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Resources on fibromyalgia research and treatment

PATIENT STORIES

LeighAnna’s Fibro Story: I’ve found myself armed with more than just hope

I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia in 2017. My journey with fibro didn’t start off with a bang; it was more like…

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PATIENT STORIES

Rachel’s Fibro Story: I am able to do so much more

I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia in 2020. I had been working with my primary doctor to manage symptoms until the…

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SYMPTOMS

Fibromyalgia and Sleep: How Fibro Impacts Sleep Symptoms

If you or a loved one live with fibromyalgia, you know how exhausting it can be. Sleep problems are common…

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

Swing Presents Early Results of Comprehensive Telehealth for Chronic Pain

Swing released new outcomes data from Swing Care, a telehealth clinic delivering multimodal treatment for fibromyalgia, at the Society of…

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

Innovations in Fibromyalgia Care Shown to Improve Patient Outcomes

At the American Academy of Pain Medicine’s annual meeting last week, Swing presented outcomes data on Swing Care, a specialty…

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SYMPTOMS

Fibromyalgia Brain Fog: Cognitive Symptoms of Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is a complex health condition affecting about 4 million adults living in the United States. Among the various symptoms,…

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fibromyalgia fatigue

SYMPTOMS

Fibromyalgia Fatigue: Why It Happens and What Can Help

Ever wake up feeling unrefreshed even after getting 8 hours of restful sleep? If you live with fibromyalgia, you probably…

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PAIN RESOURCES

What Is Fibromyalgia?: A History of the Condition

Fibromyalgia is a common chronic pain disorder, affecting an estimated 6.4% of people in the United States. It is characterized…

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fibromyalgia and polymyalgia rheumatica

PAIN RESOURCES

Polymyalgia Rheumatica vs. Fibromyalgia

Polymyalgia rheumatica and fibromyalgia both cause muscular pain and stiffness in the joints. But they also have distinct symptoms and…

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PAIN RESOURCES

Fibromyalgia Support Groups: What to Expect and Where to Look

Although a common diagnosis that affects an estimated 6.4% of people in the United States, fibromyalgia is often misunderstood. [1]…

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RESEARCH

What Types of Fibromyalgia Therapies Are There?

Living with fibromyalgia presents unique challenges, from widespread pain and fatigue to sleep disturbances and reduced quality of life. Medications…

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PAIN RESOURCES

What Helps Fibromyalgia Flare-Ups?

Fibromyalgia is a complex pain disorder that includes other symptoms, such as difficulty sleeping, fatigue, and brain fog on a…

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RESEARCH

Is Fibromyalgia Genetic?

Is there a genetic component to fibromyalgia? Is it hereditary? Keep reading to learn more about studies that explore fibromyalgia…

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PAIN RESOURCES

Fibromyalgia Facts & Information

Fibromyalgia is one of the most common chronic pain syndromes, affecting millions worldwide. Yet it is often misunderstood and misdiagnosed.…

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SYMPTOMS

Fibromyalgia Symptoms in Men

Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition resulting in pain all over the body which can be accompanied by numerous symptoms including…

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Fibromyalgia symptoms in women

SYMPTOMS

Fibromyalgia Symptoms in Women

Fibromyalgia is a chronic pain condition characterized by pain throughout the entire body. Although it can affect both women and…

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

Swing Care Launches in Tennessee, Covered by United and Medicare

This week, Swing Care launched in Tennessee, bringing personalized, holistic fibromyalgia care to the state’s 7 million residents. Swing Care…

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Symptoms of Fibromyalgia Checklist

SYMPTOMS

Symptoms of Fibromyalgia Checklist

Chronic pain is often viewed as the hallmark symptom of fibromyalgia. However, there are many more symptoms associated with fibromyalgia,…

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fibromyalgia test diagnosis

PAIN RESOURCES

Fibromyalgia Tests: Fact vs. Fiction

Many medical conditions are diagnosed through a diagnostic test, such as a laboratory blood test or imaging scan. These tests…

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

Swing Care Now Covered by UnitedHealthcare Plans

This week, Swing Care expanded insurance coverage in Texas to include UnitedHealthcare plans, bringing comprehensive, holistic fibromyalgia care to the…

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is fibromyalgia an autoimmune disease

PAIN RESOURCES

Is Fibromyalgia an Autoimmune Disease?

If you’re living with fibromyalgia, you have probably wondered what causes it. Illnesses can be treated more effectively once researchers…

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RESEARCH

Fibromyalgia and Diet: A Research Review

There is a wealth of information on how to manage fibromyalgia symptoms by making choices about the foods you eat.…

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Fibromyalgia and Arthritis

SYMPTOMS

Fibromyalgia and Arthritis: What’s the Connection?

Many people who are living with chronic pain and are seeking diagnosis learn that they may have fibromyalgia, arthritis, or…

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PAIN RESOURCES

Root Causes of Fibromyalgia: Exploring 5 Commonly Cited Causes

If you’re exploring a fibromyalgia diagnosis or experiencing chronic pain, you’re likely considering where it all started. Maybe you’ve had…

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Fibromyalgia muscle pain and spasmsa

SYMPTOMS

Fibromyalgia Muscle Pain: Exploring Muscle-Related Symptoms

If you have fibromyalgia, you know that pain is its main symptom. In fact, to be diagnosed with fibro, you…

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

Swing Care Fibromyalgia Services Now Covered by Insurance

At Swing Care, we believe that everyone should have access to personalized, holistic fibromyalgia treatment. Today, we’re taking another major…

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Chronic fatigue syndrome vs fibromyalgia

SYMPTOMS

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome vs Fibromyalgia: What’s the Difference?

Chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia have several symptoms in common. Both conditions can cause pain in the muscles or joints,…

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what helps fibromyalgia pain

PAIN RESOURCES

What Helps Fibromyalgia Pain? A Review of the Research

If you’re experiencing fibromyalgia symptoms, you may feel like you’ll try anything to get relief. You may have tried lots…

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PAIN RESOURCES

Doctors Who Treat Fibromyalgia: Who Can I See?

If you think you might have fibromyalgia, or if you’ve recently been diagnosed with the condition, you’ll want to establish…

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PAIN RESOURCES

The Widespread Pain Index and Fibromyalgia Pain Areas

If you’re living with fibromyalgia, you’re probably already well aware that pain is its main symptom. Fibromyalgia can cause pain…

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SYMPTOMS

Taking a Fibromyalgia Quiz: How to Do a Self-Assessment at Home

Although there have been many recent changes to the way fibromyalgia is diagnosed over the last 50 years, the current…

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