Fibromyalgia Sufferers: Could a Hot Tub Help?

By admin   For those who have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia, they know how painful this condition can feel. The chronic pain that is felt throughout the body can make everyday activities harder than ever to complete. Many sufferers find that they are limited as to how much they can do during their day, changing their life for…

5 Tough Choices You Face When You’re Chronically Ill or in Pain

  Having chronic pain or illness — or, as is often the case, both — is hard work. One reason for this is that we must constantly assess and evaluate if we’re managing our health and our relationships skillfully. This requires us to make tough choice after tough choice. Here are five of them that…

The Scary Link between Abusive Relationships and Chronic Illness

According to a global study, 30 percent of women are impacted by intimate partner, domestic, or sexual abuse. It takes a lot for women to leave abusive relationships and to rise as survivors. Unfortunately, many of these women end up having health problems down the road, such as lower back pain, headaches, depression, diabetes, fibromyalgia,…

Chronic fatigue syndrome & child abuse: Disordered patients or disordered research?

Are chronic fatigue patients victims of child abuse or research abuse?   Childhood trauma is a potent risk factor for development of chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), according to a study by researchers at Emory University School of Medicine and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The study is published in the Jan. 5,…

What I’ve Learned From Loving Someone Who Needs Opioids to Survive

I’ve been seeing a lot about the supposed “opioid crisis” lately, both in the news and on social media. I’ve seen everything from an outcry of total support from some, absurd indecisiveness from a few and loud and unreasoned vitriol from others. The thing that bothers me most is the look of fear on my…

30 Things People Don’t Realize You’re Doing Because of Chronic Pain

By: Paige Wyant via- The Mighty Developing a chronic pain condition may require you to make a number of changes to your lifestyle and daily routine. Activities such as standing, sitting or talking with a friend may trigger pain flares, thus requiring certain accommodations or coping techniques. Everyone has different ways of managing their pain,…

Herbal supplement kratom contains opioids, regulators say

By Matthew Perrone Image of actual kratom pills with a faux prescription logo.  (iStock) U.S. health authorities say an herbal supplement promoted as an alternative pain remedy contains the same chemicals found in opioids, the addictive family of drugs at the center of a national addiction crisis. The Food and Drug Administration analysis, published Tuesday,…

3 Types of Stress that Lead to Fibromyalgia

    Stress is one of the top speculated causes of fibromyalgia. Researchers believe that a person under a huge amount of stress, for an extended period of time, can cause changes in brain behavior. When brain functions go haywire, it can alter the way the brain perceive pain and eventually lead to fibromyalgia. Physical…