Fibromyalgia

Get the latest insights for fibromyalgia causes, treatments, management, and lifestyle tips to live a more comfortable life.

An Accurate Blood Test for Fibromyalgia

A doctor tells HealthCentral that the FM/a blood test’s accuracy is “pretty spectacular.”

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Rare Disease Advocate Encourages Advocating for Your Disease

Candace H. Lerman is the 1 in 10 Americans with a rare disease. Learn how she’s brought attention to her condition through advocating in Washington, D.C. on Capitol Hill.

By Erin L. Boyle

Boston Marathon Bomb Survivor Doesn't Run From Chronic Pain

She was already fighting fibromyalgia — and then came the Boston Marathon bombing, where she suffered a traumatic brain injury. Hear her inspiring story.

By Stephanie Stephens

Things You Can Still Do as a Woman with Fi-bromyalgia

You must create your own future with this disease, because so many things are still possible despite all the negativity, stereotypes, and worst-case scenari-os.

By Ginger Vieira

Products for Managing Fibromyalgia Flare-Ups

Here are seven products you can use on a regular basis to either prevent or manage fibromyalgia flare-ups.

By Ginger Vieira

You Can Vacation with Chronic Pain

With a little pre-planning, your vacation can still be the enjoyable experience you want it to be, even if you have chronic pain or fibromyalgia.

By Karen Lee Richards

Tips for Exercising With Fibromyalgia

People with fibromyalgia tend to shy away from exercise because of pain and fatigue, but it is possible to develop a successful exercise program even with fibromyalgia.

By Karen Lee Richards

Tips for Surgery with Fibromyalgia

It may take longer for people with fibromyalgia to recover after surgery, but these steps can reduce pain and minimize severe flare risks.

By Karen Lee Richards

Top Things NOT to Say to a Fibromyalgia Patient

Fibromyalgia awareness has come a long way, but that doesn’t stop people from making insensitive comments.

By Karen Lee Richards

Fibromyalgia Symptoms

Fibromyalgia is a chronic pain illness characterized by widespread pain, general fatigue and sleep disturbances.

By Karen Lee Richards

Try These Supplements for Fibroymalgia Pain

Most people with fibromyalgia need a combination of medication, gentle exercise, complementary/alternative therapies and lifestyle changes to achieve effective pain control.

By Karen Lee Richards

Meet the Experts

Ginger Vieira

Patient Expert

Ginger Vieira is an author who has lived with Type 1 diabetes and Celiac disease since 1999, and fibromyalgia since 2014.

Tracy Davenport, Ph.D.

Health Writer

Since 2004, Dr. Davenport has shared her passion for health and knowledge of the psycho-social aspects of chronic diseases with the HealthCentral community.

Stephanie Stephens

M.A., Health Writer

Stephanie Stephens is a digital journalist, audio/video producer and host, specializing in health and celebrities.

Ginger Vieira

Patient Expert

Ginger Vieira is an author who has lived with Type 1 diabetes and Celiac disease since 1999, and fibromyalgia since 2014.

Health News

Opioid-Related Deaths An 'Enormous' Burden

The percentage of deaths due to opioids increased nearly 300 percent from 2001 to 2016, says new research in JAMA Network Open.

3D Imaging Technique Could Improve Arthritis Treatment

Researchers at the University of Cambridge have designed a new technique to monitor joint damage in people with arthritis and detect tiny changes in the joints – a development that could lead to better understanding about how arthritis progresses.

Side Effect of Treating Depression: Medications May Cause Weight Gain

A new observational study in The BMJ confirms that use of antidepressant medications may cause weight gain over at least five years.