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  • Fibromyalgia:

Polymyalgia rheumatica, fibromyalgia are different

One day, Mr. Black, a 60-year-old healthy man, suddenly experienced severe aching, stiffness and pain in his shoulders, arms, hips and legs. Within several weeks, he had gone from walking and exercising daily to not being able to get out of bed or even comb his hair. However, after taking small doses of Prednisone, his symptoms completely subsided within 24 hours.

News Journal Online

Fighting fibromyalgia with exercise, medication

Linda Bryant swims 27 laps in the pool followed by 45 minutes of strength training three days a week. The other days she works out for more than an hour on a treadmill, bike and elliptical machine — a challenging workout for anyone younger than her 60 years.

Frederick News Post

Fibromyalgia and the Male Factor

Despite the fact that like 80% of all fibromyalgia patients are women, there are some males with the condition who also need to be able to deal with the condition on their terms. Males often approach illness in a totally different way then women do. There is also a female stigma associated with the condition, fibromyalgia that could make it even more difficult for a man to receive a correct diagnosis based on his symptoms and medical history.

Natural Holistic Health Blog

Information for living with fibromyalgia

Mark Drentlaw, a wellness doctor with Jackson Chiropractic, will be the guest speaker at a clinic about the disease and new breakthroughs in treatment, according to a news release. The session will be at 6:45 p.m. July 13 at Coffee Grande, 3189 N. Highland Ave. “We want to help people understand what it is, how it affects you and what can be done to get relief,” Drentlaw said in the release.

Jackson Sun

Chronic Pain and Fibromyalgia: What’s Normal, What’s Not

Everyone experiences pain occasionally, whether it’s a headache, muscle stiffness, or an upset stomach. Some people, such as migraine sufferers or those with irritable bowel syndrome, have to deal with pain and discomfort on a more frequent basis. And then there are people with fibromyalgia—a chronic pain disorder whose often debilitating symptoms overlap with many other diseases.

Health.com

  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome:

Accutane Being Pulled From Market

Accutane, a drug that is used to treat severe acne, is being pulled from the market by its maker, Roche AG. The drug has been the subject of several lawsuits over the years, with Roche eventually paying millions of dollars to several people who claimed that Accutane caused their inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).

About.com:  IBD

Sussex woman suffering from ovarian cancer was misdiagnosed

A Sussex nurse has revealed how her doctor misdiagnosed her with irritable bowel syndrome instead of potentially deadly ovarian canver. Lindy Waldron, 59, was working as a community nurse when she started to feel unwell.

The Argus

How to Fight Irritable Bowel Syndrome with Natural Foods

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a medical condition also known as spastic colon and causes a myriad of symptoms including: bloating, diarrhea, abdominal pains and constipation. This can lead to unpredictable bowel movements which may become embarrassing when caught in a situation where you find it hard to gain access to a restroom to relieve yourself. This doesn’t mean that anything is wrong with your digestive system and maybe your symptoms could be due to a sensitive colon.

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Comments

  1. Clay McCord MD says:

    In my recently published book, The Truth About Fibromyalgia, I present circumstantial evidence that it is a neurological disorder in which the pain volume is turned too high. Disrupted deep slep patterns lead to improper recharging of the limbic system, resulting in a failure of proper regulation of pain and sympatheitic activity. A variety of Central Sensitization Syndromes may ALSO occur–irritable bowel, migraine, chronic fatigue, restless legs, chronic bladder/pelvic pain, etc. Therapy must be directed at improving sleep and imbalanced brain chemistry but still falls short…a must read.
    Clay McCord MD

  2. Personally speaking, I really like what your site offers to visitors. One suggestion I have is to have videos on your site. It would be very educational and easier to grasp as well.

  3. Thanks for the input. There are videos on this website – you will just have to look around and search for them. I have posted two of my own videos and I know I have posted others.

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