New criteria proposed for diagnosing fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia: pain perception and recollection

Pain perception has a lot to do with how we cope with pain. It is just a fact. Pain has an emotional factor to it. We are limited in our capacity to function. And as a result, we develop ideas about our pain experience. But remember this always, pain memory is fallible. Someone with temporary … Continue reading Fibromyalgia: pain perception and recollection

Fibromyalgia and brain inflammation

Okay, fibromyalgia has long been a mystery wrapped in an enigma. To the point not too long ago a lot of doctors didn't believe it existed. While others thought it was a garbage diagnosis... when you couldn't figure out anything else, BAM, fibro. But since then there has been a lot of research that has … Continue reading Fibromyalgia and brain inflammation

Research shows Fibromyalgia and migraine can worsen depression

And I am, like, a damn case study for this. Given I had Fibromyalgia first, then chronic migraine, and then depression. That depression near killed me. And migraines going chronic decreases functionality substantially. I can see how comorbid migraine and fibromyalgia increases the risk of depressive symptoms. It is a matter of painload. And when … Continue reading Research shows Fibromyalgia and migraine can worsen depression

Fibromyalgia: does mindfulness help with depressive symptoms?

Listen to this abstract: "Depressive symptoms complicate pain management for people with FM, with adverse consequences such as a greater need for pain medications and limited pain coping strategies. Determining risks and protective factors associated with depressive symptoms in persons with FM could inform the development and implementation of mental health interventions." Study That is from … Continue reading Fibromyalgia: does mindfulness help with depressive symptoms?

Long-term study on fibromyalgia severity

I came across an interesting long term study in Finland on Fibromyalgia spanning 26 years published in the journal of Clinical Rheumatology. Severity of symptoms persists for decades in fibromyalgia-a 26-year follow-up study. There has been this sort of rumour that fibromyalgia improves with time that I have heard several times and so this study is … Continue reading Long-term study on fibromyalgia severity

Illness perception and fibromyalgia

Poor Illness Perceptions Are a Risk Factor for Depressive and Anxious Symptomatology in Fibromyalgia Syndrome: A Longitudinal Cohort Study study published online November 1st, 2017 in Frontiers in Psychiatry Depression and anxiety are highly comorbid with fibromyalgia and the objective of the study was to determine whether severe pain, maladaptive coping, and poor illness perception are associated … Continue reading Illness perception and fibromyalgia