Immediate treatment can alleviate future back problems, research suggests

Immediate treatment can alleviate future back problems research suggests

Immediate treatment by a physiotherapist, bypassing a waiting list, can reduce problems with recurring low back pain, reveals a thesis from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. Many people suffer with low back pain, and most get better. However, those who suffer with long-term pain can find that their work, everyday and leisure activities are limited […]

Why Don’t Painkillers Work For People With Fibromyalgia?

Why Don't Painkillers Work For People With Fibromyalgia?

People who have the common chronic pain condition fibromyalgia often report that they don’t respond to the types of medication that relieve other people’s pain. New research from the University of Michigan Health System helps to explain why that might be: Patients with fibromyalgia were found to have reduced binding ability of a type of […]

When you are ready for spring (because you loathe winter)

When you are ready for spring (because you loathe winter)

It is March. It is spring, isn’t it? Not in Canada, it isn’t. No, we just had a blizzard. But it is warm winter, not freezing winter. It is Almost Spring and that makes me happy. Winter is not a fun time for me. So I am glad it is on its way out. Why […]

Challenges of Fibromyalgia

Challenges of Fibromyalgia

It is Fibromyalgia Awareness Day today Today’s topic for fibromyalgia is Challenges We face many challenges with fibromyalgia. Here are some that I have experience with. Work challenges I found out when I was younger via every summer job I worked that there are certain jobs I cannot do with fibromaylgia. I can’t do a customer […]

CBT for fibromyalgia: Worth it?

CBT for fibromyalgia: Worth it?

Fibromyalgia (FM) is a chronic syndrome defined by widespread pain, cognitive dysfunction, sleep dysfunction and fatigue. Cognitive-behavioral therapies (CBTs) are often a recommended treatment for Fibromyalgia. It is, in fact, a psychological treatment used in many chronic pain conditions as well as other health problems. CBTs are a method of improving a person’s beliefs about […]

Emotional Awareness and Expression Therapy (EAET)

Emotional Awareness and Expression Therapy (EAET)

There has been recent research that suggests therapies that help people with chronic pain engage rather than avoid their complex emotional experience can improve psychologically and physically, as in their pain can improve. That is where Emotional Awareness and Expression Therapy (EAET) comes into play instead of CBT. This was the goal “Patients with fibromyalgia […]

Central nervous system and Sympathetic Skin Response

Central nervous system and Sympathetic Skin Response

We know from precious research that the central nervous system is involved with fibromyalgia. It seems to be the main problem. There have been studies showing sympathetic nerves are involved with findings of damage to small nerve fiber damage in the skin, eyes and perhaps even other areas. We have a post about that actually […]

Illness perception and fibromyalgia

Illness perception and fibromyalgia

Poor Illness Perceptions Are a Risk Factor for Depressive and Anxious Symptomatology in Fibromyalgia Syndrome: A Longitudinal Cohort Study study published online November 1st, 2017 in Frontiers in Psychiatry Depression and anxiety are highly comorbid with fibromyalgia and the objective of the study was to determine whether severe pain, maladaptive coping, and poor illness perception are associated […]

Horrible Side Effects Make Fibromyalgia Patients Quit Drugs Early

Neurontin and its newer more potent version, Fibromyalgia pain relief drug Lyrica, are widely used for off-label indications that are an outright flagrant danger to the public. These blockbuster drugs were approved for use even though the FDA had no idea what they actually did in the brain. A shocking new study shows that they block […]

Cannabis Oil Capsules May Be Best Treatment For Fibromyalgia

Treatment For Fibromyalgia Treatment For Fibromyalgia much like treatments for any and all disease., often starts with the management of symptoms. With this disorder, the symptoms create a string of tender points along the body. Coupling this with extreme fatigue and an inability to sleep and you have a concoction for a drastically poor quality […]