Fibrolief Blog

  • 10 Things Your Family & Friends Need To Know About Fibromyalgia

    While awareness of fibromyalgia is slowly spreading through both the medical community and the general public – it is still widely misunderstood or even completely unknown to many. Did you know what fibromyalgia was before you were diagnosed? Chances are you didn’t. Unless someone suffers from fibromyalgia or is close to someone that does – chances are they know little to nothing about the condition.
  • 7 Secrets to Surviving in the Workplace When You Have Fibromyalgia

    Lets face it – the long days and fast pace of today’s workforce aren’t exactly suited to those of us suffering from chronic pain. Every career presents its own challenges to those suffering from fibromyalgia – but regardless of your job there are steps you can take to help make the best of your situation. Here are 7 secrets that can help you balance your career with chronic pain.
  • 5 Ways Stress Affects Fibromyalgia & What To Do About It

    For those of us with fibromyalgia, chronic stress poses a real threat. For one, we are more prone to chronic stress as our bodies are under constant duress from our symptoms. These symptoms heighten our body’s physical, mental and emotional responses.
  • 6 Rules for Living with Fibromyalgia

    We asked 2 popular chronic pain bloggers to share some of the most important lessons they’ve learned from living with fibromyalgia. Each of them was generous enough to share with us three key lessons they’ve learned that have helped them in their journeys.
  • 15 Pain Triggers To Avoid If You Have Fibromyalgia

    Understanding what these threats are and how to deal with them can help you as you try to navigate the fibromyalgia minefield. While everyone responds differently to the various threats or triggers, there are a handful of threats that all fibromyalgia sufferers should be aware of. We’ve pulled together a list of 15 different things that can cause your fibromyalgia symptoms to flare-up.
  • 7 Foods That Are Making Your Fibromyalgia Worse

    Anyone with chronic pain can attest to the fact that there are certain foods and ingredients that can aggravate the pain. Though each person's triggers may differ, there are certain ingredients that should generally be avoided. Here are 7 common foods to avoid if you have fibromyalgia.
  • 25 Real Fibro Symptoms That Aren't Just "In Your Head"

    How many times have you’ve been told your symptoms are all in your head? Whether explicitly stated or indirectly implied, we’ve all encountered that one person (or in some cases – many persons) who can’t seem to believe that our fibromyalgia is real. Well they ARE real...and here are 25 of them.
  • Can Weather Affect Fibromyalgia?

    Do changes in the weather seem to aggravate your fibromyalgia symptoms?  Perhaps you feel worse on a rainy day?  Or maybe you experience flare-ups with changes in temperature and season?  According to our friends at WebMD, approximately 92% of fibromyalgia patients report a worsening of symptoms associated with changes in weather. 
  • 7 Foods That Make Chronic Pain Worse

    Anyone with chronic pain can attest to the fact that there are certain foods and ingredients that can aggravate the pain. Here are seven common food triggers that increase sensitivity to pain.
  • 10 Herbs & Supplements to Try For Fibromyalgia Pain

    We’ve pulled together a list of 10 of the most popular and effective herbs and supplements for treating the symptoms of fibromyalgia. They will address nutritional deficiencies or other underlying causes that may be contributing to your pain – giving you more lasting relief.
  • 10 Surefire Signs You Have Fibromyalgia

    In 2003, blogger Christine Miserandino posted “The Spoon Theory” on her invisible illness blog. She used the theory to explain to a friend what it was like living with an invisible illness.