Dizziness, Balance and Falls During Fibromyalgia Flares

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

What is Guillain-barre syndrome? How it is related with Fibromyalgia

BY JULIA NELSON A lot of people wonder if Guillain-barre syndrome and fibromyalgia are related. Both produce pretty similar symptoms in people who suffer from them, which makes it easy to see why people would think that there may be a connection between Guillain-barre syndrome and fibromyalgia. But is there? Let’s take a look at what…

Fibromyalgia is the Most Common Cause of Chronic Widespread Pain in the United States

BY JULIA NELSON Fibromyalgia, a chronic disorder characterized by muscular or musculoskeletal pain with stiffness and localized tenderness at specific points on the body. Fibromyalgia amplifies painful sensations by affecting the way your brain processes pain signals. Fibromyalgia is the most common cause of chronic extensive pain around the world especially in the United States and…

When You Realize the Pain Is Here to Stay

After years of painful, expensive tests, I sat in the waiting room of yet another doctor’s office. I’d been in worsening pain for years with no answers. I’d floated through time for a while, never quite knowing what day or what month it was. Lost in a fog of undiagnosed fibromyalgia, Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, and well-diagnosed…

Fibromyalgia Linked to Gut Bacteria for First Time

Scientists have found a correlation between a disease involving chronic pain and alterations in the gut microbiome. Fibromyalgia affects 2-4 percent of the population and has no known cure. Symptoms include fatigue, impaired sleep and cognitive difficulties, but the disease is most clearly characterized by widespread chronic pain. In a paper published today in the…

Do you lose strength in your hands? Fibromyalgia sufferers do

A common feature that most fibromyalgia sufferers present is a diffuse pain that affects a large part of the body. This disconcerting symptom is usually accompanied by morning joint stiffness, paresthesias in the hands and feet, ie tingling sensation and numbness, sleep disturbances and above all a feeling of tiredness and fatigue that accompanies them…

Fibromyalgia: “It feels like a pain inside the bones”

This syndrome, which is Tuesday, world day, is characterized by chronic pain. Patients feel that treatments and care are not up to par.  Fibromyalgia: “How to have pain inside the bones” Blandine Bouedo used to call her  “H21”  pain. “The other three hours were when I slept. And I slept because I was exhausted, “he   says. This 55-year-old psychiatric nurse has fibromyalgia. A…

Fibromyalgia sufferers given fresh hope as common drug ‘eradicates pain’

Fibromyalgia – an agonising condition that causes pain all over the body – may be caused by insulin resistance, scientists say Chronic pain and headaches are among the symptoms of fibromyalgia   Sufferers of fibromyalgia and other forms of chronic pain have been given fresh hope following a groundbreaking new health study into how their symptoms could…

Fibromyalgia “I smile in the photos, but I do not go a day without pain.”

Georgina Harvey is 28 years old and did not spend a single day completely free of the pain of fibromyalgia. Here is your testimony. When was the last time you felt pain? Whatever it is, – a headache, a shoulder contracture, kidney stones or a slap in the toe – chances are you’ve recovered. But imagine…