9 early signs of fibromyalgia that everyone should know?

If you are fighting pain, you may be thinking whether or not you are struggling with a disease known as fibromyalgia. So, what are the first signs of fibromyalgia? This disease has a series of different symptoms and, because of this, it is important for us to try to understand what the first signs of…

More than 200 symptoms of fibromyalgia (hard to believe). What are yours?

More than 5 million people affected by fibromyalgia in the US UU Also the numbers keep increasing. There are numerous uncomfortable signs of fibromyalgia. It is recognized as an invisible disease since people can not see the way people suffer from an illness. Usually, fibromyalgia is a very serious situation that victims experience and their…

New vaccine for the treatment of fibromyalgia that really works

If someone could give you a vaccine that could cure your fibromyalgia, would you? It may sound like a dream, but it is closer to reality than you think. The Los Angeles-based biomedical firm EpicGenetics and the Massachusetts General Hospital are seeking FDA approval to test the Bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG) vaccine next year as a…

How are fibromyalgia and myofascial pain syndrome different?

Two states of chronic pain superimposed that show similar symptoms are myofascial pain syndrome and fibromyalgia. If these conditions are ever confused, they could be treated as a single condition and the persistent pain of the other condition is not addressed; therefore, it is key to seek the guidance of a doctor for pain management….

I’m sick of being sick with fibromyalgia

Having a chronic condition like fibromyalgia is a problem for you, especially when you have many other things like mine. It grows and diminishes, but it never disappears, at least it does not suit me. For the moment, I must say that it is as serious as ever.                                Because of fibromyalgia has reduced me…

Lyrica Helps Relieve Pain in Depressed Fibromyalgia Patients

Lyrica significantly improves pain in fibromyalgia patients who are also being treated for depression, according to a new study presented this week at the annual meeting of the American College of Rheumatology in San Diego. Lyrica, which is made by Pfizer, is the brand name for the drug pregabalin. The National Institutes of Health estimates…

Brain Signals Disrupted in Fibromyalgia Patients

by Pat Anson, Editor A disruption in brain signals may contribute to increased pain sensitivity in fibromyalgia patients, according to new research. A small study published in the journal Arthritis & Rheumatism suggests that this altered brain processing may contribute to hyperalgesia – causing widespread pain and a lack of response to opioid pain medication. “In patients with…

68 Symptoms of fibromyalgia (you will not believe) What are yours?

You have probably read about the symptoms of fibromyalgia, such as pain, fatigue and haze, but the list of possible symptoms is powerful and throughout the body. Those little lists do not even begin to describe our experience! I mounted this “monster list” of more than 60 symptoms to let you know that you are  not  alone! The list is…

Drugs for Fibromyalgia: How Good Are They?

by Dr. John Quintner Most fibromyalgia sufferers will at some stage be offered a prescription for one or more of the officially approved drugs – Lyrica, Cymbalta, and Savella. Many will ask their doctors two important questions: How good are these drugs and what harm can they cause me? Many would be surprised by the answers…

Fibromyalgia Patients: Tell Us What We Should Know?

by Ed Coghlan The National Pain Foundation (NPF) has announced it is conducting an online survey asking fibromyalgia patients about the quality of their treatment and whether the drugs they’ve taken are effective. The survey will be conducted online on the National Pain Report. The NPF is building a global digital community of pain sufferers and their families to transform how…