Tag Archives: coping with fibromyalgia
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
Those may be the eight most dreaded words a child can utter, especially in the midst of a stomach bug outbreak like the one that has gripped the Richmond area for the past two weeks.
I heard them early this afternoon, my poor little girl standing in the bathroom with fat tears rolling down her flushed cheeks. Continue reading
It’s now early February, Patricia just came home to our house, although she could have used an other week or two in a rehab, no one was paying. Maybe it’s just our nervousness and she is ok. I don’t know, she has a halo on her head, a feeding tube hanging out of her stomach and a patch over one eye… Looks fine to me. Continue reading
Here are 40 things people shouldn’t say to a fibromyalgia or chronic fatigue patient:
With friends like you, who needs chronic pain? Continue reading
If you’re trying your best to eat right and exercise, it might be worth it to make sure you get the proper amount of sleep each night, according to a new study that suggests lack of sleep can throw off a diet.
According to CNN Health, research from the University of Chicago showed that dieters who slept for 8.5 hours lost 55 percent more body fat than dieters who slept 5.5 hours
“The dieters who slept less reported feeling hungrier throughout the course of the study,” CNN said, even though “they ate the same diet, consumed multivitamins and performed the same type of work or leisure activities.”
The study authors concluded that “Lack of sufficient sleep may compromise the efficacy of typical dietary interventions for weight loss and related metabolic risk reduction,” CNN said. The study was released October 4 in the Annals of Internal Medicine.
CNN Health October 4, 2010
Characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain, fatigue, and sleep disturbances, fibromyalgia (FM) is a debilitating syndrome affecting approximately 2% of the US population. Disordered central pain processing likely plays a role in the pathogenesis of FM and treatment strategies primarily focus on alleviating pain and addressing associated symptoms and comorbid conditions. Despite evidence suggesting efficacy of various agents that act on the central nervous system and modulate pain perception Continue reading
Savella affects certain chemicals in the brain called neurotransmitters. An abnormality in these chemicals is thought to be related to fibromyalgia. Savella is not used to treat depression but how it works in the body is similar to how some antidepressants work. Continue reading
CFIDS and fibromyalgia are different. There is no medical cure for either one. Conditions that can’t be cured need to be managed. A manager is someone who is responsible for making decisions. And you are the expert on your condition. Continue reading
I had to write you to respond to the individual’s letter about the family member who has fibromyalgia who is burning him out with what sounds like a minute by minute commentary on their health. News alert – nobody wants to hear a minute by minute commentary of anyone’s health, be it fantastic “Oh I ran 15 miles an hour ago and I feel GREAT” or deplorable “I just took my morphine and am still in pain”. Continue reading