Fibromyalgia Cookbooks

There are many good cookbooks that address the issue of fibromyalgia. Typically it features foods that are “whole” or natural. There aren’t any ingredients that can cause a flair-up. It can be a bit tricky trying to figure out what you can and can’t eat to help ease the symptoms…

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Acupressure Mats and Fibromyalgia

Acupressure mats are fairly new to the world of relieving pain. I did some research on the mats because I was intrigued. I didn’t know what a acupressure mat was. It is foam mat with thousands of pointy plastic spikes sticking up. That doesn’t sound like it would be comfortable,…

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Men and Fibromyalgia

Typically fibromyalgia is a disease that affects women, but there are about 10% of men as well. Though it is difficult for women to deal with the pain, physically and emotionally, it can be even harder for men to deal with. Men are suppose to be the “tough” ones. They…

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Celebrities Who Have Fibromyalgia

I thought it would be interesting to see if there were any celebrities who have fibromyalgia. To my surprise there weren’t as many as you would think. I’m sure there are some famous people that if they did have the disease, they would not want to disclose that information to…

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Two Unusual Symptoms of Fibromyalgia

With the first one, we don’t know why, but those of us with fibromyalgia seem to have more problems with chronic sinusitis that others do. It’s like having a cold or virus that never goes away. One study found that inflammation of the nose and sinuses in patients with unexplained chronic…

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How to Get Social Security Disability for Fibromyalgia Patients

Patients with fibromyalgia have had trouble getting SSDI (Social Security Disability Income) benefits in the past. Most applicants who applied primarily based on having fibromyalgia were denied. The problem was that they didn’t have a disability “listing” for the condition. It is more likely to be accepted if there are multiple…

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What Are Trigger Points For Fibromyalgia?

The best way to describe trigger points are when tiny patches of muscle fiber get bunched up in “knots” and are the source of pain in other areas of the body. I think of it like being a gun and if you pull the trigger, it hits other areas in…

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How To Find the Right Doctor Who Treats Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is a difficult disorder to diagnose since it mimics many other conditions, so it is very hard to figure out which doctor to see. A good place to start with is a primary care physician. That will help rule out several conditions with blood tests or x-rays. If your doctor is still…

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Why Hormones Play An Important Role in Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia has continued to be a mystery to most doctors. There have been studies that show several contributing factors to be the cause of fibromyalgia. Genetics, stress, autoimmune diseases, chronic infections, repetitive injuries, and hormones imbalances are some reasons why people develop fibromyalgia. Several factors can cause hormones to get off…

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Dr. Ginevra Liptan – Fibromyalgia Expert

Dr. Ginevra Liptan is a pioneer in fibromyalgia treatment, research, and education, and author of The Fibro Manual. Dr. Liptan is a graduate of Tufts University School of Medicine and is board certified in Internal Medicine. She has a practice in Oregon called the Frida Center for Fibromyalgia.  Dr. Liptan…

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