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Why You Can't Just Sleep Off Fatigue

Exhausted, tired, listless, weary, weighted down, burned out; these are all phrases commonly used to describe the combination of physical and mental fatigue that affects millions. If your sleep deprivation is on-going it may reach a point of physical and medical fatigue......(more)

High Serotonin Levels and Its Effects on Sleep

Serotonin is a neurotransmitter that broadcasts information to various parts of your brain. Serotonin is responsible for regulating a number of vital systems in your body, including your gastrointestinal, immune and cardiovascular systems. Serotonin is also responsible for controlling the majority of your brain functions. There is a strong correlation between serotonin and sleep cycles....(more)

Fighting Fatigue: An Overview of the Sleep Study Experience

If you suffer from fatigue and have difficulty sleeping, your doctor may recommend a sleep study. Sleep study tests explore the quality of your sleep and your body's particular response to sleep problems. The results tell your doctor whether you have a sleep disorder. Because undiagnosed sleep disorders place you at risk of stroke, heart disease and high blood pressure going through the sleep study experience is worthwhile....(more)


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)


Fibromyalgia and Common Overlapping Conditions

Rarely does a patient with Fibromyalgia find that that is their only diagnosis. Typically, patients diagnosed with Fibromyalgia have already been diagnosed with other pain disorders such as Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMJ), Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), or migraines. ...(more)

Five Often Overlooked Causes of Chronic Pain and Fatigue

Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome are the most commonly known fatigue-related disorders, however there are many possible causes that should be ruled out prior to accepting either of these diagnosis....(more)

The Link Between Adrenal Fatigue And Fibromyalgia

There is a great deal of overlap between the symptoms of Adrenal Fatigue and Fibromyalgia. Some experts believe that Adrenal Fatigue may be a primary contributing factor in disorders like Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS/ME)....(more)

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Julie Ryan

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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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