Five Common ‘No No’s’ for People With Fibromyalgia

By Jacob Teitelbaum, M.D. Dear Readers, Here are five common “no no’s” people mistakenly do when trying to manage fibromyalgia. Do any sound like you? 1. Exercising too much or too little Fibromyalgia reflects an energy crisis in your body, so you can only exercise to a certain point. Beyond that, you get what is called…

FDA Warns About Dangers of Epidural Steroid Injections for Back Pain. Must Read Before Taking These Harmful Steroid

by Elisabeth Leamy The Food and Drug Administration has just issued what’s called a “Medwatch Alert” warning that Epidural steroid injections or “ESIs” for back and neck pain can be extremely dangerous. The alert says: “Injection of corticosteroids into the epidural space of the spine may result in rare but serious adverse events, including loss of vision, stroke,…

The Medical Medium—and What’s Potentially at the Root of Medical Mysteries

The Medical Medium—and What’s Potentially at the Root of Medical Mysteries In the foreword to Medical Medium, Alejandro Junger, M.D. writes, “As a man of science, I have been taught to the point of indoctrination that I must only trust what I can observe, measure, test, and reproduce.” But Junger then goes on to explain his career-long…

25 Reasons to Get a Massage

According to the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) Consumer Survey, 72 percent of individuals surveyed claim their primary reason for receiving a massage in the previous 12 months was medical (43 percent) or stress (29 percent). A growing body of research supports the health benefits of massage therapy for conditions such as stress, fibromyalgia, low-back pain and more. Find…

Do you lose strength in your hands? Fibromyalgia sufferers do

A common feature that most fibromyalgia sufferers present is a diffuse pain that affects a large part of the body. This disconcerting symptom is usually accompanied by morning joint stiffness, paresthesias in the hands and feet, ie tingling sensation and numbness, sleep disturbances and above all a feeling of tiredness and fatigue that accompanies them…

WHAT EVERY FIBROMYALGIA SUFFERER OUGHT TO KNOW ABOUT TAKING A SHOWER

DOES FIBROMYALGIA MAKE TAKING A SHOWER ANOTHER EXHAUSTING ACTIVITY? For most people who don’t live with chronic pain conditions, a shower in the morning helps them feel refreshed, fully awake and ready for the day. Unfortunately, this isn’t the experience that many fibromyalgia sufferers have. It seems like such a small thing, but when you’re living with…

Using Herbs for Fibromyalgia Treatment

The Natural Approach: Herbs for Fibromyalgia Symptoms Herbs for FibromyalgiaIf you are like most of those dealing with the complex symptoms of fibromyalgia, you have probably tried numerous prescription medications as well as recommended supplements to ease your symptoms. For me, I think I’ve tried every known medication on the market: some specifically for fibromyalgia,…

What Explains the Link Between Psoriasis and Fibromyalgia?

People who fibromyalgia often don’t just suffer from fibromyalgia. There are a number of diseases that seem to go hand-in-hand with the condition. Fibromyalgia seems to be liked to things mood disorders, PTSD, arthritis, and IBS. Sometimes, you can even see the conditions that go along with fibromyalgia, like psoriasis. Psoriasis is a tough condition to deal with, which is why…

MARIJUANA QUALIFY AS THE BEST TREATMENT FOR FIBROMYALGIA

survey cannabis it is the most effective treatment for fibromyalgia, beating all prescription drugs. Fibromyalgia is a disorder that is accompanied by chronic fatigue, deep muscle pain, headaches and depression. Although patients suffering from this disease can choose from three prescription drugs, cannabis old friend has eclipsed all cooked medicine synthetically in the laboratory. In…

Lady Gaga’s Comments On PTSD & Fibromyalgia in ‘Vogue’ Raise Awareness About The Link Between These Two Disorders

Lady Gaga’s October Vogue cover gave the star a platform to discuss her battle withfibromyalgia, and how it’s linked to her PTSD diagnosis — raising important awareness around how the the two conditions intersect. Lady Gaga told Vogue that she suffers from chronic and severe nerve pain initially caused by her sexual assault at age 19, that then worsened over time…