Are Chronic Illness and Trauma Related? Here’s What You Need to Know.

If you’ve been diagnosed with a chronic illness and experienced trauma, you may have some uneasy feelings about the connection between the two. After all, some doctors who don’t really understand tricky conditions like fibromyalgia or myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME/CFS), for example, might be quick to tell you your symptoms are “all in your head” or due to a mental health…

How Chronic Pain Impacts Your Social Life

Chronic pain can be invisible which can ultimately make it extremely difficult to communicate how you are feeling to other people. When someone is in an accident or is injured which results in acute pain, it often evokes sympathy and they receive compassion from those around them. However, with chronic pain you are unlikely to…

Sudden and Unexpected Death in Chronic Pain and Patients with Fibromyalgia.

Through the forest Tennant, MD, DrPH Sudden and unexpected death can occur in a patient with severe chronic pain, and the terminal event may not be related to medical therapy. Fortunately, sudden death is not as commonly observed in patients with pain as in recent years, probably due to better access to at least some treatment. Sudden…

72 Symptoms of Fibromyalgia (Hard to Believe). What are yours?

You’ve probably read about fibromyalgia symptoms such as pain, fatigue, and fibro fog, but the list of possible symptoms is far-reaching and body-wide. Those tiny lists don’t even begin to describe our experience! I put together this “monster list” of 60+ symptoms to let you know that you’re not alone! The list is adapted from one put…

PET Scans show Fibromyalgia Patients have Inflammation in the Brain

Fibromyalgia patients often hear the words “You look so good. How can you be ill?” Or maybe the insensitive words “fibromyalgia is all in your head”. Ongoing and recent research; however, validates the reality of this invisible illness. This information allows individuals with fibromyalgia and other similar invisible illnesses to press on beyond doubt and…

MARIJUANA QUALIFY AS THE BEST TREATMENT FOR FIBROMYALGIA

survey cannabis it is the most effective treatment for fibromyalgia, beating all prescription drugs. Fibromyalgia is a disorder that is accompanied by chronic fatigue, deep muscle pain, headaches and depression. Although patients suffering from this disease can choose from three prescription drugs, cannabis old friend has eclipsed all cooked medicine synthetically in the laboratory. In…

Why is it so hard to diagnose Fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia which is also known as fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS), is a long-term illness that causes the sufferer pain throughout their entire body. The symptoms of fibromyalgia are wide ranging, and this can mean it is extremely difficult to diagnose. The difficulty in concluding on a definitive diagnosis can mean that the fibromyalgia sufferer has to…

New study shows Fibromyalgia likely the result of autoimmune problems

The King’s-led study, in collaboration with University of Liverpool and the Karolinska Institute, shows that many of the symptoms in fibromyalgia syndrome are caused by antibodies increasing the activity of pain-sensing nerves New research from the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN) at King’s College London, in collaboration with the University of Liverpool and…