With Fibromyalgia why all the allergies, sensitivities and even non-allergic Rhinitis?

I have allergies and it seems like they just get worse as I get older. And sensitivities that get worse as I get older. And reactions to chemicals and scents and.... and... I have reacted to normal hair dye, vegan hair dye, natural sensitive skin lotions, normal shampoos (allergic to SLS sulfates apparently) and every … Continue reading With Fibromyalgia why all the allergies, sensitivities and even non-allergic Rhinitis?

Fibromyalgia: leg and foot pain

I have been having some serious pain issues with my fibromyalgia lately. It isn't a Flare because it has been ongoing for some time now and it is compromising my capacity to walk far or exercise. We do have an issue with tender points in the legs as with elsewhere so that is always an … Continue reading Fibromyalgia: leg and foot pain

Fibromyalgia and sensory sensitivity

This is a difficult article to write because I also have chronic migraine, which as one imagines comes with a lot of overload of the senses. Migraines are actually pretty comorbid with fibromyalgia. Anyway, that means I have to limit this piece to fibromyalgia over sensitivity symptoms. And there is, naturally, overlap. Much like a … Continue reading Fibromyalgia and sensory sensitivity

Fibromyalgia: Why do we itch?

Fibromyalgia does a number on our nervous system and can cause a lot of odd sensations. One sensation is an itch that just will not quit. It should be noted fibromyalgia causes: Hyperalgesia: Our abnormal sensitivity to pain Allodynia: the burning skin pain sensation Paresthesia: ‘pins and needles’ sensations, an itch, tingling, prickling and numbness. … Continue reading Fibromyalgia: Why do we itch?