Blog: Living With Fibromyalgia

The Sympathetic Nervous System & Fibromyalgia Pain

A recent study published in Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology Online, explores the relationship between sympathetic nervous system activity and pain intensity in fibromyalgia. The study presents that levels of norepinephrine (the neurotransmitter that activates the…
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Will Going ‘Gluten Free’ Help My Fibromyalgia?

We’ve all heard the saying “you are what you eat” and there is definitely some truth to those words. While there is no standard, “fibromyalgia diet,” there is indeed anecdotal evidence suggesting that some foods…
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Fibromyalgia - Why Do We Nap?

All too often those of us who suffer from fibromyalgia find ourselves taking naps to get through our days. As symptoms worsen, we crave relief, and often napping becomes a sort of coping mechanism. Unfortunately,…
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Fibromyalgia: What Triggers Us & How To Cope

For most of us, Fibromyalgia is a changing diseases, with symptoms differing from day to day. We have our ups and downs - our flares and remissions. Surprisingly, even though flares are a significant component…
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Fibromyalgia - Understanding The Risks and Causes

Each day thousands of people are diagnosed with this often misunderstood disease - leaving many of us to wonder... Why? What are the causes and what has put some of us more at risk than…
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Solving The "Mystery" Of Fibromyalgia

The term fibromyalgia sometimes brings about feelings of confusion. Often referred to as the "mystery” disease - fibromyalgia is unfortunately widely misunderstood by many of us - leading those who suffer to feel confused and…
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Fibromyalgia and Paracetamol: Is Our Medicine Helping Or Hurting Us?

For many of us living with fibromyalgia, debilitating pain is something we are all too familiar with -- and unfortunately it can be incredibly difficult to find any sort of relief. Surprisingly, some of the…
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Fibromyalgia Gift Ideas For The Holiday Season 

Finding the perfect gift for fibromyalgia sufferers is no easy task. You want to strike a happy balance between something that can help alleviate their pain, but also bring a little extra joy and excitement…
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Understanding Pain

Modern research concludes that pain is an experience that cannot be separated from the body itself. Each individual patient’s mental state, encompassing their surrounding environment and cultural background - has a major effect on the…
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Fibromyalgia: How Your Diet May Affect Your Symptoms

There is no right or wrong treatment for fibromyalgia. What may work for one of us, is useless for another. It’s certainly a process of trial and error, yet many of us don’t even know…
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