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What is Fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia is a rare disorder that may cause widespread pain in the muscles as well as joint stiffness, nerve pain, unrefreshing sleep, and exhaustion. Patients with Fibromyalgia may also present with digestive disorders and balance problems as well as mild cognitive impairment. What causes Fibromyalgia is yet unknown, though the medical community increasingly recognizes that Fibromylagia involves both sensitization and dysregulation of the central nervous system and its responses to pain stimuli. Fibromyalgia affects primarily women but may also affect men. Fibromyalgia pain is considered chronic, though it can fluctuate.

Currently, there are no definitive laboratory tests based on bloodwork to diagnose Fibromyalgia. Doctors instead rely on clinical observation and symptom reporting from patients for diagnosis. Tests to exclude diseases with similar symptoms such as Rheumatoid Arthritis and Multiple Sclerosis are also performed before a Fibromyalgia diagnosis is confirmed.

Although there is presently no cure, symptoms can be managed with a whole-body approach through the use of prescription medications, coping and stress-relieving strategies such as meditative and psychological therapies, and the maintenance of quality sleep, proper nutrition and a healthy lifestyle.

Forum

Bioindentical Progesterone

Started by Clenway5 in General. Last reply by suzie yesterday. 1 Reply

Hello again everyone! I have been seeing this fabulous natural doctor for supplements, acupuncture, and diet support for my fibro. She recently sent me an ebook to read and is suggesting I try bioidentical progesterone as a treatment. I guess it a…Continue

I am not certain where this should be, I'll try here.

Started by Luna02 in General. Last reply by AnneV yesterday. 2 Replies

I am either having dyslexic hearing OR our advertisers aren't having their actors enunciating correctly.  I was in the kitchen getting a glass of tea when I heard "If you're in Iraq, give us a call first."  Of course I thought to myself, "Why on…Continue

It's been a while

Started by ana in General. Last reply by Auburnm 10 hours ago. 2 Replies

Hi everyone,it has been a long time since I posted. Everyday has been a struggle but God gives me the strength and perseverance to never give up. I still have bad days, I just fight harder. I am attending college online and have been doing great, I…Continue

holidays

Started by angie b in What's New With You?. Last reply by Luna02 on Monday. 2 Replies

Morning xHow do we cope with a short holiday , only going to scotland , wont go abroad  , its still a four hour journey , the problem is that  because I can't take certain meds  , iam flareing soo much , the weather changes effect me so much ,  and…Continue

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About Our Living with Fibromyalgia Support Community

Mental Health Hotline Information

DEPRESSION is a difficult challenge many of us living

with chronic pain face. 

IF YOU ARE IN IMMEDIATE NEED OF HELP

OR JUST NEED SOMEONE TO TALK TO 

please feel free to call   

1-800-273-TALK

for members in the United States.

 

For international members, please visit

http://www.suicide.org/international-suicide-hotlines.html

for information on where to call in your country.

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Exercise and Weight Loss with Fibro

People with fibromyalgia face special challenges when it comes to exercise and unique difficulties…See More
3 hours ago
RACHELLE replied to Dani's discussion More Pain When It Rains?
"The weather is a MAJOR factor! I really need the sun, but not the humidity and cold rain is the…"
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