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Fibromyalgia is a rare disorder characterized by chronic pain in different parts of the body. Aside from widespread pain, other symptoms include fatigue, sleep disturbance, and joint stiffness.
Person with Fibromyalgia (FM or FMS) experienced chronic widespread pain and allodynia (a heightened and painful response to pressure). Fibromyalgia's exact cause is unknown but is believed to involve psychological, genetic, neurobiological and environmental factors. Fibromyalgia symptoms are not restricted to pain, leading to the use of the alternative term fibromyalgia syndrome for the condition. Other symptoms include debilitating fatigue, sleep disturbance, and joint stiffness.
Why we have to suffer for what other people do? So, on the news today I hear that some stupid drug dealers are doing to get Opiods. This stupid people are breaking the legs of dogs then take this poor animals to the Vet, while there they make sure…Continue
Hi, just a quck question. My recent blood work showed my leukocites being twice the normal, as well as some other indicators of infection. Is this something that fibro patients have?I have had bloodwork done four times in the last 6 months.…Continue
Here's a Ted Talk from Dr. Rankin that demonstrates scientific basis for positive thought and healing. Since us with Fibro feel we're up against an incurable monster each day, I thought some would appreciate this video.Enjoy:…Continue
I have a question.. I was wondering has anyone else with the Fibro find that there balance is off and that they are having falls. I seem to be falling or stumbling a lot these days. I have already take 2 falls down the stairs, then today I took…Continue
Hi, I've just spent a week in hospital with severe pains, found out a couple things. Firstly i know this isn't connected with fibro but just wondering if anyone else experiences these. I have a cyst of my ovary and it's 8.2cm and have had it since…Continue
I was diagnosed about two years ago. My husband was initially very caring, but now he is over it. (As if I am not!). He routinely tells me I need to go get a full time job. I can barely manage what I am doing now-and there are so many times I don't…Continue
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