21 of the best essentials oils for fibromyalgia pain

If you suffer from fibromyalgia, you know that finding any pain relief is so crucial. Natural treatments are even better–allowing for pain relief without the added side effects of procedures or medication. Essential oils for fibromyalgia pain promise to help aches, clear your head, and reduce fatigue. Here’s 21 of our favorites. Why should you use essential…

14 Memes That Nail What It’s Like to Go to the Doctor With a Chronic Illness

For many people, going to the doctor for the flu, a minor injury or even just a check-up is often fairly routine. The doctor diagnoses the issue, provides you with medication or a course of treatment, and soon you’re back to feeling healthy. But for those with chronic illness, doctor appointments can be a much different…

Is Kratom Effective For Fibromyalgia?

  Although there is no cure for fibromyalgia, there are many drugs and supplements that are used in treatment to help in managing the chronic pain syndrome. One of the lesser known treatments is the Kratom supplement. But is this really effective? Read on to find out? What is Kratom? Kratom is the leaves of…

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…

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