The fibromyalgia-thyroid connection | If your TSH thyroid test is normal, you better read this…

This article, "The Fibromyalgia-Thyroid Connection," was originally published on NationalPainReport.com. It is being republished here with permission from the editor.  Did you know that thyroid conditions are routinely misdiagnosed as fibromyalgia? Before we were labeled with fibromyalgia, I’m sure most of our doctors ran a TSH test to check our thyroid function since hypothyroidism is one of the many conditions that are supposed to be ruled out before diagnosing fibromyalgia. But did you know that you can have a normal TSH test result and still have a thyroid disorder? It … [Read more...]


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...]


Chronic Christmas: Surviving the Holidays with a Chronic Illness

The following Q & A with "Chronic Christmas" author Lene Andersen was originally published on NationalPainReport.com. It is being reprinted here with permission from the editor. This post contains an affiliate link.  Whether we like it or not, the holidays are here! As the big day approaches, so do all of the "shoulds" associated with the season. We should deck out our house with decorations in every room. We should make everything from scratch for our holiday meal. We should go to all of our friends' holiday parties. We should go to the mall and spend hours seeking out the perfect … [Read more...]


Winning your fibromyalgia disability case

This article on fibromyalgia disability originally published on NationalPainReport.com. It is being reprinted here with permission from the editor. Winning your fibromyalgia disability case Between the pain, fatigue and other troublesome symptoms, maintaining employment can be a big challenge for many of us living with fibromyalgia. According to National Pain Report’s most recent fibromyalgia survey, 58 percent of respondents said they can’t work due to health reasons. Only 21 percent said they are employed full time. These numbers reflect how debilitating fibromyalgia can … [Read more...]


Ask the doctors: Is fibromyalgia progressive?

This article, "Ask the Doctors: Is fibromyalgia progressive?," was originally published on NationalPainReport.com. It is being republished here with permission from the editor.  At one time or another, all of us with fibromyalgia have wondered (and maybe even feared), “Is fibromyalgia progressive? Are my symptoms going to worsen over time?” Based on current research, fibromyalgia doesn’t appear to be degenerative, but I know a lot of us who live with this debilitating condition – myself included – question that conclusion. For many of us, it definitely feels like it’s getting worse! … [Read more...]


What I wish others knew about fibromyalgia and ME/CFS …

Well, today's the day...May 12, 2016 - International ME/CFS and Fibromyalgia Awareness Day! Last month, I posed a question to my blog readers and social media followers: What would you like for others to know about fibromyalgia and ME/CFS? My inbox was flooded with answers, and you guys didn't hold back! As promised, I've compiled a sampling of the responses below. I've also created graphics that you're welcome to share on social media to raise awareness for fibromyalgia and ME/CFS on this day (or any day, for that matter). If you missed my prior invitation, feel free to share what … [Read more...]


An interview with Dr. Ginevra Liptan, author of “The FibroManual”

I'm excited today to bring you an interview with Dr. Ginevra Liptan, founder of The Frida Center for Fibromyalgia and author of "Figuring Out Fibromyalgia." Dr. Liptan just released her latest book, "The FibroManual: A Complete Fibromyalgia Treatment Guide for You and Your Doctor," earlier this week, and it's already a bestseller in her category on Amazon. Congrats, Dr. Liptan! (This post contains affiliate links.) A quick review ... I had an opportunity to read an advanced copy of "The FibroManual" last month, and I have to say it's one of the best fibromyalgia books I've read since … [Read more...]


An interview with Linda Elsegood, editor of “The LDN Book”

If you're a subscriber, then you may know I'm a big fan of low-dose naltrexone (LDN) as a treatment for fibromyalgia. It's the only pharmaceutical that's ever helped to relieve my pain. Two small Stanford University studies have shown LDN to be more effective than any of the three drugs approved by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration to treat fibromyalgia. And yet, few fibromyalgia sufferers know about this drug and how effective it can be at relieving pain. I'm doing my part to change that! And so is Linda Elsegood, founder of the LDN Research Trust and editor of "The LDN Book," … [Read more...]

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