Why do people with fibromyalgia get hurt easily?

Some days are better than others for people with fibromyalgia. Not-so-good days can make you feel like you’ve been beaten up.  The slightest touch, handshake or hug can be excruciating, leaving you in pain and avoiding contact with loved ones. One fibromyalgia sufferer described it this way:   “Every inch of me feels bruised and tender…

The different faces of pain in rheumatology: fibromyalgia and rheumatoid arthritis

Rheumatic diseases present very controversial pain processes, as is the case with fibromyalgia . Regarding this disease, the position of rheumatologists has traditionally been distant, in general, but they must learn to manage it. Similarly, in both inflammatory and degenerative rheumatic diseases , the effects of pain may have a delayed effect beyond the injury. To shed some light, the XLVII National…

Fibromyalgia: is it hereditary? There could be maternal inheritance in some families

Researchers have detected mutations in mitochondrial DNA that are present in some patients diagnosed with fibromyalgia, which  could cause maternal inheritance in some families.    This opens the way to clear up one of the great unknowns of fibromyalgia:  if there is a family inheritance. In the study at the  University of Seville , the researchers have worked with  families of…

My mom has fibromyalgia. Reading this made me cry for her

Chronic pain is becoming more rampant today. However, chronic pain and chronic diseases are often invisible. In many cases there are no dressings, visible rashes, or nasal discharge involved. Those who suffer from chronic pain often seem “normal,” perhaps a little more frail or sad than average. I suffered from chronic headaches for four and a…

Fibromyalgia: The disease of unexpressed emotions

Our emotional states can favor all kinds of diseases: hypertension, cardiac dysfunction or nervous disorders of different types. Different ailments can help not only transform our physical health, but also facilitate healing on a deeper level. The secret is to discover and understand the messages contained in physical disorders in order to get to know ourselves and…

What causes the burning sensation of fibromyalgia?

Have you ever felt like your bones are on fire? What about the upper leg or back, maybe even under the skin? Some fibromyalgia patients feel like lava is being pumped through their veins instead of blood. They may even have a burning sensation in the brain, which is difficult to explain since there are no pain receptors…

What does a fibromyalgia flare feel like?

“What does a fibromyalgia flare feel like?” It’s a question you might ask yourself if you’ve just been diagnosed or think you might be going through one right now. Or maybe you are just trying to get a sense of what the disease is like so you can understand what a loved one is going through. Unfortunately, it…

Visceral pain in fibromyalgia. How does visceral pain feel?

Visceral pain in fibromyalgia. How does visceral pain feel? Fibromyalgia patients are very familiar with pain. Living with this chronic disease can lead to several painful symptoms. Do you know that pain is available in different forms? In an effort to help people with chronic pain, doctors devised a system for classifying pain. One of the categories is known…

What Causes Severity in Fibromyalgia Thigh Pain?

Fibromyalgia as we already know is a chronic pain disorder which arouses extensive soreness in the muscles, ligaments, and tendons. This pain can also exceed from other parts into the thigh. It weakens the legs, and a person suffers from it faces difficulty in walking and unable to sit and stand for a longer period…