How I Describe Fibromyalgia to People Who Have Never Felt It

By: Erin Adair Have you ever wanted to feel what it’s like to have fibromyalgia? No? Heh, me neither. But I’ve gotten to know the ins and outs of it very well (certainly better than I ever wanted to) and should be able to acquaint you with enough of my experiences that you’ll have a better understanding…

Scientist Reveal What Cannabis Does to Your Bones…

   A study was published by The Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, conducted by researchers from Tel Aviv University and Hebrew University. This study showed that a chemical in marijuana, known as cannabinoid cannabidiol (CBD), strengthens bones and accelerates the healing of fractures, without causing any psychotropic effects. The researcher Yankel Gabet explained:  “WE…

Fibromyalgia: “I am 41 years old and live in the body of an old man”

He’s always tired, and all the time he hurts. Patrick Schutz from Neuchâtel has fibromyalgia – an invisible condition that is not recognized by disability insurance. Pain, pain, nothing but pain: Patrick Schuts (41) from Neuchâtel has always the feeling that he has a flu – without fever, but with an enormous, leaden fatigue. He would like…

17 of the worst Symptoms of Fibromyalgia (and How People Deal With Them)

  By: Erin Migdol Fibromyalgia manifests itself in different ways for different patients, but most can agree that all the symptoms are life-altering. It’s not always clear how (or if) they can be treated, and the physical challenges can all too easily turn into emotional challenges as the things you used to do become more…

Why Lady Gaga’s Fibromyalgia Announcement on Twitter Is so Powerful

Written by Christal Yuen  Whenever a celebrity reveals they’re living with a health condition, an uptick in Google searches and doctor visits exponentially increases. It happened after Angelina Jolie revealed she’d undergone a bilateral mastectomy when the U.K. saw a 2.5-fold increase in referrals for breast cancer screenings. This is now known as the “Angelina Jolie effect.”…

America Is Losing the War on Chronic Pain

America Is Losing the War on Chronic Pain In the face of an escalating opioid crisis, at least 100 million people with chronic pain aren’t getting the relief they need and are seeking alternatives. More than 30 percent of Americans are living with some form of chronic or severe pain. More people live with chronic pain than…

How Fibromyalgia Affects Men

How Fibromyalgia Affects Men Often thought of as a ‘woman’s disease,’ fibromyalgia can attack men differently. Men may also have a tougher time getting diagnosed. 12345678 Fibromyalgia can be especially hard on men.“Men are expected to ‘suck it up and tough it out,’” one man noted in a survey on the ailment published earlier this month.In fact,…

Fibromyalgia Surgery Protocol

Fibromyalgia Surgery Protocol Having surgery is a concern for anyone but it can be especially concerning for people who have fibromyalgia because of their problem with pain amplification, also known as central sensitization.  There are, however, steps that can be taken before, during and after surgery that may reduce the ‘fibro-flare’ that often occurs after…

Beware: this dangerous drug for fibromyalgia killed 10 people

  A drug said to be 100 times more potent than heroin has caused over 40 overdoses and at least 10 deaths in a period of 12 days in the Sacramento area. Health officials warn people to care about the counterfeit pills containing fentanyl, a powerful synthetic opiate usually prescribed to cancer patients and to…

NEW FINDING: NEW DAITH PIERCING RELIEVES CM & FIBROMYALGIA PAIN

Fibromyalgia is a chronic pain syndrome that affects between 3 and 9 million adults in the USA. It is not a specific disease – it describes a host of symptoms that occur simultaneously such as body pain, sensitivity and pressure in some body parts. These tender points are sensitive to pressure in people suffering from…

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