02.13.2017

Vital Health Saunas review | How I’m using infrared sauna for fibromyalgia and Lyme

Heating pads, electric blankets and hot baths are top pain-fighting tools for many of us with fibromyalgia - myself included. A couple of months ago, I decided to increase my use of heat therapy and invest in an infrared sauna at the suggestion of my Lyme/fibromyalgia doctor. There are many benefits to using an infrared sauna, but I specifically purchased mine for pain relief and detoxification. My doctor explained that using an infrared sauna would help me to flush out toxins as the Lyme bacteria dies off during treatment, reducing my overall symptoms. There's some research indicating using … [Read more...]

02.06.2017

Physician says fibromyalgia misdiagnosis is rampant

The following Q & A with Dr. David Brady about the commonality of fibromyalgia misdiagnosis was originally published on NationalPainReport.com and is being republished here with permission from the editor. This post contains affiliate links.  When I stumbled upon my first podcast with Dr. David Brady last year, I knew I had to bring his important message to the fibromyalgia community. Dr. Brady’s message is one that I wish I had heard years ago when I was struggling with my first fibromyalgia symptoms, and it’s a message that hit me personally last spring when I was diagnosed with … [Read more...]

02.01.2017

23 clinically-proven ways to reduce fibromyalgia fatigue

This article on "23 clinically-proven ways to reduce fibromyalgia fatigue" was originally published on NationalPainReport.com. It is being republished here with permission from the editor.  A few weeks ago, I had a reader point out that I write a lot about relieving fibromyalgia pain, but very little about reducing fatigue. Well, there's a reason for that: There always seem to be far more options for pain management than fatigue. But my reader's comment got me curious about the research regarding fibromyalgia and fatigue. I wondered if there is anything clinically proven to actually … [Read more...]

12.26.2016

FedUpwithFatigue.com’s top posts from 2016

2016 was an incredible year for FedUpwithFatigue.com! I am so proud of my little blog and everything it's accomplished since launching in early 2014. This year, I was thrilled to make HealthLine's top 10 list of best fibromyalgia blogs and to be nominated for HealthLine's best health blogs contest. (A special "thank you" to whoever nominated me!) I also was proud to reach this year's goal of 10,000+ email subscribers, making FedUpwithFatigue.com one of the largest fibromyalgia blogs. As the year comes to a close, I thought it would be nice to look back at some of FedUpwithFatigue.com's … [Read more...]

11.21.2016

Quell: My favorite tool for reducing fibromyalgia pain

The following article about using Quell for fibromyalgia pain was originally published on NationalPainReport.com. It is being republished here with permission from the editor. This post may contain affiliate links.  Quell for fibromyalgia pain Since my fibromyalgia diagnosis, I’ve tried so many drugs, supplements and other products in an attempt to find something to dull the pain. I’ve found a few things that help with modest success. Even prescription pain relievers haven’t worked for me, although I admit my experience with them has been limited. A few months ago, I had the … [Read more...]

11.14.2016

My first medical marijuana haul

This article was originally published on NationalPainReport.com. It is being republished here with permission from the editor.  I was about a year into my fibromyalgia diagnosis when I figured out the typical drugs - Lyrica, Cymbalta, gabapentin and the like - weren't going to be the answer for me. Since then, I've been on a journey of trying different treatments in an effort to stop the pain. Some have helped; most have not. Throughout my search, there was always one treatment that I held out as my last resort: medical marijuana. I'm not anti-marijuana. I smoked my share of it in … [Read more...]

11.09.2016

3 unconventional ways to deal with fibromyalgia

The following is a guest post by Ian Lebowski, founder of BestPortableVaporizer.com.  Being in sound health is the dream of every human being. Unfortunately, this is not always the case as diseases continue to ravage many souls. Worse still, due to lack of known cure, some illnesses such as fibromyalgia have been deemed lifestyle ailments that can only be managed. With conventional medicines, some people fail to respond to treatment. Others suffer severe side effects that weigh them down more than the original ailment. For instance, someone with fibro experiences non-inflammatory … [Read more...]

08.01.2016

EULAR’s revised fibromyalgia recommendations are more of the same

This story about EULAR's revised fibromyalgia recommendations was originally published on NationalPainReport.com. It is being republished here with permission from the editor. Earlier this month, the European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) released its revised recommendations for the management of fibromyalgia. Unfortunately, there’s nothing really new about EULAR’s latest report. The group’s main conclusion is something every fibromyalgia sufferer has heard from their physician: “Based on meta-analyses, the only ‘strong for’ therapy-based recommendation in the guidelines was … [Read more...]

06.06.2016

Environmental Detox: The Missing Link to Treating Chronic Pain Naturally?

Editor's note: Those of us with fibromyalgia or ME/CFS are notoriously sensitive to everything ... smells, lights, noises, medications, supplements, specific foods ... and the list goes on and on.  I've taken steps over the past few years to limit my exposure to certain toxins. I replaced most of my harsh cleaners with more natural ones like vinegar and baking soda. I've cut out fast food, junk food, sodas and pretty much anything with ingredients that I don't understand. I went gluten free six months ago and am trying to get motivated to cut dairy. Despite these changes, I'm still … [Read more...]

06.03.2016

My 6 favorite things for fibromyalgia relief

The original version of "My 6 favorite things for fibromyalgia relief" was first published on NationalPainReport.com. It has been updated and is being reprinted here with permission from the editor.  (This post contains affiliate links.) I bet that headline caught your attention. I know it did because I’ve read my share of these types of articles over the years, hoping one of my fellow fibromyalgia warriors finally figured out a way to bring my suffering to an end. But if you have fibromyalgia, then you know it is the ficklest of conditions. What works for one of us does not … [Read more...]

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