ALERT – PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT THIS IS A HEALTH HAZARD SITUATION WHERE THERE IS A REASONABLE PROBABILITY THAT THE USE OF THIS PRODUCT CAN CAUSE ADVERSE HEALTH CONSEQUENCES. PLEASE READ CAREFULLY. Mann Packing, one of the largest vegetable packaging companies in the United States, has just issued a recall ofRead More →

When Your Muscles Won’t Relax By Adrienne Dellwo | Reviewed by Grant Hughes, MD,   Do you sometimes have muscles that tighten up and won’t relax no matter what you do? That’s called a muscle spasm, and a lot of people with fibromyalgia have this problem. In fact, some researchers consider it a major source of ourRead More →

By Jordan E. Rosenfeld, Throw around the word “opioid”—a morphine-derived painkiller like heroin, Vicodin, or Oxycontin—and “epidemic” is likely to follow. The Centers for Disease Control estimates that U.S. deaths from opioid abuse are at a record high, with 78 fatalities occurring every day, a number that has quadrupled since 1999. A 2016 Kaiser Health survey found that nearly half of respondents reported knowingRead More →

Soaking in a warm bath is found to be one of the most therapeutic activity for fibromyalgia patients. It is actually a basic form of hydrotherapy which helps in temporary pain relief for fibromyalgia. Read on to find out more. What is Hydrotherapy? Hydrotherapy is basically an alternative therapy thatRead More →

By Mary Shomon | Reviewed by Richard N. Fogoros, MD, It’s significant that a significant number of the estimated 27 million people with hypothyroidism end up also being diagnosed with fibromyalgia. Both conditions share many similar symptoms, including fatigue, exhaustion, depression, brain fog, and varying degrees of muscle and joint pain.   Some experts theorize that thatRead More →

A specifically depressing problem about fibromyalgia is gaining weight, even if we eat less we continue to gain weight and due to pain it’s very painful to exercise. According to Mark Pellegrino, MD, in his book Fibromyalgia: Up Close and Personal, it’s not very surprising to gain 25 to 30Read More →

As you would probably know, fibromyalgia is a chronic syndrome; chronic meaning that the syndrome is long-lasting, normally a lifelong illness. Fibromyalgia does not do damage to joints or cause inflammation, although it is considered an arthritis related condition. In fact, Fibromyalgia is a rheumatic condition for it causes painRead More →