fibromyalgia

CHILDHOOD TRAUMA AND STRESS LEADS TO FIBROMYALGIA – DR DAVID BRADY

Traumatic experiences and stressors in childhood have historically been overlooked as predisposing factors in the development of various chronic pain disorders and psychiatric conditions, including fibromyalgia, irritable bowel syndrome, insomnia, depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, and chronic fatigue syndrome. However, the tide is turning as research is revealing a significant correlation between childhood trauma and …

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HOW AMITRIPTYLINE MAY HELP PEOPLE WITH FIBROMYALGIA

Over the years, various medications have undergone evaluation for use in the treatment of fibromyalgia. Those medications include muscle relaxants, corticosteroids, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications (NSAIDs), sedatives and tricylic antidepressants. Tricylic antidepressants actually have some history in the treatment of fibromyalgia. In fact, several of these antidepressants are used in the treatment of the condition. Nortriptyline, …

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HEARTBREAKING LETTER FROM A BRISTOL WOMAN WHO SUFFERS FROM DEBILITATING DISEASE FIBROMYALGIA

What happens when your life starts to unravel? For 23-year-old Peyton Connor, that happened last May when she was diagnosed with fibromyalgia. The long-term chronic condition can cause increased sensitivity to pain, extreme fatigue, difficulty sleeping and memory loss. After collapsing at work at the end of 2015, several tests revealed she had the condition, …

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Researchers Find Proof That Fibromyalgia Can Affect Your Brain

By: Paige Wyant A new study has found “visible” evidence of brain inflammation in those with fibromyalgia. The study, conducted by Massachusetts General Hospital researchers and published in the journal Brain, Behavior, and Immunity, looked at brain glial activation in those with and without fibro. Glial cells surround neurons, acting as “insulation,” and are the most common type of cell in …

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FDA Warns About Dangers Of Epidural Steroid Injections For Back Pain

There are few things quite as debilitating as excruciating back pain. It seems to overtake your entire life, leaving you miserable and unable to accomplish ordinary tasks since every waking moment is spent penetrated by the pulsating pain in your back. Often as a last resort, people suffering from severe back pain will turn to epidural …

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Tramadol: The most dangerous drug in the world

Imagine a prescription medication that relieves pain just as well as narcotics like Oxycontin, but isn’t addictive. Too good to be true? Turns out, yes. For years, that was the case with Tramadol, a synthetic opioid drug that was released in 1995 under the brand name Ultram to great expectations. This new drug seemed to offer all …

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When Pain moves from your Head Down to the feet in Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) or simply Fibromyalgia is a condition in which pain in a whole-body is persistent for a longer period of time. According to researchers, the disorder amplifies the sensations of pain by disturbing the brain’s functions that increase pain sensitivity. It can cause after surgery, due to psychological stress, physical trauma or infection. …

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Lady Gaga Irritated By People Whio Don’t Think Her Fibromyalgia Is Real

Lady Gaga fears critics don’t believe her battle with fibromyalgia is for real. The Born This Way hitmaker publicly acknowledged the diagnosis, which can cause fatigue, severe muscle pain, and memory and mood issues, last year (17). Gaga explains her condition is made worse by other mental and physical issues she struggles with and she …

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