Fibromyalgia – Cold hands and feet

Fibromyalgia – Cold hands and feet

A common symptom of fibromyalgia is cold, painful hands and feet which might not just be due to the cold weather.  For some fibromyalgia sufferers these symptoms are ongoing no matter the weather and may have an underlying cause: Thermal Allodynia causes...
Fibromyalgia and Vitamin B12

Fibromyalgia and Vitamin B12

Are you getting enough Vitamin B12? Vitamin B12, also called cobalamin, is an essential dietary micronutrient and is commonly deficient in those that suffer with Fibromyalgia.  According to NHS information, the absorption of vitamin B12 may be affected by certain...
Pain, Posture and Fibromyalgia

Pain, Posture and Fibromyalgia

Your posture, meaning how you hold yourself when either sitting, standing or lying down, is a good indication as to where you hold stress as “muscular tension in your body”.  Tension has to go somewhere and we have to inquire within ourselves – “why is that...
Fibromyalgia – Treating the Anxious Mind

Fibromyalgia – Treating the Anxious Mind

Treating the anxiety of fibromyalgia the natural way – Many people turn to medication as their first line of defence to treat anxiety but there is a great deal of evidence to show that with the help of mind-body awareness therapy along with the right diet, vitamins...
The History of Fibromyalgia

The History of Fibromyalgia

Many believe fibromyalgia to be a modern-day ailment but in fact it’s been around for centuries albeit with names like rheumatism, neurasthenia, neuralgia, myelasthenia and fibrositis syndrome and are all recorded in medical journals dating back as far as the...
Fibromyalgia and Masking your Feelings

Fibromyalgia and Masking your Feelings

Heightened sensitivities are a common symptom of fibromyalgia and if trying to manage the pain and fatigue is not enough, we also have to manage our sensitivity to noise, light, taste, smell and touch. Hopefully not all of these will be heightened all of the time but...
Celebrating 2nd Year Anniversary for the Fibro Clinic South West

Beth’s Fibromyalgia Diagnosis

Hi Beth, what were the circumstances of your fibromyalgia diagnosis? It all started in December last year when I started to feel like I had a very bad flu. I was aching all over and felt really out of sorts. I was signed off work and ended up spending Christmas in bed...