Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Dysania

Dysania—finding it difficult to get out of bed.

I recently learned that there is a word for not being able to get out of bed—Dysania. I know so many people who have this issue. Is it depression? Is it laziness? Is it something that we, living with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, are prone to?

Dysania and […]

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Fibroglycemia

Fibroglycemia. – This was a new term for me. I was going to write about hypoglycemia and fibromyalgia not knowing there was a name already attached to the dual disorder.

“Functional hypoglycemia refers to decreases in blood sugar that cannot be explained by any known pathology or disease. It’s a nice way of saying, “Your […]

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Fibromyalgia and Depression

Fibromyalgia can be distinguished from depression according to a study by researchers at the University of Sherbrooke in Canada.

Studies by the primary investigator, Serge Marchand, P.D., have shown that the body’s natural ability to inhibit pain in fibromyalgia patients does not work. When the body is subjected to a lot of discomfort, the spinal […]

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Shortness of Breath and Fibromyalgia

Studies say we do not breathe properly with Fibromyalgia

Research has shown that shortness of breath (dyspnea) is common in people living with Fibromyalgia.

While I was working in direct care, gong to people’s houses to assist them, I was asked many times – why are you “out of breath”? I was not even aware […]

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Benefits of Coenzyme Q10 for Fibromyalgia

The first study to investigate treatment of Fibromyalgia with Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10)

The benefits of Coenzyme Q10 for Fibromyalgia have been documented in the first study to investigate treatment of Fibromyalgia with Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10). CoQ10 supplementation resulted in marked clinical improvement in major symptoms including fatigue, pain and migraines. Additionally Coenzyme Q10 treatment raised […]

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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome—Dehydration and Pain

HYDRATE!

Dehydration and Pain—I never understood the relationship until my latest visit to the muscle therapist for a {ouch}, deep-tissue massage. I can’t believe I paid for the experience, but am willing to do what I need to do for a better quality of life. I live with Myofascia Pain Syndrome from a […]

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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome – what is the difference?

 

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia are known to have a host of symptoms in common.

They include:

*Fatigue *Unrefreshing sleep *Irritable bowel syndrome *Chronic headaches *Association with Temporomandibular Joint Syndrome (TMJ) *Cognitive or memory impairment *Dizziness *Impaired coordination

Yet, Substance P, a neurotransmitter that transmits pain signals, is elevated in Fibromyalgia but not […]

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