Could a Blood Pressure Test Help Diagnose Fibromyalgia?

Spring, Sinusitis, and Fibromyalgia

After months of cold weather that winter brings, many people welcome spring with open arms. However, for some of us, it also means stuffy noses, watery itchy eyes, sinus pressure, and headaches. For those of us with fibromyalgia, it can also mean our ...
Celeste Cooper, RN

10 Tips for Managing Fibrofog

Fibrofog is a term used to describe short-term memory loss, trouble finding common words, transposing letters and numbers, losing our train of thought, etc. Unfortunately, it’s a common symptom of fibromyalgia.
Celeste Cooper, RN

The Link Between Anxiety and Fibromyalgia

A number of studies have shown a link between anxiety and fibromyalgia, however, the nature of the link is not yet understood. Some experts, according to a report, “Fibromyalgia,” in The New York Times, “believe that fibromyalgia is not a disease, bu...
Eileen Bailey

Fibromyalgia and Exercise

In the early years following my fibromyalgia diagnosis, when doctors and others suggested I should be exercising, I wanted to smack them. (Would that count as exercise?) After all, it hurt to move. Why would I want to add to my pain by exercising? Ev...
Karen Lee Richards

Back to School with Fibromyalgia or Chronic Pain

Children with fibromyalgia or other chronic pain disorders face some special challenges as they return to school. It can be especially difficult to go back to keeping a regular schedule after being able to sleep late or rest whenever they needed to d...
Karen Lee Richards

Preventing Fibromyalgia Pain

I don’t want the title to mislead you. There’s no foolproof way to prevent all pain when you have fibromyalgia. But understanding how the FM pain cycle works can enable you to lessen the pain much of the time and even prevent some pain altogether. Th...
Karen Lee Richards

Fibromyalgia, Gastrointestinal Disorders and Psychologic Distress

Are the gastrointestinal problems that often accompany fibromyalgia caused by psychologic distress? A study published in the April 2009 issue of the journal Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology says yes. I say they are jumping to conclusions with...
Karen Lee Richards

History of Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is usually thought of as a fairly new illness, however, it may have actually existed for centuries. Although the term “fibromyalgia” was first coined in 1976, physicians have written about conditions resembling FM since the early 1800s. ...
Karen Lee Richards

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