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  • Chronic fatigue syndrome is a physical disorder, not a psychological illness, panel says(SEID)

    03/02/2015 3:54:03 PM PST · by Seizethecarp · 39 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 10, 2015 | Lenny Bernstein
    Chronic fatigue syndrome is a "serious, debilitating" condition with a cluster of clear physical symptoms — not a psychological illness — a panel of experts reported Tuesday as it called for more research into a disease that may affect as many as 2.5 million Americans. "We just needed to put to rest, once and for all, the idea that this is just psychosomatic or that people were making this up, or that they were just lazy," said Ellen Wright Clayton, a professor of pediatrics and law at Vanderbilt University, who chaired the committee of the Institute of Medicine, the health...
  • First Physical Evidence of Gulf War Illness Discovered in Veterans' Brains

    03/20/2013 10:36:00 PM PDT · by Seizethecarp · 11 replies
    University Medical Center (GUMC) researchers for the first time have discovered that veterans who suffer from “Gulf War Illness” have physical changes in their brains that may account for pain from actions as simple as putting on a shirt. Brain scans of 31 veterans with the illness, compared to 20 control subjects, revealed anomalies in the bundles of axons, also known as nerve fibers, that connect brain areas involved in the processing and perception of pain and fatigue. The Georgetown findings, published online today in PLOS ONE, could provide insight into the mysterious medical symptoms reported by Gulf War veterans,...
  • Fishing with Fibromyalgia : Routine

    06/28/2012 5:53:54 AM PDT · by stillafreemind · 5 replies
    Yahoo ^ | June 22nd, 2012 | Sherry Tomfeld
    Do you love fishing as I do? Did you give it up because of fibromyalgia? Instead of giving up, start preparing before you go! I have been fishing again for the last three years. I have specific things to take with me, and if you make a list, it will be no problem getting back to the sport you love!
  • Vitamin D Deficiency and Fibromyalgia: Lessening the Pain and Depression

    03/12/2012 6:37:19 AM PDT · by stillafreemind · 23 replies
    Yahoo ^ | March 12, 2012 | Sherry Tomfeld
    Two years ago, I started reading about vitamin D deficiency. In articles by Dr. Frank Lipkin and on Natural News, they explained the symptoms of vitamin D deficiency. Guess what? To my surprise and curiosity, a lot of the symptoms were like fibromyalgia. I went back through my paperwork and saw that the nurse had indeed told me to take vitamin D.
  • Make Shopping with Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Less Painful!

    11/24/2011 7:45:02 AM PST · by stillafreemind · 9 replies
    Yahoo/AC ^ | Nov. 23rd, 2011 | Sherry Tomfeld
    Suffer from fibromyalgia or chronic fatigue? Light and noise sensitivity, panic attacks, anxiety, pain, and fatigue can make shopping difficult. After thirty plus years of fighting with fibromyalgia, I'm going to share how to go shopping!
  • Inexpensive Drug Appears To Relieve Fibromyalgia Pain

    06/18/2009 4:41:29 PM PDT · by tricky_k_1972 · 10 replies · 752+ views
    ScienceDaily ^ | Apr. 21, 2009 | Staff Writers
    ... "I felt overall pain to the point that even when my children or husband just touched me it hurt."... ..."I am really, really good," Campbell said. "Having said that, I'm still not 100 percent. I'm still not that person I was before." Campbell was one of 10 women with fibromyalgia to take part in a small pilot study at Stanford over a 14-week period to test the new use of a low dose of a drug called naltrexone for the treatment of chronic pain. ..."Even after the study, it just got better and better and better," Campbell said. "I...

    11/20/2009 5:46:16 AM PST · by Patriot1259 · 9 replies · 665+ views ^ | 11/20/2009 | Mark Roberts
    You hurt all over, and you frequently feel exhausted. Even after numerous tests, your doctor can't find anything specifically wrong with you. If this sounds familiar, you may have fibromyalgia according to the Mayo Clinic.
  • Fibromyalgia Affects Women More Often Than Men

    04/26/2008 8:59:33 AM PDT · by blam · 32 replies · 248+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 4-25-2008 | Society for Women's Health Research
    Fibromyalgia Affects Women More Often Than Men ScienceDaily (Apr. 26, 2008) — Are you exhausted? Do you have pain all over but can’t figure out what’s wrong? If so, you may be suffering from fibromyalgia, a chronic condition that causes exhaustion, sleep disturbances and diffuse pain in your muscles, tendons, and ligaments. Fibromyalgia patients experience a range of symptoms of varying intensities that increase and decrease over time and often resemble other conditions. For years, because of their complex nature and a lack of research on the condition, many doctors misdiagnosed fibromyalgia symptoms or dismissed them as being in the...
  • Drug Approved. Is Disease Real?

    01/14/2008 3:54:05 AM PST · by don-o · 15 replies · 64+ views
    NY Times ^ | January 14, 2008 | ALEX BERENSON
    Fibromyalgia is a real disease. Or so says Pfizer in a new television advertising campaign for Lyrica, the first medicine approved to treat the pain condition, whose very existence is questioned by some doctors. For patient advocacy groups and doctors who specialize in fibromyalgia, the Lyrica approval is a milestone. They say they hope Lyrica and two other drugs that may be approved this year will legitimize fibromyalgia, just as Prozac brought depression into the mainstream. But other doctors — including the one who wrote the 1990 paper that defined fibromyalgia but who has since changed his mind — say...
  • No More Super Woman

    06/28/2005 5:00:14 PM PDT · by Just Kimberly · 7 replies · 458+ views
    Just Me - Everyday/Blog ^ | 6-28-05 | Just Kimberly
    Sometimes, the life of a Fibromite becomes very complicated. Whether it's the drugs, the symptoms, the mental incapacity, or maybe just trying to live your life as normally as possible - things get in the way. Things that I love so dearly - like writing and gardening, had all but come to a halt in my world over the past few weeks. The heat? Kids out of school? Who knows - but I was absolutely off-kilter. I was beginning to believe the people around me who kept saying - 'you have to get off those drugs. What are you doing...
  • Woman finds relief from fibromyalgia

    04/27/2005 9:02:22 AM PDT · by TaxRelief · 124 replies · 4,408+ views
    News 14 Carolina ^ | 4/27/2005 8:39 AM | Catherine Steele
    It's been described as "the worst flu you ever had" and pain that never goes away. Fibromyalgia affects some 3 million to 6 million Americans -- primarily women. Many struggle just to convince their doctor of their pain because symptoms are varied and no test can diagnose it. One woman finally found an answer herself. (snip) Darlene discovered the key to her relief was in the foods she ate and those she eliminated. The trigger seemed to be a substance called excitotoxins. It's found in monosodium glutamate, high fructose corn syrup, even vegetables high in glutamate. Without it, Darlene is...
  • Can a dietary supplement pick up the pieces? (joint pain)

    04/07/2005 12:37:29 PM PDT · by Coleus · 35 replies · 1,257+ views
    NorthJerseyNewspapers ^ | 04.05.05 | CHARLES STUART PLATKIN
    Can a dietary supplement pick up the pieces? Glucosamine, often recommended for joint pain, is one of the most popular supplements on the market. And considering the health concerns recently associated with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications, I thought it would be worth looking into whether glucosamine lives up to the hype.Background: Glucosamine and chondroitin are often combined together and used to treat osteoarthritis (OA), which occurs when the cartilage covering the end of the bone near the joint breaks down. OA affects the knees, backs, hips, hands and feet of more than 21 million people over age 45. And, according to...
  • Fibromyalgia - Can someone explain to me what I did wrong?

    02/25/2005 11:45:15 PM PST · by Just Kimberly · 31 replies · 1,578+ views
    2-25-2005 | Just Kimberly
    I just posted a question a few moments ago regarding FMS, and wondered if anyone else here suffered with it. I went back to see I had 7 replies and 80 something plus views, clicked on it, and recieved a message it had been pulled due to 'commercial spam'. Now, I am VERY new here, and really love this place, and I sincerely apologize - but I do not know what I did wrong. I know we are able to post our opinions and questions - which is why I went to opinions/vanity. I mentioned collecting research for my website,...
  • What are Nanobacteria?

    03/13/2003 12:39:21 AM PST · by Swordmaker · 12 replies · 1,478+ views
    NanoBacLabs ^ | 2001 | NanoBacLabs
    The term Nanobacteria is short for its scientific genus & species name Nanobacterium sanguineum, a Latin scientific term that means blood nanobacteria. Nanobacteria are nano-sized in that they are from 20-200 nanometers in size and are the smallest known self-replicating bacteria (a nanometer is 1 billionth of a meter and is approximately the width of ten hydrogen atoms side-to-side) Nanobacterium sanguineum is recognized as an emerging infectious disease. Nanobacteria have been shown to cause the calcification in coronary artery disease and vascular disease atherosclerotic plaque. (Miller V, et al, Mayo Clinic, Journal American College of Cardiology, March 2002 & Submitted...
  • Gene Helps Determine How Much You Hurt

    02/22/2003 11:40:20 AM PST · by ChemistCat · 7 replies · 237+ views ^ | February 21, 2003
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Inheriting a variation in a single gene can determine whether a person will be a wimp or a stoic when it comes to handling pain. University of Michigan neuroscientists put healthy young adults inside a brain scanner, made them hurt — just temporarily — and proved that carriers of the ``stoic'' gene version really can tolerate more pain. The discovery emphasizes the need to customize pain treatment and might even allow doctors to soon try predicting which patients will respond to a certain kind of medication. People's perceptions of pain are tremendously variable. A substantial blow to...
  • New drug relieves pain from Fibromyalgia

    02/17/2003 12:25:36 PM PST · by GailA · 91 replies · 7,177+ views
    New drug relieves pain from Fibromyalgia February 17, 2003 Conventional medications, such as Tylenol, Motrin or even morphine, provide little relief to sufferers of fibromyalgia, a mysterious and debilitating pain disorder. But a new drug might be able to thwart the nerve signals that scientists believe trigger the pain. "This is a real breakthrough not only because it works, but it proves fibromyalgia can be treated," says Dr. Leslie Crofford, a rheumatologist at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor who has studied the new drug, pregabalin. The syndrome affects an estimated 5.6 million Americans. Pregabalin reduces the release of...