What and Where Are the Tender Points of Fibromyalgia?

Understanding Fibromyalgia Tender Points Years ago, I taught a class on the “power of touch.” There was a case study on the healing effect of...

The Patient Side of the Opioid Discussion That Needs to Be...

On Monday evening I took my weekly dose of methotrexate which means Tuesday sucked. I couldn’t stay home Tuesday as I usually do. I...

What’s the Worst Case of Fibromyalgia?

Have you ever wondered what the absolute worst case of fibromyalgia would be? After all, it’s a disease that affects everyone differently. And it...

Fascia: A Hidden Piece of the Puzzle of Fibromyalgia Pain

By Ginevra Liptan, MD You may have heard from your doctor or a TV ad that fibromyalgia is caused by over-activity of pain sensing nerves....

30 Things to Stop Doing If You Have Fibromyalgia

As Maria Robinson once said, “No one can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can just start today and make a...

Is Fibromyalgia Linked to Your Blood Type? What is Your Blood...

Although fibromyalgia has not yet been considered as a type of autoimmune disease, this condition is often associated with similar autoimmune condition like lupus...

Why My Illness Is Just As Worthy of Awareness As Cancer

At only 18 years of age, I have experienced tremendous loss in my life. A large percentage of this loss has been due to...

Lady Gaga’s Netflix Documentary puts Fibromyalgia Front and Center

In a lot of ways, Lady Gaga’s new Netflix documentary, Gaga: Five Foot Two, is your standard pop star documentary, in the vein of Madonna’s Truth or...

Neurotransmitters May Have Important Role in Fibromyalgia, Study Suggests

Deregulation of neurotransmitters, which are important signaling molecules that activate the nervous system, may affect fibromyalgia symptoms and also may help diagnose this complex...

Lyrica a Better Choice Than Opioids for Harnessing Fibromyalgia Pain and...

Lyrica (pregabalin), when used on its own for fibromyalgia, is superior to opioids in reducing pain and improving pain interference in daily life, finds...