Fibromyalgia and Amitriptyline

A gloved hand holding the medication Amitriptyline

There really isn’t any shortage when it comes to finding those with Fibromyalgia who use Amitriptyline. In the years since it was first approved for use, its prescription has only ever increased. Whilst there are a great many individuals who do swear by its effectiveness at helping to ease chronic pain, there are just as […]

Chronic Pain and Horror Films

People in a movie theater

Did you know that Horror films may be beneficial for those with Chronic Pain? Surprisingly, we noticed a while ago that some of our clients often turn to horror films to help with their pain. When you start digging, there is some research to show why that may be the case. Probably the most interesting […]

Shoulder Blade Exercises For Fibromyalgia

A woman's shoulder blade

Pain in the shoulder blade and neck area is a common complaint that we hear a lot from our Fibromyalgia clients. It’s not uncommon for pain and fatigue to change how we move, how we sit, and how we use our bodies. The body wide pain that comes with Fibromyalgia often causes us to adopt […]

Sleep And Napping With Fibromyalgia

A man taking a nap with a pillow

When it comes to sleep and napping with Fibromyalgia, we’ve all been there. In fact, one study of 1000 individuals found that napping was prevalent in around 85% of those with Fibromyalgia. Whilst the reasons around napping differed from person to person, the biggest reasons seem to include tiredness/exhaustion, not feeling well, and headaches.  If you find yourself […]

Chronic Pain and Pets

A Man with his dog

We noticed a long time ago that many of our chronic pain clients had pets, and that they often seemed to help with pain levels. At The Fibro Guy, Frank is our mascot and emotional support dog. He has been around clients since he was a puppy and loves nothing more than a stroke or […]

Fibromyalgia and Cold Intolerance

A woman with Fibromyalgia feeling cold

With winter on the way, I thought it would be a good idea to talk about cold weather and Fibromyalgia, or more simply put, Fibromyalgia and cold intolerance. There was once a time no one had heard of Fibromyalgia, unfortunately, it is now a much more common condition,  seen in around 2% of the population. […]

Fibromyalgia and Heat Intolerance

A Temperature gauge indicating Fibromyalgia and heat intolerance

There are many things that people are often unaware of when it comes to Fibromyalgia and heat intolerance; especially factors which may increase old symptoms, and create new ones. For instance, tricyclic antidepressants such as amitriptyline (which are commonly prescribed for Fibromyalgia) are notorious for increasing their concentration in your bloodstream when you are dehydrated. […]

Fibromyalgia And Stretching

A woman stretching with Fibromyalgia

When it comes to Fibromyalgia and stretching, we are quite often told it will help. However, for those in pain, stretching can often be helpful for one, but a hindrance for another. In this blog, let’s explain why stretching can be beneficial when done correctly, but can also be detrimental when done incorrectly.  As well […]

Fibromyalgia and sciatica

A person with Fibromyalgia and sciatica

Every once in a while we get a client that comes through the door with both Fibromyalgia and sciatica. Unfortunately, for many people with Fibromyalgia, most new symptoms get put down to simply yet another Fibro symptom. However, if you do have Sciatica, then you will likely already know, that sciatica pain feels very different […]

Fibromyalgia and Exercise

People with Fibromyalgia doing exercises

When it comes to the topic of Fibromyalgia and exercise, there is an abundance of research showing exercise to be extremely beneficial when it comes to managing pain. However, for many with Fibromyalgia, exercise may seem completely counterproductive. After all, you really don’t need to look very far to find people who have tried to […]