A couple of studies in recent years report that drinking alcohol can help relieve fibromyalgia pain and symptom severity. That seems contradictory since most of us with fibromyalgia cannot tolerate alcohol without feeling sick. In this guest post, journalist Stephen Bitsoli explains what the research says about drinking alcohol when you have fibromyalgia. Guest Post [...]
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Can Drinking Alcohol Actually Ease Fibromyalgia Pain?
5 Things to Consider in Dealing With Fibromyalgia at Home
This is a guest post by Rose Cabrera. Rose is a registered nurse and part of the team at Top Security Review, the best source of home security system and medical alert system reviews. Here are 5 things to consider in dealing with fibromyalgia at home. BY: Rose Cabrera Fibromyalgia affects millions of people. It [...]
International Fibromyalgia Awareness Day Online Events
May 12th, 2016 is International Fibromyalgia Awareness Day. People worldwide strive to spread awareness for fibromyalgia throughout the month of May. This year's theme is Your Voice Matters - Make Fibromyalgia Visible. You may be wondering how you can participate when you can't even get out of the house. Luckily, there are a few Fibromyalgia [...]
The Connection Between Chronic Hepatitis C & Fibromyalgia
Many experts believe that viral infections can trigger the onset of fibromyalgia. The Epstein-Barr virus, Herpes Simplex Virus, and hepatitis B and C have all been implicated in the development of fibromyalgia. Chronic hepatitis C in particular shares many of the same symptoms as fibromyalgia. In this post, I will explain how chronic hepatitis C [...]
Bladder Control Problems Associated With Fibromyalgia
Bladder control problems or urinary incontinence is not something we want to talk about, but it is extremely common. Millions of people -young, old, male, female- experience incontinence. Women experience incontinence twice as often as men. And women with fibromyalgia are even more likely to experience bladder control problems. Bladder symptoms may include urinary frequency, [...]
Fibromyalgia Syndrome 101: What You Need To Know
Fibromyalgia, also called fibromyalgia syndrome, is the most common chronic pain condition. The pain of fibromyalgia can be dull, stabbing, throbbing or burning. It can be constant or can come and go. The intensity can vary as well. But fibromyalgia is a whole lot more than pain. It makes you exhausted, disturbs your sleep and [...]
Why Diagnosing Fibromyalgia Takes So Long
Do you think you have fibromyalgia? Are you getting frustrated living in pain and getting no answers? The truth is, diagnosing fibromyalgia is a long and difficult process. On average, it takes over 2 years. Most people see three or more doctors before finally getting a diagnosis. Even with a doctor who is very experienced [...]
Fight or Flight Response Overactive In Fibromyalgia
An overactive sympathetic nervous system, also known as the body's fight or flight response is closely linked to fibromyalgia. Any perceived threat or stressful situation can trigger the fight of flight response. The fight or flight response is designed to help us function in emergency situations. It is meant to be a response that only [...]
Fibromyalgia Is Real – It’s Official!
Fibromyalgia is real and doctors will no longer be able to say it isn't. Fibromyalgia is finally being recognized as an official diagnosis. On October 1, 2015, fibromyalgia was included in the new ICD-10 list of medical codes. ICD and stands for International Classification of Diseases. ICD codes are used by healthcare workers, policy-makers, insurers, [...]
Invisible Illness: Spreading Awareness #invisiblefight
Invisible illnesses encompass a broad range of conditions including heart disease, diabetes, chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, lupus, depression and many others. Those with an invisible illness can present with varying symptoms such as debilitating pain, fatigue, dizziness, weakness, cognitive dysfunctions (brain fog), migraines, as well as many others that cannot be seen. As of 2012, [...]