Carrie Ann Inaba Opens Up About Fibromyalgia Flare-ups: “I Feel So Much Shame”

‘The Talk’ host admits that living with “invisible illnesses” takes an emotional toll. SLAVEN VLASICGETTY IMAGES On Tuesday’s episode of The Talk, Carrie Ann Inaba opened up about her struggles with multiple autoimmune conditions. The Dancing with the Stars coach also opened up to her co-hosts about the emotional struggles and “shame” she feels about her battle with fibromyalgia….

Chronic Pain Is So Much More Than “Just Pain”

People very often don’t understand what it’s like to live with Fibromyalgia, and other invisible chronic illnesses that cause chronic pain. They’ve experienced regular pain in their lives- pretty much everyone has, in some way- but, they’ve never had to deal with long-lasting pain. I actually attempted to look up the “official” labels for the…

7 Conditions Often Mistaken for Fibromyalgia

It’s not at all unusual for fibromyalgia to be misdiagnosed as another condition and vice versa, as symptoms of fibromyalgia are similar to that of other illnesses. Also, there are no lab tests to definitively identify fibromyalgia. Here are seven conditions commonly mistaken for fibromyalgia. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome ME/CFS is the condition that is probably…

Fibromyalgia: “I am 41 years old and live in the body of an old man”

Patrick spent most of the day in the bed because he was often exhausted.   He’s always tired, and all the time he hurts. Patrick Schutz from Neuchâtel has fibromyalgia – an invisible condition that is not recognized by disability insurance. Pain, pain, nothing but pain: Patrick Schuts (41) from Neuchâtel has always the feeling that…

Fibromyalgia sufferer: “It’s like having 20 spoons of energy to use each day”.

Artist Anjie Mailey shares her experience with the misunderstood chronic condition that causes pain for millions   Fibromyalgia is a chronic long-term condition which causes pain for millions but is poorly recognised and under-researched, says Jo Waters Kirsty Young’s decision to take a break from Desert Island Discs last summer because of her struggle with…

A Letter For People Who Ask You About Fibromyalgia

Have you ever been asked, “So, what’s the deal with fibromyalgia? What is fibromyalgia, really?” When you’re asked, what do you say? Do you have a clear, concise, spiel that gives the facts or a printed list with need-to-know bullet points? Nope, I don’t either. Sometimes when I’m asked, I’m in the middle of doing something…

Does your wife have fibromyalgia? Here are 22 ways to support it

If your loved one has fibromyalgia, it is difficult to understand exactly what has happened without experiencing it yourself. They probably need more time than you to sleep or they do not feel ready to go out very often. Fibromyalgia can also interfere with a person’s ability to work, do housework, or even perform everyday…

Fibromyalgia Researchers Say Discovery Could Change Treatment of Chronic Pain

Dr. Frank Rice remembers the day when he realized he was onto something. “There was something very unusual that we had just never seen before,” Rice recalls. “It’s one of those things that get you jumping up from the microscope and running down the halls, grabbing people and saying ‘Here, come take a look at…