Despite the abuse potential of opioid drugs, they have long been the best option for patients suffering from severe pain. The drugs interact with receptors on brain cells to tamp down the body’s pain response. But now, neuroscientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have found a way to activate opioid receptors with light.
In a test tube, the scientists melded the light-sensing protein rhodopsin to key parts of opioid receptors to activate receptor pathways using light. They also influenced the behavior of mice by injecting the receptors into the... [Read More]
Reprinted with the kind permission of Melissa Swanson and Fibro Warriors ~ Living Life.
I will admit this is not my “typical” blog. Stick with me thru the “Facts” and I will get to my story. I feel that it ...
Reprinted with the kind permission of Cort Johnson and Health Rising.
How a Mitochondrial Booster Became an Antidepressant
Acetyl-L-carnitine (ALCAR) is best known as an energy supplement an...
Dr. Robert Bennett is a world-renowned FM expert and researcher with more than 35 years of experience in the FM field.
Can fibromyalgia affect your breathing and lungs? Q:I was recently seen in the ER for pain in my shoulder and pain when breathing. After several work ups, the doctor stated that he felt it was due to my fibromyalgia. Can fibromyalgia affect your breathing and lungs?
Fibromyalgia does not affect the lungs. However, if a fibromyalgia patient becomes very deconditioned they will feel breathless on minimal exertion. Shoulder pain in fibromyalgia patients is... [more]
The Functional Capacity Evaluation (FCE) and Your Disability Insurance Benefits
People with Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) face many challenges when pursuing their claim for long term disability insurance benefits, and the Functional Capacity Evaluation (FCE) is one of them. The Functional Capacity Evaluation is a bad test for anyone who is disabled – but for people suffering from Fibromyalgia or CFS, it’s often a complete disaster.
Disability insurance companies have terminated benefits based on the results of the FCE, so... [more]