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…

Fibro What? Explaning fibromyalgia to friends, family and……

    – A COLUMN BY ROBIN DIX. Have you ever had someone ask, “Fibro what?” when you told them what you have? Most people have never heard of it and for sure have no idea what it is. How on earth are we to help them understand? What is fibromyalgia? The word “fibromyalgia” comes from the…

AT-LAST COURTS CONFIRMED THAT FIBROMYALGIA IS A REASON TO DECLARE PERMANENT DISABILITY

Written by Kristeen Cherney, medically evaluated by Brenda b. Spriggs, MD, FACP Healthline The Social Chamber of the TSJ of Catalonia has considered in a recent judgment, S 1403/2015, of 24 February (Rec. Suplicación 6239/2014), fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is grounds for declaring the “permanent disability”. The statement refers to a case of…

Brain Scientists Look Beyond Opioids To Conquer Pain

JON HAMILTON Hiroshi Watanabe/Getty Images The goal is simple: a drug that can relieve chronic pain without causing addiction. But achieving that goal has proved difficult, says Edward Bilsky, a pharmacologist who serves as the provost and chief academic officer at Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences in Yakima, Wash. “We know a lot more about…

  Senators Pressed DEA to Cut Rx Opioid Supply

By Pat Anson, Editor A group of 16 U.S. senators played an influential role in getting the Drug Enforcement Administration to make further cuts in the supply of opioid pain medication, the latest example of how politicians have inserted themselves into the healthcare choices of Americans. As PNN reported, the DEA published an order last…

I have a Chronic Illness so Don’t Be Surprised If…

  Living with a chronic illness is tough.  It takes over almost every aspect of your life. Because of this it also takes over your friends and family sometimes. I say this because you can no longer spend the time you want with your family or hang out with your friends. Your chronic illness has…

Why I love Magnesium for Fibromyalgia!

By Ginevra Liptan, MD As the release date for my new bookcomes closer, both my excitement and stress levels have ramped up. And when stress levels go up, sometimes self-care goes out the window and then it is fibromyalgia flare time. Recently I have been reminded how useful magnesium can be during flares as a tool…

Drug company sales reps should be banned from hospitals

By ASHISH ADVANI and ASHLEY DOLPHUS APSTOCK W e’re in an era of increasing scrutiny toward the cost of medications. Health care providers, patient groups, and even our president have criticized the disproportionately high prices that patients in the U.S. pay for drugs compared to other countries. Much of the responsibility, of course, falls to the chain of businesses that…