Fibro Files: 1990 ACR classification pdf and Tender Points image for diagnosing Fibromyalgia

  Pdf Link to 1990 Fibromyalgia Classification – ACR (American College of Rheumatology): – 1990_Criteria_for_Classification_Fibro Reprinted from Arthritis & Rheumatism, Vol 33 , No 2, February 1990 Frederick Wolfe MD1,*, Hugh A. Smythe MD2, Muhammad B. Yunus MD3, Robert M. Bennett MD4, Claire Bombardier MD5, Don L. Goldenberg MD6, Peter Tugwell MD7, Stephen M. Campbell… Read More Fibro Files: 1990 ACR classification pdf and Tender Points image for diagnosing Fibromyalgia

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How does Chronic Illness / Pain affect your Sleeping Habits

Having a Chronic Illness that causes severe pain means we often develop other conditions as a result of the Chronic Pain.  Sleeping problems appear to be high on the list of those ‘other‘ condtions that we are susceptible of developing, alongside CFS/ME, Anxiety, Depression and Stress, all of which, also, affect sleeping habits. When we’re… Read More How does Chronic Illness / Pain affect your Sleeping Habits

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Accepting ‘Chronic Illness’ Including > Article: Acceptance of Fibromyalgia by Adrienne Dellwo

Accepting Chronic Illness – Fibromyalgia / Chronic Pain / Chronic Fatigue Syndrome / ME / EDS/HMS / MS / Anxiety / Depression / IBS / Invisible Illness Including > Article: Acceptance of Fibromyalgia by Adrienne Dellwo, a Chronic Fatigue & Fibromyalgia Expert. Accepting any of the above mentioned #chronicillness / #invisibleillness can be a difficult… Read More Accepting ‘Chronic Illness’ Including > Article: Acceptance of Fibromyalgia by Adrienne Dellwo

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Pain: Hope Through Research: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)

Do you live life in pain, know someone who does or care for someone in chronic pain with chronic illness? Do you know what pain is? Would you like to read more about the differing types and the neurological connections? The following link takes you to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)… Read More Pain: Hope Through Research: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)

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How is Fibromyalgia Classified/Diagnosed Part 2 – TpT & ACR diagnostic criteria of 1990

How Fibromyalgia is diagnosed is often under the microscope and undergoing changes and in this part of ‘How is Fibromyalgia Diagnosed?’ I will share some information from The American College of Rheumatology (ACR) regarding their Diagnostic criteria for Fibromyalgia, including The Tender-Point-Test (TpT) diagnostic tool.   Please remember before reading this that I’m not a… Read More How is Fibromyalgia Classified/Diagnosed Part 2 – TpT & ACR diagnostic criteria of 1990

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Somatic Symptom Disorder. Learn about this disorder. | Patient

Somatic Symptom Disorder. Learn about this disorder.  Via Patient – patient.info/ Somatic Symptom Disorders PatientPlus articles are written by UK doctors and are based on research evidence, UK and European Guidelines. They are designed for health professionals to use, so you may find the language more technical than the condition leaflets. (taken from Patient) It… Read More Somatic Symptom Disorder. Learn about this disorder. | Patient

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Article from Fibromyalgia News Today (FNT) – Skin of Fibromyalgia Patients Could Provide Disease Clues

Article from Fibromyalgia News Today (FNT) – Skin of Fibromyalgia Patients Could Provide Disease Clue I’d like to share this interesting, but short article that has expanded my opinion about the link between Fibro, inflammatory/autoimmune disorders and Connective Tissue/Collagen Disorders. Via this link:  Skin of Fibromyalgia Patients Could Provide Disease Clues Via:  Fibromyalgia News Today.… Read More Article from Fibromyalgia News Today (FNT) – Skin of Fibromyalgia Patients Could Provide Disease Clues

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How is Fibromyalgia Classified/Diagnosed Part 1 – Historical background – From Fibrositis to Fibromyalgia

How Fibromyalgia is diagnosed is often changing as physicians realise new and different things about the illness.  I’d like to share a bit of Fibro history to help us understand just how slow that progress has been before indulging ourselves into the current World of Fibro Diagnosis. 🙂 Early studies recorded evidence of medical conditions… Read More How is Fibromyalgia Classified/Diagnosed Part 1 – Historical background – From Fibrositis to Fibromyalgia

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