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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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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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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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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Fibromyalgia : Surviving An Invisible Misery – FR Report

Fibromyalgia : Surviving An Invisible Misery – FR Report

Over 5 million people affects by fibromyalgia in the U.S also the numbers are keep on increasing. There are numerous uncomfortable signs of Fibromyalgia. It is recognized as an unseen illness as people cannot see the way where people hurt from the disease. Usually, Fibromyalgia is a quite severe situation that the victims experience and its signs should be identified. So Fibromyalgia Resources(FR) have compiled a report on fibromyalgia and discuses different things related to…

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Drinking baking soda could be an inexpensive, safe way to combat autoimmune disease Like rheumatoid arthritis, scientists say.

Drinking baking soda could be an inexpensive, safe way to combat autoimmune disease Like rheumatoid arthritis, scientists say.

Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University A daily dose of baking soda may help reduce the destructive inflammation of autoimmune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, scientists say. They have some of the first evidence of how the cheap, over-the-counter antacid can encourage our spleen to promote instead an anti-inflammatory environment that could be therapeutic in the face of inflammatory disease, scientists report. A daily dose of baking soda may help reduce the destructive inflammation of…

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Study on Hands Does Not Solve the Fibromyalgia Mystery

Study on Hands Does Not Solve the Fibromyalgia Mystery

I often get asked about this study, as every few months it will pop on social media with a catchy headline like “Fibromyalgia Mystery Solved!” I have seen it recycled so many times since the study was first published in 2013, always presented as a “new” finding. While it sadly does not solve the mystery, it definitely gives us an important clue. So let’s break down what this study really shows. They compared skin samples…

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Grieving the Person I Was Before Chronic Illness

Grieving the Person I Was Before Chronic Illness

by Gloria Shannon Sitting at the end of my bed, it suddenly thumps me across the chest like a ton of bricks. My lip trembles, I can feel the lump in my throat and I have to stop myself before the tears flow. I’m struggling to put on my socks and quickly I’m reminded that my life is not and never will be what it used to be. It took me a while to grieve…

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