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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.


Dealing with cold weather??

Started by Ahava31 in Symptoms. Last reply by taylor 8 hours ago. 3 Replies

Hey everyone,I am sorry if this has been brought up in past fibro conversations, but I am in loads of pain and need some advice/suggestions right now.Where I live it is mountain weather, meaning the weather is completely unpredictable. This seems to…Continue


Started by Lawrence in Emotional Support. Last reply by taylor on Friday. 2 Replies

So just been to DART for help with my withdrawal from the codeine which blew up through my Fibro. 2 hr assessment asking lots personal questions about my 'dark' past but was a really easy to talk to man. Getting a key worker, acupuncture for…Continue

Trying to cope.

Started by prncessrenee in Emotional Support. Last reply by taylor on Friday. 3 Replies

I have had fibro for a really long time. I thought I was in a big fibro flare and I went to the dr and they put me back on Lyric which has not helped much. I am still hurting, cant remember anything, I can't sleep, my finger , hands and feet tingle…Continue

Detoxing/Juicing For Pain

Started by taylor in Complementary Therapies. Last reply by taylor on Wednesday. 3 Replies

Hey guys!So I wanted to start this forum because I didn't find any other content on the site that was related to this topic. A few years ago I tried a three day juice cleanse for weight loss and I was shocked to find that the juicing had significant…Continue

Tags: pain, juice, juicing

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taylor replied to Ahava31's discussion Dealing with cold weather??
"ugh i feel you. i live in NYC and its not mountain weather but its all over the place, especially…"
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AnneV replied to Ahava31's discussion Dealing with cold weather??
"Hello Ahava31, I'm not a mountain person (tho I live up a hill), but from UK, enough said!…"
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Dealing with cold weather??

Hey everyone,I am sorry if this has been brought up in past fibro conversations, but I am in loads…See More
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