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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.


Anyone here familiar with using Rick Simpsons oil, basically THC or hemp oil?

Started by BlessedJohn in Complementary Therapies. Last reply by AnneV yesterday. 1 Reply

Is anyone here familiar with using Rick Simpsons oil, basically THC or hemp oil...marijuana? I have heard and seen many testimonies about it help, also with sleep in a cookie form before bed.I am 100% anti drug and do not at all condone drugs, but…Continue

Tags: pot, marijuana, oil, hemp, Simpsons

Not New to Group bowever i havent been around for quite awhile...

Started by Punkin2x74 in Introductions. Last reply by Punkin2x74 yesterday. 2 Replies

I am sorry for not being around at all. The last year and a half has been absolute h3ll!!!I was working for a family owned company with my husband. To say the least we felt a responsibility to the 78yo owner who didnt have a clue with how the…Continue

Neck and head pain?

Started by Justjane37 in Symptoms. Last reply by MW Mom yesterday. 1 Reply

Does anyone have problems with their neck. For the third time in a year I am battling insane pain in my neck and up the back of my head.I have had facial pain for a few years and was diagnosed with trigeminal neuralgia.I have had countless MRI/MRAs…Continue

Coping with Chronic Pain

Started by Auburnm in General. Last reply by Mariposa 17 hours ago. 5 Replies

Here is a helpful article on coping with chronic pain: Chronic pain is unrelieved pain that lasts for longer than three months. This often occurs when the pain mechanism in the body no longer works correctly or when certain diseases that are…Continue

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DEPRESSION is a difficult challenge many of us living

with chronic pain face. 



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