Understanding the reality of chronic fatigue

“I SAID ‘you can do this; you can fight it’. But, unfortunately, you can’t. It disciplines the strongest of people.” For Sarah Warde, Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) has overshadowed most aspects of her life for the past 18 years. The mother-of-one from Dooradoyle was perfectly healthy and working full time until she got a severe…

My endless pain: living with fibromyalgia

Kirsty Young, host of Desert Island Discs, has helped raise awareness of the painful, debilitating condition, but it remains poorly understood I live with a little understood, often invisible, medical condition that means my life is a bit of a rollercoaster. I never know from one week to the next, or even one day to…

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…

Lady Gaga raises awareness of fibromyalgia and chronic pain.

Fibromyalgia, as the name suggests, describes pain (pain) in the muscle. It is often accompanied by insomnia, fatigue and increased sensitivity to pain. About 10 million Americans (2-4%) have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia, with a frequency of approximately 8 women to 2 men. However, it occurs in people of all ages, including children Fibromyalgia is more common…

Australia’s Centre for Digestive Diseases cures Crohn’s disease in new study.

The Centre for Digestive Disease headed by Professor Thomas Borody has cured Crohn’s disease as reported today by Dr Gaurav Agrawal in Gut Pathogens CENTRE FOR DIGESTIVE DISEASES The Centre for Digestive Disease (CDD) headed by Professor Thomas Borody has cured Crohn’s Disease as reported today by Dr Gaurav Agrawal in Gut Pathogens. Professor Borody is…

22 Symptoms of Invisible Fibromyalgia You just can’t ignore it, I have all but one. What have you?

Fibromyalgia affects more than 5 million people in the United States, and the amount is increasing. There are many uncomfortable symptoms of fibromyalgia. It is an invisible disease because people cannot see how they are suffering from the disease. In general, fibromyalgia is a very serious disease in patients and the symptoms of which must be…

Lady Gaga Opened Up to Oprah About Mental Health Medication, PTSD, and Fibromyalgia

Lady Gaga is a fierce champion for so many communities and issues, and part of her advocacy includes being incredibly open about her own struggles. She’s spoken out about her experience with sexual assault, mental health issues, PTSD, chronic pain, and much more, showing others who cope with the same things that they aren’t alone. In a new…

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…