Fascia: A Hidden Piece of the Puzzle of Fibromyalgia Pain

By Ginevra Liptan, MD You may have heard from your doctor or a TV ad that fibromyalgia is caused by over-activity of pain sensing nerves. It’s true, this is one important source of fibromyalgia pain, but there are other even more important triggers of pain that must be addressed in order to get significant pain reduction. And unfortunately your doctor may not be aware of them. Many studies have shown that the fibromyalgia nervous system…

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10 true causes of fibromyalgia that your doctor will never tell you about

10 true causes of fibromyalgia that your doctor will never tell you about

It is estimated that fibromyalgia affects nearly 6 million or 1 in 50 people. Fibromyalgia is classically characterized by chronic pain particularly muscle pain, fatigue, sleep disturbances, brain fog or cognitive impairment, depression and painful tender points throughout the body. Conventional medicine has yet to uncover the cause of fibromyalgia and only offers management of symptoms through pain medications and antidepressants. Functional medicine, on the other hand looks to find the root cause of fibromyalgia…

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Would You Try Marijuana Gum for fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain?Good news for people suffering from fibromyalgia and other forms of chronic pain! Natural relief may soon be available via marijuana chewing gum.

The cannabis industry is growing, and studies are showing that this super-plant can help to cure a multitude of aches and pains, from the relief of irritable bowel syndrome to minimizing pain caused by fibromyalgia. Of course, not all users want to use smoking marijuana in order to get that relief. Fortunately, now there’s a pleasant solution that will benefit everyone: marijuana-infused chewing gum. The active ingredient in marijuana, CBD, is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid, which…

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6 Fibromyalgia pain killers for killing fibromyalgia pain

6 Fibromyalgia pain killers for killing fibromyalgia pain

Of primary concern for sufferers of fibromyalgia, of course, is the issue of pain killers and which are going to be most effective for your pain. There are different symptoms of the syndrome, but pain is the most pertinent condition. Effective pain relief can come from over-the-counter, prescription drugs or a combination. We present the 6 of the best fibromyalgia pain killers. 6 Fibromyalgia pain killers Advil Advil is a brand of ibuprofen, first developed…

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What is Lady Gaga’s Chronic Pain? Fibromyalgia Explained

Lady Gaga performs during her ‘Joanne’ world tour at Rogers Arena on Aug. 1, 2017 in Vancouver, Canada. It’s been an incredibly tough month for mother monster, Lady Gaga, who has very recently opened up about the battle she’s facing with a chronic pain condition known as fibromyalgia. On Friday (Sep. 15) the singer began posting a series of photos from a hospital in Rio, Brazil explaining that she was unable to continue touring due…

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Fibromyalgia — an invisible disease with a devastating toll

The public revelation by Lady Gaga that she has been diagnosed with fibromyalgia has given renewed voice to the more than six million Americans who currently suffer from the illness. As an advocate who has worked on this issue for decades, I was happy to see this illness, and chronic pain in general, thrust into the national spotlight. However, as a patient who has been dealing with the long-term effects of this diagnosis for more…

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MAKE FIBROMYALGIA A DISABILITY

Suffers with fibromyalgia struggle with the condition on a daily basis, they often do not receive the medical help or support that could be provided. America take the lead with Fibromyalgia research and treatment but the UK are not following suit. As a fellow fibro sufferer I believe it is time that we all join together and fight to get the debilitating condition recognised in parliament as a disability at last, also to gain better treatment…

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‘Doctors call it bull**** disease – but I can’t get out of bed’

1997 Stars in Their Eyes winner Faye Dempsey told how she can barely leave her home due to fibromyalgia Faye Dempsey, from West Kirby, who was diagnosed with fibromyalgia and is campaigning for it to be recognised more seriously 1997 Stars in Their Eyes winner Faye Dempsey told how she can barely leave her home due to fibromyalgia           A young woman in such crippling pain she can barely leave her…

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Gabapentin for Fibromyalgia

There are many medications taken by fibromyalgia sufferers to help relieve their symptoms. Some of the medications are approved by the Food Drug Administration such as Lyrica (approved in 2007), Cymbalta (approved in 2008), and Savella (approved in 2009), but there are many other medications used to treat fibromyalgia symptoms. One of these medications is gabapentin for fibromyalgia. created by Brandi Clevinger using the image from © Eric Hood at www.stock.adobe.com Gabapentin for Fibromyalgia Gabapentin…

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Gabapentin Shown Effective for Fibromyalgia Pain

Gabapentin Shown Effective for Fibromyalgia Pain

New research supported by the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) shows that the anticonvulsant medication gabapentin, which is used for certain types of seizures, can be an effective treatment for the pain and other symptoms associated with the common, often hard-to-treat chronic pain disorder, fibromyalgia. In the NIAMS-sponsored, randomized, double-blind clinical trial of 150 women (90 percent) and men with the condition, Lesley M. Arnold, M.D.,…

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