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Can Medical Marijuana Fight the Opioid Epidemic?

By Dr. Mercola In 2014, more people died from drug overdoses than in any other year on record. More than 6 out of 10 of these deaths involved opioids.1 These powerful medications are often prescribed to people for chronic pain relief, although they often fail at this purpose. Where they do excel is in triggering …

5 Things I Don’t Admit on My Bad Pain Days

By Sharilynn Battaglia, Have you ever had a day when you just stared off into space? Not staring and thinking deep thoughts about your future. Just empty, with random thoughts floating around occasionally. But nothing coherent. And definitely nothing cheerful. This is the place I am in right now. My brain has just shut down. …

Fibromyalgia Pain May Be Linked To Spinal Cord Dysfunction, Researchers Say

Dysfunction in spinal cord processing may be responsible for pain in fibromyalgia (FM) patients, according to a study titled “Lengthened Cutaneous Silent Period in Fibromyalgia Suggesting Central Sensitization as a Pathogenesis” and published in the journal PLOS One. Fibromyalgia is characterized by chronic widespread pain, among other symptoms, but the underlying cause responsible for chronic …

Simple Ways to Help you Get up in The Morning

Almost everyone out there struggle with waking up and getting out their comfortable bed in the morning. Waking up in the mornings can be tougher and more challenging if you are a patient of fibromyalgia. Many patients with chronic pain conditions complain that waking up in the morning is the hardest thing to do each …

Metabolic Switch May Bring On Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

By Andy Coghlan, It’s as if a switch has been flicked. Evidence is mounting that chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is caused by the body swapping to less efficient ways of generating energy. Also known as ME or myalgic encephalomyelitis, CFS affects some 250,000 people in the UK. The main symptom is persistent physical and mental …

Can Marijuana Help Solve The Opioid Epidemic? New Findings!

Patients Are Ditching Opioid Pills for Weed By SARAH ZHANG, James Feeney, a surgeon in Connecticut, heard it from his patients. A few actually turned down his prescription for oxycodone, the popular opioid painkiller that has also gained notoriety with the opioid epidemic. His patients, Feeney recalls, would say, “Listen, don’t give me any of that …