Fibromyalgia during COVID-19, anxiety and pain

Early research on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic found persistent related anxiety in the general population. Researchers in the UK hypothesized that this anxiety would be associated with increased pain in chronic pain patients diagnosed with fibromyalgia (FM). Fibromyalgia affects around 2% of the world’s population. A recent literature review showed the frequency of…

Fibromyalgia: everything hurts, and I’m always tired

According to the Spanish Society for Rheumatology (SER), fibromyalgia is a disorder that affects between 2% and 4% of the Spanish population, the vast majority (90%) of women.  Fibromyalgia is a change in the perception of pain, in such a way that they are perceived as painful stimuli that are usually not; which in some cases…

Fibromyalgia is finally recognized as an official diagnosis! Please share this information

Fibromyalgia is finally recognized as an official diagnosis! Please share this information On October 1, 2015, Fibromyalgia finally has its own official ICD-10-CM code officially approved in the United States. ICD-10-CM, acronym for the International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision, Clinical Modification, is a list of diagnostic codes for Medicare and Medicaid service centers and…

People with fibromyalgia are more prone to mitral valve prolapse

A large number of people with fibromyalgia live with a generally asymptomatic heart disease called mitral valve prolapse. WHAT IS MITRAL VALVES PROLAPSE? The left side of our heart consists of an upper and a lower chamber. Blood flows through both chambers thanks to a valve called the mitral valve. Mitral valve prolapse occurs when the valve…

For those who do not understand fibromyalgia

What you should know about fibromyalgia: Fibromyalgia is not a new disease. In 1815, a surgeon at the University of Edinburgh, William Balfour, described fibromyalgia. With the passage of time, it has been described as chronic rheumatism, myalgia or fibrositis. Unlike diseases, syndromes such as fibromyalgia do not have a known cause, but they are…

Fibromyalgia, irritable bowel syndrome, depression. What to do?

The anti-inflammatory diet   is an eating plan designed to prevent or reduce chronic low-grade inflammation, an important risk factor in a number of health problems and several major diseases. The typical anti-inflammatory diet emphasizes fruits, vegetables, lean proteins, nuts, seeds and healthy fats. Overview  As a result of lifestyle factors such as   stress and lack of exercise,   chronic inflammation occurs…

Apology letter from a doctor to fibromyalgia patients

By Amanda Shelley I have excuses to make. I would like to apologize to all the patients I have seen in my years of working in emergency care who had chronic pain due to fibromyalgia or an autoimmune disease. I would like to apologize for not knowing, understanding, and in some cases not even believing…

Fibromyalgia linked to intestinal bacteria for the first time: new research

New research has developed a link between fibromyalgia and bacteria in the gut. The latest study shows that there are changes in the level of bacteria in patients. It could be a breakthrough for people with the disease, and their doctors were waiting; with future testing, it could provide information on the cause, diagnosis and even prevention. The connection…

I’m Tired of Fibromyalgia “Pain Kills Me”

Pain has a vital function in humans. But what if it becomes chronic? I suffer from chronic back and leg pain. There is no clear cause. I take pain relievers and physiotherapy, but my condition is slowly beating me down. “ the pain persists for no apparent reason, it usually means great suffering for those affected. For physical stress comes…

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