Fibromyalgia, How Often Do You Need To Bathe?

We tend to believe that the more we shower, the cleaner we are. We lather our bodies vigorously to kill stubborn germs on our skin, but bathing every day could lead to more bacteria than we did. So, how often should we shower?The answer: it  depends. Those who do intense, strenuous work, live in hot and humid areas,…

Fibromyalgia, 12 causes of abdominal bloating

Abdominal distention (bloating) is one of the most frequent complaints I hear in my practice, and the good news is that it is almost always treatable, once the underlying cause has been determined.Frequent swelling can be uncomfortable, many women are affected by their confidence, and feelings about their bodies. Here are some of the most…

Seven Stages of Fibromyalgia,I have on five what is your’s?

Stage 1 At the very start of fibromyalgia, you are going to feel mild pain and fatigue. You are going to feel tired all the time. Because of this tiredness, you might not be able to do your daily job perfectly. You are holding to your job but you are pretty sure that something is…

22 Embarrassing symptoms of fibromyalgia that we do not talk about

Paige Wyant If you live with a chronic disease such as fibromyalgia, you may be too familiar with the frustrating and undesirable symptoms it can cause. Although there is no reason to be ashamed of any symptoms or side effects you experience, it can still be embarrassing when the brain fog makes you forget what you…

Dizziness, Balance And Falls During Fibromyalgia Outbreaks

Fibromyalgia, vertigo, poor balance and stunts are common problems. For some people, this is a small inconvenience that appears on occasion. In other cases, they can be very debilitating and cause regular injuries. The fall, and especially the fall, is a serious problem. The last thing you need when you are suffering constantly is to hurt yourself all…

Abuse is the main cause of fibromyalgia

ibromyalgia is a pain disorder, with symptoms ranging from muscle pain and numbness in the extremities to sleep disorders. Inflammation and the body’s reaction to stress through the complex interactions between the brain and other organs play a role in fibromyalgia. It can be difficult to avoid the tensions that modern life throws at us, but certainly…

Fibromyalgia and Heart Abnormalities

There is a lot of talk and writing about the brains and nerves of people with fibromyalgia, also about hormones, the immune system, and digestive problems.What you don’t hear much of is from the heart, and that must change.Researchers have discovered information about heart disease and fibromyalgia heart abnormalities that we all need to know…

Fibromyalgia, cold increases my pain …

A common complaint of people with fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome is that cold weather worsens their pain. The cold seems to penetrate the bones and make everything contract and hurt. Medical science has found a possible reason for this: an unusually high number of sensory nerves in the circulatory system. In fibromyalgia, cold can…

Fibromyalgia sufferers are only understood by those with fibromyalgia

A friend told me that she heard some comments from her co-worker about another colleague who passed out from the side effects of a new medication to treat her fibromyalgia (post-orthostatic hypotension or dizziness after getting up too quickly) While being carried on a stretcher, his words were: “No one can be that sick.” In…

Dizziness, balance, and falls during fibromyalgia flare-ups

  In fibromyalgia, dizziness, poor balance, and falls are the common complaints. For some people, they are a minor annoyance that comes up on occasion. In others, they can be severely debilitating and lead to regular injuries. Falling, and especially frequent falling, is a serious problem. The last thing you need when you’re already in constant pain is…

Sacroiliitis, a chronic and rarely diagnosed pain

When there is chronic pain in the lower back that extends to the legs and there is an inflammatory compromise of the sacroiliac joints, the doctor may have diagnosed you with an MRI,  sacroiliitis .This disease has been part of the diagnosis of the so-called  spondyloarthropathies  since its inclusion in the Rome criteria in 1961. Currently, with its simple…

Quarantine increased fibromyalgia symptoms

Pain throughout the body, especially in the muscles, tiredness, non-restorative sleep (the person wakes up tired) and other symptoms, such as changes in memory, attention and depression. They can be signs of fibromyalgia. Although the disease is common, it is diagnosed in only 5% of patients. Rheumatologist Dr. Dra. Rafaela Gonçalves, who participated in the Jota Ferreira program…

My name is fibromyalgia and I am an invisible disease.

My name is fibromyalgia and I am an invisible disease. I am with you for the rest of your life. Others do not see me. But your body feels me. I can attack you when and how you want. I can also take care of severe pain. I’m in a good mood, I can also…

Fibromyalgia Linked To Gut Bacteria For First Time: New Research

New research has developed linking fibromyalgia and bacteria found in the gut. The latest study shows that there are changes to the bacteria level in the patients. This could be the breakthrough for people suffering from the disease, and their doctors have been waiting for; with future testing, it could provide information on the cause,…

22 ‘Embarrassing’ Symptoms Of Fibromyalgia We Don’t Talk About

If you live with a chronic condition like fibromyalgia, you may be all-too-familiar with the frustrating and undesirable symptoms it can cause. Although there’s no reason to feel ashamed of any symptoms or side effects you experience, it can still be embarrassing when brain fog causes you to forget what you were saying in the middle…

Costochondritis, the cause of chest pain in fibromyalgia patients

A large percentage of people with fibromyalgia have symptoms such as chest and chest pain due to costochondritis, which is inflammation of the cartilage that connects the ribs with the sternum and which can often be mistaken for heart problems.Pain usually presents with these symptoms:Burning in the ribs.It is felt on the left side of the chest.It…

How badly fibromyalgia affects your feet.

Medically evaluated by Farrokh Sohrabi, MD Fibromyalgia treatment should extend from the top of the head to the tips of the toes – literally. Although the feet are not the place most likely to suffer from pain in fibromyalgia, in a recent article published in the journal  Arthritis Research and Therapy , about half of the 202 fibromyalgia…

Breaking Down the Stigma Attached to Fibromyalgia

Understanding Fibromyalgia Stigma Fibromyalgia is a challenging condition to grasp since it presents a list of symptoms that are difficult to identify and harder to describe.Now, imagine trying to understanding fibro if you have never had it. You hear about a wide range of symptoms and a lack of accurate testing to diagnosis the condition with…

Fibromyalgia Do you lose strength in your hands?

Among the multiple symptoms that fibromyalgia sufferers present is diffuse pain that affects most of their body. This very annoying and disabling symptom is accompanied by pain, joint stiffness, paresthesias in the hands and feet (tingling and numbness), insomnia, exhaustion and fatigue from which they do not recover even if they sleep or rest.  This…