Women’s prescription overdose deaths skyrocket

Every day, 42 women die from a drug overdose – and nearly half of those overdoses are from prescription painkillers. In fact, according to newly released figures from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the number of women dying from prescription drug overdoses has increased by more than 400% since 1999 – nearly double the 265% increase of…

Fibromyalgia and Death. What You Need to Know

By : Mark Borigini M.D 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…

8 Essential Oils for Fibromyalgia To Alleviate Symptoms Naturally

  Use these 8 essential oils for fibromyalgia to alleviate symptoms naturally, while supporting the overall health of your entire body. This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my full disclosure policy for details. Fibromyalgia is a rheumatic condition that can be quite difficult to deal with on a daily basis. The constant musculo-skeletal pain and…

How To Get Rid Of Spider Veins Naturally

  While not dangerous, spider veins are not attractive. Discover how to get rid of spider veins naturally for beautiful, more youthful looking skin. This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my full disclosure policy for details.   Spider veins are not usually dangerous but they can itch and burn causing discomfort. For this reason, most…

Is it a Symptom? A Guide to Understanding What Fibromyalgia is Doing to Your Body

For many people a diagnosis of fibromyalgia is a relief. There is typically a 2 to 3 year gap between the onset of symptoms and diagnosis. This time-frame is getting shorter as there are now more concise diagnostic tests. Getting your doctor to recognize your symptoms as potentially indicating fibromyalgia is important. The reality is…

Chronic hiccups and how to stop them

Hiccups lasting longer than 48 hours are defined as chronic hiccups. Chronic hiccups are a rare medical occurrence that can interrupt daily life and cause health problems. Sleeping and eating adjustments are often needed to cope with the condition. The cause is not always apparent, but chronic hiccups are often related to an underlying medical issue. In…

Chronic fatigue syndrome: Could altered gut bacteria be a cause?

What causes chronic fatigue syndrome? The answer to this question continues to baffle researchers, so much so that some have even questioned whether the condition exists. Now, a new study by researchers from Cornell University in Ithaca, NY, may have shed light on a biological cause, after finding that patients with chronic fatigue have an…

Chronic Widespread Pain Patients More Likely to Die Early

Lifestyle may explain excess mortality in fibromyalgia and other chronic pain patients Action Points People who have chronic widespread pain die earlier than those without chronic pain, reported new research from the United Kingdom, and lifestyle may play a significant role in their mortality. Chronic widespread pain patients who participated in UK Biobank — a…

Transcranial Random Noise Stimulation Effective on Multiple Fibromyalgia-Associated Symptoms

Transcranial random noise stimulation consists of the application of an alternating current to the cortex delivered at random frequencies. During the American Academy of Neurology’s 2017 Annual Meeting in Boston, April 22-28, researchers from the department of experimental biomedicine and clinical neuroscience at the University of Palermo, Italy, presented a study showing the effectiveness of…

16 Secret Side Effects I’ve Kept from my Friends

I can’t stress enough that one of the most effective ways of managing my condition is by keeping a poised and positive mindset. This has taken years of practice and focus to achieve. While some have shared their opinion that this attitude is unrealistic or disingenuous, for me, it’s the key to success. In past…