Dry eye and mouth due to fibromyalgia.

Fibromyalgia is usually characterized by generalized pain, fatigue, headache, irritable bowel syndrome, inability to sleep pleasantly, a tired and rigid awakening, and the development of cognitive disorders, including lack of concentration and mood, vertigo, etc. Fibromyalgia syndrome is a chronic, long-term, incurable condition. About 10 million people are currently diagnosed with this disorder. Although 9…

Why don’t doctors trust women? Because they don’t know much about us

The medical community have known for a century that women are living in constant pain. They’ve done nothing about it While women make up 70% of chronic pain patients, 80% of pain medication has been tested only on men.’ Photograph: Alamy Stock Photo It’s frustrating to have questions that don’t get answered. It’s altogether disturbing…

Is Fibromyalgia an Autoimmune Disease?

Fibromyalgia has a lot of symptoms in common with autoimmune diseases. In fact, a lot of people mistakenly believe that it’s classified as autoimmune. It’s not–at least, not at the moment. Fibromyalgia affects an estimated five-million adults in the United States. Autoimmune diseases can, and frequently do, occur alongside it. Additionally, some autoimmune diseases, such as lupus, have…

The Gnashing of Teeth, The Painful Face of Fibromyalgia

BY JULIA NELSON It is rather common for patients to complain of suffering chronic fatigue along with all the pain of fibromyalgia, but it seems to me that too often perhaps doctor and patient neglect to discuss the pain of Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMJD), which is also seen commonly in fibromyalgia patients. Perhaps this is because the patient and…

Cannabis Could Be Reversing Damage to Arthritic Joints – Women With Fibromyalgia

Patients report that cannabis puts arthritis into remission, so the Arthritis Society funds the research to find out if it’s true. There’s good news for the 54 million people who suffer from arthritis: A study commissioned by The Arthritis Society is investigating avenues toward developing breakthrough therapies using medical cannabis. Canadian researcher, Dr. Jason McDougall, received a Strategic Operating…

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, and Grieving

After getting a diagnosis of fibromyalgia or chronic fatigue syndrome, it’s normal to feel a variety of emotions. It’s important for you to deal with these feelings and to recognize them for what they are — the stages of grief. You’ll likely have to grieve for your old life in order to make the best progress at managing…

Serotonin’s Effect on Blood Vessels in Fibromyalgia and CFS

We hear a lot about low serotonin in fibromyalgia (FMS) and chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS), and it’s usually in relation to its function as a neurotransmitter (chemical messenger in the brain.) However, serotonin is also busy all over the rest of your body as a hormone. Body-wide serotonin dysregulation is believed to be a part of these conditions as well,…

Cold Weather & Pain in Fibromyalgia & Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

A common complaint from people with fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome is that cold weather makes their pain worse. The cold seems to get into the bones and make everything tighten up and ache. Medical science has found a possible reason for this: an abnormally high number of sensory nerves in the circulatory system. In fibromyalgia, the cold can make the…