Can You Die From Fibromyalgia? What Should You Know

“Can you die from fibromyalgia?” It’s a question that a lot of fibro sufferers have probably asked when they were first diagnosed. And fibromyalgia is a painful, chronic disease that can make you feel sometimes like you might die. But in reality, can you die from fibromyalgia? Can you die from fibromyalgia? Fibromyalgia is not itself…

Evidence of Nerve Damage in About Half of Fibromyalgia Patients

Summary:About half of a small group of patients with fibromyalgia — a common syndrome that causes chronic pain and other symptoms — was found to have damage to nerve fibers in their skin and other evidence of a disease called small-fiber polyneuropathy (SFPN). Unlike fibromyalgia, SFPN has a clear pathology and is known to be…

High Rate Of Restless Legs Syndrome in Fibromyalgia: Recent Study

A study in the Oct. 15 issue of the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine found that adults with fibromyalgia had a much higher prevalence and risk of restless legs syndrome than healthy controls. The study suggests that treating RLS may improve sleep and quality of life in people with fibromyalgia. Results show that the prevalence of restless legs syndrome was about…

Fibromyalgia and Suicide Risk. Understanding Why Fibro and Thoughts of Suicide Are Linked

Understanding Why Fibro and Thoughts of Suicide Are Linked Suicide is a concerning issue, and one that deserves a better level of understanding. With increased understanding, there comes a chance for increased prevention through effective treatment and available interventions. By identifying factors that contribute to suicidal thoughts and actions, people that are more prone to…

How Dysphagia and Fibromyalgia are Connected: Study

Dysphagia is a medical term that means that a patient has difficulty swallowing. There are a number of different conditions that can cause dysphagia. And someone who suffers from dysphagia often finds that it makes life very difficult. Depending on their condition, swallowing can be very painful, which makes eating and getting enough nutrition a challenge….

My Mom is Suffering With Fibro and Reading This Made Me Emotional for Her

Chronic pain is increasingly rampant today. Yet, chronic pain and chronic illnesses are often invisible. In many cases there are no casts, visible rashes or runny nose involved.   Chronic pain sufferers often appear “normal,” perhaps only a bit more fragile or sad than average. I suffered from chronic headaches for four-and-a-half years and from chronic…

Best Mattress for Fibromyalgia: Get a Better Sleep With the Right Mattress

The Best Mattress for Getting a Good Night’s Sleep With Fibromyalgia A low-quality sleep is a major issue cited by people with fibromyalgia. And, unfortunately, there are many factors that could be contributing to this, including your bed itself. Sleep is hugely important for everyone, but especially for those with fibro. Sleep the time when…

6 Rare Symptoms of Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia can be a weird illness. Your doctor may say that fatigue and pain are the only real symptoms of fibro, but you can’t help but wonder if your latest uncomfortable symptoms can be attributed to your illness. Here are some of the rare symptoms of fibromyalgia that you might experience. Rare symptoms of fibromyalgia…

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…

7 Reasons Fibro People Avoid Talking On The Phone

Have you come to hate talking on the telephone since you’ve had fibromyalgia or chronic fatigue syndrome? It’s a common thing for us, with people frequently saying they have an especially hard time focusing on phone conversations. So why is this? It hasn’t been studied, but several factors could contribute to this problem: When you’re on the phone,…

Oxygen Chamber Therapy: A New Treatment for Fibromyalgia

For those who are just now hearing about fibromyalgia, this is not by any means a new disease. However, it has been getting more and more attention lately. Why? Due to the number of people that are being diagnosed with this. It is becoming something that is more common than people realize. In fact, many…

Swelling and Fibromyalgia: How Fibromyalgia Swelling Hurts

Osteoarthritis is the most common musculoskeletal condition, followed by fibromyalgia. More often than not, fibromyalgia is misunderstood and misdiagnosed. Characteristics of this disorder/condition include muscle and joint pain/tingling, fatigue, and many other symptoms. Quite often, individuals who have fibromyalgia also experience social isolation and depression. Many also experience both swelling and fibromyalgia. Fibromyalgia is very difficult…

13 Causes Of Fibromyalgia Your Doctor Doesn’t Know About. #9 is Really Surprising

Not until very long ago, most doctors would shrug and prescript some analgesics when someone came to them showing symptoms of Fibromyalgia. Even worse, sometimes they considered it to be the same thing as depression (or at least a form of it) and they prescribed treatment only for that particular set of symptoms. Nowadays though,…