Category «fibromyalgia»

Fibromyalgia vs. Arthritis: Understanding Pain Types

By Adrienne Dellwo Understanding Different Pain Types Different pain conditions can cause very different kinds of pain. However, due to the subjective nature of pain, it’s hard for doctors and patients alike to know what’s making us hurt in a certain place at any given moment. For those of us with widespread pain, that can …

What is the Difference Between Lupus and Fibromyalgia?

Lupus and fibromyalgia are rheumatic disorders that share some symptoms and can be experienced concurrently by patients. Despite this overlap, lupus and fibromyalgia are distinct conditions that every patient will experience in his or her own way. In cases of lupus, the patient’s tissues, joints, and organs are attacked by the immune system. Fibromyalgia sufferers …

The Monster List of Fibromyalgia Symptoms

General Fibromyalgia Symptoms Delayed reactions to physical exertion or stressful events Other family members with fibromyalgia (genetic predisposition) Sweats Unexplained weight gain or loss Cravings for carbohydrate and chocolate Headaches & migraines Vision changes, including rapidly worsening vision Muscle & Tissue-Related Fibromyalgia Symptoms Pain that ranges from mild to severe, and may move around the …

Fibromyalgia and Pain Patches, Finally the Truth!

Trans-dermal medications work differently than other medications utilized for the treatment of fibromyalgia. Instead of being taken orally, these medications are applied to the skin at the site of the pain. Over time, these medications your bloodstream and are carried to the unpleasant areas, giving sufferers immediate pain alleviation. The characteristics of these topicals in the …

Fibro Stuff No One Tells You But I Will

Some of the things I have learned about fibromyalgia have been learned the hard way, because it started happening and I check with my wonderful support team, friends who have it, and find out that it’s quite common. I don’t know if it’s things that doctors feel uncomfortable telling you, because it’s not at all …

How Fibromyalgia Swelling Hurts! Swelling and Fibromyalgia

By :  Bill Cravens Osteoarthritis is the most common musculoskeletal condition, followed by fibromyalgia. More often than not, fibromyalgia is misunderstood and misdiagnosed. Characteristics of this disorder/condition include muscle and joint pain/tingling, fatigue, and many other symptoms. Quite often, individuals who have fibromyalgia also experience social isolation and depression. Many also experience both swelling and fibromyalgia. …

27 Real Symptoms of Fibromyalgia That Aren’t Just In Your Head

Fibromyalgia is a widespread chronic pain syndrome that occurs mostly in women 20 to 50 years old. The National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Diseases estimates that five million people in the U.S. suffer from fibromyalgia. Even though it’s so wide-spread, the cause of fibromyalgia is still unclear, and fibromyalgia symptoms can be just as varied and …

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