Juvenile Fibromyalgia: When Children are Diagnosed

By medlineplus  On August 18, 2018 In Uncategorized Leave a comment  Fibromyalgia is a devastating condition, and it’s one that is often underdiagnosed. Many adults with the condition can have a hard time getting their condition recognized by doctors. That’s partly because the medical establishment simply doesn’t know that much about the condition, and partly because the symptoms are often difficult…

Motherhood and Fibromyalgia: How to Build a Support Group to Help

By medlineplus  On August 18, 2018 In Uncategorized Leave a comment  Raising children is already a challenging role and it can be tough to keep up with kids’ energy levels. But when you add a chronic health condition that causes pain all over and that frankly makes you want to take naps, parenting is even harder. While it may not be…

How to Tell if it’s Fibromyalgia or Multiple Sclerosis

FIBROMYALGIA  August 2, 2018  No Comments There is so much mystery in the world of fibromyalgia, in large part because it effects everyone differently. Another reason for the mystery is due to the similarity in fibro symptoms compared to other diseases and syndromes. Fibromyalgia is sometimes misdiagnosed as a different problem and vice versa. This…

CDC opioid guideline is causing harm to people in chronic pain

PIXABAY BY DR. LYNN WEBSTER, OPINION CONTRIBUTOR TWEET SHARE EMAIL On March 15, 2016, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published its Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain. The recommendations were designed for primary care clinicians who are prescribing opioids for chronic noncancer pain. Its purpose was to lower the supply of prescription drugs and…

How to get a Spot in Clinical Trials for Fibromyalgia Treatments

By medlineplus  On August 16, 2018 In Uncategorized Leave a comment  New clinical trials are underway all around the country and world, studying drugs/devices or other treatments for fibromyalgia pain and other symptoms. This gives men and women more options than what’s traditionally prescribed during a doctor’s visit. Why Try a Clinical Trial? A fibromyalgia clinical trial can be a great…

Hydrotherapy Benefits Fibromyalgia Patients Only If They Stick With It, Study Reveals

FIBROMYALGIA  July 17, 2018  No Comments Hydrotherapy — physical exercise performed in water — can effectively improve clinical symptoms of fibromyalgia only if performed continuously. That finding was drawn from data collected in a randomized, controlled trial, reported recently in the study “Effects of aquatic training and detraining on women with fibromyalgia: controlled randomized clinical…

Why is Cannabis Perfect Treatment for Fibromyalgia?

By medlineplus  On August 15, 2018 In Uncategorized Leave a comment  62% of fibromyalgia patients found significant relief with medical marijuana. Is this more evidence of cannabinoid deficiencies? If you feel pain all over your body, coupled with fatigue, insomnia, and emotional/mental distress, there’s a strong possibility that you are one of the four million American adults (conservative estimate) suffering from fibromyalgia….

Puzzling Out Fibromyalgia and The Epstein-Barr Virus

By medlineplus  On August 15, 2018 In Uncategorized Leave a comment  Two years ago I finally sat down and wrote a lengthy article about my healing journey from fibromyalgia. It had been over a decade since that morning when I woke up with “pain all over” and about four years since the pain had subsided. I guess I needed time to ruminate about…

Does Fibromyalgia Cause Jaw Pain?

By medlineplus On August 15, 2018 In Uncategorized Leave a comment Fibromyalgia and Jaw Pain Fibromyalgia causes much pain all throughout the body, as we are all too well aware. Does that include the jaw? Or is jaw pain caused by an entirely different condition? Fibromyalgia typically comes with an extensive list of companion illnesses….

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