…

21 Things Doctors Don’t Tell People About Fibromyalgia

By Paige Wyant Staff Fibromyalgia When you are diagnosed with any chronic illness, a good doctor should tell you about the symptoms, inform you of the prognosis and offer ideas for treatment or management of the condition. However, fibromyalgia was formally recognized only a few decades ago, and many doctors are still unfamiliar with the illness and how to…

EpicGenetics’ FM/a Blood Test for Fibromyalgia Is Now Available in Canada

EpicGenetics’ FM/a Test for detecting fibromyalgia is now available in Canada. FM/a was the first blood test for fibromyalgia to receive U.S. Federal Drug Administration approval— in 2012. The test identifies white blood cell anomalies that are known to occur in those with the disease. It has a high accuracy rate, displaying 93% sensitivity in diagnosing fibromyalgia. This…

Ideas to Help You Sleep Better with Fibromyalgia

No, I didn’t prick my finger on a spinning wheel like Sleeping Beauty, nor like Rip Van Winkle did I sleep for 20 years. However, a few weeks ago, I did sleep 32 out of 36 hours. I missed Wednesday and Thursday, most of Saturday and half of Sunday because I was sleeping. Had I…

Driving Safely When You Have Fibromyalgia

Driving With Fibromyalgia Stress is a trigger for many conditions, and fibromyalgia is one of them. Stress is a common trigger of flare ups, and driving is a stressor that can bring about fibromyalgia symptoms, especially if you get stuck in traffic that makes it difficult to get home or get to work on time. As…

Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Fibromyalgia

One of the worst things about fibromyalgia is trying to function without sleep. If you have fibromyalgia, not only do you have to find some way to sleep in the face of chronic pain, but you also have a whole host of other symptoms that make sleeping difficult. There’s fibromyalgia-induced insomnia, frequent urination, chronic itching,…

Is It Fibromyalgia or Gulf War Syndrome?

Similarities and Differences Between Fibromyalgia and Gulf War Syndrome Gulf War syndrome (GWS), fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, and multiple chemical sensitivities syndrome occur commonly in the same groups of people and they have overlapping symptoms. Due to their similarities, some researchers think these syndromes, and perhaps also irritable bowel syndrome, may be subsets of the…

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