New Rx-NAPT Tool Can Help Predict Risk of Noncompliance Among Fibromyalgia Patients

New Rx-NAPT Tool Can Help Predict Risk of Noncompliance Among Fibromyalgia Patients

The newly developed Prescription Medication Non-Adherence Prediction Tool, or Rx-NAPT, may help clinicians identify patients with fibromyalgia who are more likely not to comply with the prescribed treatment. This tool can improve communication between patients and healthcare providers, reducing the social, clinical, and economic burden of correcting noncompliance in patients with fibromyalgia. Rx-NAPT was described in the retrospective study “Risk of medication non‐adherence among Medicaid enrollees with fibromyalgia: Development of a validated risk prediction tool”…

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

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

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 today marks 18 years since we stood before our family and friends, making a holy vow to love and cherish,…

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Cannabis Conquers Fourth Deadliest Cancer

Cannabis Conquers Fourth Deadliest Cancer

The anti-tumor effects of cannabis in the treatment of cancer are being studied the world over. At this point, it’s pretty much indisputable that cannabis encourages apoptosis – the ‘self destruct’ button – in cancer cells and therefore prevents the disease from progressing, and may even put it into remission A study published in 2006 (Spain) shows that cannabis induces apoptosis in pancreatic cancer cells. These results have been backed up by continual research in the…

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7 Sneaky Causes of Winter Pain such as Fibromyagia and chronic pain.

7 Sneaky Causes of Winter Pain such as Fibromyagia and chronic pain.

Cold weather can be a pain in more ways than one! Here is how to avoid common causes of winter aches such as migraines, muscle strain, fibromyalgia,chronic pain and more. Freezing temperatures, icy winds and slippery snow aren’t just bone-chilling: They can also wreak havoc on your body in surprising-and avoidable-ways. From sadness to eye strain, backaches to foot pain, here are 7 ways that the winter can make your body ache, and what to…

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13 ‘Comebacks’ to Use When a Doctor Isn’t Taking You Seriously

13 ‘Comebacks’ to Use When a Doctor Isn’t Taking You Seriously

When you have an illness that is invisible, complex and/or difficult to treat, that sometimes translates into challenging experiences with doctors. While there are many kind, compassionate doctors out there who are willing to put in the time to figure out your health issues, unfortunately many in our community can name a time when a doctor didn’t take them seriously. Perhaps you were told your symptoms are “all in your head,” or were advised to…

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Fibromyalgia ~ it’s actually Pituitary damage!

Fibromyalgia ~ it’s actually Pituitary damage!

Case study – 28 yo mother of 2… * Hot flashes/night sweats * Hurt all over – joints are killing her especially hips * Numbness & tingling in toes, feet & fingers * Muscles hurt especially between shoulder blades * With any physical activity – she struggles w recovery the next day * Terrible insomnia Fibromyalgia is… really simple… pituitary damage Dan Purser, MD talks about the connection between pituitary damage and fibromyalgia. “From our…

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A Pop-Up Shop at a Portland Florist Is Selling Cannabis Bouquets

A Pop-Up Shop at a Portland Florist Is Selling Cannabis Bouquets

This weekend, Starflower florist on Southeast Hawthorne will be host to a “Cannabis Flower Bouquet Pop-Up.” Among their usual flowers and greenery, these colorful collections contain extremely fresh and subtly fragrant Oregon sun-grown hemp flowers from East Fork Cultivars. Starflower will be selling “bud vases” that contain some gorgeous, CBD-dominant, very-low-THC, and terpene-rich cannabis flower (AKA craft hemp), along with non-cannabis flowers in the arrangement for $15, $20, and $25, with full bouquets from $50…

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New cannabis patch for fibromyalgia pain and diabetic nerve pain treatment

New cannabis patch for fibromyalgia pain and diabetic nerve pain treatment

Two new medications have been developed for fibromyalgia pain and diabetic nerve pain treatment by a company specializing in cannabis-based medicines. A Transdermal patch is placed on the skin and into the blood stream for the medication of fibromyalgia pain and diabetic nerve pain. The patched promote healing to an injured area of the body. As compared to other types of medication delivery such as oral, topical, intravenous, intramuscular etc, transdermal drug delivery flight path…

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The Role of Lymphatic Drainage in Fibromyalgia

The Role of Lymphatic Drainage in Fibromyalgia

By:JOACHIM ZUTHER Fibromyalgia, also known as fibromyalgia syndrome, fibromyositis and fibrositis, is one of the most common chronic pain conditions, affecting millions of individuals in the United States and worldwide. While numbers on the prevalence of fibromyalgia in the literature vary considerably, the American College of Rheumatology (2008) estimates the number of individuals affected in the U.S.to be 5 million1. The National Fibromyalgia Association (NFA) estimates the number to be 10 million in the U.S.,…

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PET scans show fibromyalgia patients have inflammation in the brain

PET scans show fibromyalgia patients have inflammation in the brain

By:Serena Gordon “Finding an objective neurochemical change in the brains of people who are used to being told that their problems are imaginary is pretty important,” said researcher Marco Loggia. People with fibromyalgia have widespread inflammation in their brains, new research reveals. “Finding an objective neurochemical change in the brains of people who are used to being told that their problems are imaginary is pretty important,” explained senior study author Marco Loggia. He is associate…

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