Blood Pressure of Fibromyalgia Patients While Standing Linked to Quality of Life, Study Suggests

The inability of patients with fibromyalgia to maintain blood pressure in response to stressors like standing is related to a decrease in quality of life and increased pain, a study suggests. Fibromyalgia is a long-term condition characterized by chronic widespread pain. Autonomic function and cardiovascular control have been previously investigated in fibromyalgia. The prior studies have reported findings derived…

22 ‘Shameful symptoms’ of fibromyalgia that we do not talk about

If you live with a chronic illness such as fibromyalgia, you may be too familiar with the frustrating and undesirable symptoms it can cause. Although there is no reason to be ashamed of any symptoms or side effects you experience, it can still be embarrassing when the brain fog makes you forget what you were saying…

Being on Disability Does Not Mean I’m ‘Lazy’ or ‘Lucky’

I have been told the following quotes recently after people finding out I’m on disability: 1. “You’re so lazy, you don’t do anything all day.” 2. “You’re so lucky to not have to work.” 3. “Man, I wish I had your problem.” I hear these on a regular basis. I suffer from debilitating chronic pain as…

FAMILY MEMBERS, FRIENDS: Learn The Best Way to Help Someone with FIBROMIALGIA.

Pain is a sensation of discomfort that causes physical, psychological, social and work alterations in the patient, capable of affecting their well-being and quality of life. How can I help my family member with pain and / or Fibromyalgia, to have a better quality of life? We know how difficult it is to see a…

DO YOU LOSE STRENGTH IN THE HANDS? THE PATIENTS OF FIBROMYALGIA YES

  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…

The 10 guidelines for coping with restless legs syndrome

Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS) is a frequent and chronic disorder. It consists of an unstoppable urge to move the legs associated with unpleasant sensations, not painful, often described as tingling, or punctures, for example. These are exacerbated by rest, while movement produces a sense of relief. The etiology of this disorder is unknown, although cerebral iron insufficiency and…

Having Fibromyalgia is a constant of struggles.

When you have fibromyalgia, your life changes. It takes a 360 degree turn and nothing is the same again. Having this disease, I had to first abandon everything I ever had or could do. The biggest problem you face is that you no longer have the energy to do practically nothing and that’s when you start to…

5 early warning signs in people with fibromyalgia

Although the symptoms of fibromyalgia may resemble those associated with other diseases, if more than one symptom is observed it is a good idea to go to your doctor for early diagnosis Fibromyalgia is a disease that is recognized by all medical organizations (and the World Health Organization since 1992). Its prevalence is   undoubtedly higher in women….