A Brief List of Muscle Relaxants for Fibromyalgia

By admin  On September 6, 2018 In Uncategorized Leave a comment  The main symptom of the condition called fibromyalgia is widespread musculoskeletal pain, according to fibromyalgia-symptoms.org. The pain in the muscles, ligaments and tendons that a fibromyalgia sufferer experiences causes his body to feel stiff and sore, and muscle twitches are also common in this condition. Muscle relaxants are drugs that help…

9 Celebrities that came Forward to Promote Awareness of Fibromyalgia!

By medlineplus  On September 26, 2018 In Uncategorized Leave a comment  It’s so important that celebrities with fibromyalgia come forward to help enlighten the public and promote awareness of the disease. They give a voice to fibromyalgia sufferers and promote awareness in ways that typical patients can’t. Here are just a few of the stars that have spoken out about fibromyalgia over the years: Michael…

FIBROMYALGIA: I’m not pretending to be sick, I actually pretend to be well

By medlineplus  On September 27, 2018 In Uncategorized Leave a comment  If you do not know me well enough or you are part of my family, it is possible that on some occasions you have come to think that I am pretending to be sick. Maybe you think that you can not be continually tired or that it is impossible for…

Fibromyalgia, I have a lot of pain in my neck and shoulders! Is there any solution?

By medlineplus  On September 27, 2018 In Uncategorized Leave a comment  My neck and shoulders are the most complicated areas of my body, with respect to pain and muscle tension. Many people with fibromyalgia say the same thing. What causes these particular pains? Is there anything we can do to alleviate it? A specific type of neck pain associated with fibromyalgia…

Lady Gaga talks battling fibromyalgia during A Star Is Born

admin  September 25, 2018 To read more on A Star Is Born and other highly anticipated fall movies, pick up the new issue of Entertainment Weekly on stands now, or buy it here. Don’t forget to subscribe for more exclusive interviews and photos, only in EW. Lady Gaga is nothing if not a fighter. The pop star documented her painful, difficult struggles with chronic…

The Physicality Of Fibrofog, The Brain, And Pain

admin  September 23, 2018 By Celeste Cooper Those of us with fibromyalgia know fibrofog and so do researchers. Some suggest the array of cognitive difficulties could be directly related to our brain just like our pain. cognitive – relating to, being, or involving conscious intellectual activity (such as thinking, reasoning, or remembering (Merriam-Webster) More than forgetfulness…

Forcing Pain Patients Off Their Meds Won’t End the Opioid Crisis

It might seem like a good idea to target the small number of people who use the most opioids, but a plan proposed in Oregon won’t reduce the number of overdoses or new addictions. SHARE TWEET Jonathan Perez/Unsplash A relentless focus on reducing the number and dosage of opioid prescriptions is wreaking hell on people…

Fibromyalgia Origins Found in Central Nervous System. New Findings

By admin  On September 25, 2018 In Uncategorized Leave a comment  Fibromyalgia is now considered to be a lifelong central nervous disorder, which causes chronic pain. Daniel Clauw, M.D., professor of anesthesiology, University of Michigan presented findings from his research at the American Pain Society Annual Meeting, in Palm Springs. “Fibromyalgia can be thought of both as a discreet disease and…

US Pain Foundation Responds to Senator McCaskill Report on Pain Group Funding

Posted on February 13, 2018 in Government, Other By Ed Coghlan. Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill released a report Monday alleging that from 2012 to 2017, leading manufacturers of opioids gave $9 million to pain treatment advocacy groups. Here’s how her home state St. Louis Post Dispatch covered the story. The report claims the arrangement “may have played…

Differentiating Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Posted on May 12, 2017 in Diseases & Conditions, Other By Staff. May 12 is the International Awareness Day for Chronic Immunological and Neurological Diseases, such as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) and Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME). (It is also the Fibromyalgia Awareness day in the US.) Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is a debilitating illness that doctors often find difficult…