The Fragility Of Life

FREE! Subscribe to ProHealth Newsletters (it’s free!) Fibromyalgia • ME & C.F.S. Lyme Disease • Natural Wellness  Weight Loss • IBS Depression > Reprinted from LadyofLyme.com with the kind permission of Christina. To read the original article, click here.  There is a fragility to life that you become acutely aware of when you dive…

Chronic Pain: Does Sex Matter?

FREE! Subscribe to ProHealth Newsletters (it’s free!) Fibromyalgia • ME & C.F.S. Lyme Disease • Natural Wellness  Weight Loss • IBS Depression > Reprinted with the kind permission of Celeste Cooper SIMPLY BECAUSE WE ARE WOMEN September is chronic pain awareness month and a perfect time to recognize that when it comes to chronic…

A Brain Under Siege: Centralization, Chronic Pain, And Fibromyalgia

I’ve got one nerve left and you’re standing on it! I ask myself, how does something others find pleasant, like a cool breeze blowing over their body on a hot summer day, cause me such discomfort? How can my brain’s pathways and messengers be so dysfunctional? As it turns out, even though changes in the…

How to Deal with Sensory Overload

Click Here to receive the latest FM News via e-mail Do you struggle with sensory overload? I struggle with bright lights, the assault of loud noises, and any kind of motion that kickstarts my vertigo. Sensory overload is a painful struggle. For example, exposure to strong odors gives me headaches and nausea. For that reason,…

The Part of Life With Fibromyalgia I Haven’t Told You About

I’m a fairly open person when it comes to physical and mental illness, but I can also be very reserved, especially about my chronic pain and fatigue. It’s not because I don’t want to share about what’s going on with me, but because I don’t want people to think I’m a “whiner” or “attention seeker.” I am…

Avoid These Foods! 10 Foods That Are Known to Trigger Fibromyalgia Symptoms

  Foods to Avoid With Fibromyalgia Growing up in a house full of southern cooks, comfort food was part of our everyday menu rather than an occasional treat. Starches like macaroni and cheese, mashed potatoes with gravy, breads such as cornbread and biscuits, desserts, red meat, and everything fried covered our “supper” tables. All the…

FIBROMYALGIA IS DECLARED AS A NEW LONG TERM DISABILITY

After osteoarthritis, fibromyalgia is the second most common rheumatic disease.However, it is difficult to choose the previous fibromyalgia because its symptoms fluctuate. This condition mainly affects women than men. It is characterized by pain in the body accompanied by stiffness and fatigue. According to Daniel Clauw, MD, professor of anesthesiology at the University of Michigan, said…

Fibromyalgia Upper Back Pain

  It really shouldn’t surprise us that fibromyalgia upper back pain is one of the most relentless of symptoms that fibro people experience. Although fibromyalgia affects the entire body, there are some areas of the fibro body that are more vulnerable to perpetuating factors. Chronic upper back pain is one of the major symptoms of…

Fibromyalgia Tender Points

Neck Tender Points in Fibromyalgiaa Yes, fibromyalgia tender points are different than the trigger points detailed in our Trigger Points article. It is important to know this in reference to the origin of pain. People with fibromyalgia often feel “tenderized” in these areas shown. You might describe it as a bruised feeling or tender to…

7 Things to Make Traveling with Fibromyalgia Easier

Do you find traveling with fibromyalgia a big challenge due to the many variables?  Living with fibromyalgia and related conditions since a very young age, I can attest to these challenges and I would like to share some of the various tools that I use to counteract some of these and in fact, create a…

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