Many patients with fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) experience brain fog (a term given to the variety of cognitive deficits that fibromyalgia and CFS sufferers face during their illness). […]
The idea for this blog post came from a reader who emailed us. She has had great success using the diet to mitigate the symptoms of her fibromyalgia. She is no longer taking any medications, she is in much less pain, sleeping less during the day and overall is doing much better.
One lingering symptom she has, though, is horrible migraines every month around her period. When I used to get a lot of headaches, they were always worse in frequency and pain level around my menstrual cycle and even now if I get a headache (that isn’t from being hunched over my computer), it is almost always around my period.
A sinus infection or sinusitis is swelling or inflammation of your sinuses and can often follow allergies or a cold. Normally your sinuses are filled with air, but conditions that block the drainage of the sinuses can and allow them to fill with fluid allow bacteria to grow and boy do you feel it!
Autoimmune disease patients are at an increased risk for developing restless legs syndrome (RLS) –a sleep disorder in which patients describe an urge to move their legs or other extremities during rest.
The inability to achieve a refreshing night’s sleep is often one of the chief complaints of someone with an autoimmune disease. No matter how fatigued you become, it just seems as if your body has lost its ability to drift off into a peaceful and restorative nights rest.
Sound refreshing sleep depends on your body’s ability to digest proteins and release essential amino acids. One of the major regulators of the sleep-wake cycle is the hormone melatonin.