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The 5 Best Strains for Fibromyalgia

Top 5 strains for fibromyalgia People suffering from fibromyalgia are only too familiar with the elusive search for effective medication for treating their pain. Three of the most widely used FDA-approved drugs for treating fibromyalgia are Savella, Lyrica, and Cymbalta although these have proven insufficient, sometimes completely useless when it comes to pain management. The …

Invisible’: A Film About Fibromyalgia is Being Produced

By Amy Schaeffer Nick Demos, Tony Award-winning producer and filmmaker, has a mission: he wants to bring the diagnosis, treatment and consequences of fibromyalgia to the world’s consciousness. He is personally affected by fibromyalgia: his mother, a woman living with fibromyalgia, has found lack of pain relief, social ramifications, and few answers. He is on …

How Doctors Take Women’s Pain Less Seriously

When my wife was struck by mysterious, debilitating symptoms, our trip to the ER revealed the sexism inherent in emergency treatment. By JOE FASSLER, Early on a Wednesday morning, I heard an anguished cry—then silence. I rushed into the bedroom and watched my wife, Rachel, stumble from the bathroom, doubled over, hugging herself in pain. “Something’s …

Popular Heartburn Medicine May Be Linked To Dementia

By Benjamin Hunting, Proton pump inhibitor (PPI) medications intended to fight heartburn and gastroesophageal reflux suffered another setback today when study results were announced demonstrating a link between this class of drug and the incidence of dementia in elder patients. JAMA Neurology published the conclusions of a German study that examined the effect of PPI medication …

Woman’s Mystery Illness Turns Out to Be Tick-Borne Disease

By GILLIAN MOHNEY and DR. SABINA ANNA REBIS A 66-year-old woman’s mysterious illness that left her feverish and with slurred speech initially stumped her doctors. As the woman’s condition continued to deteriorate, an infectious disease doctor eventually identified the cause — the woman had contracted a bacterial disease caused by a tick bite. Researchers from …

Studies Show Physical Therapy More Effective Than Prescription Meds For Chronic Pain

As medical professionals question the effectiveness of prescription medication for treating chronic pain, Gopal Raghunath of Buffalo Grove Physical Therapy points to studies that say physical therapy is a better option. (Posted by BuildPT: Physical Therapy Marketing, Community Contributor) Community Contributor BuildPT: Physical Therapy Marketing BUFFALO GROVE, IL – During a time researchers and health …