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

Allodynia in Fibromyalgia

I originally posted this for ProHealth Does your skin burn like it has a sunburn on it? Does contact with your clothes aggravate you beyond belief? Does even the lightest touch make you want to jump out of your skin? That sounds like Allodynia. Allodynia is a type of pain associated with Fibromyalgia and is … Continue reading Allodynia in Fibromyalgia

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Migraine, depression, and allodynia

Migraines and depression have been linked in studies before, suggesting a higher comorbidity of the two especially with migraines with aura. This study: Allodynia is associated with a higher prevalence of depression in migraine patients aimed to identify migraine-specific factors involved in the association of depression and migraines. 3,624 migraineurs within the LUMINA project were sent … Continue reading Migraine, depression, and allodynia