Certain Immune Cells in Brain May Boost Inflammatory TNF in Fibromyalgia Patients, Study Reports

Fibromyalgia

By Wills Jonas,   A specific type of human-induced immune cell derived from patients with fibromyalgia is hyper-responsive, resulting in increased levels of a known pro-inflammatory factor thought to be linked to pain intensity, depression and anxiety, and decreased quality of life, according to a new study. The study titled “Fibromyalgia and microglial TNF-α: Translational research […]

Morgan Freeman And Other Celebrities With Fibromyalgia Bravely Speak About Their Condition

Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is one of many conditions that are not very well-understood. Its symptoms include widespread muscle pain, fatigue, and problems with thinking, concentration, and memory (sometimes called “fibro fog”). About 5 million American adults have fibromyalgia, according to scientific estimates. Fibromyalgia often co-occurs with other conditions that cause chronic pain. Diagnosis is based on symptoms […]

The 8 Most Dangerous Medicines on Earth. Are You Taking Any of These?

General Health

“It’s time to take your medicine, honey.” “But Mom, it’s making me feel weird and horrible, and I’m not getting any better.” “Well, it’s what the doctor prescribed, so it’s what we have to do.” Have you ever been told to listen to your gut? There’s a reason for that. Actually, several reasons. Many “Western” […]

Fibromyalgia Is Not All In Your Heads, New Research Confirms

Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia (FM) is a commonly misjudged condition that causes widespread pain and fatigue. If you’ve been diagnosed with FM and are trying to learn all you can about the condition, you may come across some myths and misunderstandings about FM. The topmost misconception is that people consider FM is not an actual medical problem or […]

Do You Lose Strength in the Hands Due to Fibromyalgia Rheumatic Diseases Yes?

Fibromyalgia

BY DR. HEATHER MORRIS, Common feature that most fibromyalgia patients have is diffuse pain that affects a large part of the body. This disconcerting symptom is often accompanied by morning articular stiffness,Paresthesias in the hands and feet, ie tingling and numbness, sleep disturbances and above all a feeling of tiredness and fatigue that accompanies them throughout […]

Clinical Research Finds: Fibromyalgia Tied To Hysterectomy, Gynecologic Disease: Also Linked To Endocrine And Autoimmune Disorders

Fibromyalgia

By Adrienne Dellwo, Did you have a gynecologic surgery, such as a hysterectomy, in the few years before you developed fibromyalgia? It’s a trend some people have noticed, and a study published in 2015 shores up the link between these types of surgeries and fibromyalgia onset. It also provides further evidence for an association between fibromyalgia and […]

Dear Lyrica: This Is Why I Argue With the TV Every Time I See Your Commercials

Fibromyalgia

By Jenny Ryan, When I was first diagnosed with fibromyalgia back in 2008, Lyrica had just become the first drug FDA-approved to treat it. At first I was so happy to see Lyrica commercials on TV, because I saw them as a sign that fibromyalgia was being validated as a real illness (people like my pain doctor notwithstanding). Plus, whenever anyone would […]

What Is Occipital Neuralgia? And How It Links With Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia

By Wyatt Redd, A most exceedingly awful aspect regarding fibromyalgia, other than the ceaseless agony and exhaustion, must be the way that individuals who experience the ill effects of fibromyalgia are in danger of such a significant number of different conditions like immune system maladies and especially, chronic cerebral pains.   It’s evaluated that up to […]