Jeff Sessions: Chronic pain sufferers should ‘take an aspirin and tough it out’

Jeff Sessions doesn’t give a shit about the opioid epidemic. During an address at the U.S. Attorney’s office in Tampa, Florida this week, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said that people who suffer from chronic pain should simply “take an aspirin and tough it out.” Sessions, whose opposition to medical marijuana is well known, attempted to tackle the subject of…

How Amitriptyline May Help People With Fibromyalgia

Over the years, various medications have undergone evaluation for use in the treatment of fibromyalgia. Those medications include muscle relaxants, corticosteroids, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications (NSAIDs), sedatives and tricylic antidepressants. Tricylic antidepressants actually have some history in the treatment of fibromyalgia. In fact, several of these antidepressants are used in the treatment of the condition. Nortriptyline,…

What is Guillain-barre syndrome? How it is related with Fibromyalgia

  A lot of people wonder if Guillain-barre syndrome and fibromyalgia are related. Both produce pretty similar symptoms in people who suffer from them, which makes it easy to see why people would think that there may be a connection between Guillain-barre syndrome and fibromyalgia. But is there? Let’s take a look at what these…

I Am So Sick of Being Sick With Fibromyalgia Disease

Having a chronic illness such as Fibromyalgia Disease really does take its toll on you, especially when you have a ton of other stuff along with it like me. It waxes and wanes but it never goes away, at least it doesn’t for me. Right now I must say it’s as bad as it has ever been before….

Craniosacral Therapy for Fibromyalgia

The root causes of fibromyalgia are still unknown. It is attributed to a dysfunction of nerve signals, hormones, or spinal fluid pressure. Because the causes are not completely understood, it makes treatment difficult. There are several treatments and methods for controlling the symptoms of fybromyalgia, and whole websites dedicated to fibromyalgia treating.  Craniosacral therapy is a…

The Dilemma of Wanting to Have Fun but Knowing Your Body Will Pay for It

Last weekend, I had a pretty typical weekend for a 23-year-old. It was my other half’s birthday on Saturday, so we had friends around, a few drinks (nothing too wild) and stayed up to around 1:00 a.m. On Sunday, we went to visit family, leaving the house at midday, and then went for a walk around a…

The Dilemma of Wanting to Have Fun but Knowing Your Body Will Pay for It

Last weekend, I had a pretty typical weekend for a 23-year-old. It was my other half’s birthday on Saturday, so we had friends around, a few drinks (nothing too wild) and stayed up to around 1:00 a.m. On Sunday, we went to visit family, leaving the house at midday, and then went for a walk around a…

11 Surprising Facts About Fibromyalgia. #8 is Quite Unexpected

Fibromyalgia is a disease that many people don’t fully understand, but one that afflicts approximately 5 million Americans. In fact, fibromyalgia is one of the most common types of chronic pain disorders in adults. This disease does not discriminate and causes debilitating pain for millions. Even though so many people suffer from the disease, we…

Neurotransmitters (Brain Chemicals) Out Of Balance In Fibromyalgia

  In fibromyalgia, at least six neurotransmitters can be out of balance. Neurotransmitters are the brain chemicals that carry signals (including pain signals) from one nerve cell to the next. Neurotransmitters literally control every system in the body either directly or indirectly. The main symptoms of fibromyalgia, heightened pain perception, fatigue, sleep disturbances, depression, and…

Fibromyalgia and Death. What You Need to Know

It has been accepted by many in the medical community for many years that fibromyalgia is a chronic pain syndrome—not even a disease. And certainly not killing anyone. However, there have been sporadic reports in the literature of increased mortality due to cardiovascular disease and suicide. A study published last year in “Arthritis and Rheumatism”…

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