Fibromyalgia and headaches

Fibromyalgia and headaches seem to go hand in hand. I have always been one, ever since I was young, to be very prone to headaches. These days if I do not have a migraine, I have a bad headache. A lot of the research focuses on migraine disease and fibromyalgia. Both migraine disease and fibromyalgia … Continue reading Fibromyalgia and headaches

Fibromyalgia: Restless Leg Syndrome

Fibromyalgia has quite a few sleep issues associated with it as well as the fundamental sleep dysfunction associated with the syndrome. One issue that one can have with fibromyalgia is Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS). What is Restless Leg Syndrome It is a nervous system disorder usually affecting the legs causing the urge to move them. … Continue reading Fibromyalgia: Restless Leg Syndrome

Vestibular disorder: Stuck in dizziness hell zone

I was told by more than one medical professional they do not like the word dizzy. At all. Because too many sensations are encompassed under the word 'Dizzy'. My main complaints since I was disabled in 2017 was this non-stop dizziness, and disequilibrium, and balance issues. And also intermittent vertigo that happens randomly. And I … Continue reading Vestibular disorder: Stuck in dizziness hell zone

Undiagnosed: That limbo state

  Undiagnosed. I remember this well. I spent the majority of my childhood UNDIAGNOSED. The pain and fatigue where things I felt I didn't even have the right to complain about because, well, I had No Label to Defend it. And it took until the age of 16 to get even somewhat of a label: … Continue reading Undiagnosed: That limbo state

Neurologist appointment: I Probably don’t have Multiple Sclerosis?! Yay!

Okay, so I saw my neurologist today about my follow up. I am on a waiting list for a follow-up MRI which will take a long time here due to some serious backlog. Nevertheless, we did the physical again and reviewed symptoms. Went over my chronic migraines and decided on putting me on Aimovig for … Continue reading Neurologist appointment: I Probably don’t have Multiple Sclerosis?! Yay!

Chronic pain and mental health

A 74.5% incidence of psychiatric disorders was present in the patient sample The rate of depressive and anxiety disorders was 29.4% and 23.5%, respectively Comorbid anxiety scores (P = 0.019) and SSAS scores (P = 0.046) were significantly higher in chronic pain patients with a somatoform disorder HAM-A scores were found to be significantly higher in patients … Continue reading Chronic pain and mental health