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To Everyone Who Lives Pain-Free, From a Girl With Chronic Pain

I didn’t ask for this and believe me, I don’t want it. I know you roll your eyes, even when you try and hide it. I know you think I’m exaggerating or being dramatic. But this is something I wouldn’t wish on anyone. You’re used to seeing me work and cook, clean, walk, go shopping...

27 Things Chronic Pain Is Not

When you’re explaining chronic pain to someone who is not familiar with what it’s like, it may be natural to talk about what chronic pain involves, or how it affects your day-to-day life. While these strategies can certainly be effective, sometimes it’s also helpful to define chronic pain by explaining what it’s not. After all, there are so...

The Secret to Getting Rid of Back Pain Is in Your Feet: 5 Exercises That Will Fix Everything

5 Foot Exercises to Help Relieve Back, Hip, and Knee Pain It all starts from the ground up. Your feet might not seem like significant contributors to your overall health. However, when it comes to the external aspects of your body, there are no harder working parts than your feet. They keep you moving and...

When People With Chronic Pain Learn to Lie to Doctors About Their Depression

This is the conversation the medical community forgot. I am terrified to share what I’m about to share, but someone has to. Here it is: I have not always told doctors told doctors everything. I’d tell them I didn’t have depression or that if I did, it wasn’t that bad. The reason being, when I said that I had...

Fibromyalgia is Declared as a New Long Term Disability

After osteoarthritis, fibromyalgia is the second most common rheumatic disease.However, it is difficult to choose the previous fibromyalgia because its symptoms fluctuate. This condition mainly affects women than men. It is characterized by pain in the body accompanied by stiffness and fatigue. According to Daniel Clauw, MD, professor of anesthesiology at the University of Michigan, said the...

Social Media Is A Lifeline For Patients With Rare Diseases

This weekend marked Rare Diseases Day 2015, a name that belies the pain and courage of patients who suffer from many of these illnesses. While each of these rare diseases is uncommon, occurring in less than 200,000 people in the U.S., together they affect about 1 in 10 people. Last year, I focused on two aspects...

16 Things Fibromyalgia Sufferers Need to Stop Doing

This article is based on 30 Things to Stop Doing to Yourself. As I read it, I couldn’t help but think just how true so many of them were and thought that there were certain ones that were especially appropriate for those of us suffering from Fibro, CFS and other debilitating conditions. 16 Things Fibromyalgia Sufferers Need...

50 Everyday Tasks, and What They Feel Like for a Person With Chronic Illness

It seems to be rather hard sometimes for some people to understand, or remember, that literally every action you take as someone with a chronic condition can be harder than it would be for the average person. Just about all chronic illnesses can cause pain, nausea, fatigue and/or many other symptoms. My last piece explained...

Lady Gaga Shares What It’s Like to Live With Trauma, Mental Illness and Fibromyalgia

Ahead of the release of the film “A Star Is Born,” which stars Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper, the singer opened up in a new interview with Vogue about living with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and fibromyalgia. In the interview, which was published  Monday, she described how she experiences trauma. “I always say that trauma has a brain,” she said....

Hyperbaric Oxygen Tanks Found To Treat and Cure Fibromyalgia

Throughout the history of Fibromyalgia, this disease has been strangely hard to identify and analyze on the grounds that it shows up, at first look, to be something else. Perhaps its symptoms including musculoskeletal pain, fatigue, mood swings, and memory loss, are genuinely common. To give some point of view 1 in 70 people, almost...
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