Joint Hypermobility and Fibromyalgia | Is there a connection? | Carole Scrafton

For a number of years I have explained many times that I believe my Fibromyalgia is a result of my Joint Hypermobility and in this post I talk about it. My #chronicblog post will also take you to an article by Carol Eustace, an Arthritis and Joint Conditions Expert, who writes for verywell.com and she… Read More Joint Hypermobility and Fibromyalgia | Is there a connection? | Carole Scrafton

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

Please Note that the Tender Point Test (TPT) is no longer part of the diagnostic elements for diagnosing Fibromyalgia and this is for educational purposes only. However, regarding the history of fibromyalgia it still remains as an integral part of learning. Many fibromyalgia patients diagnosed prior to the the change of criteria in 2012, 2013… Read More Fibro Files: 1990 ACR classification pdf and Tender Points image for diagnosing Fibromyalgia

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

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

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