Imagine Dragons’ Dan Reynolds Talks Depression Mid-Song at MSG Show

On Tuesday night, to a crowd of 20,000 people at Madison Square Garden in New York City, Imagine Dragons’ lead singer Dan Reynolds took a moment mid-song to talk honestly about depression. “I want to say one thing tonight,” Reynolds said in the middle of his band’s hit song, “Demons”: We have a stigmatization in our society…

How Chronic Illness Has Affected My Positivity

Before being diagnosed with fibromyalgia, I was a very positive person. I always had a “nobody can stop me” attitude. I would always find the good in everything, even when I would have cramps and pain from having endometriosis. I still would search for something positive to keep going. It wasn’t until I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia…

What We Need to Remember as Lady Gaga Starts Touring After Her Fibro Flare

In the past few months we have seen Lady Gaga open up more than ever about her journey with chronic pain, with her Netflix documentary “Gaga: Five Foot Two” offering us a look behind the curtain at how difficult it can be to find treatments that work and face the uncertainty and unpredictability of life with chronic illness. But after confirming her fibromyalgia diagnosis in September…

What is Sleep Apnea? How Do Sleep Apnea And Fibromyalgia Affect Each Other?

  Sleep apnea and fibromyalgia seem to go together hand to hand for a lot of people. And both seem like they almost make the other worse. The difficulty sleeping that comes with sleep apnea makes it harder than it usually is to get a good night’s sleep with fibromyalgia. And a lack of sleep…

Are You Aware with Primary and Secondary Types of Fibromyalgia ?

  When you have a debilitating illness that impacts all aspects of your life, it’s normal to ask “why?” When it comes to fibromyalgia (FMS), we’re constantly adding more and more pieces to the puzzle. While we don’t yet have a complete picture, we’re getting closer. Experts are learning a lot about what leads to FMS, but they’re still…

Is Fibromyalgia Causing You Sleepless Nights?

  Fibromyalgia and Sleep The cycle of the human body is fascinating on many levels. One of the most important regenerative processes of the body is that of sleep. Adequate sleep is crucial to every aspect of our health. Those dealing with the effects of fibromyalgia, know all too well, that proper sleep can be…

Visceral Pain In Fibromyalgia. What Does Visceral Pain Feel Like?

  Fibromyalgia patients are very familiar with pain. Living with this chronic condition can lead to several painful symptoms. Are you aware that pain is available in different forms? In an effort to help people suffering from chronic pain, doctors came up with a system for classifying pain. One of the categories is known as…

Why Fibromyalgia Patients Can’t Regulate Their Pain

  Exhausting the body’s pain management system can leave those with chronic conditions unable to find relief — either naturally or via opioids. By triggering its opioid receptors, the brain is naturally hardwired to shut down or dampen physical discomfort. But for those with pain from chronic conditions such as fibromyalgia, a continued reliance on…

Can Mastalgia be another Somatic Symptom in Fibromyalgia?

Mastalgia and fibromyalgia can significantly coexist in women, suggesting that mastalgia may be a potential syndrome in fibromyalgia. These are the results of a study titled “Can mastalgia be another somatic symptom in fibromyalgia syndrome?” and published in the journal Clinics. Mastalgia, also known as mastodynia or breast pain, occurs in about 80% of women….

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