Fibromyalgia Syndrome (FMS) is a disorder characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain accompanied by fatigue, sleep, memory and mood issues.
What are the symptoms?
Widespread, chronic pain
Pain for more than three months in the 18 tender points
Neuropathic pain is caused by damage to- or dysfunction of- the peripheral and central nervous system
Feelings of anxiety and panic
Allergic Rhinitis and Fibromyalgia: What’s the Link?
Sinus problems are more common among people with fibromyalgia. But sinus problems can have many causes. Nasal allergies are one of the biggest causes of sinus issues. These symptoms are often part of allergic rhinitis, also called hay fever. There’s no question that allergic rhinitis can make you feel generally miserable. If you also have … Continue reading "Allergic Rhinitis and Fibromyalgia: What’s the Link?"...Learn more
Chronic Sinusitis and Fibromyalgia: Is There a Link?
Nobody really knows for sure what causes fibromyalgia. Researchers are still trying to learn more about the condition every day. Though exact causes of fibro aren’t clear, we do know that certain health conditions and fibro often seem to go hand in hand. One of the most common conditions that seems to occur more frequently … Continue reading "Chronic Sinusitis and Fibromyalgia: Is There a Link?"...Learn more
Lena Dunham Wants to Be the “Face of Fibromyalgia”
In a profile of Girls star Lena Dunham in New York, the writer and television producer opened up about her health struggles, which include having her uterus removed during a hysterectomy and being diagnosed with fibromyalgia....Learn more
What causes it?
The exact cause of fibromyalgia is still unknown and the subject of research, but it is believed to be caused by a variety of factors including, but not limited to:
- Genetics. Because fibromyalgia tends to run in families, there may be certain genetic mutations that may make you more susceptible to developing the disorder.
- Infections. Some illnesses appear to trigger or aggravate fibromyalgia.
- Physical or emotional trauma. Fibromyalgia can sometimes be triggered by a physical trauma, such as a car accident. Psychological stress may also trigger the condition.
How to treat it
The Sequelae of Fibromyalgia: Depression and Other Conditions
There can be several complications that arise from fibromyalgia. Sequelae is a term used to describe secondary results or the aftereffect of a disease. Here we will be looking at the sequelae of fibromyalgia, including depression and other conditions. First, let’s look at what is fibromyalgia. What is Fibromyalgia? Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition that … Continue reading "The Sequelae of Fibromyalgia: Depression and Other Conditions"...Link More
Could Anticholinergics Be Making Your Fibromyalgia Worse?
Medications are a common part of managing fibromyalgia. Most fibro patients find that medications don’t offer complete relief though they can make things at least a little better. But the downside of most medications is that they each come with their own set of side effects and some even carry risks. What you might not … Continue reading "Could Anticholinergics Be Making Your Fibromyalgia Worse?"...Link More
Fibromyalgia Holiday Gift Guide 2018
Welcome to our yearly holiday gift guide for people with Fibromyalgia and other chronic, invisible illnesses. We want to take some of the stress out of holiday shopping (stress being a huge trigger for flare-ups!) and give you a ready-made list to send to Santa (and/or, of course, your loved ones who are dying to spoil you)....Link More
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