Monday

Epsom salt baths for fibromyalgia pain

 Soak on it

More and more research indicates that Fibromyalgia patients suffer from magnesium deficiency. Magnesium is extremely important to many functions in the body, and a deficiency can cause several of the symptoms associated with Fibromyalgia. There are great benefits in taking an Epsom salt bath, rich in hydrated magnesium sulfate, which is easily absorbed through the skin.

epsom salts baths for fibromyalgia

Thursday

Clinical trials into Fibromyalgia 2021

 August 13, 2021. 

Here is a 2021 list of some current trials into fibromyalgia, and related conditions, that are recruiting for participants in various parts of the world. As the byline of this blog is 'Discovering what works to help Fibromyalgia' it would be remiss of me to not include information about clinical trials into fibromyalgia. I have in fact posted about trials previously... Here is a post I did about them in 2020. 

Clinical trials can help us discover and confirm so many things about a condition -  it causes, connections, preventatives and treatments. 

Clinical trials into Fibromyalgia 2021 : recruiting trials from around the world

Sunday

What has helped my migraines

I am writing about my experience with what has reduced my migraines to help others who are living with migraine. Obviously my experience does not replace the advise of a medical expert. What I am suggesting has been suggested by a neurologist and you can run it by your doctor. 

What has helped my migraines: supplement protocol suggested by a neurologist

Fibromyalgia explained by the experts (what 12 organisations say)

Here is what the reliable and recommended experts say to explain what fibromyalgia is. I thought it would be good to put them altogether here in one place.

Fibromyalgia explained by the experts (what 12 organisations say)

Friday

My doctor dilemma when living with chronic illness


Something that has been coming up for me recently has been why my GP does not give me the support that I need. Here I am exploring my feelings about it as I believe it may be something that helps other people living with chronic illness. 

Thursday

Treating Fibromyalgia migraines

Lately I have been experience more migraines than normal and any extra pain when living with fibromyalgia is upsetting. This sent me in search of both information and help about migraine relief and I have found some wonderful resources that I wanted to share for anyone experiencing migraines.

treating fibromyalgia migraines
Image thanks to to Nik Shuliahin

Friday

What is the Fibromyalgia Impact Questionnaire (FIQ)

The Fibromyalgia Impact Questionnaire is something that I encounter a lot when reviewing research into fibromyalgia as it is often used in studies to see how something affects a person's fibromyalgia symptoms. This explains what it is, what it scores and how it is measured and you can also get a copy. 

What is the Fibromyalgia Impact Questionnaire (FIQ)

Tuesday

Can fibromyalgia affect your hand skills?

Many people mention that they have reduced hand skills and more hand pain when they have fibromyalgia. This includes skills such as handwriting, chopping vegetables, opening cans and using keys to open the door.  It includes pain in the joints, nerves and muscles of the hand and wrist. Find out more from this summary on a study done into fibro and hand skills. 

fibromyalgia and hand skills

Sunday

Does CBD help fibromyalgia?

Lately I have notice many people talking about the benefits of CBD for fibro. Most of it is from a personal perspective and it is difficult to know if what works for one person with fibromyalgia will work for you to reduce symptoms.  I was pleased to find a large survey of cannabidiol (CBD) use among 2701 participants with fibromyalgia. Here I have summarised the results.

CBD and fibromyalgia

Tuesday

Tinnitus and fibromyalgia

Tinnitus, or ringing in the ears, is something I have lived with for over 20 years but never realized it was connected to fibromyalgia.  In this post I share how tinnitus feels to me and what I have discovered about tinnitus in fibromyalgia. 

are fibromyalgia and tinnitus connected?


What is Tinnitus?

Thursday

The reality of fibromyalgia and other chronic pain conditions

The reality of fibromyalgia

Sometimes my body tells me not to do something, so I listen. But sometimes this is difficult... like when I am at the beach, with my grandsons, and the pain just hits me and I know I will be overdoing it just to drive home.

Friday

Dry skin brushing

how to dry skin brush

This article is about the ancient technique of skin brushing, how to do it and one of it's little know benefits

Thursday

Fibromyalgia clinical trials 2020

 

fibromyalgia clinical trials from 2020

Fibromyalgia medical research is being actively performed throughout the world. It gives us hope that we see new fibromyalgia clinical trials every few months because they are the first step in getting new evidence based treatments and even a possible understanding of what causes fibromyalgia. 

This is the current list of clinical trials into fibromyalgia at ClinicalTrials.gov. which is a resource provided by the U.S. National Library of Medicine.

Saturday

Fibromyalgia humor

Fibromyalgia humor shared on twitter at Funny Fibro

I love sharing #FunnyFibro humor on twitter each and every day and often on facebook.

For those of you who are not on those platforms I am sharing some of the Funny Fibro's I shared on them last month here and hope you enjoy them.