Many researchers believe nervous system issues are what cause people with fibromyalgia to be hypersensitive to pain. Now, new research suggests these problems may also cause hypersensitivity to heat and sound.
It’s often said that more than 90 percent of people with fibromyalgia are women, but more recent studies suggest fibro in men is much more common than previously thought.
Eleven percent of fibro patients in a new study reported having all of the symptoms consistent with patient-reported versions of a set of common criteria for axial spondyloarthritis.
Fibro fog is one symptom that can be just as problematic as the pain that’s characteristic of the condition.
While many factors may explain why DMARDs don't work well in some people, a new study finds that a co-existing diagnosis of fibromyalgia might have something to do with it.
Find out whether fibromyalgia may be the root of your chest pain and what you can do about it.
TENS, which stands for transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulator, involves sending mild electrical impulses to specific areas of your body.
Discover strategies to help you balance your need for rest with your need to get things done.
A new study adds support to the theory that psychological stress might increase the risk of fibromyalgia and make symptoms worse.
Female patients were much more likely to have a dual diagnosis.
Many treatment options are available to address fibromyalgia’s various symptoms, so treatment for fibromyalgia should be multifactorial, individualized, and based on what specific issues and symptoms are affecting you most.
And does counting tender points in fibromyalgia even still matter?
Discover why fibromyalgia may cause your back to ache or whether another health problem could be the culprit — and what you can do about it.
Fibromyalgia can be tricky to diagnose, which is why you may have one of these other conditions instead.
Here’s what to expect at the doctor’s office when you suspect you might have fibromyalgia.
Fibro pain isn’t all in your head, but treating stress, anxiety, and depression may help fibro symptoms.
High blood sugar levels could be a factor in this chronic pain condition.
This chronic pain condition may be tricky to diagnose, but hearing how patients describe their own symptoms can make the signs easier to spot.
It’s still in development, but a new study might make diagnosing fibromyalgia more accurate and fast.
Doctors both over-diagnosed patients who didn’t actually have fibro and missed the diagnosis in others. Here’s a look at why.
If you think you’ve tried everything for managing fibro, you might find new advice worth testing here.
“The RA and fibro kept pinging off each other through the night ever increasing in intensity.”
And it starts with inflammation in the brain.
What to eat and avoid to stop fibromyalgia pain and help treat fibro naturally.
After eight years of coping with chronic pain, I thought I had accepted my new reality. But a nightmarish reminder of what I was missing really threw me for a loop.
If you have from fibromyalgia, you don’t need us to tell you how difficult it is to deal with the widespread pain, fatigue, and — depending on the severity of your condition — cognitive confusion and impairment. And while fibromyalgia...
Fibromyalgia pain and other symptoms are worse in people who are overweight or obese, a new study shows. Here's why.
Although the ancient Chinese tradition was originally for self defense, tai chi has “evolved into a graceful form of exercise that’s now used for stress reduction and a variety of other health conditions,” notes the Mayo Clinic. “Often described as...
When we found this glass-half-full message on Rachel Gerson’s Instagram (@painfreekitchen), we knew had to share it. Gerson, 32, who lives in Chicago, was diagnosed with fibromyalgia seven years ago; her symptoms started a year earlier after a water skiing...
Fibromyalgia, a disorder that affects and amplifies the ways the brain feels pain, can “mask” an underlying condition of spondyloarthritis, an arthritis that attacks the spine and is associated with lower back pain. That’s according to Israeli researchers writing in...
Fibromyalgia, a disorder that affects and amplifies the ways the brain feels pain, can “mask” an underlying condition of spondyloarthritis, an arthritis that attacks the spine and is associated with lower back pain. That’s according to Israeli researchers writing in Arthritis Care & Research. “Physicians...