Why Doctors Over prescribing Gabapentin and Pregabalin (Lyrica) for Pain?

   Because of the opioid epidemic doctors are prescribing other pain relievers including gabapentin, pregabalin (Lyrica) and tramadol. How safe are they? By Joe Graedon in an hour Let’s be perfectly honest. Most doctors have a difficult time with chronic pain patients. One physician described it to us many years ago: “When I see a patient suffering…

When You Don’t Want Chronic Illness to Be the Answer

I have been complaining about pain for as long as I can remember. When I was in seventh grade, I started seeing a rheumotologist who looked at my family history and my symptoms and started treating me for arthritis. I was put on methotrexate injections and various other pain killers. These worked for a while and…

WHAT IS OCCIPITAL NEURALGIA AND HOW IT LINKS WITH FIBROMYALGIA

BY:Wyatt Redd Via- Source: WebMD Medical Reference Reviewed by Neil Lava. A most exceedingly awful aspect regarding fibromyalgia, other than the ceaseless agony and exhaustion, must be the way that individuals who experience the ill effects of fibromyalgia are in danger of such a significant number of different conditions like immune system maladies and especially, chronic cerebral pains. It’s evaluated…

8 STEPS TO ACCEPTING YOUR DISABILITY

    A VERSION OF THIS POST WAS ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED AT LIVINGLIFEONCRUTCHES.COM. Hi, my name is Darryl Partridge, and I am disabled. There, I said it, but what does it mean? Disabled is a generalization. Does it mean I am incapable of doing anything? I don’t think so. I feel that am very capable, I just have…

Fibromyalgia: Curable Despite What Your Doctors Says

Taking a Natural Approach to Finding a Cure By Michael E. Platt, MD   I have often told my patients that if they are feeling aches and pains, the best thing they can have is fibromyalgia. Of course, a statement like that tends to create some confusion, considering that people with fibromyalgia are always told…

Swirly carpets covered up for moviegoers with dementia 

Swirly carpets are as much a feature of British cinemas as hot dogs and popcorn. But they are being covered up as part of a growing trend: dementia-friendly film screenings. Dedicated viewings for dementia sufferers and their carers were one of the fastest-growing trends of 2017, according to the UK Cinema Association, following the popularity…

Preventing & Treating Low Back Pain With Diet

Written By Michael Greger M.D. FACLM Low back pain became one of the biggest problems for public health systems in the Western world during the second half of the 20th century. The lifetime prevalence of low back pain is reported to be as high as 84 percent, and chronic low back pain is present in about one in…

The FDA Is Watching These 14 Drugs for Serious Side Effects

Pharmacy    by The GoodRx Pharmacist The FDA is watching these 14 drugs for serious side effects. Every 3 months, the FDA reviews and publishes reports of adverse reactions from medications they have received through the FDA Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS) .The FDA has been posting these quarterly updates since 2007, due to an update…

Lady Gaga Denies ‘Making Up’ Her Chronic Pain

  By Pat Anson, Editor Lady Gaga has postponed the European leg of her “Joanne” concert tour, announcing in an Instagram postthat “trauma and chronic pain have changed my life” and would keep her from performing for several weeks. Last week the 31-year old entertainer also canceled a concert appearance in Brazil and revealed for the…

Being The Daughter of a Mom with Fibromyalgia

BY ROBIN DIX   As a mom, I know that a fair amount of guilt occurs when you can’t attend your son’s soccer games or your daughter’s ballet recital. While you want to be the best mom for your children, fibromyalgia puts a real crimp in your desire to always be there for your kids. Let’s…