Fibromyalgia

The Decision That Changed My Life

by Whitney I was in the best physical, mental, and emotional shape of my life and experiencing great business success in 1996 when I was in a car accident that changed everything. That accident triggered chronic pain, migraines, and constant fatigue. The symptoms became increasingly debilitating over the next six years, during which I was exhausted....

A Blood Test for Diagnosing Fibromyalgia?

Preliminary research saw the development of a more definitive method to diagnose fibromyalgia, as compared to the current diagnosis process involving examining tender points and symptoms in patients. During the 2013 annual meeting of the American College of Rheumatology held in San Diego, EpicGenetics, a diagnostic medical test developer company based in Santa Monica, California,...

43 Symptoms of Fibromyalgia – Anyone With Muscle Pain Should Read This

written by Julie Hambleton In America, between three and six million people, or one in every fifty, suffer from Fibromyalgia, a syndrome characterized by debilitating pain experienced all over the body with no obvious cause. Though often people do improve over time, it is often something that they will have to deal with for their...

Ten Important Facts About Fibromyalgia

BY JULIA NELSON 1. ALWAYS trust yourself emotionally and physically and think you can do think. You cannot be told by anyone that what you are experiencing is nor real! Just like diabetes, hypertension, & asthma, FM is a chronic medical disorder. While there are still some things that we don’t know about FM, the symptoms...

Lyrica a Better Choice Than Opioids for Harnessing Fibromyalgia Pain and its Consequences

Lyrica (pregabalin), when used on its own for fibromyalgia, is superior to opioids in reducing pain and improving pain interference in daily life, finds a study sponsored by Pfizer. The analysis, which included 1,421 fibromyalgia patients, showed that those using Lyrica doses recommended for fibromyalgia treatment had the best outcomes, suggesting that many patients should increase...

A Mother Suffering from Fibromyalgia Found a Cruel Note Stating ‘Being Fat and Ugly doesn’t Count as Disabled’

A WOMAN who suffers from a condition which causes severe pain all over her body found a note saying ‘being fat and ugly doesn’t count as disabled – park elsewhere’ when she left her car in a disabled space. By PETER HENN: MERCURY PRESS & MEDIA LTD Sarah Metcalfe was left an abusive note I think they must...

8 Extraordinary Things You Need to Know About People With Chronic Illness

By Christine Carter For those who do not have a chronic illness, I am going to share eight extraordinary things about people with chronic illness that you need to know. May this list encourage you to understand their plight and their incredible passion to live despite their struggling. May it open a new perspective for...

Trump Thinks Opioids Are ‘No Good.’ Here’s What People Living With Chronic Pain Have to Say.

By Erin Migdol During a briefing in New Jersey on Tuesday about the opioid epidemic, President Donald Trump referred to opioid medications as “no good” and suggested opioid addiction could be solved by convincing people not to use them in the first place. “The best way to prevent drug addiction and overdose is to prevent...

Low-Dose Naltrexone: A Miracle Therapy for Fibromyalgia, Cancer and Autoimmune Disorders?

By Carolanne Wright A little known therapy is gaining ground in treating some of our most devastating disorders and diseases: low-dose naltrexone (LDN). Originally used to help heroin and opiate addicts overcome their addiction, naltrexone works by attaching to the opioid receptors in the brain, which in turn blocks the “high” of the drugs. But it...

I Had No Idea I Had Fibromyalgia—Here’s How I Finally Got Diagnosed

Corey Whelan A few years ago, Julianne went through in vitro fertilization, a two-part medical procedure requiring rigorous, daily testing, which typically extracts a high, emotional toll. “My body came out of it feeling tired. At first, I thought it was just the IVF, and the underactive thyroid, my doctors discovered during treatment,” she says....

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