Don’t Feed The Trolls

People with fibromyalgia cannot afford to indulge in negativity. Sorry (not sorry) to be so blunt, but there it is.  Yes, you are exhausted from chronic pain,  Yes, it’s hard not to feel angry or sorry for yourself when no one seems to believe what you say about your symptoms or have any empathy for…

5 Pacing Tips

You’ve recently been diagnosed with fibromyalgia, or maybe you’ve been living with it for a while. The pain is relentless. The exhaustion makes you feel like you’re half dead. And knowing this, your doctor still tells you “Get some exercise. You’ll feel better.” You look at your doctor in stunned amazement. How could a person…

Why are hot flashes and sweating a symptom of fibromyalgia?

I wish I could provide a clear answer for this question but no one really knows what is going on physiologically in people with fibromyalgia. We know it affects the nervous and endocrine systems – I’d say that’s about all that is known with a degree of certainty. A recent study included this observaton: Cortical…