Blog: Living With Fibromyalgia

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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Fibromyalgia & Relationships

Our doctors spend a lot of time asking us questions like 'what are your symptoms?’ and 'how’s your sleep?’ So why is it that no one seems to ask us how fibromyalgia is affecting our…
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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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