Why Does Fibromyalgia Hurt More at Night?

  When does your pain kick into high gear? For some it’s first thing in the morning, others at random times, but for most with fibromyalgia, the pain seems amplified at night. You know the routine: you try to be social and hang with a friend for dinner, but you have to come home early…

Is CBD oil legal in Ohio? State regulators say no

COLUMBUS, Ohio — CBD oil derived from hemp can be found online and in many Ohio grocery and health stores, but state officials are saying the cannabis compound is illegal in Ohio. Guidance from the Ohio State Board of Pharmacy issued over the weekend states that CBD oil — derived from hemp or marijuana —…

What is fibromyalgia swelling and What Causes of Fibromyalgia Swelling?

Fibromyalgia swelling makes life difficult for a lot of sufferers. The pain and discomfort make daily tasks a challenge. Putting on shoes, or picking out an outfit, or even just getting around is harder with painful swelling in your hands or feet. But what causes the swelling? And how can you treat it? What is…

Fibromyalgia Numbness Causes and How Can You Cope with it

Dealing With Fibromyalgia Numbness and Tingling For most people, a new morning brings energy enough to hit the ground running if need be. That is, most people who do not suffer from fibromyalgia. Those suffering from fibro, however, can barely tiptoe through the morning, nonetheless, run through it. Some days the mere pressure of putting…

One in 10 Suicides Linked to Chronic Pain

The nation’s suicide rate has been climbing steadily for over a decade and so have the number of suicides associated with chronic pain, according to a groundbreaking study by researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The researchers looked at over 123,000 suicides in 18 states from 2003 to 2014 and found that…

Many with chronic illness denied prescriptions in fight against opioids

The symptoms came out of the blue, cropping up two years ago with agonizing abdominal pain that flared up and then, after a time, briefly subsided. The pain became worse after eating, causing nausea and vomiting as well. Lauren Deluca, 36, of Worcester grew frantic as the flare-ups and pain persisted. She lost 20 pounds…

9 Celebrities that came Forward to Promote Awareness of Fibromyalgia!

It’s so important that celebrities with fibromyalgia come forward to help enlighten the public and promote awareness of the disease. They give a voice to fibromyalgia sufferers and promote awareness in ways that typical patients can’t. Here are just a few of the stars that have spoken out about fibromyalgia over the years: Michael James Hastings Also known as Captain…

When Fibromyalgia Painkillers Stop Working

It’s not uncommon for the effects of fibromyalgia pain medications to wane over time. But what can you do about it? Here are seven different treatment options to explore. If you are one of the approximately five million Americans with fibromyalgia, you know that pain can be severe, unpredictable, and exhausting. It can be constant…

An Apology Letter from a Doctor to Their Patients with Fibromyalgia

  I’d like to apologize to all the patients I saw in my years working in urgent care who had chronic pain due to fibromyalgia or autoimmune disease. I’d like to apologize for not knowing, understanding, and in some cases not even believing what you were going through. You see, in physician assistant school, much…

Dysautonomia Syndrome in People with Fibromyalgia

  Unfortunately, many fibromyalgia sufferers experience at least one form of dysautonomia syndrome and it can be a very serious problem for them. What Happens with Dysautonomia Syndrome Your body is constantly working. It does a long list of amazing things without you even thinking about it consciously. You breathe efficiently even while you’re sound…

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