To Those Who Still Think ‘Good People’ Don’t Become Ill

  It’s been hard for me to read or watch the news recently. The ongoing debates about healthcare have led to many sleepless nights. I finally decided to take a temporary break from national news a few weeks ago, when several public figures made comments suggesting that “good people” did not become ill. There’s been…

23 Things People Wish They Knew Before Starting Methotrexate

  Methotrexate (MTX) is a chemotherapy agent (when used in higher doses) and immunosuppressant drug that interferes with the growth of certain types of cells. It is often used to treat several types of cancer (such as breast, skin, head, neck or lung) as well as various illnesses, including psoriasis and rheumatoid arthritis. While some…

What Is It? Lupus or Fibromyalgia? What You Need to Know

  Among all the syndromes of our days there are two that excite a continuous fascination on researchers and doctors around the world: Lupus and Fibromyalgia. Both of these medical conditions have long been researched and on both of their causes many theories have been built. Still, up to now, there is no absolute and complete answer…

Fear and Fibromyalgia – How Are they Related?

  Most of us have had that feeling in your chest when things have just gotten too overwhelming. The fight, flight, or freeze response. These are things that we commonly associate with fear. Fear, for many of us with fibromyalgia, is part of our daily lives. It’s something that we fight off on a regular…

Fibromyalgia and Crohn’s Disease: What is the Connection?

  In order to understand the connection between fibromyalgia and Crohn’s disease, it is important to first examine each separately. If you are experiencing severe symptoms or problems, speak with your health care provider. It is always best to talk to your doctor for professional and trusted advice and treatment. This article is meant to help…

Causes and Treatment Options of Fibromyalgia Itching

Are you losing your mind from scratching an itch that just won’t go away? It could be your scalp, the back of your neck or behind your ears, legs or feet, and even a finger. And let’s not forget the unmentionables as well! It’s that itch or feeling of bugs crawling on you, sometimes tingling,…

What is The Connection Between Fibromyalgia and Endometriosis

  It’s kind of strange, but I have noticed that there is not a lot of open discussion about infertility. Maybe I don’t run in the right circles. Or maybe people get too upset to discuss it. That’s not what makes it strange though. It’s because the use of infertility treatment options has gone out…

  It’s kind of strange, but I have noticed that there is not a lot of open discussion about infertility. Maybe I don’t run in the right circles. Or maybe people get too upset to discuss it. That’s not what makes it strange though. It’s because the use of infertility treatment options has gone out…

Selenium Deficiency: Is Selenium Deficiency Contributing to Fibro?

  It’s kind of mind-boggling to me that every time I start digging into fibromyalgia, I come across another possible cause, trigger, or deficiency. And sometimes it turns out to be a chicken and egg scenario where it’s not clear which came first: the fibro or the so-called trigger (or…fill in the blank). That seems to be…

Does Smoking Cause or Aggravate the Symptoms of Fibromyalgia?

Do you smoke cigarettes or chew tobacco? When you have fibromyalgia, tobacco use may have even greater health risks than you thought. Multiple studies have shown that tobacco use is associated with worse fibromyalgia symptoms. Smoking may also be a risk factor for developing this condition. At the same time, people with fibromyalgia often claim…

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