How to Cope with Fibromyalgia

Apr 28th, 2010 | By Body Pain Admin | Category: Fibromyalgia

Some research suggests that fibromyalgia has some connection to a defect in one of the body’s key metabolic pathways.

Existing with chronic fibromyalgia pain is not easy, especially immediately after being diagnosed.

It is never easy to make the transition from seeing yourself as an active, productive, and healthy individual to a person who experiences chronic, unexplained pain.

Fibromyalgia Linked to Metabolite Abnormalities

Mar 22nd, 2010 | By Body Pain Admin | Category: Fibromyalgia

Widespread body pain is a common complaint of those suffering from fibromyalgia. A new study, published in the Journal of Pain, finds that people with fibromyalgia show a greater excitability in the hippocampal region of the brain.

The hippocampus is a brain structure that is sensitive to the effects of stress, and people who experience a lot of stress tend to have disrupted hippocampal function.

The study examined 16 fibromyalgia patients and found that each of them had greater than expected hippocampal response.

Sleep Problems and Fibromyalgia

Mar 1st, 2010 | By Body Pain Admin | Category: Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is a disease impacting the muscles and tissues of the body. The pain of this disease is diffuse, and patients experience pain and sensitivity throughout the body. The patient suffering from this disorder is fatigued by simple activities and his touch sensitivity to even the lightest touch increases abnormally. Sufferers develop tender points on his/her body that respond instantaneously to pain. The exact causes and development of fibromyalgia has been a mystery for a very long time now and neither its causes nor its treatment have been found. Investigators have only proposed theories for the causes of this disease. The risk factors for this disease include the gender of the patient, the age, and his/her genetic predisposition. The occurrence of this disorder is more frequent in women than in men and the ratio is 9:1. The good thing about this condition is that is not fatal, though it does cause significant distress for the person suffering from it.