Initially used to treat seizures, anticonvulsant medications have become more widely used to treat certain types of chronic pain, such as fibromyalgia.
In the 28 years since we met, my husband has supported me through the stages of my multiple chronic conditions. But they have taken a toll on him, too.
‘For me, showering has always been a gauge for my disease activity. The more inflammation coursing through my body, the more difficult showers are and the longer it takes me to get ready in the morning.’
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‘Even my regular doctors don’t remember my history off the top of their heads. It’s up to me to be constantly vigilant.’
TENS, which stands for transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulator, involves sending mild electrical impulses to specific areas of your body.
‘It soon became pretty clear that if I did not start listening to my sick body now, I would pay dearly for it later.’
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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.