Do I Have an Autoimmune Disease? 5 Common Signs To Watch For

Rheumatology is all about the diagnosis and treatment of autoimmune diseases. But… what is an autoimmune disease really, and how would you know if you have one? This is one of the most common diseases that affect us as humans. Sometimes, the symptoms are incredibly obvious to us in a […]

Fibromyalgia’s Invisible Pain: What is Centralized Pain?

Today, we’re talking about pain, specifically fibromyalgia’s brand of it. Pain, as we generally know it, can be separated into three separate types. Firstly, we talk about something called nociceptive pain. This is the pain that we’re thinking of when we’re thinking of pain, as in this is what we […]

All About: Gout

Being so common, gout is one of the diseases we’ve all heard of. Either we’ve had it ourselves or a family member, friend has at some point. For most of us, it isn’t an everyday problem; the attacks come and go leaving sometimes months, or even years between where you […]

The Rheumatology Patient’s Primer to Health Insurance, Part 2 (Medicare, Copay Assistance)

This is the second half of our breakdown covering just a few of the traps we, as rheumatology patients, may come across when trying to navigate our health insurance system (see Part 1 here if you missed it). Today, we’re talking specifically about rheumatology medications as it pertains to Medicare and then […]

The Rheumatology Patient’s Primer to Health Insurance Part 1

Health insurance in the US is a curious thing and an utterly unique one if you compare us to other countries – this $1.6 trillion middle-man has managed to position itself as the lynchpin of our health care system, this equally complex yet opaque beast that, through lobbying, legislation, and […]

The Crucial Link Between Sleep and Fibromyalgia

Sleep! It’s that blissful, restorative state we all crave at the end of a long day. Yet, for many, a good night’s sleep is as elusive as a dream. This is especially true for those suffering from fibromyalgia or centralized pain otherwise, and, to the surprise of some, it’s that […]