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.

So my question is…are Earworms another anomaly of Fibromyalgia or just a busy brain?

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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 Technique 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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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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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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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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