Abuse is the leading cause of fibromyalgia.

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

Fibromyalgia: Does your family understand?

It’s an exhausting and debilitating condition, but fibromyalgia can be even worse if your family does not support you. You can transform them by helping them better understand what you are going through. Marie Suszynski Reviewed Physically by Niya Jones, MD, MPH Fibromyalgia is usually a life changing disease. But what happens when your family does not…

Canadian scientists discover new “miracle” breakthrough for MS sufferers

Researchers at the Ottawa Hospital and the University of Ottawa have discovered a remarkable new treatment for multiple sclerosis, one which has been called a miracle cure. The aggressive treatment involves both stem cell transplantation and chemotherapy used to rebuild the patient’s immune system almost from scratch, so far producing very encouraging results. In a long-term…

To the Husband Whose Wife Has a Fibro & Chronic Illness

Dear partner, Well, here we are, not only has life as I know it changed, unfortunately so has yours! We are now on a new journey, not a fun one, not an exciting one, but more of a mountain climbing journey with many pit stops and detours ahead. So here are a few things you…

Fibromyalgia: “Mourning your life before”

As part of World Fibromyalgia Day, an information stand will be held Saturday, May 12, at the Blois hospital. For almost four years, Annie Foucher, head of the Loir-et-Cher branch of the Fibromyalgic Association of the Center region, who is herself affected by the disease, has been leading discussion and support groups. This moment allows the…

100 Fibromyalgia Symptoms

Fibromyalgia is a disorder that causes widespread and constant body pain, sleep disturbances and extreme tiredness, however, it can cause a number of additional discomforts. Here are 100 possible characteristics and symptoms that may accompany this disease:   Isolation Allergy to certain medicines, foods and food additives Allodynia, things that are usually not painful, like a…

Extremely high muscle tension causes pain with fibromyalgia

People with fibromyalgia have a much higher muscle tension than people without fibromyalgia. The extreme muscle tension can be the cause of the often severe muscle pain associated with fibromyalgia. That is the conclusion from research by Dr. Ewa Klaver-Król from Twente. The high muscle tension develops in people with fibromyalgia without having to use their muscles. The research…

Oxygen Chamber Therapy: A New Treatment for Fibromyalgia

For those who are just now hearing about fibromyalgia, it’s not by all means a new disease. However, there has been more and more attention lately. Why? Because of the number of people who are diagnosed with this. It becomes something that is more common as people realize. In fact, many people wonder if other diseases that mimic the…

Courts have confirmed that fibromyalgia is the reason for declaring permanent disability

Social Chamber of Catalonia TSJ held in a recent judgment, S 1403/2015 of February 24 (Rec. Suplicación 6239/2014), Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) is grounds for declaring a “permanent disability” The statement refers to a case of a female chemical industry operating, which suffered from the most recurrent depression have psychotic symptoms, without gravity,…