Study Finds 20% of Spine Fusion Patients Develop PTSD

By Stephanie Burke Are you considering having a spine fusion surgery? While you’re weighing the risks and benefits of the procedure, don’t forget to consider the impact your surgery may have on your overall well-being. Learn more: Spine Fusion Risks and Complications Spine fusion surgeries are not to be taken lightly, and you will benefit from thoroughly researching your…

7 Fibromyalgia Symptoms You Should Know

   Fibromyalgia is a common painful medical condition. It causes long-term and wide-spread body pain.  Additionally, it causes tenderness in the joints, muscles, tendons and soft tissues.  The severity of fibromyalgia symptoms, however, varies from person to person.   Quite often, symptoms disappear and then return. (1) Over 6 million Americans suffer from fibromyalgia. 90 percent…

Why Making Commitments Terrifies Me as Someone With Fibromyalgia

Why did I plan to go out tonight? Why did I schedule my appointment for today? Why didn’t I plan to stay home today? Anything I commit to ends up causing anxiety, and I regret doing so. Even agreeing to go sit at someone’s house that I’ve been best friends with for years, or the doctor…

Endocanabinoid Deficiency Leads to Fibromyalgia. National Pain Foundation Survey

BY JULIA NELSON  In 2014, a survey of more than 1,300 fibromyalgia patients by the National Pain Foundation and National Pain Report found medical marijuana is more effective than Lyrica, Cymbalta or Savella, the three drugs approved by the Food and Drug Administration to treat the disorder. (If you’re curious about the effectiveness of Lyrica, Cymbalta and Savella,…

Ultimately A Vaccine for Fibromyalgia Treatment That Actually Works

By Donna Gregory Burch If someone could give you a vaccine that would cure your fibromyalgia, would you do it? That may sound like a dream, but it’s closer to reality than you might think. Los Angeles-based biomedical firm EpicGenetics and Massachusetts General Hospital researchers are seeking approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to…

Double Up These Two Drugs to Fight Fibromyalgia Pain.

BY JULIA NELSON · Is there a more effective way to treat fibromyalgia? A Canadian researcher think he has uncovered one. Ian Gilron is the Director of Clinical Pain Research, Professor of Anesthesiology, and Biomedical Sciences, and Faculty in the Centre for Neuroscience Studies at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada The results of a trial suggest…

CVS will limit opioid prescriptions to 7 days

By Susan Scutti and Nadia Kounang, Story highlights Pharmacy program includes limiting daily dosages of pain-killing drugs based on strength The program will roll out February 1 and cover all clients, regardless of health plan (CNN)In a new effort to tackle the deadly opioid addiction crisis in the United States, pharmacy giant CVS announced Friday that it…

Fibromyalgia is Linked to Childhood Stress and Unprocessed Negative Emotions

   Anger and Stress Management Tips for Satisfying Relationships by Dr. Jeanette Raymond, Ph.D. Starting the day with fibromyalgia pain made Vera angry Fibromyalgia made it hard for 46 year old Vera to get her legs out of bed in the morning. As she moved toward the bathroom and began her toilette the pangs of pain…

How to Lose Weight When You Have Fibromyalgia

  by Addison Johnson – nt Losing weight with fibromyalgia can be a struggle, but it does’t have to be. In the United States, there are at least five million adults who struggle with the debilitating disease of fibromyalgia. Many of these sufferers are also overweight or obese. Often, being overweight or obese is a…

Fibromyalgia: Symptoms And Coexisting Conditions Of This Exhausting And Painful Disorder

by ILEANA PAULES-BRONET If you watch television, chances are you’ve seen commercials for fibromyalgia medications. Many people just ignore these ads, but it could be important to pay more attention to them, as fibromyalgia is a very serious disorder that causes huge amounts of pain. People all over the country suffer from this disorder, and the…

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