Fibromyalgia and Gastroparesis

Pain and bloating may be Gastroparesis

Gastroparesis, also called delayed gastric emptying, is a disorder that affects the digestive system. Normally, the stomach will break down food and contract to push the food down to the small intestine; but, with Gastroparesis, the food will move slowly or not at all.

I listened to the “professionals” […]

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Fibromyalgia Diet and Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Omega-3 Fatty Acids are Essential in the Fibromyalgia Diet

Recently, my doctor wrote me a prescription for a fish oil supplement, which would supply the Omega-3 fatty acids to my diet. Though I was happy that he was up on the latest research, including nuttrition, I explored the internet to find out why Omega-3 fatty […]

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Proprioception and Fibromyalgia

Proprioception—a sensory nerve ending in muscles, tendons, and joints that provides a sense of the body’s position by responding to stimuli from within the body nerve endings in the joint spaces.

In other words, Proprioception is the perception of one’s own body-areas in relation to each other.

These nerve endings send messages to the brain […]

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Pain Can Be Joint Hypermobility Syndrome (JHS)

Hyperflexibility

Pain can be—Joint Hypermobility Syndrome (JHS)—or it is sometimes referred to as being “double-jointed”

I remember, as a child, being able lay on my back with my ankles aside of me. To this day, I can reach the floor with the palms of my hands while keeping my knees straight. I always prided […]

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Restless Legs Syndrome and Fibromyalgia

Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS) pain is a common and sometimes devastating condition and is seen frequently in many chronic pain patients. In fact, it contributes to quite a bit of persistent pain, because of the difficulty it causes in terms of getting a good night’s rest.

Pain is broadly defined as “any unpleasant sensation with […]

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Fibromyalgia and a Slow Moving Bowel

Fibromyalgia and a slow-moving bowel—does it have to be this way?

I had worked in the direct care field and I knew what kind of day it would be when I would visit a client’s home and they would be complaining about not having a bowel movement.

At first, I didn’t understand the obsession with […]

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Sleep Deprivation & Fibromyalgia—which comes first?

 

Is this your pet? Yes, it’s mine, too!

Are you getting enough sleep?

In a healthy person, sleep deprivation was shown to cause symptoms of Fibromyalgia, such as brain fog and a heightened sensitivity to pain.

One such study was conducted at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, which found that women […]

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Fibromyalgia and TMJ

The Symptoms of TMJ are Magnified in Fibromyalgia

The symptoms of TMJ (temporomandibular joints) are always magnified for a person living with Fibromyalgia. The pain experienced in FMS and TMJ is very similar. Both have multiple trigger points in various muscle groups, creating intense pain. These trigger points have been described as lumps or bumps […]

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The Benefits of Magnesium for Fibromyalgia

The benefits of Magnesium for Fibromyalgia have been documented in a study headed up by Selda Bagis, M.D., of Turkey and helps clarify the link between magnesium deficiency, your symptoms, and how supplementation therapy might play a role in Fibromyalgia.

Bagis found the lower the magnesium level, the greater the Fibromyalgia-related symptoms. She says, “All […]

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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome—Dehydration and Pain

HYDRATE!

 

Dehydration and Pain—I never understood the relationship between dehydration and pain 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 […]

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Pain and Bloating—Hypochlorhydria?

Pain and bloating can result from a condition called hypochlorhydria or as it is also referred to, achlorhydria.

This is a disorder where the stomach does not produce enough hydrochloric acid (HCI) and is especially common in people living with ME/CFS and Fibromyalgia. It is also known to be associated with childhood asthma.

Acid is […]

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Fibromyalgia Pain can be—Tendonitis

Joint Pain can be magnified with Fibromyalgia.

I was experiencing unbearable pain in my wrists yet, at the time, I did not have a computer and I did not do repetitive tasks at my job as a direct-care worker. Pain can be so mysterious.

I went to see an Orthopedist and he proceeded to bend […]

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Yoga Positions for Chair Yoga—it’s not just for Seniors!

Chair Yoga Postures-click here

Yoga Positions for Chair Yoga are not just sitting on a chair and stretching.

Gentle Chair Yoga stretches, postures and breathing techniques will improve your quality of life no matter how old you are.

If you cannot get down on a mat, you may want to try out a class […]

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Fibromyalgia Pain Can Be—Endometriosis

Though the discomfort may occur during a woman’s monthly period, as the illness progresses, pain may be felt at other times of the month, too.

The pain may radiate down the back and into the legs and may be associated with nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. Pain can be experienced in the following:

• Dysmenorrhea (strong […]

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Is Fibromyalgia Real?

Is Fibromyalgia real? I don’t believe at this point in time, anyone can doubt its existence. Ask anyone and either they or someone they know is dealing with the challenges of Fibromyalgia.

John Kissel, M. D. a neurologist and co-director of the MDA/ALS Center at Ohio State University, used to think that Fibromyalgia wasn’t a […]

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