The 6 Best Sleeping Positions for Lower Back Pain
Suffering from lower back pain is no joke. It can not only negatively affect your mood but also put a significant strain on your body. Unfortunately, more and more people are suffering with this type of pain. If you’re part of this group, keep reading, we have some ideas that may help.
Burning Mouth Syndrome in Fibromyalgia & Anti-Seizure Meds
With Fibromyalgia, it is not uncommon for patients to complain of Burning Mouth Syndrome (BMS). BMS is normally occurs idiopathically with chronic pain sufferers. This is where the tongue burns, and seems to feel dry and coarse with the inability to get relief. Most cases, have no clinical findings to show that there is anything wrong with the tongue or oral mucosa at all.
Should you be required to have pain meds at home for your guests? Plus - Oregon pain specialist tips
It's always annoying when pain decides to creep in and requires assitance from an over the counter medication. Some would say it's up to you to bring your own medicine with you and others would say that everyone should have the basics at home like Tylenol.
Fibromyalgia: A Mental & Emotional Journey
Fibromyalgia from a patient's perspective is probably one of the hardest syndromes to navigate. Not only for patients but also for doctors. What was once thought to be a dysfunction of the peripheral muscoskeletal system has now become an obvious disorder of the entire muscoskeletal and peripheral nervous system. This leads to chronic widespread pain, and dysregulation of many different systems, including emotional regulation in turn amplifying pain perception.
10 Home Remedies for Alleviating a Pinched Nerve
When a nerve is squeezed or compressed, it sends out warning signals, akin to an alarm bell ringing in the distance. This is what doctors often refer to as a pinched nerve. For many, a pinched nerve can be an alarming experience. Common signs and symptoms include:
Black Seed Oil: Ancient Elixir to Modern Medicine
A few days ago, I ended up with this lovely sinus migraine. Now remember, my journey is slightly different than most. I am a Fibromyalgia patient with Mast Cell Activation that can make all kinds of things swell and inflame when they are agitated. My ears were feeling clogged, my drainage tubes in my neck hurt, my whole head hurt. Not acetaminophen and sinus worked, not an OTC migraine medication with caffeine worked, nothing. I even took a nap to kick it. Still nothing.
Beyond Physical Discomfort: The Psychological Effects of Chronic Pain
There are a lot of diseases and conditions out there that can't be cured, but there are two things about chronic pain that make it different. The first is that pain is largely subjective and the second is the fact that pain is basically invisible, making it difficult for people to understand and give attention to. - Dr. Steve Knauf.
3 Ways to Avoid Aches and Pains After Sleeping in Air Conditioning
You’ve had a long day, and you’re looking forward to a good night’s sleep. You set the air conditioning to a comfortable temperature, close all the windows, and doors to keep the cool air inside and settle into your cozy bed.
Unlock Wellness: Folate & B12 for Fibromyalgia
As a fibromyalgia patient with many different comorbidities I want to introduce you to the importance of Folate (Methylfolate) and Cobalamin (Vit B12). Vitamin B12 deficiency is more prevalent in the elderly and can develop as a result of malnutrition, malabsorption, chronic alcoholism, and chronic use of common medications (e.g. metformin, PPI, methotrexate) along with other causes. A wide spectrum of hematological and neuropsychiatric manifestations exist with the most common being Megaloblastic anemia and subacute combined degeneration, respectively. The mechanisms leading to the manifestations specific to these two organ systems are thought to be different. The severity of neuropsychiatric presentation is reported to be inversely proportional to that of hematological presentation, thus making it uncommon for both to be readily apparent simultaneously, " states the PUBMED website.
Healing IC: Bladder Pain & Fibro
**Note from Author: As most of my followers know, I am also a Fibromyalgia patient. I suffer from many different ailments that others do with this syndrome. One of them being Interstitial Cystitis/Bladder Pain Syndrome (IC/BPS), along with Mast Cell Activation. What I'm sharing with you, is my bout with Interstitial Cystitis recently, which has been in remission for approximately 2 years until recently. I will be including Amazon Affiliate links to products I use. Newsbreak nor I have any affiliation with the producers or manufacturers of listed items. As always, before you change your regimen, consult your physician and pharmacist to make sure that nothing interacts or interferes with your current regimen! I navigate all my symptoms of Fibromyalgia and IC as naturally as I can without prescription, but everyone is different. I hope this helps! --Wellness Wishes from Your Author**
Is Fibromyalgia an Autoimmune Disorder?
Fibromyalgia (FM) has been characterized by chronic widespread pain, fatigue, sleep dysfunction, along with cognitive issues and impairment, and mood disorders. Since it is an multifactoral syndrome with many different co-morbid conditions that go along with it, it is still a topic of research and debate.
Mast Cells & Fibromyalgia: Unveiling a Connection
Fibromyalgia comes with many comorbid conditions that can be directly effected by mast cell reactions. Some conditions can include bladder pain syndrome/interstitial cystitis (BPS/IC), gastrointestinal symptoms (GI), neurologic inflammation and pain, and mast cell dysfunction and disorders.
Fibromyalgia & Urinary Pain: A Bathroom Emergency
Patients that suffer from various chronic disorders like Fibromyalgia (FM), Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), and Vulvodynia have many issues with urinary voiding dysfunction and pelvic pain. Bladder Pain Syndrome (BPS) also known as Interstitial Cystitis (IC) of the bladder affects a patient's mental, physical, and sexual health. Although this syndrome is known, many patient's suffer with symptoms without seeking medical attention, especially in women (as pelvic pain, and urinary urgency and frequency is sometimes related to post effects of pregnancy and birthing children).
A New Device Can Help Healthcare Providers Treat Migraine Attacks
How a medical device is helping HCPs provide headache and migraine relief. By Brittany Barreto, Ph.D. Brittany Barreto, Ph.D., is a podcaster, an entrepreneur, and a molecular and human geneticist. (In other words, she’s really smart.) Read her column here each month to learn about what’s happening in the world of technology and innovation in women’s health.
Caffeine & TBI: Benefits & Pain Relief
Caffeine has existed since the 15th and 16th centuries in Arabian countries and since the 18th and 19th centuries in Europe. Many people start their days with consuming coffee or caffeinated beverages such as sports energy drinks. Since caffeine has neuroprotective effects it has been a common beverage that people choose to consume for its cognitive benefits and physical performance.
Fibromyalgia: Inflammation & Dairy Products
Science knows that Fibromyalgia (FM) is caused by central sensitization phenomena manifested by the dysfunction of neuro-circuits. This involves the perception, transmission, and processing of stimuli of the sensory neurons. In more recent years it has become obvious that factors like inflammation, immune, endocrine, genetic and psychosocial contribute to the pathogenesis of FM.
The Bitter Truth About IBS
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a widely prevalent gastrointestinal disorder that affects millions of people worldwide. Despite its common occurrence, the true nature of IBS often remains misunderstood, leading to misconceptions and underestimations of its impact on individuals' lives. In this article, we delve into the bitter truth about IBS, shedding light on its challenges, causes, and the importance of raising awareness.
Why do I have these bumps on my armpits?
Acne is a common skin condition that affects millions of people worldwide. While it is most commonly associated with the face, it can also occur in other areas of the body, including the armpits. Acne in the armpits can be uncomfortable and sometimes embarrassing, but understanding its causes, treatment options, and preventive measures can help individuals manage this condition effectively.
Fibromyalgia: Ashwagandha & Luteolin
Ashwagandha is known to be a potent medicinal plant used in Ayurvedic (Ayurveda) medicine practices. Ayurveda is one of the world's oldest naturopathic healing systems developed over 3,000 years ago in India. Ayurveda medicine focuses more on the delicate balance of health and wellness for whole mind, body, and spirit. Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera (WS)) is used in traditional Ayurveda- Traditional Indian Medicine (TIM). The root is used for health and healing.
It is suspected that Fibromyalgia Syndrome (FMS) may be due to trauma, at least it has been proven that trauma does have an impact on pain intensity. The pathology still isn't clear for FMS due to many different variables and etiologies that can lead to chronic widespread pain this can include physical traumas or injuries, emotional trauma, and/or genetic susceptibility. A cross-sectional study was published by Hindawi in Pain and Research Management titled Prevalence and Characterization of Psychological Trauma in Patients with Fibromyalgia.