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?
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
"I have a new symptom. How do I know it is Fibromyalgia or not?" Here is the thing with that. Not everything is fibromyalgia I had this intense fatigue, pain, heart irregularities and was gaining weight. And I thought it was all fibromyalgia. But my doctor at the time took the time to … Continue reading Question: Symptom Fibromyalgia or something else?
I have been having severe fibromyalgia related chest pains. The way I can tell it is fibromyalgia is that a) they are enduring and b) my sternum is extremely tender to the touch and so it is quite inflamed. I am going to the doctor to discuss it. At the moment using anti-inflammatory creams and … Continue reading Fibromyalgia: costochondritis
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
Paresthesia is one of the nerve symptoms of Fibromyalgia that causes the 'pins and needles' sensations, an itch, tingling, prickling, and numbness. In general with Fibromyalgia it is a chronic condition, as in once it starts it isn't going away but this isn't always the case. There can be ways to manage and reduce … Continue reading Paresthesia and Fibromyalgia