Fibromyalgia – How To “Live With” FM

Fibromyalgia (FM) is a condition that produces widespread pain that can literally change the life of a FM patient, but as they say, “..life must go on!” Therefore, this Health Update is dedicated to discussing ways to empower you with tips to make FM as least activity restricting as possible. Ways to gain self-control of…

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Fibromyalgia and Sleep

Fibromyalgia (FM) is a condition that has produced more diverse opinions from researchers and physicians than almost any other condition. This has made finding a health care provider who is willing to manage the FM patient very challenging. Similarly, patient perceptions vary widely from those who strive to live a normal life despite their symptoms…

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Fibromyalgia Facts

Fibromyalgia (FM) is a condition that is characterized by widespread, generalized pain “all over” the body that does not follow any specific anatomical pathway like the course of a nerve, muscle, or blood vessel. It is often diagnosed only after all other conditions have been eliminated by using various testing approaches such as blood tests,…

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Fibromyalgia: I Have It… Now What?

“…I was told by my doctor that I have fibromyalgia and I don’t know what to do.  I’ve noticed that over the last couple of years that I’ve been having a progressively harder time doing simple tasks that I used to take for granted like folding laundry, ironing, cooking, cutting up vegetables, sewing, driving a…

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Fibromyalgia: How Do I know I Have It?

“I wake up every morning with this stiff, sore lower back pain.  When I roll over to get out of bed, I feel like a log and almost have to fall out of bed.  When I finally get to my feet, I’m all bent over and can’t stand upright for what seems like forever!  It…

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Fibromyalgia: Vitamin Recommendations

Fibromyalgia (FM) can be characterized by pain that is widespread, not limited to a single anatomical area but rather can affect the arms, legs, trunk, head and neck. This Health Update will concentrate on a few specific vitamin recommendations with the understanding that a “good” diet such as one low in glutens (wheat, oats, barley,…

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Fibromyalgia: The Dirty Dozen of Exercise

Fibromyalgia (FM) is a common chronic condition that affects millions of people.  The overview of the symptoms is widespread pain in the muscles accompanied by pain, fatigue, and “…just feeling wiped out!”  Sleep deprivation is a common problem and some feel sleep loss for any reason — stress, past injury, current illness, etc. — can…

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Fibromyalgia: Dietary Guide

Fibromyalgia (FM) is a chronic condition affecting multiple body systems is not limited to any one aspect of health. Because of this, there is no ONE diet that works the same for all FM patients.  Since most dietary guidelines that address FM are based on general healthy eating principles utilized for many conditions such as…

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Tai Chi for Fibromyalgia

More safe, easy and effictive fibromyalgia management solutions! Previous research has suggested that tai chi offers a therapeutic benefit in patients with fibromyalgia. We conducted a single-blind, randomized trial of classic Yang-style tai chi as compared with a control intervention consisting of wellness education and stretching for the treatment of fibromyalgia (defined by American College…

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Fibromyalgia Challenges

Fibromyalgia (FM) is a condition that usually affects different organ systems in the body, causing a number of symptoms. Some of these include: 1)     The muscles (the musculoskeletal system): tender, achy, stiff, tight muscles, trigger or tender points all over the body; 2)     The nerves (the nervous system): headaches, light headedness, sleep disruption, depression, anxiety,…

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