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Common Symptoms That May Also Be Side Effects Of Your Medications

Many common symptoms of Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) are also common side effects of the drugs typically used to treat these syndromes. Check out this list for side effects that may easily be confused as symptoms (and vice versa)....(more)

Understanding Fatigue: What Is Generalized Hyper-Vigilance?

Fibromyalgia is characterized by chronic pain, including an over-sensitivity to non-painful stimuli. Stimuli that are easily ignored by most people; a light touch, a bright light, loud music, or smells may actually cause discomfort or even pain to those suffering from Fibromyalgia. ...(more)

Fatigue and Hypothyroidism: The Hidden Connection

Many of the symptoms of Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome coincide with the symptoms of thyroid disregulation, particularly Hypothyroidism. This has lead some researchers to believe that there is a link between Fibromyalgia (and possibly Chronic Fatigue) and thyroid disorder. ...(more)

Understanding Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue: What is a Flare?

A "flare" is a term you commonly see in reference to Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue, but what does it mean to be "in a flare"?...(more)

Sensitivity and Pain

Referred Pain: Why Does It Hurt On The Other Side?

While pain is typically a sign that something is wrong at the site of the pain, often pain can be referred from another area. This is a common problem in those suffering from Fibromyalgia. In this article we will discuss several possible causes for referred pain....(more)

Nerve Pain vs. Muscle Pain: Understanding the Difference

Fibromyalgia is characterized by wide-spread pain throughout the body. This pain often includes both nerve pain and muscle pain. Understanding the differences can help you determine the best way to treat a pain flare. ...(more)

Seven Foods That Improve Chronic Pain

Chronic pain is a primary symptom of Fibromyalgia, and is not uncommon among those suffering from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Fortunately, there are a few foods that are high in specific compounds that help reduce the pain and inflammation that is common to these disorders. ...(more)


Fibromyalgia Flare Survival Kit

When you suffer from Fibromyalgia or Chronic Fatigue, pain and fatigue flare-ups are an expected part of life that can't be avoided. Create a kit of items that you typically want to have near you when you are recovering from a flare....(more)

Helpful Tips For Coping With Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is a debilitating condition which results in pervasive muscle and joint pain as well as fatigue. If you suffer from Fibromyalgia, you know that some days even the smallest tasks seem impossible due to pain and exhaustion. Use these tips for coping with Fibromyalgia....(more)

10 Online Support Forums For Those Suffering From Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

10 online support groups where those suffering from Fibromyalgia or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome can connect with others for advice and friendship....(more)

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Julie suffers from Fibromyalgia, as well as TMJ, migraines and cluster headaches. She has been researching and writing about Fibromyalgia since she was diagnosed with it in 2010. She has found great improvement to her symptoms through a combination of diet changes, as well as the use of supplements and... Read More

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