Fibromyalgia Awareness

Fibromyalgia Awareness

Fibromyalgia (FM) has quite a history! There is evidence that dates as far back as Hippocrates in ancient Greece, when he described a mysterious condition affecting the muscles which portrays FM pretty accurately! FM is a complex condition that includes fatigue and...
Fibromyalgia and the Importance of Diet

Fibromyalgia and the Importance of Diet

Fibromyalgia (FM) management involves many treatment approaches. Last month, we discussed the importance of sleep quality, hormonal balance, infection management, nutritional supplementation, exercise, and the “SHINE” approach. This month, we are going to explore how...
Fibromyalgia and “SHINE”

Fibromyalgia and “SHINE”

Fibromyalgia (FM) management can be as difficult as making a definitive diagnosis. FM is characterized by generalized body aches and feeling exhausted, and yet, in spite of the exhaustion, the inability to sleep is a “classic” FM complaint. FM sufferers, as well as...
Fibromyalgia and Neurotransmission

Fibromyalgia and Neurotransmission

Neurotransmission is the method by which nerves “speak” to each other so impulses can be sent from one part of your body to the brain and back. For example, when you touch a hot plate by accident, it doesn’t take long before you quickly let go of the plate. The reason...
Fibromyalgia & Sleep

Fibromyalgia & Sleep

Last month, we focused on how important sleep is in the management of the fibromyalgia (FM) and the relationship between sleep dysfunction and restless leg syndrome. Now that it’s clear that the sleep and FM pairing is so important, how can we improve sleep quality?...
Fibromyalgia, Sleep and Restless Leg Syndrome

Fibromyalgia, Sleep and Restless Leg Syndrome

Fibromyalgia (FM) and sleep dysfunction seem to go hand in hand. In fact, most people who have FM complain of problems associated with sleeping. Sleep problems can include difficulty falling asleep with or without waking up one to multiple times a night. Also, the...