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What Is Stem Cell Research? Can Stem Cell Research Lead To A Cure For Fibromyalgia?

By: Wyatt Redd There’s been a lot of talk about stem cell research over the past few years. The issue has become a kind of cultural tug-of-war about what we consider ethical in medical research. But amidst all the controversy, it can be hard to figure out what’s true and what’s just spin. But even with all […]

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Fibromyalgia and alcohol: To drink or not to drink?

BY: Christine Cioppa Raise a glass—one glass that is—and say cheers. People with fibromyalgia can consume alcoholic beverages socially, in low to moderate levels, and possibly even feel an improvement in symptoms. With one caveat regarding fibromyalgia and alcohol: Those imbibing should not also be taking sedatives, opioids, muscle relaxers or other medications for a coexisting […]

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What Is Chronic Pain Disorder? How Can You Live With Chronic Pain Disorder?

By: Wyatt Redd Chronic pain disorder is a term you might not have heard before. But odds are pretty good that it has touched your life or the life of someone you know. In fact, it’s estimated by the NIH that some 50 million people in America live with severe and chronic pain. That means that for every […]

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What Is Cachexia? Cachexia And Fibromyalgia-related Conditions

By: Wyatt Redd Cachexia is a devastating condition that causes the body to essentially waste away. And a number of conditions that often affect people with fibromyalgia can lead to cachexia. If you’re suffering from some of these related conditions, it’s probably a good idea to be aware of the risk. So, let’s cover what […]

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Many Fibromyalgia Patients Have Small-Fiber Polyneuropathy: Study

By:Daniel M. Keller, PhD BOSTON — In a small study of patients labeled as having fibromyalgia, almost half actually had small-fiber polyneuropathy (SFPN), a potentially treatable condition. Therefore, it is important that patients considered to have fibromyalgia be tested for SFPN, Anne Louise Oaklander, MD, PhD, associate in neurology at Massachusetts General Hospital and associate […]

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To the Man Who Stayed When My Health Declined and I Told Him to Run

By: Amanda Newell To the man who stayed when I told him to run. Today we’re celebrating 18 years of marriage. I don’t quite know how that happened. Some days it seems like yesterday and we’re those 25-year-old kids again – other days I feel like we’ve always been a team, united, a unit. But […]

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Fibromyalgia, the Optic Nerve, and Neurodegeneration

By Adrienne Dellwo | Reviewed by Grant Hughes, MD Are the eyes the window to whatever’s going wrong with the brain in fibromyalgia? Research published in 2015 and 2016 suggests that it just might be. Fibromyalgia is widely believed to be a condition of the central nervous system, which includes the brain and spinal column. […]

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A Love Letter to Anyone Who Struggled to Shower Today

By:  Mariann Martland This is a love letter to all those for whom showering is repeatedly a laborious exercise, physically, emotionally or both. To those who spend days putting it off because you know just how exhausting or painful it feels, right down to your bones, just to stand under the water for that long. […]

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Your Wife Has Chronic Fatigue? Here Are 22 Ways to Support Her.

By: Paige Wyant Via- The Mighty If you have a partner, spouse or loved one in your life with chronic fatigue, it can be difficult to understand exactly what they’re going through unless you’ve experienced it yourself. They likely require much more time sleeping or resting than you and may not feel up to going […]