Endocanabinoid Deficiency Leads to Fibromyalgia. National Pain Foundation Survey

BY JULIA NELSON · PUBLISHED JANUARY 17, 2018 · UPDATED JANUARY 17, 2018 In 2014, a survey of more than 1,300 fibromyalgia patients by the National Pain Foundation and National Pain Report found medical marijuana is more effective than Lyrica, Cymbalta or Savella, the three drugs approved by the Food and Drug Administration to treat the disorder. (If you’re curious about the effectiveness of Lyrica, Cymbalta and Savella, then you might be interested in my post, “Why your fibro meds aren’t working.”) There’s growing anecdotal evidence that marijuana relieves fibromyalgia pain, but actual research is still scant. Cannabis…

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Why You Might Have a Nerve Block For Chronic Pain

By: Erica Jacques If you’re experiencing chronic pain, a doctor may recommend that you have a nerve block, a temporary or permanent procedure that disrupts specific nerve activity. It can help diagnose or treat certain types of neuropathic pain, or pain caused by nerve dysfunction or damage. Nerve blocks may be performed by injecting chemicals or anesthetics to the area or by deliberately cutting or damaging certain parts of the nerve. Many people receive nerve blocks without even knowing it. For example, dentists commonly use nerve-blocking agents such as novocaine to numb the…

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What is Synesthesia? How it is Linked Fibromyalgia.

By: Wyatt Redd We usually think of ourselves as having five senses: touch, taste, smell, sight, and hearing. But for some people, it’s a little more complicated. If you have a condition known as synesthesia, you might actually taste things that you see, or feel things that you hear. Or you may even see colors that other people don’t see. There’s a lot that we don’t understand about the condition, but some people have suggested that there may be a link between synesthesia and fibromyalgia. And you may have heard somewhere that…

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A Man’s Guide to Understanding Wife’s With Fibromyalgia: US Health Times

Fibromaygia/Chronic Pain By Dr. Fateh Malik  – July 14, 2017 16817 0 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter   Is your partner coping with the aches and pains of fibromyalgia? These strategies can help your relationship thrive. Fibromyalgia, a chronic condition marked by pain, fatigue, sleep issues, and cognitive disruptions, affects women disproportionally more than men — about 80 percent of fibromyalgia patients are women. And that means that many men are in need of education about the condition, along with coping strategies. Jeffrey Gorelick, MD, an internist and clinical…

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Fibromyalgia and Vision Problems 

Some people do not realize that their fibromyalgia and vision problems may be related.  While there is no way to determine with certainty that vision problems are exacerbated by your fibromyalgia, it is common for those of us living with fibromyalgia and its primary co-conditions to experience a variety of issues related to the eyes. Here is a list of some problems that are commonly reported: Dry eyes Blurry vision Difficulty focusing the eyes Pain in or around the eyes Light sensitivity Vision interference (seeing lines, lights, etc.) Some fibromyalgia patients…

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New Fibromyalgia Diagnostic Blood Test – For Real?

By admin – January 17, 2018 0 17 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter   By Karen Lee Richards For too many years, people with fibromyalgia have been forced to deal with medical professionals, family and friends who don’t believe fibromyalgia is a real medical illness.  Gradually over the past 15 years, more and more people, including doctors, have accepted the fact that FM is a very real biological condition – helped in large part by the FDA’s approval of three drugs to treat FM. Despite the progress, however, it still takes…

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10-year-old boy awarded $174,000 after vaccine caused permanent brain damage and narcolepsy

By medlineplus  On October 16, 2017 In vaccine Leave a comment  The family of a 10-year-old boy permanently injured by a vaccine can sleep a little more peacefully at night after receiving compensation from the British government for his impairment. Josh Hadfield, from Frome, Somerset, was four years old when he got the Pandemrix vaccine, an influenza shot administered to 30 million Europeans in an effort to combat an alleged H1N1 flu pandemic. Within weeks, the toddler began exhibiting a host of frightening symptoms, indicating something was very wrong. Hadfield would sleep for up to 19 hours a…

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I Am So Sick of Being Sick With Fibromyalgia Disease

By admin – January 17, 2018 0 26 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter   By:Dr. Heather Morris   Having a chronic illness such as Fibromyalgia Disease really does take its toll on you, especially when you have a ton of other stuff along with it like me. It waxes and wanes but it never goes away, at least it doesn’t for me. Right now I must say it’s as bad as it has ever been before. My Fibromyalgia Disease pain level has driven me so far down that even my positive outlook is suffering. I…

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Duloxetine (Cymbalta) Side Effects & Withdrawal. Must Read You Just Cannot Ignore

By admin – January 17, 2018 0 484 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter   The anti-depressant Cymbalta (duloxetine) can cause a host of side effects, but stopping the drug could also provoke unpleasant withdrawal symptoms. We have received so many complaints about duloxetine side effects that we have lost count. Far more disturbing are the number of people who tell us how hard it is to discontinue this drug. Decades ago doctors might have told patients taking a drug like Cymbalta that if they experienced anxiety, irritability or strange sensations after…

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72 SYMPTOMS OF FIBROMYALGIA (YOU WON’T BELIEVE) WHAT ARE YOURS?

By medlineplus  On January 17, 2018 In Fibromyalgia syptoms Leave a comment  By: Kortney Briggis You’ve probably read about fibromyalgia symptoms such as pain, fatigue and fibro fog, but the list of possible symptoms is far-reaching and body-wide. Those tiny lists don’t even begin to describe our experience! I put together this “monster list” of 60+ symptoms to let you know that you’renotalone! The list is adapted from one put together by fibromyalgia author Devin Starlanyl along with other research. Knowing the full range of symptoms can help you track them, either to help your doctor reach…

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