When I saw that the video "Fibromyalgia: It's Real It's Manageable What You Can Do" had been viewed almost 85,000 times I had to check it out. In it, Dr. Andrew Gross, the head of the Rheumatology Clinic at the University of California at San Francisco presents a a birds-eye view of fibromyalgia.
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“If we lose sight of pleasures ... that intoxicate the senses in the most sensuous and beautiful and simplest of ways, then we've lost a lot." - Savannah Page
Researchers have used heat, electricity, chemicals, and pressure to evoke pain in FM patients and controls, and in every study people with Read more [...]
We report here a surprisingly high prevalence of clinical and electrodiagnostic (EDX) abnormalities implying a demyelinating polyneuropathy, suggestive of chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP), in FMS. Caro et. al 2008
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From stiff muscles to painful trigger points to problems with exercise, the muscles can be a problem in fibromyalgia. It turns out that muscles have an interesting way of relaxing when they're in pain. Every time you contract a painful muscle, your nervous system should take a little break, give Read more [...]
From Top Down to Bottoms Up In Fibromyalgia
For the past decade or so research evidence has suggested that fibromyalgia is more a brain disorder than a body disorder. Studies indicating increased substance P levels, increased activity in the pain sensing and decreased activity of the pain inhibitory Read more [...]
Fibromyalgia may be the quintessential pain disease but level of pain found in chronic fatigue syndrome is no joke, either. An ongoing CDC study indicated that people with ME/CFS experience the same level of pain as people with chronic pelvic pain and more pain than people with multiple sclerosis Read more [...]
(Please welcome Tim Vaughan to Health Rising's team of bloggers as he digs deeper into issues raised in earlier blogs and outlines an intriguing theory about the nature of pain in fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome and other disorders.)
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A Workout Without Working (Much)
Feel like you just ran a mile after walking a block? Do your muscles feel tight and contracted? How's your flexibility and coordination? If I'm reading this right this fibromyalgia study might be able to help explain why these problems are occurring.
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