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…

6 dangerous prescription drugs you should think twice before taking

by Dr. Lizzie o by: Ethan A. Huff, staff writer (NaturalNews) Just because your doctor prescribes it does not necessarily mean it is safe for you to take. Many popular prescription drugs, it turns out, come with the potential for serious side effects, including everything from short-term nausea and headaches to chronic inflammatory myopathy and heart…

If You Know Anyone Considering a Flu Shot This Year, Show Them This

The CDC’s (Centers for Disease Control) annual Orwellian “flu season” brainwashing fest is about to begin. Flu fear mongering and alarming flu statistics will soon be bombarding the air waves, a massive Big Pharma media marketing blitz masquerading as science with one purpose: to drive the American people to unthinkingly roll up their sleeves and…

What does heat rash look like?: Causes and treatment

Heat rash, also known as miliaria rubra, prickly heat, summer rash, or wildfire rash is common and can be uncomfortable. It happens when a blockage of the sweat glands causes perspiration to be caught in the deeper layers of the skin. Inflammation, redness, and blister-like lesions can result. People who are overweight, and those who sweat…

Learning About Fibro Sensitivity and Pain

Tactile Allodynia: Fibro Sensitivity to Touch Fibromyalgia is well-known for causing widespread pain. This comes in the form of joint, muscle and even nerve pain. What some may not realize though, is these different types of pain have different triggers. Nerve pain specifically is very different from the other types of pain. It is nerve…

Fibromyalgia with Psoriatic Arthritis Impacts Treatment, Study Says

A recent study in the Journal of Rheumatology shows that patients with both fibromyalgia (FM) and psoriatic arthritis (PsA) can experience worse arthritic symptoms, and suggests that clinicians should consider different ways to determine treatment plans for patients with both diseases so that unnecessary treatments can be avoided. The study, The Effect of the Presence of Fibromyalgia on Common Clinical Disease ActivityIndices in Patients withPsoriatic Arthritis: A Cross-sectional Study, led by S. Birkman of the departments of Rheumatology…

Prevalence of Fibromyalgia Increases with Age, Linked to Poor Quality of Life, Study Says

The prevalence of fibromyalgia (FM) may increase with age, according to results obtained in a study with Turkish patients. The study shows that elderly adults with fibromyalgia experience poor quality of life in terms of pain, sleep, social, and emotional functions. The study, “Prevalence Of Fibromyalgia In Turkish Geriatric Population And Its Impact On Quality…

FIBROMYALGIA PAIN MAY BE LINKED TO SPINAL CORD DYSFUNCTION, RESEARCHERS SAY

Dysfunction in spinal cord processing may be responsible for pain in fibromyalgia (FM) patients, according to a study titled “Lengthened Cutaneous Silent Period in Fibromyalgia Suggesting Central Sensitization as a Pathogenesis” and published in the journal PLOS One. Fibromyalgia is characterized by chronic widespread pain, among other symptoms, but the underlying cause responsible for chronic pain in…

Beware of, Prepare for, Feeling Overwhelmed

  It’s so easy to become overwhelmed with our limitations and symptoms. Fibromyalgia is difficult on many levels. Kudos to those of you still working, not necessarily because you want to, but because you have to. Talk about overwhelming! Then there are those of you with young children doing the best you can and feeling…

Guest Post: Can diet affect Fibromyalgia symptoms?

 This post contains affiliate links, see my disclosure policy for more information. Although there is little clinical research on how diet can affect fibromyalgia symptoms, many people find that the food they eat can impact how they feel. In this guest post, Gabriella Diesendorf discusses that while there are no specific diet rules for fibromyalgia, there are…