Category Archives: Fibromyalgia
Some wealthy Manhattan moms have figured out a way to cut the long lines at Disney World — by hiring disabled people to pose as family members so they and their kids can jump to the front Continue reading
Mar. 15, 2013 — Low and moderate drinkers of alcohol reported lower severity of symptoms of fibromyalgia than teetotallers, finds a study in BioMed Central’s open access journal Arthritis Research & Therapy. Too much alcohol reversed this effect. The chronic pain … Continue reading
Making the journey from patient to person takes time. The isolation and fear that can overwhelm a person with chronic pain grows over time. And the return to a fuller, more rewarding life also takes time.
It’s a journey with many phases. The ACPA describes these phases as Ten Steps.
The ACPA’s Ten Steps For Moving From Patient To Person. Continue reading
People who have fibromyalgia, ME/CFS (chronic fatigue syndrome), chronic pain and any number of other chronic illnesses are in serious danger of being labeled as having a mental disorder.
The 5th edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, commonly known as the DSM-5, is about to go to the printers and is scheduled to be released in May 2013. The DSM is published by the American Psychiatric Association (APA) and contains the diagnostic codes used by doctors for mental disorders. Continue reading
The common thread of what can be done to prevent the slaughter of innocents is;
What can we do to prevent this from happening again?
In as much as evil does exist and that alone could qualify as a reason for this
horror, we can assess a few other things.
The same liberals who are clamoring for new gun restrictions and all out weapon
bans need to take ownership of what has happened in Connecticut and for past
like murders. Continue reading
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the use of the first opioid painkiller for the treatment of neuropathic pain caused by diabetic peripheral neuropathy. Nucynta, which is made by Janssen Pharmaceuticals, is already approved for management of moderate to severe chronic pain in adults.
Sharing Connie Young McGee Fibromyalgia/CFS Fighters Continue reading
Marijuana bills are being passed all over the country!! I am proud to say that here in Massachusetts we have finally gotten a medicinal bill passed. On the downside, we are a commonwealth not a state and this means that … Continue reading
Antiepileptic drugs like gabapentin are commonly used for treating neuropathic pain, usually defined as pain due to damage to nerves. This would include postherpetic neuralgia (persistent pain experienced in an area previously affected by shingles), painful complications of diabetes, nerve injury pain, phantom limb pain, fibromyalgia and trigeminal neuralgia. This type of pain can be severe and long‐lasting, is associated with lack of sleep, fatigue, and depression, and a reduced quality of life. Continue reading
FRIDAY, June 22 (HealthDay News) — About 10 percent of fibromyalgia patients use marijuana to relieve symptoms such as pain, fatigue and insomnia, a new study has found.
Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition that causes widespread pain, fatigue, headaches, sleep disturbances and other symptoms. It affects up to 3 percent of people and is more common among women. Continue reading