FDA Warns About Dangers of Epidural Steroid Injections for Back Pain. Must Read Before Taking These Harmful Steroid

by Elisabeth Leamy 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 in rare but serious adverse events, including loss of vision, stroke,…

Five Common ‘No No’s’ for People With Fibromyalgia

                                       By Jacob Teitelbaum, M.D. Dear Readers, Here are five common “no no’s” people mistakenly do when trying to manage fibromyalgia. Do any sound like you? 1. Exercising too much or too little Fibromyalgia reflects an energy crisis…

What is Costochondritis ? What is Link Between Fibromyalgia and Costochondritis

   Today, tens of millions of people across the globe suffer from fibromyalgia.  Many of these people develop fibromyalgia in the middle of their lives, but many more develop it as a teenager or as a young adult.  Most of the people who do suffer from fibromyalgia are women. Anyone who suffers from fibromyalgia knows…

What is fibromyalgia, Lady Gaga’s chronic illness?

© Kevin Mazur, Getty Images Lady Gaga’s new documentary premieres on Netflix Sept. 22.Days after debuting her Netflix documentary Lady Gaga: Five Foot Two at the Toronto Film Festival on Friday, the singer/actress says she wants to connect with others struggling with fibromyalgia.“In our documentary the #chronicillness #chronicpain I deal w/ is #Fibromyalgia I wish to help raise awareness &…

7 Foods That Put You to Sleep Instantly

Do you have difficulties in falling asleep or waking up during the night? Getting enough sleep is crucial for being healthy. Some health issues such as obesity, high levels of stress, hypertension, cardiovascular ailments, type 2-diabetes, and so forth, may lead to serious sleep disorders More than 60% of the people in USA have sleeping…

When Chronic Pain Keeps Me Up at Night

I cannot begin to count the number of times I have been told to “go to bed,” “just sleep it off” or “you’ll feel better after you sleep.” As much as I know that sleep will help with my pain and give my body a much needed boost of energy, it is more often than…

Losing a Beloved Career to a Chronic Illness: Caroline’s ME/CFS Story

by Caroline Christian After 11 years of marinating in chronic illness, my ability to work has all but evaporated and I have entered the world of full time disability for the first time in my life. This time of year would normally mark a return to university life after the summer break. Right now, my professor…

Do You Lose Strength in the Hands Due to Fibromyalgia Rheumatic Diseases Yes?

   common feature that most fibromyalgia patients have is diffuse pain that affects a large part of the body. This disconcerting symptom is often accompanied by morning articular stiffness,Paresthesias in the hands and feet, ie tingling and numbness, sleep disturbances and above all a feeling of tiredness and fatigue that accompanies them throughout the day….

Unfortunate Realities Of Life With Fibromyalgia And Severe Chronic pain

   by DR. HEATHER MORRIS Fibromyalgia And Severe Chronic pain you know that feeling you experience when you walk into a room and you can’t even begin to remember why you went there? That’s what it feels like to have brain fog due to Severe Chronic pain illness. On a bad day I leave behind a trail of unfinished…

The Link Between Depression and Chronic Pain

It Works Both Ways By Erica Jacques Shuji Kobayashi/Taxi/Getty Images More in Chronic Pain Chronic Pain Testing and Diagnosis Treatment Types Living With Chronic Pain It is no secret that there is a link between chronic pain and depression. In fact, depression is often one of the first conditions that doctors try to rule out when diagnosing chronic pain….