Day: November 12, 2018

Endocannabinoid Deficiency Suspected As Cause For Fibromyalgia

November 12, 2018

By:Leslie Kahn For decades, since fibromyalgia disproportionately affected women, those who suffered with its often debilitating effects were often labeled as “hysterical women.” Many doctors would not even acknowledge that it was a legitimate physical disorder and called women hypochondriacs. It was often referred to as a “psychosomatic disorder.” Over the decades, the medical community […]

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Can Stem Cell Research Treat Fibromyalgia?

November 12, 2018

By: Wyatt Redd There’s been a lot of talk about stem cell research over the past few years. The issue has become a kind of cultural tug-of-war about what we consider ethical in medical research. But amidst all the controversy, it can be hard to figure out what’s true and what’s just spin. But even with all […]

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Fibromyalgia and Alcohol: Should we drink or not?

November 12, 2018

By: Christine Cioppa Raise a glass—one glass that is—and say cheers. People with fibromyalgia can consume alcoholic beverages socially, in low to moderate levels, and possibly even feel an improvement in symptoms. With one caveat regarding fibromyalgia and alcohol: Those imbibing should not also be taking sedatives, opioids, muscle relaxers or other medications for a coexisting […]

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Why Does our Sense of Smell Changes with Fibromyalgia?

November 12, 2018

By: Marcia Frost The symptoms of fibromyalgia can be overwhelming for someone to deal with. Chronic pain, fatigue, and brain fog are just a few of the problems that can easily be set off and worsen into a flare that lasts a day, a week, or even a month. It doesn’t take much for this […]

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What Is Cachexia? Cachexia And Fibromyalgia-related Conditions

November 12, 2018

By: Wyatt Redd Cachexia is a devastating condition that causes the body to essentially waste away. And a number of conditions that often affect people with fibromyalgia can lead to cachexia. If you’re suffering from some of these related conditions, it’s probably a good idea to be aware of the risk. So, let’s cover what […]

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To the Man Who Stayed When My Health Declined and I Told Him to Run

November 12, 2018

By: Amanda Newell To the man who stayed when I told him to run. Today we’re celebrating 18 years of marriage. I don’t quite know how that happened. Some days it seems like yesterday and we’re those 25-year-old kids again – other days I feel like we’ve always been a team, united, a unit. But […]

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Fibromyalgia, the Optic Nerve, and Neurodegeneration

November 12, 2018

By Adrienne Dellwo | Reviewed by Grant Hughes, MD Are the eyes the window to whatever’s going wrong with the brain in fibromyalgia? Research published in 2015 and 2016 suggests that it just might be. Fibromyalgia is widely believed to be a condition of the central nervous system, which includes the brain and spinal column. It also […]

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