Namenda (memantine) is a well established, treatment for moderate to severe Alzheimer’s Disease. Namenda acts to reduce the activity of a set of receptors in the brain and spinal cord called NMDA receptors.
Overstimulation of NMDA receptors is believed to contribute to the increased pain sensitivity in Fibromyalgia. Therefore, treating Fibromyalgia patients with memantine should, in theory, decrease Fibromyalgia pain.
But, for the last decade no one was willing to invest the funds needed to put this theory to the test. But, now that has changed. A very capable Spanish... [Read More]
Namenda (memantine) is a well established, treatment for moderate to severe Alzheimer’s Disease. Namenda acts to reduce the activity of a set of receptors in the brain and spinal cord called ...
Do you remember what it was like to be a child? Did you worry about what to eat, when to eat, and how much? Probably not. Before the age of seven, our worries were few. Hopefully, in your childho...
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]