FDA panel recommends marijuana product to treat epilepsy

FDA approves cannabis-based drug CBD for epilepsy Epidiolex is made using cannabidiol but doesn’t contain high-inducing THC. by Maggie  Bottles of Epidiolex.Tim Platt / Greenwich Biosciences The Food and Drug Administration approved the prescription cannabidiol medicine Monday to treat rare and severe forms of epilepsy. FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb also issued an immediate statement saying…

FIBROMYALGIA IS DECLARED AS A NEW LONG TERM DISABILITY

After osteoarthritis, fibromyalgia is the second most common rheumatic disease.However, it is difficult to choose the previous fibromyalgia because its symptoms fluctuate. This condition mainly affects women than men. It is characterized by pain in the body accompanied by stiffness and fatigue. According to Daniel Clauw, MD, professor of anesthesiology at the University of Michigan, said…

People with brain fog will understand these 34 things

Sometimes, there are days when we starts forgetting things, like we are unable to remember why we walked into a room or what were we going to say. But for some people, all this brain fogging is actually a symptom of chronic illness or some medications. It is much serious than just forgetting anything. Your…

The Important Role Exercise Plays In Chronic Fatigue & Fibromyalgia

With an estimated 5 million people in the United States suffering from fibromyalgia, it’s indisputably one of the most common types of chronic pain conditions. Unfortunately, it often goes undiagnosed, as was exhibited by Lady Gaga’s struggle—the singer recently opened up about dealing with the aches and pains of fibromyalgia, only to be told time and time…

Balneotherapy Reduces Pain in Patients with Fibromyalgia, Trial Shows

A type of spa therapy called balneotherapy was found to be safe and effective in reducing pain in patients with primary fibromyalgia, a clinical trial shows. Findings were reported in the study, “Is balneotherapy effective for fibromyalgia? Results from a 6-month double-blind randomized clinical trial,” published in the journal Clinical Rheumatology. Fibromyalgia is associated with chronic widespread…

Conditions with Similar Symptoms as Fibromyalgia

Some fibromyalgia symptoms, such as difficulty thinking and remembering, headaches, light/noise sensitivity, IBS, stiffness upon rising in the morning, urinary issues, numbing/tingling in extremities, and sleep problems can all overlap with other conditions. I was surprised to learn that there are a few serious conditions that can have the same symptoms as fibromyalgia. Below is a list…

FDA Warns About Dangers of Epidural Steroid Injections for Back Pain

FDA Warns About Dangers of Epidural Steroid Injections for Back Pain BY JULIA NELSON  The Food and Drug Administration has just issued what’s called a “Medwatch Alert” warning that Epidural steroid injections or “ESIs” for back and neck pain can be extremely dangerous. The alert says: “Injection of corticosteroids into the epidural space of the spine may result…

JOHN F. KENNEDY: LIFE BEFORE THE PRESIDENCY

JOHN F. KENNEDY: LIFE BEFORE THE PRESIDENCY By Marc J. Selverstone Photo: John F. Kennedy Presidential Library Born soon after America’s entry into the First World War, John Fitzgerald Kennedy was the nation’s first president born in the 20th century. Both parents hailed from wealthy Boston families with long political histories. His maternal grandfather had been…

Lady Gaga Claps Back at Those Who Don’t Believe in Fibromyalgia

Lady Gaga Shares Comeback for People Who Question Fibromyalgia While each person with fibromyalgia experiences the condition differently, one thing most fibro warriors have in common is fighting other peoples’ doubt that fibro is a “real” condition. Lady Gaga, who first opened up about having fibromyalgia last year while promoting her documentary “Gaga: Five Foot Two,” revealed exactly what…

Fibromyalgia Symptoms Improved by Massage Plus Exercise in Women

Outcomes included pain, fatigue, and sleep disturbances. Connective tissue massage combined with exercise was shown to reduce fibromyalgia-associated symptoms and to improve quality of life in women in a recent study published in Rheumatology International.1 To evaluate the effectiveness of connective tissue massage for fibromyalgia symptoms and quality of life, researchers randomly assigned women to a…

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