Curious about the style and variety of articles included in the Fibromyalgia Network Journal? We welcome you to review the articles below to judge for yourself the quality of our quarterly publication. In each issue, you will find similar patient-relevant articles on topics ranging from coping with your condition to the latest in treatments and intriguing research discoveries. It is not a mystery why Fibromyalgia Network has been successfully serving patients since 1988. We are the most reliable, unbiased resource for people with fibromyalgia.
Enjoy the free articles below, and then click on the bottom link to sign up for your Membership today!
Is Sensory Overload Part of Your Fibro?
There is so much more to fibromyalgia than your pain. Sometimes it feels like someone turned up the volume control to your senses. You may feel numbness and tingling in your extremities or your skin may feel sunburned despite no visible signs of a rash. Strong odors, loud sounds, bright lights among other sensations may become annoying. Click here to read the article.
… two experts offer treatment advice
Are your fibromyalgia symptoms getting worse? Or, perhaps you feel stuck in a rut, and neither you or your doctor can figure out why you aren’t improving. Two experienced treatment experts describe the most common reasons for why your symptoms could be spinning out of control and measures to counter them. Click here to read the article.
A Neurologist’s Approach
Pain is an important component in many neurological diseases. Find out what medications one neurologist recommends for the treatment of fibromyalgia. Also learn how to find a great therapist who can help you coping with your painfully draining symptoms. Click here to read the article.
Muscle Relaxants: Do they work for fibromyalgia?
Are your muscles always tight and achy? Perhaps you have ropy bands with knots in the mid-section, and just pressing on these areas can send your pain through the roof. But the knots do more than hurt, they make the muscles tight and difficult to move (like shoe leather). It’s logical to wonder if muscle relaxants might ease the tension in your muscles and help loosen your painful knots. Click here to read the article.
Easing Chest Pain
Head colds, coughs and a general flare-up of your fibromyalgia symptoms may leave you with tightness in the chest, making it extremely painful to breathe. Tests show your heart and lungs are fine, but your entire chest area hurts, and catching your breath is not easy. There is a reason for these symptoms and a few self-help approaches can resolve them. Click here to read the article.
Why Your Pain is Head to Toe
Your skin feels like its been sunburned and your body hurts from head to toe. How can this be? Are your pain-relieving processes out-to-lunch or is there another explanation for your all over pain? Studies prove your body is working overtime to combat your widespread achiness, but fibromyalgia is not your typical kind of pain. Click here to read the article.