Living With Fibromyalgia


11 Ways to Cope With a Lack of Fibro Support

Fibromyalgia can be difficult for outsiders to fully understand, but there's help if you're in need of more support.   View slideshow


10 Exercises for People in Pain

If you're in pain, there's a temptation to skip exercising. But exercise is often the very best way to help lessen the pain and improve your quality of life.   View slideshow


8 Best Fibromyalgia Blogs and Websites

For people with fibromyalgia, dealing with symptoms such as chronic pain, fatigue, and insomnia is only part of the battle. The disorder can also cause emotional distress, relationship problems, and social struggles.   View slideshow


Fibromyalgia Tip of the Day

Fibromyalgia is a real condition with increasingly successful opportunities for treatment. Find out how to cope with the pain, and discover how healthy lifestyle changes, alternative remedies, and prescription medications can keep the symptoms at bay.   View calendar

Men Get Fibromyalgia Too

Mark Maginn had excruciating pain all over his back, hips, and neck for 15 years before a doctor finally gave his problem a name—fibromyalgia. “I was fully prepared to live my life in excruciating pain,” says Maginn, 61, a former psychotherapist living in San Francisco. “I was relieved that there was a diagnosis, but it’s more than a little disconcerting [when] you realize you’ve got this thing that’s going to be with you forever.”  Read More

Fibromyalgia: How Much Do You Know?

Having fibromyalgia can be tough. You experience daily pain, but you also might struggle to get family, friends, and even physicians to recognize your symptoms are real. Part of the problem is a lack of knowledge about fibromyalgia. How much do you know? Take our test and find out.   Read More


13 Conditions That Mimic Fibromyalgia

Think you might have fibromyalgia? It can be surprisingly hard to tell, even for your physician. There are no blood tests or scans that offer an easy answer.   View slideshow


Chronic Pain and Fibromyalgia: What's Normal, What's Not

Everyone experiences pain occasionally—and then there are people with fibromyalgia, a chronic pain disorder whose often debilitating symptoms overlap with other diseases. So where does your pain fit in? This guide will help.   View slideshow


Medicinal Marijuana by State

Marijuana is illegal in the United States, but certain states allow it to be used as medical treatment. Here’s a state-by-state guide to medical marijuana use.   View slideshow

Medical Marijuana May Help Fibromyalgia Pain

Although there are strong opinions surrounding its use, some patients are trying marijuana—legally or illegally—and finding it can help fibromyalgia pain.  Read More

Medications Used to Treat Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is a chronic syndrome that has many symptoms but no known cause, so treatment is equally complex. Doctors and patients have several therapies to choose from.  Read More


The Everyday Challenges of Fibromyalgia

How one woman copes with the everyday challenges of living with fibromyalgia.   View slideshow


Fibromyalgia Patient Stories

Fibromyalgia is a disease that often causes pain, sleep disturbances, and depression in its patients. Unfortunately, little is known about the cause of the disease, and it can take three to five years to diagnose, according to the National Fibromyalgia Association. However a fibromyalgia diagnosis isn't a death sentence. Read how these six fibro patients are living—and thriving—with the disease.   View slideshow

How Fibro Fog Clouds Thinking and How to Break Through It

Fibromyalgia patients sometimes have to fight to think clearly
If you live with fibromyalgia and sometimes have memory problems or feel like you're not thinking clearly, you may be experiencing fibro fog. You're not alone, and there are simple steps you can take to stay sharp.  Read More


Fibro Fog "Really Does Feel Like Early Dementia"

One patient's experience
Fibromyalgia Fibro Fog Doctor-Patient Video
Rebecca, a fibromyalgia patient, shares how debilitating fibro fog was for her.  Read More


10 Food Rules for Pain Patients

Although there is little clinical research on fibromyalgia and food, many patients say that following a careful diet can help ease aches and discomfort.   View slideshow