Archive for Fibro

Damaged Neuroprotective Process Spells Pain for Fibromyalgia – Suggests Small Fiber Neuropathy is Present

From stiff muscles to painful trigger points to problems with exercise, the muscles can be a problem in fibromyalgia. It turns out that muscles have an interesting way of relaxing when they're in pain. Every time you contract a painful muscle, your nervous system should take a little break, give Read more [...]

Hands Up! A Key to the Fatigue, Sleep and Pain in Fibromyalgia Found?

From Top Down to Bottoms Up In Fibromyalgia For the past decade or so research evidence has suggested that fibromyalgia is more a brain disorder than a body disorder. Studies indicating increased substance P levels, increased activity in the pain sensing and decreased activity of the pain inhibitory Read more [...]

Are Opioids A Mistake in Fibromyalgia and ME/CFS? (take/the Opioid Effectiveness Survey)

Fibromyalgia may be the quintessential pain disease but level of pain found in chronic fatigue syndrome is no joke, either.  An ongoing CDC study indicated that people with ME/CFS  experience the same level of pain as  people with chronic pelvic pain and more pain than people with  multiple sclerosis  Read more [...]

When Touch Hurts and Blood Matters: Getting at the Pain in Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Sydnrome (ME/CFS)

(Please welcome Tim Vaughan to Health Rising's team of bloggers as he digs deeper into issues raised in earlier blogs and outlines an intriguing theory about the nature of pain in fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome and other disorders.) Touch the tip of your forefinger to the tip of Read more [...]

A Workout Without Working (Much): Fibromyalgia Study Suggests Muscles Are ‘Wired and Tired’ As Well: Implications for ME/CFS

A Workout Without Working (Much) Feel like you just ran a mile after walking a block? Do your muscles feel tight and contracted? How's your flexibility and coordination? If I'm reading this right this fibromyalgia study might be able to help explain why these problems are occurring. We recently Read more [...]