Experimental blood test accurately spots fibromyaliga

For the first time, researchers have evidence that can be reliably detected in blood samples – work they hope will pave the way for a simple, fast diagnosis.In a study that appears in the , researchers from The Ohio State University report success in identifying biomarkers of fibromyalgia and differentiating it from a handful of other related…

Chronic Pain Patient Abandoned by Doctor Dies

This will be the first Christmas that Tammi Hale spends without her husband Doug in over 30 years. The 53-year old Vermont man, who suffered chronic pain from interstitial cystitis, committed suicide in October after his doctor abruptly cut him off from opioid pain medication. “His primary care provider kept trying to wean him off…

Daughter Says Untreated Pain Led to Mother’s Suicide

Suicides are never easy to accept. Especially if they involve a loved one. Even more so if they could have been prevented. Lacy Stewart says her mother never would have killed herself if she’d been given proper medical care for her chronic fibromyalgia pain.“I feel angry about the way she was treated,” says Stewart, a…

Fibromyalgia, pain and disability

When you are suffering from fibromyalgia, it seems as if a part of you is leaving to never come back. Remember how you were before and that sometimes makes you fall into a well that it is quite difficult to leave. They can be diseases that are obvious in the eyes of others, or as in…

Psychotic Teenager Misdiagnosed as Bipolar Had a Curable Autoimmune Disease.

When Tessa Gallo turned from a healthy teenager into a psychotic wreck with catatonic symptoms overnight, doctors first said she was over-anxious, and then decided she had bipolar disorder. She was obsessive, refusing to sleep, eat or wash, and she also became violent. However after ten months confined to psychiatric wards, two Stanford University doctors found…

A New Spinal Cord Injury Treatment is Getting Patients Back on Their Feet

Matt Wetschler was bodysurfing at Ocean Beach in San Francisco when he went for a wave and didn’t come back up. Some other surfers saw his body floating like a log and pulled him ashore. He was lucky: an ICU nurse happened to be walking along the beach and started CPR. By the time the…

Doctors Who Treat Fibromyalgia

A number of specialists treat fibromyalgia, and many people with the condition work with a health care team, rather than a single doctor, to relieve the wide range of symptoms typical of fibromyalgia. In some cases, one specialist serves as the lead doctor, coordinating care with other health care providers. The lead doctor may be…

16 Things Fibromyalgia Sufferers Need to Stop Doing

This article is based on 30 Things to Stop Doing to Yourself. As I read it, I couldn’t help but think just how true so many of them were and thought that there were certain ones that were especially appropriate for those of us suffering from Fibro, CFS and other debilitating conditions. 16 Things Fibromyalgia Sufferers Need…

Magic Mushrooms Use For Anxiety And Depression Could Be Legal By 2021

Studies claim that psilocybin, a mushroom species popularly known as magic mushroom, can offer plenty of benefits to terminally-ill patients struggling with depression with PTSD (Post-traumatic stress disorder). For quite a while, psilocybin has been considered a recreational drug, and authorities did not take seriously any claims that it could have significant medical benefits. However,…

FIBROMYALGIA IS DECLARED AS A NEW LONG TERM DISABILITY

After osteoarthritis, fibromyalgia is the second most common rheumatic disease.However, it is difficult to choose the previous fibromyalgia because its symptoms fluctuate. This condition mainly affects women than men. It is characterized by pain in the body accompanied by stiffness and fatigue. According to Daniel Clauw, MD, professor of anesthesiology at the University of Michigan, said…