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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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Posted in Fibromyalgia by Doctor Oz on Nov 18, 2014
Fibro fog is a mysterious problem common to people with fibromyalgia. You know when you walk downstairs to get something but by the time you're there, you have no clue what you wanted? That's what fibro fog is like, but all the time. Your keys? You find them in the cheese drawer. That project due by 3 p.m.? It's 4:30 and you're still staring at ... Read More »
Anything that causes you to spend more energy than you can make (eg. stress, infections, poor nutrition, etc.) can trigger fibromyalgia. Fibromyalgia is basically an energy crisis where your body is spending more energy than it can make and you blow a fuse. This can occur from stress as well as from other physical energy drains. -- This ... Read More »
Fibromyalgia doesn't get worse over time. It isn't a progressive disorder. However, you may experience flare ups when your symptoms seem worse. These can be the result of several factors including stress, lack of sleep, and your environment.

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