Two-thirds of those with fibromyalgia also have depression
New research was carried out by NewLifeOutlook in order to better understand it's fibromyalgia community members. The online poll sampled 671 people, all diagnosed with fibromyalgia and the results have provided a valuable insight into…Read more
Patient Questions Answered – Part IV
Does Fibromyalgia Affect Your Sleep? With 22% of Americans and 36% of Britons suffering from chronic insomnia, getting a full night of sleep can be harder than you think, especially if you have Fibromyalgia. We…Read more
Multiple Chemical Sensitivity & Fibromyalgia
Patients with Fibromyalgia can also show signs of Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS). Someone with MCS will react badly to low amounts of chemical substances in the environment either through smell, touch or ingestion. This may…
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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…Read more
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…Read more
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…Read more
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…Read more
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…Read more
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,…Read more