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Fibromyalgia Information

  • Fibromyalgia is a condition notoriously difficult to diagnose and cope with, and occurs mainly in women. It is characterized by the presence of pain throughout the body, and a heightened pain response to stimuli that don't normally cause pain (called Allodynia). Fibromyalgia sufferers often experience sleep problems and general fatigue...
  • Causes of Fibromyalgia

    The precise cause of fibromyalgia has not been identified. Possible contributors include physical trauma, an acute period of stress, lyme disease, and immune-related conditions like lupus or arthritis. In fact, fibromyalgia is often referred to as an arthritis-related condition.

    Treating Fibromyalgia

    Anti-depressants, muscle relaxants, and pain medications are routinely prescribed to help sufferers cope with fibromyalgia. Lyrica, an FDA-approved nerve-pain drug, is one treatment for fibromyalgia. Because the skin may be unusually sensitive, many living with the condition use special mattress covers and wear clothing made from softer fabrics. The most highly-recommended alternative treatments among DailyStrength members are heat and aqua therapy. Finding sources of emotional support, such as group counseling or online forums, can help to relieve feelings of isolation and loneliness.

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Pain is part of our daily lives, from the occasional ache of sitting too long to the burning pain from touching a hot plate by accident. Pain can come and go, but how intense it is when it arrives and how quickly it goes away comes down to a complex interplay between the sensation of damage to the body and the way the brain chooses to interpret ... Read More »
Although nursing does not aggravate symptoms for most women, breastfeeding can be challenging for new mothers with fibromyalgia. In a study of nine women with fibromyalgia, all were frustrated by the nursing experience, describing similar issues that negatively affected breastfeeding, including: - Muscle pain can cause problems finding a ... Read More »
In an interesting study conducted at the Rehabilitation Foundation Limburg in the Netherlands, scientists compared quality of life in people with fibromyalgia to those with other chronic pain problems.

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