Is Fibromyalgia A Real Disease?

You hurt all over and you feel exhausted. The problem is the doctor can't find anything wrong with you. That’s the reality for people living with a condition called fibromyalgia. Find out how it’s treated and why it’s so difficult to diagnose. We're joined by Dr. Don Goldenberg, chief of rheumatology at Newton Wellesley Hospital in Massachusetts… Continue reading Is Fibromyalgia A Real Disease?

TENS Reduces Pain and Fatigue of Fibromyalgia

Pain and fatigue are the hallmark symptoms of fibromyalgia — and they arguably have the greatest impact on the quality of life of people with the condition. Now a study published in the journal Arthritis & Rheumatology suggests a complementary medicine approach — transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation, or TENS — may be effective at managing both… Continue reading TENS Reduces Pain and Fatigue of Fibromyalgia

Skin Sensitivity to Touch: 6 Strange Signs of Fibromyalgia

If you have fibromyalgia, you're undoubtedly familiar with the chronic pain and fatigue that often accompany this disorder — which affects about 5 million Americans, primarily women. But feelings of pain and exhaustion aren't the only symptoms of fibromyalgia. Other signs that aren’t necessarily visible to others can affect you and make the condition even… Continue reading Skin Sensitivity to Touch: 6 Strange Signs of Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia: Setting Wellness Goals

When you have fibromyalgia — a chronic disease characterized by fatigue and widespread muscle pain — normal daily activities can become much more difficult. Even previously simple tasks, like going on errands or focusing on work, can become arduous. So it’s no surprise that something many people struggle with — following through with wellness goals,… Continue reading Fibromyalgia: Setting Wellness Goals

Reiki for Fibromyalgia: Does It Actually Work?

For the millions of people who have fibromyalgia, finding relief from pain, fatigue, and other symptoms is an ongoing process. Medication and talk therapy are often prescribed, but there are several complementary healing methods that may help with fibromyalgia symptoms, including the Japanese technique Reiki. “Reiki is used for pain control, relaxation, and stress relief,”… Continue reading Reiki for Fibromyalgia: Does It Actually Work?

Connection between Fibromyalgia and ADHD

If you have fibromyalgia, you might want to be examined by your doctor for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) as well. That’s the message from a study presented at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Pain Management in April 2018. It found a startling high rate of co-occurrence of these conditions. Fibromyalgia: Chronic… Continue reading Connection between Fibromyalgia and ADHD

10 Myths and Facts About Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is a chronic disorder of the central nervous system that involves pain throughout the body, as well as fatigue. Everyone who has fibromyalgia experiences it differently, which is one reason misunderstandings and myths often surround this condition. Knowing the facts about fibromyalgia — and being able to separate them from myths — is essential to making the best choices… Continue reading 10 Myths and Facts About Fibromyalgia