I have a confession. I've not been exercising like I should. And, now my body is starting to let me know. It's beginning to remind me just why exercise is so important, especially when you have fibromyalgia. Instead of planned regular exercise, I've been over-doing it in other ways. I've been … [Read more...]
Living with Fibromyalgia
This category covers all things fibromyalgia. My experience living with fibromyalgia. Advice on coping with fibromyalgia. Medical studies about fibromyalgia. My life and experience living with fibromyalgia since 2010, and my advice on how to cope with fibromyalgia.
Check out the articles below for more fibromyalgia topics.
If' you have fibromyalgia and have researched much at all, you've probably run across Dr. Ginevra Liptan. Dr. Liptan is not only a board-certified doctor of internal medicine, but she also has fibromyalgia. After spending years using herself as a guinea pig for treatments, she now has a clinic … [Read more...]
Long before Fibromyalgia became obvious, my chronic pain journey began in 2008 when I was diagnosed with TMJ disorder. During the Spring I had' been fitted for orthodontic braces and the pain began before the braces went on. The pain began immediately after the spacers were installed to make room … [Read more...]
I've looked at several studies that have shown that while there is not an overall increase in the risk of death for those with illnesses like fibromyalgia and migraine, there is an increase risk of suicide. Why is there an increased risk of suicide for those with chronic pain? When you read … [Read more...]
For years I've heard anecdotal stories about how weighted blankets have helped improve fibromyalgia symptoms, but I'd put off purchasing one because I wasn't sure it would be worth the price. After years of wanting a weighted blanket I finally got one and I wasn't disappointed. Years … [Read more...]
Today, I'd like to introduce you to Suzanne. She's a fibro warrior who has recently started to blog about her life with fibro over at FibroMomBlog.com Suzanne lives in California, USA. She's married with 3 children. Suzanne, please tell us a little about yourself. I have … [Read more...]
How is Fibromyalgia Diagnosed? Up until recently, the primary method for how fibromyalgia is diagnosed was to rule out everything else, then if the doctor couldn't find any other cause for widespread chronic pain, he'd apply pressure to 18 "tender points" and if the patient reacted with pain to at … [Read more...]
More and more studies are coming out showing that there may be a genetic link in fibromyalgia. If you are a female with a parent who has fibromyalgia, there is up to a 70% likelihood that you will also be diagnosed with fibromyalgia. I have fibromyalgia. My mom has fibromyalgia. My aunt has … [Read more...]
Chronic pain is a part of my life. No matter how much better I feel, it's still there. Some days it's worse than others. Pulse electromagnetic frequency (PEMF) is my go to therapy for pain of all kinds. It's amazing that a small device about the size of my cell phone can bring so … [Read more...]
Do you find that you fall down more with fibromyalgia? Do you bump into things as you walk? Feel unsteady and as if you no longer have good balance? You aren't alone. A 2013 study found that the majority of people with fibromyalgia report falling. This 2013 study followed 18 people with … [Read more...]