Fibromyalgia is described as a chronic pain condition but there is a whole lot more to it than that. Fibromyalgia affects multiple systems in the body including the central nervous system and the autonomic nervous system. Therefore, someone with fibromyalgia can have a wide variety of symptoms. Some fibromyalgia symptoms seem so bizarre it can make you feel like you have lost your mind. [Read more…] about Fibromyalgia Symptoms – It’s More Than Pain
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Fibromyalgia is such a complicated illness that even our doctors aren't sure what to do. That's why it's important to learn as much as you can about fibromyalgia, how to reduce your symptoms, and what works for you. The more you learn, the more power you will have over your health.
Suffering from fibromyalgia can be an isolating experience but, it’s important to remember that you are not alone. The internet is full of helpful blogs created by fellow fibromyalgia patients who share their experiences, advice and support. Today I thought I would share a few of my favorite fibromyalgia blogs with you. [Read more…] about 15 Fibromyalgia Blogs To Check Out
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 is linked to fibromyalgia and why hepatitis C may trigger the onset of fibromyalgia. [Read more…] about The Connection Between Chronic Hepatitis C & 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, incontinence, urgency and interstitial cystitis (bladder pain). [Read more…] about Bladder Control Problems Associated With Fibromyalgia
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 clouds your thinking. FMS is a complex condition and seems to affect every part of your body. [Read more…] about Fibromyalgia Syndrome 101: What You Need To Know
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 with fibromyalgia, diagnosis takes time. [Read more…] about Why Diagnosing Fibromyalgia Takes So Long