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How to Use Reflexology for Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is characterized by chronic, widespread pain and tenderness in the body. It is difficult to diagnose because there are no diagnostic tests or x-rays that can detect it, and the symptoms of fibromyalgia mimic symptoms of other medical conditions. Reflexology is an effective, non-invasive treatment for relieving the symptoms of fibromyalgia. Steps In reflexology, the...

FDA May Require Opioids Be Packaged in ‘Blister Packs

By Pat Anson The Food and Drug Administration may soon require some opioid pain medications to be packaged in “blister packs” to limit the number of pills that can be prescribed and dispensed at one time. “This is something we’ve been looking at for some time. And it is gaining some traction inside the agency as...

Stop Torturing Chronic Pain Patients: US Health Pedia

By Kim Miller, Guest Columnist Have you heard the stories about people who suffer from unrelenting pain? These people, who we'll call "patients,” are trying to have a life whereby their pain is controlled enough to participate in some of life's little pleasures, such as cleaning the house, showering and spending time with family, while understanding...

Dyskinesia and Fibromyalgia. Whats the Connection: US Health Pedia

By:Wyatt Redd We still don’t know what causes fibromyalgia. But we often treat it with a class of drugs that are usually used to treat disorders like seizures. While these drugs can help manage the symptoms of fibromyalgia, they can also cause a range of side effects, including dyskinesia. Dyskinesia is a condition that causes frequent,...

CVS to limit the dispensing of opioids, strengthen patient counseling

CVS announced today that, as part of the company's broad commitment to fighting the national opioid abuse epidemic, it is enhancing its enterprise-wide initiatives supporting safe drug disposal, utilization management of pain medications and funding for treatment and recovery programs. "As America's front door to health care with a presence in nearly 10,000 communities across the country,...

Sinusitis, an Early Warning of Fibromyalgia?

Sinusitis, also known as sinus infection, and fibromyalgia are much more closely related than you think. A 2003 study published in the Archives on Internal Medicine found that people who suffer from unexplained fatigue is ten times more likely to have sinus symptoms. This study drew a link between sinus problems and unexplained fatigue and suggest...

The Friendships That Fade When You’ve Fibromyalgia

By Tressia Demaskie Living with chronic back pain has been a challenge to say the least. Then finding out I was extremely exhausted and my body physically ached and hurt so badly because I have fibromyalgia was devastating for me to grasp and over time learn to live with, I’m still learning. It’s times...

Top 5 Snacks to Fuel Your Workout

Fuel your workout It doesn’t make a difference in the event that you work out in the morning, amid your meal break or around evening time: pre-workout snacks are constantly vital. They guarantee that your body has all that it needs to fuel itself amid whatever action you’re doing, whether it’s climbing the StairMaster, running...

New Genes Linked to Alzheimer’s

by Michael Smith, North American Correspondent, MedPage TodaySeptember 06, 2009 Action Points Researchers have found new genes that are associated with an increased risk of Alzheimer's disease. The three novel genes all appear to play a role in the deposits of amyloid in the brain that characterize Alzheimer's, as does the only well-established gene that increases the risk...

8 Things Help For Fibromyalgia Diagnosis Sufferers Need to Stop Doing

8 Things Help For fibromyalgia diagnosis Sufferers When I was first diagnosed I was under the impression that amitriptyline would sort out my sleep issues, which in turn would relieve me of my fibromyalgia symptoms. Stop putting your own needs on the back burner. – fibromyalgia diagnosis If you have any sort of chronic debilitating condition, you...
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