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Fibromyalgia could be alleviated with cortisol treatments

Fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) and chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) are debilitating diseases with no known cause and both with limited treatments for the symptoms and nothing for the underlying cause. Kent Holtorf, MD, medical director, Holtorf Medical Group Center for Endocrine, Neurological and Infection related illness, Torrance, Calif., reports that after a comprehensive literature study that the majority […] Read more


Fibromyalgia pain associated with specific brain molecule

Fibromyalgia patients frequently find their way to the doctor’s office because of unexplained pain in their neck, shoulder, and/or back. The cause for the chronic pain has baffled the medical profession for decades; often resulting in a diagnosis that the brain in in the patients head. Richard E. Harris, PhD, research assistant professor, Division of […] Read more


Fibromyalgia Awareness Day

For individuals who struggle with fibromyalgia, and their family and friends, the National Fibromyalgia Association’s (NFA) Fibromyalgia Awareness Day, ‘Caring by Sharing’ is quickly approaching and just weeks away. If you are in California you can join their Walk of Fame on May 10, 2008. The walk/run will be held at The Block at Orange, […] Read more


Fibromyalgia Pain Management

Fibromyalgia pain can cause severe pain, which makes it difficult for a person with the disease to think clearly. For some, fibromyalgia pain can become so intense that it is a struggle just to get through the day. Often the worst days are referred to as fibromyalgia fog and it is advised that fibromyalgia patients prepare […] Read more


Stress research expands impact on individuals

Since the 1950s stress has directly been linked to coronary heart disease. In one study chronic stress at work or at home was attributed to a 30% increase of death during a 9-year study. Depression has also been linked as a result to stress. But it is also noted that both heart disease and depression […] Read more


Bee’s fibromyalgia story

The medical community tries its best to explain disease symptoms like fibromyalgia. Unfortunately, the medical community’s explanations do not jive with the experience of someone who has lived with the disease for most of their life. Bee’s eclectic life is a blog by a 50’s something mother of 2 adult children who has dealt with […] Read more

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New myofascial pain syndrome imaging technique

Myofascial pain and Fibromyalgia are sometimes confused for each other, but the conditions are clinically different. Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition typically characterized by widespread pain in muscles, ligaments, and tendons, as well as fatigue and multiple tender points. Myofascial pain syndrome, is a more localized pain that is associated with trigger point tenderness. A […] Read more


Efforts to diagnose Fibromyalgia early

The American College of Rehumatology has established general classification guidelines for fibromyalgia to help assess and study the condition. The Mayo Clinic now provides a web site based on that information and is useful for diagnosing fibromyalgia. Because there is no single, specific diagnostic laboratory test, diagnosis can be difficult. Physicians rely on patient history, self-reported symptoms, […] Read more


Pain relief from oral spray

The tug-of-war between advocates for the use of medicinal cannabis and politicians who see it as a slippery slope, that ultimately leads to the legalization of marijuana, now have Sativex® that promises to heat up the discussion. The medication has shown to be effective in the treatment of pain in cases where conventional opioid medications […] Read more


Pain relief by cannabis best in moderation

In an University of California, San Diego (UCSD) Center for Medical Cannabis Research (CMCR) study, due to be published in the November journal of Anesthesiology, reports that cannabis in too high or too low of dosage provides little, if any benefit. Healthy volunteers were given a placebo cigarette or a marijuana cigarette that contained either 2%, […] Read more