Is fibromyalgia hereditary?

Is Fibromyalgia Hereditary?

Affecting more than 5 million Americans, fibromyalgia is the most commonly diagnosed chronic pain disorder today. But is fibromyalgia hereditary? Well, that question is more complicated than it may seem. A relatively newly recognized disorder,... Read more →
Fatigue

What Causes Fibromyalgia Fatigue?

Image: Kite_rin/shutterstock.com You know the feeling: you wake up and it seems like you can’t even raise your head off your pillow. It’s the weakness and fatigue that comes with fibromyalgia. That’s what makes fibromyalgia... Read more →
older people with fibromyalgia

Caring for Older People with Fibromyalgia

Image: Pexels For many their only information about fibromyalgia comes from commercials about treatment options. In those commercials, most of the patients are young to middle-aged. But fibromyalgia is not just a young person’s disease and... Read more →
fibromyalgia and childhood trauma

Fibromyalgia and Childhood Trauma

Image: Public Domain Images It sometimes feels like we’re learning something new about fibromyalgia every day. And usually, the major medical breakthroughs provide evidence for things that people who are actually suffering from fibromyalgia... Read more →
fibromyalgia and fertility

Fibromyalgia and Fertility

It’s kind of strange, but I have noticed that there is not a lot of open discussion about infertility. Maybe I don’t run in the right circles. Or maybe people get too upset to discuss it. That’s not what makes it strange though.... Read more →
Serotonin

Serotonin and Fibromyalgia

Image: Shutterstock/ Roberto Sorin Serotonin is an important chemical that your body produces naturally. It functions as something called a “neurotransmitter.” Essentially, it helps to regulate a lot of the things that your body... Read more →
what causes fibromyalgia

What Causes Fibromyalgia?

Image: Shutterstock/ Yuriy Maksymiv Fibromyalgia is one of those persistent medical mysteries. We really don’t know much about it. We don’t know why exactly it makes you hurt. We don’t know why it causes you to feel fatigued.... Read more →
fibromyalgia causes

Possible Fibromyalgia Causes

Image: Shutterstock/ Nickodash Fibromyalgia remains a medical mystery. It seems like every day we’re learning more and more about the condition. But there are many more things that we just don’t know. Why is it that fibromyalgia... Read more →
chronic pain and depression

Chronic Pain and Depression

Image: Pexels If you’re dealing with fibromyalgia, then you’re in a lot of pain. It may flare up out of nowhere and it may leave just as quickly. Or it may stay for a year. But it’s a regularly occurring and debilitating event... Read more →
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