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A new principle was discovered for how muscle pain is signaled

Chronic muscular pain may be linked to a previously unknown principle for how pain signals are transmitted in the human body. This is shown by Umeå University researchers Tuija Athanassiadis…

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Read more about the article Fibromyalgia Increases Pain And Fatigue For Pregnant Women
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Fibromyalgia Increases Pain And Fatigue For Pregnant Women

Pregnant women with fibromyalgia (FM) experience significant pain, fatigue, and psychological stress, symptoms that are often misdiagnosed or undertreated as a normal part of pregnancy, according to a pilot study…

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Immediate treatment can alleviate future back problems

Immediate treatment by a physiotherapist, bypassing a waiting list, can reduce problems with recurring low back pain, reveals a thesis from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. Many people suffer from…

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Realities of Family Planning with Chronic Illness

My husband and I have decided the time is finally right to start family planning – or as right as it ever will be! For most (hetero) couples, this might…

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So you have a chronic illness. Is that a disability?

If it means significant restrictions to your daily activities, then, according to medical and government guidelines, yes, you have a disability. This may challenge the ability stereotypes you might have…

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Learning about Disability

I’m taking a disability studies class this term as part of my social work program. I study part-time, online. I thought I would post some of my reflections on reading…

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How do fibromyalgia and chronic illness upend your life?

You’re sitting in the doctor’s office, being told you have an incurable illness. Maybe you have to leave your career, or pull back on your workload, with set accommodations. You…

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