Suicide risk in patients with migraine and comorbid fibromyalgia - Liu HY, Fuh JL, Lin YY, Chen WT, Wang SJ.
OBJECTIVES: To identify the frequency, clinical effects, and suicide risk in comorbid fibromyalgia (FM) among patients with migraine. METHODS: We surveyed patients with migraine who attended a headache clinic. All patients completed questionnaires ... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - August 30, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Suicide risk is elevated in migraineurs who have comorbid fibromyalgia - Kurth T, Scher AI.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - August 30, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Juvenile Fibromyalgia: Intensive Therapy Relieves Pain Juvenile Fibromyalgia: Intensive Therapy Relieves Pain
Intensive physical and behavioral therapy for up to 6 hours a day, much more than in other pain programs, was key to treating fibromyalgia in teenaged children. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 25, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Spotlight on a Modality: Tai Chi
Tai chi is sometimes referred to as “moving meditation”—practitioners move their bodies slowly, gently, and with awareness, while breathing deeply. Tai chi appears to be a safe practice. Scientific research on the health benefits of tai chi is ongoing, but several prior studies have focused on benefits in older adults, including tai chi's potential for preventing falls, and improving cardiovascular fitness, symptoms of pain associated with rheumatologic diseases (e.g., fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis), and overall well-being. A 2007 study on the immune response to varicella-zoster v...
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - August 21, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCAM Source Type: news

Beat The “Energy Crisis” With IV Laser Blood Therapy
As you age, you lose energy. Everyone feels that, including you. But knowing where that energy comes from, and how to replace it, means you don’t have to suffer like everyone else does. If you accept the idea that you can get older and still feel alert and energetic, a whole new world opens up in front of you. Let me show you what I mean The secret to solving your “energy crisis,” are the microscopic organelles that live inside your cells. If you’re a regular reader, you’ve heard me talk about mitochondria. Throughout your whole life, your experience of energy and alertness comes from these ti...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - August 19, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Dr. Al Sears Tags: Anti-Aging cellular power energy IV laser blood therapy laser technology mitochondria organelles Source Type: news

How This Couple Fought Through Illness To Find A New Destiny
I am a caregiver for my partner who has become housebound and bedridden due to an incurable "invisible" disease. I too live with a serious illness, barely getting through each day, mostly housebound myself. Franky and I met, and a spell was cast; we fell madly deeply infatuated with each other, as young love often does to people. We traveled, went to social events and started dreaming of a life together. Within a couple of months, I was diagnosed with an aggressive strain of HIV. Our fast-run fairytale seemed to be cursed and destined for failure. But we persevered. My family's involvement in my life was scarce...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 17, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tick-ing Time Bomb: Lyme Disease Conquers New Territory
In the summer of 1975 a group of children who often played together developed an unusual flu-like illness with severe joint pain. They were diagnosed with Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis (JRA). All of them lived in a small town at the mouth of the Connecticut River called Lyme. The story of their disease contains all the elements of a good novel; mystery, loss, blood, empathy, indifference, conflict, controversy and conspiracy, truth and fiction. Doctors suspect JRA when they see kids with persistent joint pain or swelling, unexplained skin rashes, and fever associated with swelling of lymph nodes or inflammation of internal...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 14, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NeuroMetrix inks distro deal with Advantage Consumer Healthcare
NeuroMetrix (NSDQ:NURO) said yesterday it signed a deal with supply chain company Advantage Consumer Healthcare to expand the distribution of its Quell wearable pain relief device. The new deal will position ACH to distribute the pain relief device to the retail sector, including mass merchandisers and chain drug stores, Waltham, Mass.-based NeuroMetrix said. “We are excited to have Advantage lead our retail launch. Retail expansion is a key component of our strategy, combined with an ongoing relationship with healthcare professionals. Advantage demonstrated a unique understanding of the marketplace and how to c...
Source: Mass Device - August 11, 2015 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Distribution Neurological Neuromodulation/Neurostimulation Pain Management Neurometrix Source Type: news

A Therapy That Rebuilds Your Defenses FAST
In ancient times, our ancestors had pure sources of the nutrients they needed to thrive. But they were limited in terms of how much they could get of any particular one. Organ meat gives you a wealth of nutrients, including protein, CoQ10, and a host of vitamins. But you can’t get really high doses of a nutrient or vitamin through food alone. That wasn’t a big issue for our ancestors because they had such a well-balanced environment. But it’s a big deal for you and me. In our toxic world, large doses of nutrients are sometimes necessary to balance or “straighten out” health concerns. This is a...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - August 3, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Dr. Al Sears Tags: Anti-Aging Source Type: news

Study Finds Drinking May Ease Fibromyalgia Pain, But Doctors Wary
U.S. specialists say alcohol is the wrong approach (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 30, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study Finds Drinking May Ease Fibromyalgia Pain, But Doctors Wary
U.S. specialists say alcohol is the wrong approach Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Alcohol, Chronic Pain, Fibromyalgia (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - July 30, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study Finds Drinking May Ease Fibromyalgia Pain, But Doctors Wary
Title: Study Finds Drinking May Ease Fibromyalgia Pain, But Doctors WaryCategory: Health NewsCreated: 7/30/2015 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/30/2015 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - July 30, 2015 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

Nondrug Tx Best for Fibromyalgia: The Pain Medicine News Report
(MedPage Today) -- Also, new evidence supports medical marijuana use for chronic pain. (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - July 23, 2015 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

High-pressure oxygen may help fibromyalgia patients
Stephen FellerTEL AVIV, Israel, July 14 (UPI) -- Exposure to high pressure oxygen in a hyperbaric chamber can ease or solve pain symptoms in fibromyalgia patients, based on the results of a new study. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - July 14, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High-pressure oxygen can effectively treat fibromyalgia
Women with fibromyalgia, a chronic pain syndrome, were able to drastically reduce, or even eliminate, their use of pain medication following hyperbaric oxygen treatment, according to new research.. The researchers also believe they have identified the primary factor causing fibromyalgia: the disruption of the brain mechanism for processing pain. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - July 14, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

High-pressure oxygen can effectively treat fibromyalgia
(American Friends of Tel Aviv University) A new study by Tel Aviv University researchers found that women with fibromyalgia, a chronic pain syndrome, were able to drastically reduce, or even eliminate, their use of pain medication following hyperbaric oxygen treatment. The researchers also believe they have identified the primary factor causing fibromyalgia: the disruption of the brain mechanism for processing pain. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 14, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Fibromyalgia misconceptions: Interview with a Mayo Clinic expert
(Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed)
Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed - July 11, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Women With Fibromyalgia Don't Get Enough Exercise (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Only 16% of women with fibromyalgia meet physical activity goals. (Source: MedPage Today Pain Management)
Source: MedPage Today Pain Management - July 5, 2015 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

Oxygen Chamber Therapy May Ease Fibromyalgia, Study Suggests
But treatment isn't FDA-approved, so insurance companies might not cover the cost (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - June 24, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Oxygen Chamber Therapy May Ease Fibromyalgia, Study Suggests
But treatment isn't FDA-approved, so insurance companies might not cover the cost Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Fibromyalgia, Oxygen Therapy (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - June 24, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Oxygen Chamber Therapy May Ease Fibromyalgia, Study Suggests
Title: Oxygen Chamber Therapy May Ease Fibromyalgia, Study SuggestsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 6/24/2015 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/24/2015 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - June 24, 2015 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

PTSD and Chronic Pain
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) mostly is known for its effect on overall mental health. There is research, however, to support the fact that PTSD is increasingly being recognized for its effect on physical wellness as well. Many who suffer with PTSD (veterans in particular) have higher lifetime prevalence of circulatory, digestive, musculoskeletal, nervous system, respiratory and infectious disease. There is also an increased co-occurrence of chronic pain in those who suffer with PTSD. Chronic pain may be defined as pain that persists longer than three months that was initially accompanied with tissue damage or a di...
Source: Psych Central - June 16, 2015 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Jennifer Wolkin, PhD Tags: Chronic Pain Disorders General Psychology PTSD Anxiety Disorder Fibromyalgia Hysteria Marginalization Military Posttraumatic Stress Disorder psychological stress Psychological trauma Somatization Stigma Suffering War Vetera Source Type: news

Hyperbaric hope for fibromyalgia sufferers
Women who suffer from fibromyalgia benefit from a treatment regimen in a hyperbaric oxygen chamber, according to researchers. Fibromyalgia is a chronic pain syndrome that can be accompanied by -- and perhaps related to -- other physical and mental conditions that include fatigue, cognitive impairment, irritable bowel syndrome and sleep disturbance. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - June 2, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Hyperbaric hope for fibromyalgia sufferers
(Rice University) Women who suffer from fibromyalgia benefit from a treatment regimen in a hyperbaric oxygen chamber, according to researchers at Rice University and institutes in Israel. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - June 2, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia in Sleep DisordersChronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia in Sleep Disorders
Might some patients diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome or fibromyalgia actually have sleep disturbed breathing as the cause of their symptoms? BMC Neurology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 1, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Inflammatory Claims About Inflammation
We all appreciate the elegance of simple solutions to complex problems. But we know too that simplicity can often masquerade as truth, hiding a more nuanced reality. Such is the case with inflammation, where pseudoscience, exaggerated claims, false promises, and dangerous oversimplification have dominated for too long. Here is a typical missive: "Inflammation controls our lives. Have you or a loved one dealt with pain, obesity, ADD/ADHD, peripheral neuropathy, diabetes, heart disease, stroke, migraines, thyroid issues, dental issues, or cancer? If you answered yes to any of these disorders you are dealing with inflam...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - May 29, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Exercise Stimulates Pain Modulation in Fibromyalgia Exercise Stimulates Pain Modulation in Fibromyalgia
Exercise activates areas of the brain associated with pain modulation, suggesting it could be an effective treatment for fibromyalgia. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 22, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Tonix Pharmaceuticals to Present Additional Data From Completed Phase 2b Study of TNX-102 SL in Fibromyalgia at EULAR
(Source: Medical News (via PRIMEZONE))
Source: Medical News (via PRIMEZONE) - May 20, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Workout May Ease Pain in Women with Fibromyalgia (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Muscle strength, flexibility, aerobic fitness impact physical pain and negative attitudes. (Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology)
Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology - May 17, 2015 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Fibromyalgia has central nervous system origins
Fibromyalgia is the second most common rheumatic disorder behind osteoarthritis and, though still widely misunderstood, is now considered to be a lifelong central nervous system disorder, which is responsible for amplified pain that shoots through the body in those who suffer from it. Researchers have analyzed the neurological basis for fibromyalgia. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - May 17, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

9 Common Symptoms Of Fibromyalgia And What To Do If You're Diagnosed
Today is National Fibromyalgia Awareness Day, which raises awareness for a chronic disorder that impacts an estimated five million adults in the United States, and is characterized by widespread pain and tenderness, often accompanied by fatigue, impaired memory and other physical issues. The condition may occur with other chronic pain conditions, such as osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and lupus. The exact cause of fibromyalgia is unknown, but researchers believe it could be the result of several factors, including genetics, illness and physical or emotional trauma, which lead to an abnormal processing of pain. In t...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - May 12, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Patterns of Health Care Utilization in FibromyalgiaPatterns of Health Care Utilization in Fibromyalgia
Which fibromyalgia treatment is associated with a reduction in health care utilization? Arthritis Research & Therapy (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 5, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology Journal Article Source Type: news

Running a Business with Fibromyalgia and...
This article features an up close and personal look at the life of Mary Caelsto, a business owner living with fibromyalgia and depression. (Source: About.com Mental Health)
Source: About.com Mental Health - April 26, 2015 Category: Psychiatry Tags: health Source Type: news

Fibromyalgia Quiz: Test Your Medical IQ
Title: Fibromyalgia Quiz: Test Your Medical IQCategory: MedicineNet QuizCreated: 11/10/2010 2:34:00 PMLast Editorial Review: 4/13/2015 7:32:23 PM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - April 13, 2015 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

How Yoga is Similar to Existing Mental Health Therapies
The ancient Eastern practice of yoga combines mindfulness training with exercise (hence the term, “mind-body”). For years, practitioners all over the world have reported receiving mental and physical health benefits from yoga. Only recently has yoga been subject to Western scientific evaluation, and so far, its effects are promising for a host of conditions from fibromyalgia to depression. Results of numerous studies found yoga offers some of the same therapeutic benefits, both physiological and psychological benefits, as other widely accepted mental health treatments. For example,...
Source: Psych Central - April 10, 2015 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Johnna Medina, M.A. Tags: Anxiety Depression General Happiness Healthy Living Motivation and Inspiration Psychotherapy Relaxation and Meditation Spirituality Stress Anxiety Disorder Bikram Exercise Fight-or-flight response Mind Body Mindfulness Mood Source Type: news

Treating the Root Cause of IBS: Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth
Rosie is a 30-year-old banker with very long work hours who came to see me with symptoms of gas, bloating and constipation. She had stomach cramps after eating, stubborn acne and a weight gain of 10 pounds in the last couple years despite a good diet and exercising regularly. A visit to a gastroenterologist had yielded the diagnosis of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) after testing that included an endoscopy, a colonoscopy, blood work, and an MRI -- all of which were essentially normal. Rosie's doctor prescribed Amitiza, a drug typically given for constipation, which caused her nausea and abdominal pain. She stopped taking i...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 1, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fibromyalgia Symptoms Predict Arthroplasty Outcomes (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Higher fibromyalgia scores were prognostic for less pain improvement. (Source: MedPage Today Pain Management)
Source: MedPage Today Pain Management - March 28, 2015 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

Gluten-Free for IBS, Fibromyalgia and Lymphocytic EnteritisGluten-Free for IBS, Fibromyalgia and Lymphocytic Enteritis
Does a gluten-free diet benefit patients with irritable bowel syndrome, fibromyalgia and lymphocytic enteritis? Arthritis Research & Therapy (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 23, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology Journal Article Source Type: news

Does Whiplash Really Trigger Fibromyalgia? (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Less than 1% of whiplash injury sufferers developed fibromyalgia a year later. (Source: MedPage Today Pain Management)
Source: MedPage Today Pain Management - March 20, 2015 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

Misunderstanding and Mistreating Fibromyalgia
Source: Lippincotts Bone and Joint Newsletter - March 20, 2015 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Best of the Rest Source Type: news

Pfizer pain drug Lyrica fails study in adolescents with fibromyalgia
(Reuters) - Pfizer Inc's pain drug, Lyrica, failed a post-marketing study testing the treatment in adolescents with fibromyalgia, a chronic disorder characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain, fatigue, and tenderness in localized areas. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 12, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Increasing Our Ability to Cope With Stress Can Make Us Healthier, Part 4: Early Life Events That Increase the Response of the Brain to Stress
This is blog four of the series to educate you about stress and to help you increase your ability to cope with stress. Please refer to previous blogs for background information and to review the behaviors that reduce the response of the brain to chronic and acute stress. The focus of this blog is to make you aware of the effects of high levels of stress early in life on the structure and function of the brain, on an individual's susceptibility to mental and physical disease, and also on longevity. Understanding that early life abuse harms both mental and physical health across one's lifespan is the first step to developin...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 27, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fibromyalgia: Need to Nap Increases as Symptoms Worsen (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Reasons for napping include feeling unwell and poor sleep the previous night (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - February 21, 2015 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Rheumatology Research Highlights - Winter 2015
(Wiley) Rheumatology Research Highlights provides members of the media with important medical evidence that focuses on rheumatic diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus, juvenile arthritis and fibromyalgia. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 19, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Pain, Emotion, and Functional Limits in FibromyalgiaPain, Emotion, and Functional Limits in Fibromyalgia
Get a handle on the complex nature of pain in women presenting with fibromyalgia. Pain Management Nursing (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 16, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nursing Journal Article Source Type: news

Exercise Helps Battle Depression in Rheumatic Diseases
(MedPage Today) -- Exercise useful for fibromyalgia, OA, RA, and SLE patients alike. (Source: MedPage Today Geriatrics)
Source: MedPage Today Geriatrics - February 14, 2015 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Fibromyalgia Imaging Study Shows Unique Brain ConnectivityFibromyalgia Imaging Study Shows Unique Brain Connectivity
An fMRI study shows connectivity between the somatosensory cortex and the anterior insula, the region that assigns salience to stimuli. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 10, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

'I've been walking on eggshells all my life': fibromyalgia patients' narratives about experienced violence and abuse - Sallinen M, Kukkurainen ML.
According to earlier research, the prevalence of violence and abuse in the life history of patients with chronic widespread pain and fibromyalgia seems to be high in comparison with other pain patients and healthy controls. The purpose of the present study... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - February 7, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Violence and Weapons Issues Source Type: news

New Criteria Would Double Fibromyalgia Cases (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- More than 5% of the general population could be diagnosed under new system. (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - February 6, 2015 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news