Fibromyalgia Little by little is killing the one that was going to be my life

Fibromyalgia is slowly killing me. Take parts of me, my strength, my pride and my soul. The diagnosis of fibromyalgia is the death sentence, for what was once a normal life. I have lived with this for seven years, and I still have not finished what I had planned, I should, right now be preparing to study a…

How a gap in your heart is associated with stroke 

Around a quarter of us – one in four – walk around with a gap in our hearts. Yes, a literal gap. It is a remnant of our time in the womb, when when the fetal lung is not yet matured and functioning. As consultant interventional cardiologist Datuk Dr Yap Yee Guan explains, this is…

6 Rare Symptoms of Fibromyalgia

  Fibromyalgia can be a weird illness. Your doctor may say that fatigue and pain are the only real symptoms of fibro, but you can’t help but wonder if your latest uncomfortable symptoms can be attributed to your illness. Here are some of the rare symptoms of fibromyalgia that you might experience. Rare symptoms of…

Childhood Trauma and Stress and Fibromyalgia – Is There a Connection?

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…

Is Your Shoulder Pain Related to Your Numb Hands or Fingers?

Shoulder pain and numbness in your fingers or hands could be related. If you’re trying to pinpoint the cause of your symptoms, a nerve or blood vessel injury may to blame. If you are experiencing shoulder pain and numbness in your hands and fingers, check with your doctor to find out if the two issues…

Fibromyalgia is now considered a lifelong disease of the central nervous system

Fibromyalgia is the second most common rheumatic disorder behind osteoarthritis and is still largely unknown. It is now considered a permanent disorder of the central nervous system responsible for the increase in pain caused by the body. Daniel Clauw, MD, professor of anesthesiology at the University of Michigan, examined the neurological basis of fibromyalgia at a plenary…

What You Need To Know About Duloxetine For Fibromyalgia

Duloxetine is one of the medications approved by FDA for treating fibromyalgia. It is sometimes referred to as Cymbalta, the brand name of the drug. Here is what you need to know about duloxetine for fibromyalgia. What is Duloxetine? Duloxetine is a type of antidepressant which falls under the class of serotonin–norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs)….

Surprising Symptoms of Fibromyalgia. Some of them we never noticed.

Fibromyalgia is a chronic disease known to cause widespread pain, fatigue and mental confusion. However, the disease is complex, can cause a multitude of symptoms and is often accompanied by comorbid conditions, such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) or chronic fatigue syndrome. Since fibromyalgia was formally recognized only a few decades ago, doctors are still…

DOCTOR MOCKS AND LAUGHS AT PATIENT SUFFERING ANXIETY ATTACK

“He was on medication for his anxiety but was off his meds for two days because he couldn’t get to the pharmacy before it closed,” his father, Donald Bardwell, told The Mercury News. His condition got so bad that he collapsed during a basketball practice on his first day of summer basketball class after suffering a…

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