Soak on it
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
|Image thanks to to Nik Shuliahin|
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.
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.
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.
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.
What is Tinnitus?
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.