WHY I DON’T TAKE MEDICATIONS TO TREAT MY FIBROMYALGIA

I asked on Facebook if anyone would like me to cover a particular topic on the blog. If you weren’t aware that I had a Facebook page, you can find it here. Angela replied and asked me what I knew about medications for treating fibromyalgia as she was experiencing unwanted side effects and did not know what to…

Fibromyalgia is not all in your heads, new research confirms

   Fibromyalgia (FM) is a commonly misjudged condition that causes widespread pain and fatigue. If you’ve been diagnosed with FM and are trying to learn all you can about the condition, you may come across some myths and misunderstandings about FM. The topmost misconception is that people consider FM is not an actual medical problem…

Marijuana Chewing Gum to Relieve Fibromyalgia Pain

The legalization of marijuana in many states has opened numerous perspectives and has resulted in many ingenious ideas for its use, expanding the range of medicinal marijuana products. The evidence that cannabis is an effective method to treat painful and chronic conditions is undeniable. Additionally, it is more effective than leading traditional painkillers, and can also reduce…

Why Going to Church Can Be Difficult When You Have Fibromyalgia

I was determined to go to Harvest Thanksgiving at church yesterday. I washed my fine, fly-away hair the day before, because it’s long and is too much bother if I have to go anywhere in the morning (I refuse to sacrifice my hair to this condition). However, I had a restless, sweaty night with little…

LYME SCI: Is it fibromyalgia–or Lyme disease?

When Lady Gaga recently revealed a diagnosis of fibromyalgia—a set of symptoms characterized by widespread pain that is frequently accompanied by fatigue, sleep disturbances, memory issues and mood changes—I thought of another famous singer, Kris Kristofferson. The Country Music Hall of Famer was also initially told he had fibromyalgia. As his symptoms worsened over the next 12 years,…

Fibromyalgia Device: Hummingbirds Hum

Fibromyalgia is often called a mystery illness that causes debilitating pain and fatigue. (KFSN) By Margot Kim Fibromyalgia is often called a mystery illness that causes debilitating pain and fatigue. Most patients take pills to help relieve symptoms. Now, new technology is offering help without the side effects of medication. Pamula Floyd has been dealing…

To the Woman Who Said My Illness Is No Excuse for a Messy House

To the woman who told me my chronic illness is no excuse for having a messy house, there are so many things you just plain don’t seem to understand. And how could you? You may never have had a sick day in your life or an illness that wasn’t resolved with a few days in bed….

11 Piriformis Stretches to Get Rid of Sciatica, Hip, and Lower Back Pain

Those who have experiences sciatic nerve pain know how unbearable it is. The reasons for sciatica are numerous; some of them are spinal stenosis, ruptured disk, body injury, etc. When one experiences a sciatic nerve pain, the first things that need to be checked are the hips and the lower back. Dr. Mark Kovach says…

A VACCINE FOR THE TREATMENT OF FIBROMYALGIA?

If someone could give you a vaccine that would cure your fibromyalgia, would you do it? It may sound like a dream, but it’s closer to reality than you think. Los Angeles-based biomedical firm EpicGenetics is seeking approval from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to conduct a clinical trial next year to test the Bacillus Calmette-Guerin…