WebMD has a slideshow about fibromyalgia that gives a good overview of what it is and how it is managed. I’m sharing it with family and friends in hopes they will take a few minutes to inform themselves and maybe understand fibromyalgia a little better. Fibromyalgia Pictures: Symptoms, Pain, Treatments, Diet, Causes http://www.webmd.com/fibromyalgia/ss/slideshow-fibromyalgia-overview To [...]
I’m four months pregnant and have been off of Cymbalta since January. During my first trimester I didn’t have any fibro flare-ups that I can recall. Now that I’m in my second trimester, I’ve been battling fatigue and pain again, at about the levels I was experiencing before I found relief with Cymbalta about a [...]
I am not a victim. I am not a fibromyalgic – that is not my identity. I am a person with symptoms of fibromyalgia.
Fibromyaglia is a combination of sensitivities and stressors that lead to diminished well-being and health… There are many causes and contributing factors, which lead to a spectrum of symptoms, which ultimately develop into the self-perpetuating syndrome known as fibromyalgia…
Fibromyalgia is too complex, too new, and too mild of a health problem for the medical community to press beyond symptom management and into the confusing and complex maze of causative and contributing factors, the available interventions, and the process of moving from treating symptoms to addressing the root of the problem…
Part of the challenge of moving forward in treatment of fibromyalgia, as well as many other syndromes and spectrum disorders, is that no two patients are the same… The key for sorting out symptom management and treatment for any complex condition is to identify which symptoms are impacting function the most, and focus on addressing those issues first… Another important aspect of managing complex conditions is identifying any areas of maladaption that may have developed… Any maladaptive strategy a patient has developed will only serve to exacerbate their symptoms and hamper their healing and recovery, which is why it is an important area of intervention when treating fibromyalgia and other chronic conditions.