Fibromyalgia Pain from Whiplash

Whiplash Pain May Lead to Fibromyalgia

Did you know that someone experiencing a whiplash injury is more likely to end up with a diagnosis of Fibromyalgia?

Whiplash Pain in the Neck

Whiplash leads to Fibromyalgia. I knew there had to be a connection!

When my children were young, I would take them to the […]

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Fibromyalgia and the Oxygen Cure

Hyperbaric Oxygen Chamber

Oxygen. It sustains life. We cannot live without it.

Could oxygen be the cure that we, who live with fibromyalgia, have been waiting for? Could it be that simple?

According to researchers at Rice University and Institutes in Israel, women who suffer from fibromyalgia benefit from a treatment regimen in […]

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Vitamin K and Pain Relief

Bruising is a side effect of vitamin K deficiency.

I never thought much about vitamin K in my diet, since there wasn’t much written about it in the media. It was actually known as “the forgotten vitamin” because it’s benefits were often overlooked. Can Vitamin K help with the relief of pain?

What is […]

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Benefits of Digestive Enzymes

Enzymes have been called the ” Spark of Life”. Every biochemical function of the body depends on enzymes. They are proteins that facilitate the chemical breakdown of our food into smaller, absorbable components. We could not survive without Enzymes!

We depend on Enzymes to convert our food to energy. Normally, digestive enzymes are produced within […]

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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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Lupus, Fibromyalgia or both!

Lupus or Fibromyalgia?

Lupus and Fibromyalgia can co-exist in the same person. A famous Harvard lupus expert, Dr. Peter Lipsky, first discovered Lupus and Fibromyalgia appearing in the same patient over 20 years ago.

Lupus and Fibromyalgia are two complicated diagnoses, because the symptoms can appear alike and a patient may have one or both […]

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De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis and Fibromyalgia

DeQuervain’s Tenosynovitis = pain in thumb

De Quervain’s tenosynovitis (dih-kwer-VAINS ten-oh-sine-oh-VIE-tis) is a painful condition affecting the tendons on the thumb side of your wrist. If you have de Quervain’s tenosynovitis, it will probably hurt every time you turn your wrist, grasp anything or make a fist.

I didn’t know there was […]

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Alkaline Diet Benefits for Fibromyalgia – is there any?

Is there any benefit to an alkaline diet for Fibromyalgia?

Alkaline Chart

Living with Fibromyalgia, I am always receiving “good-intentioned, loving” advice, “you should eat that, you shouldn’t eat that”. So, I decided to investigate the benefits of an alkaline diet for Fibromyalgia.

The theory of the alkaline diet is that eating certain foods […]

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Fibromyalgia and a Gluten-Free Diet

My latest challenge

My latest challenge is a gluten-free diet. I have even purchased a bread-making machine and I am actually pleased with how my breads have turned out! I think making my own gluten-free bread might actually work!

Gluten is the protein part of wheat, rye, barley and other related grains. It is what […]

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Earworms – Anomaly of Fibromyalgia?

Earworms can be annoying!

Earworms are really annoying! Today, it’s a Thomas the Train , another day, it’s Caillou! Whatever song was the last one I heard, it may be with me until the next one comes along. Are Earworms another anomaly of Fibromyalgia or just a busy brain?

An earworm is a […]

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Weight Gain with Fibromyalgia

Weight gain with Fibromyalgia is a very frustrating challenge!

We may eat less but notice very little difference. According to Dr. Mark Pellegrino, in his book, Fibromyalgia: Up Close and Personal, it’s not unusual for someone to gain 25-30 pounds the first year after developing Fibromyalgia!

Researchers are not sure whether Fibromyalgia leads to weight […]

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Tapping – The Emotional Freedom Techinique to Reduce Pain

Tapping – it’s more than a dance

Have you ever thought that you might want to try acupuncture, but did not want the invasiveness of needles? Maybe, consider Tapping; not the dance form of tapping, but the Emotional Freedom Technique, a form of psychological acupressure. It is said to:

Remove negative emotions Reduce food cravings […]

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Fibromyalgia and “the second brain”

Butterflies

 

My second brain said it’s time to slow down!

You know how it is said the stomach is a “Second Brain”? Well, my second brain has been telling me I overdid it!

I am experiencing a nervous stomach, mild headache and some trembling from over-stimulated muscles. I feel the hypersensitivity that we […]

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