Lady Gaga on her fight with fibromyalgia: ‘Chronic pain is no joke’

BY:Laura Hensley Lady Gaga is tired of people thinking the chronic pain she experiences isn’t real. In the October issue of Vogue, the 32-year-old pop star opened up about her struggle with fibromyalgia, a condition that affects the nervous system and causes pain throughout the body. “I get so irritated with people who don’t believe…

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…

Eight Signs Of Fibromyalgia Usually People Ignore

Fibromyalgia is a common chronic disorder that is characterized by widespread pain, among other symptoms. It can cause significant pain and fatigue, interfering with a person’s ability to carry out their daily activities. While the causes of fibromyalgia are unknown, it’s estimated that it affects 5 million Americans ages 18 or older. Research has shown…

FIBROMYALGIA FLARES AND ITS CAUSES

Fibromyalgia Flares and Its Causes Anyone with fibromyalgia are familiar that there are times when symptoms are increasingly vigilant and intense than normal. These times are normally known as fibromyalgia flares (or flare-ups). Fibromyalgia flares will last from days to many weeks and sometimes even months. Understanding the worldwide triggers of fibromyalgia flares can help…

Fibromyalgia, being broken inside

Fibromyalgia: being broken inside and I think no one else, I can understand how I feel … It is the disease of unexpressed emotions Our emotional states can take care of all kinds of diseases: hypertension, cardiac dysfunction or nervous disorders of various types. Different conditions can help not only to transform our physical health, but…

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…