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…

Fibromyalgia and heart muscle: fibro pain or heart attack?

Fibromyalgia chest pain: various causes  One of the main symptoms of fibromyalgia is chronic pain in many areas of the body. A common symptom that we often talk about is costochondritis. The pain comes from inflammation in the cartilage that connects the ribs and the sternum. Pain generally affects the side of the chest and can cause waves…

Fibromyalgia and coronavirus: what patients should know

Fibromyalgia is not an autoimmune disease, so it does not make you immunosuppressed. But managing fibromyalgia has unique needs and concerns during the COVID-19 pandemic. Fibromyalgia and arthritis pain Living with fibromyalgia means dealing with a number of symptoms: generalized muscle pain (myalgia), extreme sensitivity in many areas of the body, sleep disorders, fatigue, headaches, and…

Fibromyalgia and Posture: Everything you need to know!

What is meant by Fibromyalgia The etymological meaning of the word “fibromyalgia” derives from the Greek and literally means ” pain of the muscles and fibrous tissues “, which is precisely the type of symptomatology that characterizes this disabling disorder.It is a rheumatic pathology that affects the musculoskeletal system with involvement also in the joints and that presents some characterizing signals:…

Therapeutic options against Covid-19 in patients with Multiple Chemical Sensitivity and fibromyalgia

The p azienti with multiple chemical sensitivity and fibromyalgia may be more vulnerable to inflammatory consequences of this Covid-19 because these two diseases are characterized by chronic inflammation. However, being affected by these diseases does not necessarily lead to an unfavorable prognosis. AMICA, in fact, received the testimony of a young person with MCS, who fell ill with Covid-19, and overcame…

Do you lose strength in your hands? Fibromyalgia sufferers do

A common feature that most people with fibromyalgia experience is diffuse pain that affects a large part of the body. This disconcerting symptom is often accompanied by morning stiffness, numbness in the hands and feet, that is, tingling and numbness, sleep disturbances and above all a feeling of anxiety and fatigue that accompanies them throughout the…

Why does fibromyalgia cause neck pain?

Facing neck pain from fibromyalgia Fibromyalgia is a pain in the neck, literally. While it is known to cause pain throughout the body, fibromyalgia neck pain appears to be a common complaint for many people. Is there a reason why our necks are more susceptible to pain? If so, what can we do to get relief? Why…

The Problem With Sending Lady Gaga ‘Get Well Soon’ Wishes

The Problem With Sending Lady Gaga ‘Get Well Soon’ Wishes Last week, Lady Gaga made international headlines by canceling the remainder of her tour dates for a second time, due to her debilitating fibromyalgia. Moved to send love to Mother Monster, hundreds of thousands of fans began tweeting their understanding and good wishes. Soon, #GetWellSoonGaga was trending. Being a…