In a new study, about 30 percent of people with long-haul COVID seemed to meet the diagnostic criteria for fibromyalgia.
In our Arthritis Awareness Month campaign that sought to raise awareness of the challenges of living with invisible illnesses, community members shared how they get others to understand a condition that can’t always be seen. Many said that they have given up on trying to explain their invisible illness to people who don’t want to understand.
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.
Many people do not suspect arthritis as a cause of their back pain, even though arthritis in the back is very common.
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.
Fibromyalgia does not make you immunosuppressed. But managing fibromyalgia does have unique needs and concerns during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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.
Initially used to treat seizures, anticonvulsant medications have become more widely used to treat certain types of chronic pain, such as fibromyalgia.