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Fibro Awareness - For all my Friends and Family with Fibro

How to tell if you're magnesium deficient (and what to do about it)

Are you constantly exhausted? You could be magnesium deficit.<p>Magnesium is an essential mineral for vibrant health and wellness.<p>As the fourth most …

Childhood Trauma Leads To Lifelong Chronic Illness -- So Why Isn't The Medical Community Helping Patients?

When I was twelve, I was coming home from swimming at my neighbor's dock when I saw an ambulance's flashing lights in our driveway. I still remember the asphalt burning my feet as I stood, paralyzed, and watched the paramedics take away my father. It was as if I knew those flashing lights were a …

14 Ways to Beat the High Cost of Medical Care

Health insurance helps make medical care more affordable — or at least prevents a serious health problem from bankrupting us. But it doesn’t make …

Encouraging depressed people to do the things they enjoy could save NHS thousands, study finds

Encouraging depressed people to do the things they used to enjoy such as phoning friends or going for a walk, could save NHS trusts thousands of pounds in more complex therapies, a study has shown.<p>‘Behavioural Activation’ is a simple form of therapy which encourages positive activities, such as …

How One Woman Was Able To Cope With Chronic Pain From Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is another one of those mysterious diseases that seems to afflict mostly women. There’s no cure, and it’s a chronic illness that leads …

New prescribing rules confuse B.C. patients and doctors

Many doctors and patients are concerned and confused after strict new prescribing standards were issued by the College of Physician and Surgeons of …

Acupuncture for Fibromyalgia

Acupuncture is getting increased attention as a treatment for fibromyalgia. Because the condition is hard to treat, people are often willing to turn …

What It's Like To Live With Fibromyalgia

It wants to defeat me, but I won’t let it.<p>“I made it through another day.” It’s what I say to myself every night before I go to bed. Sometimes when I say it, I’m thoroughly exhausted, others not so much. I know that when I finally fall asleep, it won’t be for long. I have a long night ahead of me, …

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Why I Used to Be Embarrassed to Tell People I Have Fibromyalgia and CFS

I had really tough pregnancies filled with extreme sickness. I assumed after the last one I would finally start feeling better. Days turned into …

Symptoms of fibromyalgia that you may not be aware of and how to control them

Fibromyalgia is a musculoskeletal disorder that causes fatigue, widespread muscle and joint pain and memory and mood issues, according to WebMD. And …

14 Common Symptoms Of Fibromyalgia

About 15 million people in the United States and about 20 million in the rest of the world are suffering from fibromyalgia, according to a 2011 National Institutes of Health finding. And that figure may actually be even higher.<p>Although a precise cause is not known, classic fibromyalgia is a …

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Drug Combo May Improve Care for Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is an insidious disease that often compromises physical and mental health. Canadian researchers now believe a combination drug regimen …

Magnesium deficiency a possible reason for symptoms of fibromyalgia

For the symptoms of fibromyalgia, it is identified that magnesium deficiency can be one of the main reasons.<p>Most of the people who have the symptoms …

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War on prescription drugs: what if you depend on opioids to live a decent life?

The US is facing what many are describing as an opioid crisis, with growing numbers of deaths associated both with opioid medications and overdoses on heroin – 19,000 in 2014 linked to opioids alone. But in the swirl of debate over the subject, there’s one group of Americans we aren’t hearing from: …

15 Words That Mean Something Totally Different When You Have A Chronic Illness

"Spoon."

The Balancing Act of Living with Chronic Pain

<i>Acute pain</i> is pain that indicates something is wrong. It has a specific precipitant (injury, infection, or illness) and subsides within a few days to …

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What alternatives to NSAIDs are available?

Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) can help to relieved pain and inflammation. However, they may also cause side effects or interact with …