Blog: Living With Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia Receives Official Diagnosis In US

The New Year is off to a great start already, as fibromyalgia sufferers in the U.S. have finally been acknowledged. As 2015 came to a close, fibromyalgia received its own official diagnostic code in the…
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Trigger Point Injections: Patient Questions Answered [Part II]

Trigger point injections have proven to be one of the most effective treatment options to provide prompt relief from fibromyalgia pain. Unfortunately, many of our patients are unsure of the main benefits of trigger point…
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Trigger Point Injections: Patient Questions Answered [Part I]

Trigger point injections are an effective and commonly practised pain intervention for those who suffer with Fibromyalgia. In fact, many patients who previously saw no relief with conservative therapies have shown great results with trigger…
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Patient Questions: Answered

Fibromyalgia affects all of us in different ways, often leaving us feeling frustrated — combatting chronic and widespread pain day after day. So why is it that even though so many of us are suffering,…
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How Melatonin Can Help With Your Fibromyalgia

While often thought of as simply a natural sleeping pill, several studies now suggest that Melatonin might also help in combating Fibromyalgia pain. Most recently, a double-blind study has suggested that high doses of Melatonin…
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Does Fibromyalgia Pain Come From The Brain’s Immune System?

Headaches, widespread pain, and sensitivity to light — do these abnormal fibromyalgia pains stem from a part of the central nervous system's dedicated immune system? Recent research from The National Center for Biotechnology Information suggests…
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Living With Fibromyalgia - How Effective Is Amitriptyline?

The medication Amitriptyline has often been mentioned as a first-line treatment for neuropathic pain. However, the fact that there is little evidence to truly support it’s long-term efficacy leaves something to be desired. Of course,…
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Irritable Bowel Syndrome & Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) frequently go together — however no one really knows why. We do know, however that both conditions can include imbalances of serotonin (in fibromyalgia it's an imbalance in the…
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Managing Your Fibromyalgia This Summer

Sunshine, sandy beaches, smiles, and… fibromyalgia pain? Summer has begun and unfortunately for those with fibromyalgia, warmer temperatures can mean more frequent flares. Many studies have concluded that patients with various rheumatic conditions, including fibromyalgia,…
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Managing Your Fibromyalgia Flares

Those of us who suffer from fibromyalgia know that with every day comes a new challenge. There are moments of calm, followed by rocky storms — often misunderstood by those on the outside. These “storms”…
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