“Fibromyalgia, also known as fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS), is a chronic condition that characteristically causes pain all over the body, including muscle and joint pain, and fatigue as well as other symptoms. Fibromyalgia can lead to depression and social isolation.” – WebMD   Fibromyalgia is a particularly distressing condition that can affectRead More →

By Scott Gottlieb, Over the years, I have received letters from patients thanking me for understanding and validating their condition – fibromyalgia, one of the most common arthritis-related illnesses.   Often misdiagnosed and misunderstood, the characteristics of fibromyalgia include widespread muscle and joint pain as well as fatigue and other symptoms.Read More →

By Cort, The dysautonomia in FM patients can be characterized by unrelenting sympathetic hyperactivity throughout the day associated with a deranged sympathetic response to different stressors. The authors   The autonomic nervous system (ANS) appears to be the subject of the week for Health Rising. This study combines the autonomic nervous systemRead More →

By Linda J. Dobberstein, Wellness Resources Several years ago, Byron Richards, CCN, reported that Neurontin and Lyrica are a death sentence for new brain synapses. These drugs are anti-seizure (gabapentinoids) drugs that are used for much more than epilepsy management including dealing with chronic pain. As they have been prescribed forRead More →

By Paige Wyant When you are diagnosed with any chronic illness, a good doctor should tell you about the symptoms, inform you of the prognosis and offer ideas for treatment or management of the condition. However, fibromyalgia was formally recognized only a few decades ago, and many doctors are still unfamiliar with the illnessRead More →

By Wyatt Redd, With all the symptoms of fibromyalgia like chronic fatigue, pain, and mental fog, you might not think about your eyes. But the reality is that a lot of people with fibromyalgia also struggle with conditions that affect their eyes. Conditions like blepharitis are actually very common among fibromyalgia sufferers.   TheseRead More →

By Paige Wyant, Editor’s note: Any medical information included is based on a personal experience. For questions or concerns regarding health or diagnoses, please consult a doctor or medical professional.   Although most people who have fibromyalgia aren’t diagnosed until middle age, many can actually trace their symptoms back to adolescence or even childhood. Perhaps you felt more tiredRead More →