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Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia & Migraine: How Are They Linked?

Fibromyalgia and Migraine: How Are They Linked? Living with either migraine or fibromyalgia is a challenge on its own. They are both pain disorders that have been found to be linked. This means that fibromyalgia and migraine can cooccur and thus lead to a fair amount of pain. Fibromyalgia and migraine have several factors in common. They both have similar symptoms, such as headaches, gastrointestinal issues, and sensitivity to noise or light. In addition, they both occur more in women than men....
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9 Health Conditions Associated with Migraines

There’s no question about it: migraines can be extremely painful and debilitating. Unfortunately, they can be even more challenging when a migraine sufferer has other health conditions which can also exacerbate their tendency to migraine and headaches. Migraines are associated with many other disorders including neurological and psychiatric disorders. When migraine occurs together with other illnesses at a greater coincidental rate than is seen in the general population, the occurrences are called “comorbidities”.  A comorbid illness can create challenges when...
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Fibromyalgia and Sleep

Sleep – or the lack thereof – is one of the most challenging aspects of fibromyalgia. On the one hand, research suggests that good quality sleep can improve fibromyalgia symptoms. But on the other hand, staying asleep throughout the night and feeling rested in the morning is extremely difficult when you have a pain condition. What Is Fibromyalgia Anyway? Before we delve into the specifics of how fibromyalgia affects sleep and talk about some strategies for managing sleep deprivation when...
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