What is the worst case of fibromyalgia?

Have you ever wondered what the worst case of fibromyalgia would be? After all, it is a disease that affects everyone differently. And it makes sense that some people are affected more severely than others. So, what would be the worst case of fibromyalgia? How severely could it affect your life? And what could you do to treat it?…

Fibromyalgia is Not All In Your Head, New Research Confirms

Fibromyalgia has been a mysterious disease, causing pain throughout the body and deep in tissues with no apparent cause. A large proportion of the medical community has believed that the disease was psychosomatic, and people essentially think that they are in pain. But a small biopharmaceutical company, Intidyn, or Integrated Tissue Dynamics, has found what they believe…

people with fibromelgia take longer to fall asleep,sleep less and worse.reserch

People with fibromyalgia have more difficulty falling asleep and sleep worse and less compared to the general population, according to the results of a new review. Researchers called for the attention of doctors in treating sleep disturbances in patients with fibromyalgia, as better sleep may help improve disease symptoms.   The study, “Sleep Disturbances In…

Fibromyalgia and Leg Cramps. What You Should Know

Tiffany Vance-Huffman It’s the middle of the night and you’ve finally fallen asleep. Even if it’s just a doze. Then, out of nowhere, you scream out in agony because your leg and foot have cramped up severely. So severely, in fact, that your toes contract and contort into strange positions. The pain is so intense…

EMOTIONAL EXHAUSTION, THE CONSEQUENCE OF DEMANDING TO BE STRONG

Emotional exhaustion is a state that is reached by overload of effort. In this case, we are not only talking about work excesses, but also carrying the responsibility of assuming conflicts, responsibilities or emotional or cognitive stimuli.   Emotional exhaustion does not come from one moment to another. It is a process that slowly incubates, until there…

How humidity affects patients with fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is primarily known for the pain, fatigue and discomfort it causes a person, and several factors can increase the risk of having it or increase pain. Many patients have reported that being exposed to different types of weather makes them feel more pain. For example, being outside on a sunny day, or if it is…

Exercise, Good Sleep, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Best Practices for Fibromyalgia Management, Study Suggests

Nonpharmacological approaches, including cognitive behavioral therapy, adequate sleep, and regular exercise, remain the most effective for the long-term management of fibromyalgia (FM), according to a recent review study. The report, “Fibromyalgia in Primary Care,” published in the journal Primary Care: Clinics in Office Practice provides an overview of management challenges, up-to-date diagnosis criteria and current treatment options available to the…

Savella May Reduce Pain, Alter Brain Activity in Fibromyalgia Patients, Study Suggests

Savella May Reduce Pain, Alter Brain Activity in Fibromyalgia Patients, Study Suggests Treatment with Savella (milnacipran, by Allergan) may reduce pain sensitivity and increase activity in pain-related brain regions of patients with fibromyalgia. The study, “Using fMRI to evaluate the effects of milnacipran on central pain processing in patients with fibromyalgia,” appeared in the Scandinavian Journal of Pain.   Savella,…

Immune System May Play Role in Fibromyalgia, Study Suggests

Through a new genetic analysis, researchers have found evidence suggesting the involvement of the immune system in fibromyalgia (FM), a study reports. Inherited mutations in genes that provide instructions for the production of three immune molecules — called CCL11, CCL4 and MEFV — impact the immune system and may be associated with the risk of fibromyalgia, according…

Fibromyalgia and pain of the hip flexors

It is not unusual to have problems in the hip flexors or pain in this area when you live with fibromyalgia. Hypors, hip flexors, and low back pain are associated with areas of fibromyalgia due to sensitive areas around the back, much lower trigger points, and other areas that affect the surrounding areas. The hip flexors…