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The Crucial Role CoQ10 Plays in Fibromyalgia and ME/CFS

The Crucial Role CoQ10 Plays in Fibromyalgia and ME/CFS

By Karen Lee Richards No two fibromyalgia or ME/CFS patients are exactly alike. Each has a unique set of symptoms with varying degrees of severity. There is, however, one common deno... [06/27/16]
Meditation, Cortisol, and Fibromyalgia

Meditation, Cortisol, and Fibromyalgia

Minimizing stress is important to our health, but is the stress response haywire in those of us living with fibromyalgia? Is there something we can do to help our body deal with stress, cortisol and the... [06/28/16]
Will a Gluten-free Diet

Will a Gluten-free Diet "Fix" Fibromyalgia?

Gluten-free diets have been discussed in the fibromyalgia and autoimmune community for more than a decade. As far back as 2001, I recall studying gluten and trying to figure out what a sticky prote... [06/29/16]
The Exercise Intolerance in POTS, ME/CFS and Fibromyalgia Explained?

The Exercise Intolerance in POTS, ME/CFS and Fibromyalgia Explained?

Reprinted with the kind permission of Cort Johnson and Health Rising.   It’s always encouraging to see established researchers from outside the chro... [07/07/16]

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Fibromyalgia Study Points to Inflammation, Damage and Low Energy Production in Muscles Fibromyalgia Study Points to Inflammation, Damage and Low Energy Production in Muscles
Reprinted with the kind permission of Cort Johnson   Fibromyalgia/ME/CFS sure feels like it’s in the muscles. After exerci ... [07/26/16]
Specific proteins of the trapezius muscle correlate with pain intensity and sensitivity Specific proteins of the trapezius muscle correlate with pain intensity and sensitivity
ABSTRACT   Chronic widespread pain (CWP) including fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) has a high prevalence and is associated with prominent nega ... [07/25/16]
When Life Becomes a Sea of Pain When Life Becomes a Sea of Pain
When Life Becomes a Sea of Pain When life becomes a sea of pain and every moment agony I must endure again, again, it is a c ... [07/24/16]
New approach for analyzing self-reporting of insomnia symptoms reveals a high rate of New approach for analyzing self-reporting of insomnia symptoms reveals a high rate of
ABSTRACT   BACKGROUND   Insomnia is increasingly recognized to be comorbid with one or more medical conditions. This study use ... [07/23/16]
VIDEO:  Ken Questions: Fibromyalgia - Fact or Fiction VIDEO: Ken Questions: Fibromyalgia - Fact or Fiction
Ken McKim ponders why so many people doubt the reality of fibromyalgia and shares information about the Fibromyalgia Test FM/a®. How ... [07/22/16]


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The Crucial Role CoQ10 Plays in Fibromyalgia and ME/CFS The Crucial Role CoQ10 Plays in Fibromyalgia and ME/CFS
By Karen Lee Richards No two fibromyalgia or ME/CFS patients are exactly alike. Each has a unique set of symptoms with varying degrees of ... [06/27/16]
Meditation, Cortisol, and Fibromyalgia Meditation, Cortisol, and Fibromyalgia
Minimizing stress is important to our health, but is the stress response haywire in those of us living with fibromyalgia? Is there something ... [06/28/16]
Progression of fibromyalgia: results from a 2-year observational fibromyalgia and Progression of fibromyalgia: results from a 2-year observational fibromyalgia and
ABSTRACT Background A previous fibromyalgia (FM) research reports that 20%-47% of diagnosed patients may not meet the study definition ... [06/26/16]
Will a Gluten-free Diet Will a Gluten-free Diet "Fix" Fibromyalgia?
Gluten-free diets have been discussed in the fibromyalgia and autoimmune community for more than a decade. As far back as 2001, I recall stu ... [06/29/16]
The Exercise Intolerance in POTS, ME/CFS and Fibromyalgia Explained? The Exercise Intolerance in POTS, ME/CFS and Fibromyalgia Explained?
Reprinted with the kind permission of Cort Johnson and Health Rising.   It’s always encouraging to see established r ... [07/07/16]


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A NEW Form of Magnesium: Can It Help Brain Fog and Fibromyalgia Pain? A NEW Form of Magnesium: Can It Help Brain Fog and Fibromyalgia Pain?
By Richard Podell, MD, MPH Background Cognitive function tends to declines as we age. For most people the decline is modest. This &ldq ... [Stars: 5.00]
Move More: How I Actually Started Exercising with a Chronic Condition Move More: How I Actually Started Exercising with a Chronic Condition
Reprinted with the kind permission of Katrina Zulak and Skillfully Well & Painfully Aware. Does just seeing another article about exe ... [Stars: 5.00]
20 Reasons Why Your Natural Remedy for Fibromyalgia Might Not Work 20 Reasons Why Your Natural Remedy for Fibromyalgia Might Not Work
By Sue Ingebretson Have you ever tried a natural healing remedy only to wonder if it’s as effective as it’s supposed to be? H ... [Stars: 5.00]
Moving Forward When a Treatment Proves Unsuccessful Moving Forward When a Treatment Proves Unsuccessful
By Donna Grant There is still much to learn about chronic illnesses, such as ME/CFS and fibromyalgia. Unfortunately, this means that ther ... [Stars: 5.00]
VIDEO:  Living with Chronic Pain VIDEO: Living with Chronic Pain
Depression is often a companion to chronic pain.  Shawna offers her take on this relationship. ... [Stars: 5.00]


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VIDEO:  Exercise and FM/CFS - Part 3 VIDEO: Exercise and FM/CFS - Part 3
This post by Dr. Richard Podell is the final segment with Kim Jones, RN, PhD, associate professor at the School of Nursing of the Oregon Hea ...
VIDEO:  Environmental Minute - Fibromyalgia VIDEO: Environmental Minute - Fibromyalgia
Dr. Adrienne Sprouse suggests environmental toxins may play a role in fibromyalgia.   Have you been exposed to environmental tox ...
VIDEO:  Ken Questions: The Cup of Pain VIDEO: Ken Questions: The Cup of Pain
In this poignant video, Ken McKim encourages empathy and compassion for those with chronic pain. ...
VIDEO:  Medical Marijuana Use of Fibromyalgia Patients VIDEO: Medical Marijuana Use of Fibromyalgia Patients
In this two-part series of videos, Dr. Richard Podell interviews Dr. Ginevra Liptan, an internist from Portland, Oregon, who is one of the n ...
VIDEO:  Seeking a Balanced Pain Policy VIDEO: Seeking a Balanced Pain Policy
Given the current dual public health crises of chronic pain and substance abuse and misuse, it is important that policy makers identify bala ...


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Have Doctors Gone Too Far on Exercise for Fibromyalgia? Have Doctors Gone Too Far on Exercise for Fibromyalgia?
Reprinted with the kind permission of Cort Johnson and Health Rising. There is no question that physical exercise can be helpful in fibr ... [Comments: 8]
ACTION ALERT:  Telling Your Chronic Pain Story Now is Important ACTION ALERT: Telling Your Chronic Pain Story Now is Important
Reprinted with the kind permission of the National Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain Association. Why would telling my story make a differe ... [Comments: 5]
The Twins: Fibromyalgia / PTSD The Twins: Fibromyalgia / PTSD
Reprinted with the kind permission of Barbara Keddy “After a traumatic experience, the human system of self-preservati ... [Comments: 3]
Hiding in the Shadow of Migraine Hiding in the Shadow of Migraine
Reprinted with the kind permission of Celeste Cooper. "Hiding my migraines on the set may have been my toughest challenge as an ... [Comments: 2]
SURVEY RESULTS: Should Opioids Be Restricted for Chronic Illness? SURVEY RESULTS: Should Opioids Be Restricted for Chronic Illness?
Last month the editors at ProHealth ran a survey regarding the recent restriction of opioids to patients with chronic pain conditions. Accor ... [Comments: 2]


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When Life Becomes a Sea of Pain When Life Becomes a Sea of Pain
When Life Becomes a Sea of Pain When life becomes a sea of pain and every moment agony I must endure again, again, it is a c... [07/24/16]
VIDEO:  Ken Questions: Fibromyalgia - Fact or Fiction VIDEO: Ken Questions: Fibromyalgia - Fact or Fiction
Ken McKim ponders why so many people doubt the reality of fibromyalgia and shares information about the Fibromyalgia Test FM/a®. How ... [07/22/16]
SURVEY: Attitudes About Fatigue SURVEY: Attitudes About Fatigue
Keeping up with the crowd is something we’ve all been taught to do. The group, whether it’s a group of friends, colleagues, or f... [07/20/16]
20 Reasons Why Your Natural Remedy for Fibromyalgia Might Not Work 20 Reasons Why Your Natural Remedy for Fibromyalgia Might Not Work
By Sue Ingebretson Have you ever tried a natural healing remedy only to wonder if it’s as effective as it’s supposed to be? H... [07/20/16]
Your Crash in a Graph? How Heart Rate Variability Testing Could Help You Improve Your Your Crash in a Graph? How Heart Rate Variability Testing Could Help You Improve Your
Reprinted with the kind permission of Cort Johnson   It’s pretty clear that the fight/flight system is going gangbusters in M... [07/18/16]


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Meditation, Cortisol, and Fibromyalgia Meditation, Cortisol, and Fibromyalgia
Minimizing stress is important to our health, but is the stress response haywire in those of us living with fibromyalgia? Is there something ... [06/28/16]
Will a Gluten-free Diet Will a Gluten-free Diet "Fix" Fibromyalgia?
Gluten-free diets have been discussed in the fibromyalgia and autoimmune community for more than a decade. As far back as 2001, I recall stu ... [06/29/16]
The Twins: Fibromyalgia / PTSD The Twins: Fibromyalgia / PTSD
Reprinted with the kind permission of Barbara Keddy “After a traumatic experience, the human system of self-preservati ... [07/16/16]
#ISpeakForPain Blitz #ISpeakForPain Blitz
Your voice matters, and you can make a difference!   People making decisions that significantly affect your quality of life (federal offic ... [07/05/16]
An ME/CFS and FM Recovery Story An ME/CFS and FM Recovery Story
By Helen Germanos Leaning back, the engines of our plane roar and we hurtle along the runway, then up into the air. The day is a dull one ... [06/24/16]


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20 Reasons Why Your Natural Remedy for Fibromyalgia Might Not Work 20 Reasons Why Your Natural Remedy for Fibromyalgia Might Not Work
By Sue Ingebretson Have you ever tried a natural healing remedy only to wonder if it’s as effective as it’s supposed to be? H ... [Stars: 5.00]
Move More: How I Actually Started Exercising with a Chronic Condition Move More: How I Actually Started Exercising with a Chronic Condition
Reprinted with the kind permission of Katrina Zulak and Skillfully Well & Painfully Aware. Does just seeing another article about exe ... [Stars: 5.00]
Moving Forward When a Treatment Proves Unsuccessful Moving Forward When a Treatment Proves Unsuccessful
By Donna Grant There is still much to learn about chronic illnesses, such as ME/CFS and fibromyalgia. Unfortunately, this means that ther ... [Stars: 5.00]
VIDEO:  Living with Chronic Pain VIDEO: Living with Chronic Pain
Depression is often a companion to chronic pain.  Shawna offers her take on this relationship. ... [Stars: 5.00]
From Our Readers: Comments & Suggestions – 6/15/16 From Our Readers: Comments & Suggestions – 6/15/16
Have Doctors Gone Too Far on Exercise for Fibromyalgia? Exercise is one of the first-line treatments offered for fibromyalgia patients.&nbs ... [Stars: 5.00]


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When Life Becomes a Sea of Pain When Life Becomes a Sea of Pain
When Life Becomes a Sea of Pain When life becomes a sea of pain and every moment agony I must endure again, again, it is a c ...
VIDEO:  Ken Questions: Fibromyalgia - Fact or Fiction VIDEO: Ken Questions: Fibromyalgia - Fact or Fiction
Ken McKim ponders why so many people doubt the reality of fibromyalgia and shares information about the Fibromyalgia Test FM/a®. How ...
SURVEY: Attitudes About Fatigue SURVEY: Attitudes About Fatigue
Keeping up with the crowd is something we’ve all been taught to do. The group, whether it’s a group of friends, colleagues, or f ...
20 Reasons Why Your Natural Remedy for Fibromyalgia Might Not Work 20 Reasons Why Your Natural Remedy for Fibromyalgia Might Not Work
By Sue Ingebretson Have you ever tried a natural healing remedy only to wonder if it’s as effective as it’s supposed to be? H ...
Your Crash in a Graph? How Heart Rate Variability Testing Could Help You Improve Your Your Crash in a Graph? How Heart Rate Variability Testing Could Help You Improve Your
Reprinted with the kind permission of Cort Johnson   It’s pretty clear that the fight/flight system is going gangbusters in M ...


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Have Doctors Gone Too Far on Exercise for Fibromyalgia? Have Doctors Gone Too Far on Exercise for Fibromyalgia?
Reprinted with the kind permission of Cort Johnson and Health Rising. There is no question that physical exercise can be helpful in fibr ... [Comments: 8]
ACTION ALERT:  Telling Your Chronic Pain Story Now is Important ACTION ALERT: Telling Your Chronic Pain Story Now is Important
Reprinted with the kind permission of the National Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain Association. Why would telling my story make a differe ... [Comments: 5]
The Twins: Fibromyalgia / PTSD The Twins: Fibromyalgia / PTSD
Reprinted with the kind permission of Barbara Keddy “After a traumatic experience, the human system of self-preservati ... [Comments: 3]
An ME/CFS and FM Recovery Story An ME/CFS and FM Recovery Story
By Helen Germanos Leaning back, the engines of our plane roar and we hurtle along the runway, then up into the air. The day is a dull one ... [Comments: 2]
SURVEY RESULTS: Should Opioids Be Restricted for Chronic Illness? SURVEY RESULTS: Should Opioids Be Restricted for Chronic Illness?
Last month the editors at ProHealth ran a survey regarding the recent restriction of opioids to patients with chronic pain conditions. Accor ... [Comments: 2]


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Fibromyalgia Study Points to Inflammation, Damage and Low Energy Production in Muscles Fibromyalgia Study Points to Inflammation, Damage and Low Energy Production in Muscles
Reprinted with the kind permission of Cort Johnson   Fibromyalgia/ME/CFS sure feels like it’s in the muscles. After exerci ... [07/26/16]
Specific proteins of the trapezius muscle correlate with pain intensity and sensitivity Specific proteins of the trapezius muscle correlate with pain intensity and sensitivity
ABSTRACT   Chronic widespread pain (CWP) including fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) has a high prevalence and is associated with prominent nega ... [07/25/16]
New approach for analyzing self-reporting of insomnia symptoms reveals a high rate of New approach for analyzing self-reporting of insomnia symptoms reveals a high rate of
ABSTRACT   BACKGROUND   Insomnia is increasingly recognized to be comorbid with one or more medical conditions. This study use ... [07/23/16]
Genes Highlight Inflammation and Mast Cells in Fibromyalgia Genes Highlight Inflammation and Mast Cells in Fibromyalgia
Reprinted with the kind permission of Cort Johnson and Health Rising. Lamenting the lack of a diagnostic biomarker for FM, U.S. ... [07/21/16]
Integrative medicine for chronic pain: A cohort study using a process-outcome design in Integrative medicine for chronic pain: A cohort study using a process-outcome design in
ABSTRACT   INTRODUCTION   Integrative medicine inpatient treatment has been shown to improve physical and mental health in pat ... [07/19/16]


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Progression of fibromyalgia: results from a 2-year observational fibromyalgia and Progression of fibromyalgia: results from a 2-year observational fibromyalgia and
ABSTRACT Background A previous fibromyalgia (FM) research reports that 20%-47% of diagnosed patients may not meet the study definition ... [06/26/16]
The Exercise Intolerance in POTS, ME/CFS and Fibromyalgia Explained? The Exercise Intolerance in POTS, ME/CFS and Fibromyalgia Explained?
Reprinted with the kind permission of Cort Johnson and Health Rising.   It’s always encouraging to see established r ... [07/07/16]
Integrative medicine for chronic pain: A cohort study using a process-outcome design in Integrative medicine for chronic pain: A cohort study using a process-outcome design in
ABSTRACT   INTRODUCTION   Integrative medicine inpatient treatment has been shown to improve physical and mental health in pat ... [07/19/16]
New FDA Approved Device for Insomnia May Be More Effective Than Drugs New FDA Approved Device for Insomnia May Be More Effective Than Drugs
Reprinted with the kind permission of Cort Johnson and Health Rising. Almost 80% of ME/CFS and FM patients reported that insomnia was a ... [06/17/16]
Musculoskeletal pain is associated with restless legs syndrome in young adults. Musculoskeletal pain is associated with restless legs syndrome in young adults.
Editor’s Note:  I found this study particularly compelling as we recently noticed our three-year old grandson exhibiting behavior ... [06/27/16]


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New FDA Approved Device for Insomnia May Be More Effective Than Drugs New FDA Approved Device for Insomnia May Be More Effective Than Drugs
Reprinted with the kind permission of Cort Johnson and Health Rising. Almost 80% of ME/CFS and FM patients reported that insomnia was a ... [Stars: 4.80]
Genes Highlight Inflammation and Mast Cells in Fibromyalgia Genes Highlight Inflammation and Mast Cells in Fibromyalgia
Reprinted with the kind permission of Cort Johnson and Health Rising. Lamenting the lack of a diagnostic biomarker for FM, U.S. ... [Stars: 4.60]
Comparison of education and balneotherapy efficacy in patients with fibromyalgia Comparison of education and balneotherapy efficacy in patients with fibromyalgia
ABSTRACT   OBJECTIVES   Fibromyalgia is a disease characterized by chronic, widespread pain. Pharmacological and non-pharmacological tre ... [Stars: 4.35]
Musculoskeletal pain is associated with restless legs syndrome in young adults. Musculoskeletal pain is associated with restless legs syndrome in young adults.
Editor’s Note:  I found this study particularly compelling as we recently noticed our three-year old grandson exhibiting behavior ... [Stars: 4.35]
The Exercise Intolerance in POTS, ME/CFS and Fibromyalgia Explained? The Exercise Intolerance in POTS, ME/CFS and Fibromyalgia Explained?
Reprinted with the kind permission of Cort Johnson and Health Rising.   It’s always encouraging to see established r ... [Stars: 4.30]


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Fibromyalgia Study Points to Inflammation, Damage and Low Energy Production in Muscles Fibromyalgia Study Points to Inflammation, Damage and Low Energy Production in Muscles
Reprinted with the kind permission of Cort Johnson   Fibromyalgia/ME/CFS sure feels like it’s in the muscles. After exerci ...
Specific proteins of the trapezius muscle correlate with pain intensity and sensitivity Specific proteins of the trapezius muscle correlate with pain intensity and sensitivity
ABSTRACT   Chronic widespread pain (CWP) including fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) has a high prevalence and is associated with prominent nega ...
New approach for analyzing self-reporting of insomnia symptoms reveals a high rate of New approach for analyzing self-reporting of insomnia symptoms reveals a high rate of
ABSTRACT   BACKGROUND   Insomnia is increasingly recognized to be comorbid with one or more medical conditions. This study use ...
Genes Highlight Inflammation and Mast Cells in Fibromyalgia Genes Highlight Inflammation and Mast Cells in Fibromyalgia
Reprinted with the kind permission of Cort Johnson and Health Rising. Lamenting the lack of a diagnostic biomarker for FM, U.S. ...
Integrative medicine for chronic pain: A cohort study using a process-outcome design in Integrative medicine for chronic pain: A cohort study using a process-outcome design in
ABSTRACT   INTRODUCTION   Integrative medicine inpatient treatment has been shown to improve physical and mental health in pat ...


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Musculoskeletal pain is associated with restless legs syndrome in young adults. Musculoskeletal pain is associated with restless legs syndrome in young adults.
Editor’s Note:  I found this study particularly compelling as we recently noticed our three-year old grandson exhibiting behavior ... [Comments: 1]
Fibromyalgia Study Points to Inflammation, Damage and Low Energy Production in Muscles Fibromyalgia Study Points to Inflammation, Damage and Low Energy Production in Muscles
Reprinted with the kind permission of Cort Johnson   Fibromyalgia/ME/CFS sure feels like it’s in the muscles. After exerci ... [Comments: 0]
Specific proteins of the trapezius muscle correlate with pain intensity and sensitivity Specific proteins of the trapezius muscle correlate with pain intensity and sensitivity
ABSTRACT   Chronic widespread pain (CWP) including fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) has a high prevalence and is associated with prominent nega ... [Comments: 0]
New approach for analyzing self-reporting of insomnia symptoms reveals a high rate of New approach for analyzing self-reporting of insomnia symptoms reveals a high rate of
ABSTRACT   BACKGROUND   Insomnia is increasingly recognized to be comorbid with one or more medical conditions. This study use ... [Comments: 0]
Genes Highlight Inflammation and Mast Cells in Fibromyalgia Genes Highlight Inflammation and Mast Cells in Fibromyalgia
Reprinted with the kind permission of Cort Johnson and Health Rising. Lamenting the lack of a diagnostic biomarker for FM, U.S. ... [Comments: 0]


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Your Crash in a Graph? How Heart Rate Variability Testing Could Help You Improve Your Your Crash in a Graph? How Heart Rate Variability Testing Could Help You Improve Your
Reprinted with the kind permission of Cort Johnson   It’s pretty clear that the fight/flight system is going gangbusters in M ... [07/18/16]
Move More: How I Actually Started Exercising with a Chronic Condition Move More: How I Actually Started Exercising with a Chronic Condition
Reprinted with the kind permission of Katrina Zulak and Skillfully Well & Painfully Aware. Does just seeing another article about exe ... [07/01/16]
The Crucial Role CoQ10 Plays in Fibromyalgia and ME/CFS The Crucial Role CoQ10 Plays in Fibromyalgia and ME/CFS
By Karen Lee Richards No two fibromyalgia or ME/CFS patients are exactly alike. Each has a unique set of symptoms with varying degrees of ... [06/27/16]
Dry Needling Plus Physical Therapy:  A Major Advance for Fibromyalgia Treatment Dry Needling Plus Physical Therapy: A Major Advance for Fibromyalgia Treatment
Reprinted with the kind permission of Richard Podell, MD, MPH Background Dry needling is a technique used by specially trained physic ... [06/21/16]
Thyroid Health and Fibromyalgia Thyroid Health and Fibromyalgia
When was the last time you planned a meal around your thyroid? Whether you have or not, nutrition is the only way to protect this small b ... [06/20/16]


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The Crucial Role CoQ10 Plays in Fibromyalgia and ME/CFS The Crucial Role CoQ10 Plays in Fibromyalgia and ME/CFS
By Karen Lee Richards No two fibromyalgia or ME/CFS patients are exactly alike. Each has a unique set of symptoms with varying degrees of ... [06/27/16]
Dry Needling Plus Physical Therapy:  A Major Advance for Fibromyalgia Treatment Dry Needling Plus Physical Therapy: A Major Advance for Fibromyalgia Treatment
Reprinted with the kind permission of Richard Podell, MD, MPH Background Dry needling is a technique used by specially trained physic ... [06/21/16]
Move More: How I Actually Started Exercising with a Chronic Condition Move More: How I Actually Started Exercising with a Chronic Condition
Reprinted with the kind permission of Katrina Zulak and Skillfully Well & Painfully Aware. Does just seeing another article about exe ... [07/01/16]
A NEW Form of Magnesium: Can It Help Brain Fog and Fibromyalgia Pain? A NEW Form of Magnesium: Can It Help Brain Fog and Fibromyalgia Pain?
By Richard Podell, MD, MPH Background Cognitive function tends to declines as we age. For most people the decline is modest. This &ldq ... [06/10/16]
Your Crash in a Graph? How Heart Rate Variability Testing Could Help You Improve Your Your Crash in a Graph? How Heart Rate Variability Testing Could Help You Improve Your
Reprinted with the kind permission of Cort Johnson   It’s pretty clear that the fight/flight system is going gangbusters in M ... [07/18/16]


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A NEW Form of Magnesium: Can It Help Brain Fog and Fibromyalgia Pain? A NEW Form of Magnesium: Can It Help Brain Fog and Fibromyalgia Pain?
By Richard Podell, MD, MPH Background Cognitive function tends to declines as we age. For most people the decline is modest. This &ldq ... [Stars: 5.00]
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Reprinted with the kind permission of Katrina Zulak and Skillfully Well & Painfully Aware. Does just seeing another article about exe ... [Stars: 5.00]
The Crucial Role CoQ10 Plays in Fibromyalgia and ME/CFS The Crucial Role CoQ10 Plays in Fibromyalgia and ME/CFS
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Your Crash in a Graph? How Heart Rate Variability Testing Could Help You Improve Your Your Crash in a Graph? How Heart Rate Variability Testing Could Help You Improve Your
Reprinted with the kind permission of Cort Johnson   It’s pretty clear that the fight/flight system is going gangbusters in M ... [Stars: 4.80]
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The Crucial Role CoQ10 Plays in Fibromyalgia and ME/CFS The Crucial Role CoQ10 Plays in Fibromyalgia and ME/CFS
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 Are trigger point injections cumulative over time?
Dr. Robert Bennett is a world-renowned FM expert and researcher with more than 35 years of experience in the FM field.
Are trigger point injections cumulative over time?
Q: I have been getting weekly trigger point injections for a month. I don't see any improvement. Are the injections cumulative over time or can you suggest anything else for pain?

One should know immediately whether a myofascial trigger point injection is effective. Firstly, if the trigger point is accurately located there should be a sharp pain when it is pierced; sometimes this is associated with a muscle twitch and pain referred to a nearby location. So it is important to provide this feedback to your doctor. Assuming the injection fluid contained a local anesthetic, there should be an almost immediate reduction in pain that lasts for several hours. A more long-lasting effect often takes a day or two to become apparent. The effectiveness of trigger point injections seldom lasts more than a... [more]

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By Donna Grant There is still much to learn about chronic illnesses, such as ME/CFS and fibromyalgia. Unfo... [07/14/16]
5 Ways That I Reduce Stress During Tough Times

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Move More: How I Actually Started Exercising with a Chronic Condition

Reprinted with the kind permission of Katrina Zulak and Skillfully Well & Painfully Awa... [07/01/16]
An ME/CFS and FM Recovery Story

An ME/CFS and FM Recovery Story

By Helen Germanos Leaning back, the engines of our plane roar and we hurtle along the runway, then up into the air. The day is... [06/24/16]


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