The Connection Between GI Issues and Fibromyalgia

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If you are suffering from both GI issues and fibromyalgia, and you believe these two are related, you could very well be correct. GI issues, or gastrointestinal symptoms, include problems like irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), diarrhea, constipation, bloating and heartburn. If any of these symptoms started to occur around the time your fibromyalgia did, they are …read more


Is Not Addressing My Fibromyalgia Dangerous?

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If you suffer from widespread pain, tenderness and a number of other symptoms that come with the chronic disorder of fibromyalgia, it may be time to take control of your health and fight back. Plenty of options exist, and you can choose one to best suit your needs and lifestyle. Dangers of Fibromyalgia Fibromyalgia is not just …read more


Medicine once diagnosed with Fibromyalgia

Do I have to take medicine for the rest of my life? When you were diagnosed with fibromyalgia they gave you Cymbalta, Gabapentin, Lyrica, opiate pain killers, or muscle relaxants, and they are trying to manage your symptoms. But I want you to know you do not have to be on drugs the rest of …read more


How is Fibromyalgia Diagnosed?

How is Fibromyalgia Diagnosed

How is Fibromyalgia Diagnosed? Fibromyalgia is diagnosed with symptoms. There are certain amounts of tender points in the body that a doctor will feel and you will say “I have pain!”. Then they say “you have Fibromyalgia,” or they will do a bunch of other testing and say they have ruled out everything else and …read more


How is Fibromyalgia Treated?

Treatments for Fibromyalgia range from muscle relaxants, opiates and other habit-forming drugs to selective serotonin norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors like Cymbalta, Gabapentin, LYRICA, Gablin and different drugs like that. What they are all trying to do is manage symptoms of pain. Some of them are trying to manage your nerves firing, so they’re actually decreasing your …read more


What are the signs and symptoms of Fibromyalgia?

Widespread muscle pain and tenderness Muscle tenderness, delayed onset muscle soreness or muscle spasms Feelings of pins and needles, sensitivity to cold or sensitivity to pain Constipation, nausea or passing excessive amounts of gas Forgetfulness or lack of concentration Anxiety, mood swings or nervousness Fatigue, feeling tired or malaise Fibromyalgia is characterized by pain all …read more


What is Fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia is a pain syndrome that effects all over your body. It’s diagnosed by symptoms, and it really does affect you. People with fibro really have a decreased quality of life, and it’s terrible to see because you still have all of your organs intact. You still look like you’re normal. You look fine, but …read more