I’ve Been Diagnosed With Fibromyalgia… Now What?

It is thought that nearly 1 in 20 people are affected by fibromyalgia. Of these, a considerable 80-90% of those affected are women. This complex condition can rear its head suddenly and be tricky to diagnose. Patients can be misdiagnosed and consequently improperly treated for diseases that are similar to fibromyalgia. A huge step forward…

7 Tips For Travelling With Fibromyalgia.

It’s official: summer is here! For many, that means we get to plan action-packed itineraries and go on sun-soaked holidays abroad, spend time with family and friends being active. If you suffer with fibromyalgia, it’s possible that you may not be well and able enough to join in with the fun and games. Chronic fatigue…

Characteristic Symptoms of Fibromyalgia.

  Fibromyalgia symptoms typically intensify, or flare, periodically. These flares can be unpredictable; what was an invigorating walk one day could be excruciatingly painful the next. Symptoms may also ease considerably or even disappear for days, months, or longer, only to re-appear again at a later date. Fibromyalgia Range of Symptoms The number and type…

CDC Guidance on Lyme Rash Challenged.

Advocates say contested information biases research and increases misdiagnoses Advocates for Lyme disease patients have filed an “information quality request for correction” complaint that challenges the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) position on how frequently the bull’s-eye erythema migrans (EM) rash occurs in patients with Lyme disease. The contested information includes statements in…

It May Not Be “Just Fibro” – It Could Be Lyme Disease

Donna Gregory Burch I never completely accepted my fibromyalgia diagnosis. It didn’t make sense to me that one day my body just decided to go haywire for no reason. I’ve always believed there must be an underlying cause for my fibromyalgia symptoms. Pain is a signal that something is wrong in the body. So is…

Fibromyalgia & Carbohydrates

Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition that involves pain throughout the body, especially in the back, shoulders and joints. The Mayo Clinic states that sleeping difficulties and depression are also common with fibromyalgia. According to the Mayo Clinic, women are more likely to be diagnosed with fibromyalgia than men are. Some fibromyalgia patients take medications to…

Fibromyalgia: What to Eat, What to Avoid

A diet high in whole, unprocessed foods may help with fibromyalgia symptom management. Darren Muir/Stocksy Ever since Ellen Wildman was diagnosed with fibromyalgia, 20 years ago, she’s made her self-care a full-time job, and that includes eating the right foods. For Wildman, 60, who lives in the Ft. Lauderdale area in Florida, good nutrition helps take…

Different Stages Of Multiple Sclerosis, Patients Might Be Unaware

The different stages of Disease Benign multiple sclerosis There are a few other ways to describe MS as well. Benign multiple sclerosis is one of them. It should probably be listed as a type of RRMS. Benign MS is a very mild form of multiple sclerosis.If you have this form of MS, you may have…

Discovery of blood vessel system in bones

A chemical process that makes bones transparent enables scientists to view the structures inside them. Young researcher Dr. Anika Grüneboom discovered the so-called trans-cortical vessels (white arrows) – they connect the blood supply of the bone marrow with the periosteum. Credit: UDE/Matthias Gunzer, Anika Grüneboom A network of very fine blood vessels that connects bone…