Federal Study Find: Neurontin and Lyrica are a Death Sentence for New Brain Synapses

Federal Study Find: Neurontin and Lyrica are a Death Sentence for New Brain Synapses

A shocking study shows that these two drugs block the formation of new brain synapses1, drastically reducing the potential for rejuvenating brain plasticity-meaning that these drugs will cause brain decline that apparently robs one of the ability to rebuild. The study demonstrating this type of brain damage with these two drugs came out in 2009 but apparently the media has been very lax in getting any of this information to the public-most likely because they…

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What Is SAM-e for Fibromyalgia?

SAM-e for Fibromyalgia Research is ever evolving on the most efficient and safe treatments for the many symptoms of fibromyalgia. While prescription medications continue to be approved and made available, more and more physicians and patients are turning to alternative, holistic approaches and supplements to offset the effects of fibromyalgia. What Is SAM-e? SAM-e is one of the more popular supplements for fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). Its full name is s-adenosyl methionine, and…

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Three Letters You Need to Know If You Have Fibromyalgia: LDN

Three Letters You Need to Know If You Have Fibromyalgia: LDN

By Ginevra Liptan, MD If you have fibromyalgia there is a treatment option for chronic pain you need to know about. It is called low-dose naltrexone (LDN). Here is the really amazing thing: it is not an opiate pain medication. In fact, it is exactly the opposite: an opiate blocker! Naltrexone is an opiate-blocking medication that is prescribed in higher doses (50 mg) to treat opiate and alcohol addiction. But when taken at very low doses…

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Local Doctor Gives Hope To those with fibromyalgia

Local Doctor Gives Hope To those with fibromyalgia

An Evansville physician is going to the American Academy of Pain Management conference in San Antonio Wednesday, to present what could be a breakthrough finding. He suspects the chronic pain of diseases like fibromyalgia could be caused by a series of viruses. needs a basket to hold all the pills she needs to get her through the day. Fibromyalgia leaves her sore all over and constantly tired. She says, “Breathing is an effort, just moving the…

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Lady Gaga Discusses Fibromyalgia in Vogue Cover Story

Lady Gaga Discusses Fibromyalgia in Vogue Cover Story

Lady Gaga appears on the cover of the latest edition of Vogue Magazine and gives an interview about her upcoming film A Star is Born with Bradley Cooper. In the film, she plays a singer-songwriter discovered by Coopers booze-and-pill-addled country music star. It’s her first starring role in a feature film and it’s generating huge Oscar buzz. But what interests us is her discussion of fibromyalgia, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, and anxiety. She went public with her diagnosis…

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Fibromyalgia and Suicide Risk. Understanding Why Fibro and Thoughts of Suicide Are Linked

Fibromyalgia and Suicide Risk. Understanding Why Fibro and Thoughts of Suicide Are Linked

By: Emma Jakson Understanding Why Fibro and Thoughts of Suicide Are Linked Suicide is a concerning issue, and one that deserves a better level of understanding. With increased understanding, there comes a chance for increased prevention through effective treatment and available interventions. By identifying factors that contribute to suicidal thoughts and actions, people that are more prone to suicide can be recognized and seek the help they deserve. Studies find commonalities in people that are…

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Being The Daughter Of A Mom With Fibromyalgia

Being The Daughter Of A Mom With Fibromyalgia

Being the daughter of a mom with fibromyalgia is tough, it can definitely put a strain on that mother daughter relationship because sometimes it feels more like a relationship between you and your mom’s fibromyalgia than a relationship between you and your mom. I have learned that there are good days and there are bad days. Days she needs more support, more help, more positive words, more love, etc., and there are days where she…

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700 medical cannabis studies sorted by disease (Medical marijuana uses – 700 medical marijuana clinical studies and papers)

700 medical cannabis studies sorted by disease (Medical marijuana uses – 700 medical marijuana clinical studies and papers)

Medical marijuana and cannabis studies A collection of clinical studies, papers and reference providing the ultimate resource for medical disorders helped by medical marijuana ADD/ ADHD Marijuana and ADD Therapeutic uses of Medical Marijuana in the treatment of ADDhttp://www.onlinepot.org/medical/add&mmj.htmCannabis as a medical treatment for attention deficit disorderhttp://www.chanvre-info.ch/info/en/…-treatment.htmlCannabinoids effective in animal model of hyperactivity disorderhttp://www.cannabis-med.org/english…el.php?id=162#4Cannabis ‘Scrips to Calm Kids?http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,117541,00.html   Study: Cannabinoids Found in Cannabis May Decrease the Viability of Melanoma Cells Study: Cannabinoids Found in Cannabis…

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18 Points Used to Diagnose Fibromyalgia

18 Points Used to Diagnose Fibromyalgia

Diagnosing fibromyalgia can be tough. Pain is highly personal, so one person’s “I hurt all over” isn’t necessarily the same as another person’s “I hurt all over.” That’s why doctors often check for certain tender points on the body when it comes to diagnosing fibromyalgia. These 18 points (9 pairs) tend to be painful when pressed, and may spread pain to other body parts. Where does it hurt? Diagnosing fibromyalgia can be tough. Pain is…

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Understanding Fibromyalgia and Low Grade Fevers

Understanding Fibromyalgia and Low Grade Fevers

Fibromyalgia and low grade fevers often run hand in hand. Fibromyalgia causes debilitating pain in the muscles, the extremities and extreme fatigue. There are many possible reasons that the fevers may occur alongside fibromyalgia although doctors aren’t exactly sure of the cause of said fevers. It could be that an injury triggers the condition, and emotional trauma may also play a role. As the body fights to heal itself a fever may be present to…

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