Fibromyalgia symptoms: What does fibro pain feel like? Five signs 'over your entire body'
FIBROMYALGIA symptoms vary from person to person, but usually include widespread pain. But it can be difficult to differentiate your pain from other conditions. What does fibro pain actually feel like? These are the most common signs to look out for. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 12, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why Acupuncture Is Going Mainstream in Medicine
When the opioid addiction crisis began to surge in the U.S. about a decade ago, Dr. Medhat Mikhael spent a lot of time talking to his patients about other ways to heal pain besides opioids, from other types of medications to alternative treatments. As a pain management specialist at MemorialCare Orange Coast Medical Center in Fountain Valley, Calif., he didn’t anticipate leaving behind the short-term use of opioids altogether, since they work so well for post-surgical pain. But he wanted to recommend a remedy that was safer and still effective. That turned out to be acupuncture. “Like any treatment, acupuncture...
Source: TIME: Health - April 29, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Elizabeth Millard Tags: Uncategorized healthscienceclimate medicine Source Type: news

Sinead O'Connor: Singer quit music in past due to 'difficulty' with fibromyalgia
THE SINGER Shuhada Sadaqat, born with the name Sinead O'Connor, has an incurable disease which at one point forced her into a mini-retirement. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 24, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Juvenile Fibromyalgia Is Associated With Brain Changes Juvenile Fibromyalgia Is Associated With Brain Changes
The similarity of the brain changes observed in younger and older patients suggests a link between juvenile and adult forms of the disease, according to the researchers.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - April 1, 2022 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

What Are the Newest Treatments for Fibromyalgia?
Title: What Are the Newest Treatments for Fibromyalgia?Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 3/31/2022 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/31/2022 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - March 31, 2022 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

Difference Rheumatoid Arthritis vs. Fibromyalgia
What Is the Difference Between Rheumatoid Arthritis vs. Fibromyalgia? (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - March 23, 2022 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Does Fibromyalgia Qualify You for Medical Marijuana?
Title: Does Fibromyalgia Qualify You for Medical Marijuana?Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 3/11/2022 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/11/2022 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General)
Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General - March 11, 2022 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Researchers Are Getting Closer to Understanding Long COVID. But Treatments Are Likely Still a Ways Off
Two years into the COVID-19 pandemic, questions about Long COVID still outnumber answers. Why do some people develop long-lasting symptoms—often after a mild case of COVID-19, sometimes even after being vaccinated—while others fully recover from their brushes with the SARS-CoV-2 virus? Why does Long COVID seem to disproportionately appear in women? How can one condition affect numerous bodily systems, causing symptoms ranging from brain fog to joint pain to total exhaustion? Is Long COVID a single diagnosis, or is it better understood as an umbrella term for a spectrum of disease, caused by a range of biologica...
Source: TIME: Health - March 7, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

Fibromyalgia Patients See Rapid Benefit From Low-Cal Diet
(MedPage Today) -- For nearly three-quarters of obese patients with fibromyalgia, drastic caloric restriction in a small trial led to 30% or greater reduction in symptom severity in only 3 weeks, researchers reported. The findings support an emerging... (Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology)
Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology - March 2, 2022 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Can People With Fibromyalgia Live Normal Lives?
Title: Can People With Fibromyalgia Live Normal Lives?Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 2/11/2022 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/11/2022 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General)
Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General - February 11, 2022 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Long COVID Patients Are Waiting Months for Care, and the Problem May Only Get Worse
In March 2020, Laura Fitton, a 50-year-old entrepreneur in Massachusetts, had a high fever, sore throat, gastrointestinal issues, and loss of taste. But at the time, few of those symptoms were linked to COVID-19, so Fitton wasn’t eligible for a test. It took seven more months of persistent symptoms—including brain fog, swollen joints, fast heart rate, chills, and fatigue—for a doctor to order an antibody test. Although the test came back negative—perhaps because of how much time had passed since she had gotten sick—Fitton was relieved that a doctor was finally exploring the possibility of Long...
Source: TIME: Health - February 3, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Cover Story COVID-19 feature healthscienceclimate Magazine Source Type: news

Suicidal behavior in fibromyalgia patients: rates and determinants of suicide ideation, risk, suicide, and suicidal attempts-a systematic review of the literature and meta-analysis of over 390,000 fibromyalgia patients - Adawi M, Chen W, Bragazzi NL, Watad A, McGonagle D, Yavne Y, Kidron A, Hodadov H, Amital D, Amital H.
BACKGROUND: Suicide is a leading cause of death worldwide, affecting ~800,000 people every year. Fibromyalgia is an extremely prevalent rheumatic disease with a predisposition for comorbid anxiety and depression, which are known risk factors for suicidal b... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 8, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Is Irritable Bowel Syndrome Part of Fibromyalgia?
Title: Is Irritable Bowel Syndrome Part of Fibromyalgia?Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 11/3/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/3/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - November 3, 2021 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

‘It’s mind-boggling’: the complex, and growing, use of medicinal cannabis in Australia
Tens of thousands of people are turning to the drug to treat a range of conditions – but the evidence is patchy and costs can be highWhen Helen was diagnosed with fibromyalgia in her early 40s, her doctor prescribed her a range of opioids. She tried morphine, meperidine and a few others, but none helped ease the constant pain her chronic condition caused.Long before medicinal cannabis was legal in Australia, while Helen was travelling across North America, a doctor at a dispensary suggested she try cannabidiol oil. “He gave me this bottle of tincture and taught me to use one or two drops under my tongue,” Helen says....
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 30, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Manuela Callari Tags: Health Cannabis Australia news Medical research Doctors Fibromyalgia Mental health Anxiety Cancer Source Type: news

Fibromyalgia Patients Substituting CBD for Opioids for Pain Management
No abstract available (Source: Lippincott's Bone and Joint Newsletter)
Source: Lippincott's Bone and Joint Newsletter - October 29, 2021 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Snapshot Source Type: news