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    5 Things You Didn’t Know about Fibromyalgia

    Fibromyalgia is still like a black box, where most do not know much about it. Up till now, it is still incurable with no proven method to fix it. There are certain pharmaceutical medications that are being prescribed to help with the symptoms but it is always NOT recommended to take them. They always come […] More

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    Costochondritis in Fibromyalgia

    People with fibromyalgia are also susceptible to having pain in the chest, a condition known as Costochondritis. The chest pain can range from mild annoyance to excruciating pain described as being similar to a heart attack. What is Costochondritis? Costochondritis is basically an inflammation of the cartilage that links your ribs to the breast bone, […] More

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    How to take care of someone with fibromyalgia

    When you see us happy does not necessarily mean that we do not have pain, simply we are dealing with it. Some people think that we can not be so bad if we look good. The pain is not visible. This is a chronic illness “invisible” and it is not easy for us to have it.  Please understand […] More

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    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 […] More

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    10 ways to deal with fibromyalgia at work

    Are you aware that fibromyalgia patients are more likely to miss work and professional responsibilities due to pain and discomfort? According to the estimates reported by Centers For Disease Control, fibromyalgia patients take approximately 3 times more sick days per year than individuals with no fibromyalgia (17 days vsersus 6 days in normal adults). Additionally, […] More

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    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 […] More

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    10 things people need to know about fibromyalgia

    Frances Coleman-Williams I was recently diagnosed with fibromyalgia – a long-term condition that causes pain and stiffness all over the body, as well as also causing fatigue and problems with mental processes. Before the diagnosis was suggested and I started researching it, I was one of the naïve people who thought management of fibromyalgia was […] More

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    Researchers Discover ‘Brain Signature’ for Fibromyalgia

               “The potential for brain measures like the ones we developed here is that they can tell us something about the particular brain abnormalities that drive an individual’s suffering. That can help us both recognize fibromyalgia for what it is – a disorder of the central nervous system – and treat it more effectively,” said […] More

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    9 Tips For Anyone Newly Diagnosed with Fibromyalgia

    By Donna Gregory Burch You’ve been given a fibromyalgia diagnosis. Now what? I know you’ve felt like crap for months – maybe even years. You’ve probably shuffled from doctor-to-doctor, trying to figure out why you’re in pain all the time and can barely pull yourself out of bed. You may even be relieved that you […] More

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    6 Helpful Tips for Working with Fibromyalgia

    For a person living with fibromyalgia, it can be hard to try and live a normal life filled with work and fun. The illness of fibromyalgia can bring about different symptoms such as fatigue, crippling pain, chronic headaches and body aches. With these symptoms, it’s understandable that a person who suffers from fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) […] More

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    Young Melbourne woman makes decision to remove her eye after living with chronic pain

      The life of self-professed Melbourne ‘cyclops’, Chloe Watson, changed forever this morning, when she was fitted with a prosthetic eye. Taking a light-hearted approach to a confronting procedure, Watson often joked about living the ‘cyclops’ life. For the past seven weeks, the 23-year-old Coburg woman has been rocking an eye patch after having her […] More

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    How fibromyalgia affects the brain and central nervous system

    Fibromyalgia is a neurological disease that affects the soft tissues of the locomotor system, such as muscles, tendons and ligaments. Most people with fibromyalgia experience intense muscle soreness and discomfort, also accompanied by a pronounced level of fatigue throughout the body. At the beginning, muscle pain and fatigue usually occur in the upper parts of the […] More

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