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Musical magic to help charity

A NIGHT of musical magic is promised as a Hurstpierpoint charity celebrates its 10th anniversary. The village’s Danny House will provide a spectacular backdrop when it hosts a champagne concert to mark reMEmber’s milestone.

ME ‘Question Time’ at St Richard’s Hospital

People who suffer from ME will be able to find out more from a panel of specialists at a Question Time-style session being held at St Richard’s Hospital.
The event is being hosted by West Sussex charity reMEmber, on behalf of the national ME Association. The panel will take questions from the floor about the condition, which is also known as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.

Couple turns herb garden into business with help of Incubator

Kathy Stephen began planting herb gardens 15 years ago, partly because of advertising she’d hear on television while watching the news. “There were all these drug commercials. It was upsetting to me,” Stephen said. “There are so many side effects when we could be using natural herbs.” Stephen grows borage and drinks a daily cup of tea made from the herb that she said helps her greatly with chronic fatigue syndrome. She’s planning to dry the roots of her Echinacea flowers to make tinctures because it’s “good for the immune system.”

The FDA’s Proposed Ban on Popular Fibromyalgia Painkillers

NEWSBRIEF: Are you worried about the FDA’s possible ban on popular combination painkillers that contain acetaminophen (the drug in Tylenol)? It would mean drugs like Vicodin (acetaminophen hydrocodone) and Percocet (acetaminophen oxycodone) would be gone, and for good. It would also make maximum strength acetaminophen (500 mg) available only by prescription.

Fibromyalgia Expert — Releases Free Online Videos on How to Beat Fibromyalgia

Patients with fibromyalgia are often misunderstood, ignored or viewed with skepticism by family, friends and even their doctors. Thank goodness for doctors like Rodger Murphree- he truly understands the plight of the fibromyalgia patient. Even better he knows how to help them. His Fibromyalgia Jump Start Program has thousands of patients beat fibromyalgia over the last 13 years.

Indiana University researcher to use PET in fibromyalgia study

Researchers at the Indiana University School of Medicine have received more than $12 million in federal stimulus funding in support of research on various diseases. One assistant professor will use a $237,000 award to study the role of a neurotransmitter called dopamine in fibromyalgia patients using PET imaging. The researcher aims to better understand pain mechanisms in the brain to be able to improve treatment strategies for the disease.

Johns Hopkins and National Fibromyalgia Association Announce Successful Outcomes from Landmark Educational Initiative

According to The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, the Fibromyalgia Circle of Care Initiative has achieved dramatic success in heightening
awareness, diagnosis and best practice treatment of fibromyalgia – a complex and chronic pain disorder that plagues an estimated 10 million Americans.

The Mystery of Chronic Pain

The Mystery of Chronic Pain cannot be fully explained. Several reasons for chronic or continuing pain can be explained. Some of the many reasons you and I may hurt suffering from chronic pain are: joint or disc degeneration, arthritis, bone or joint damage all and more can cause chronic pain. Chronic pain is defined as pain that last more than three months. The European journal of anaesthesiology defines chronic pain as “pain that persists longer than the temporal course of natural healing”.

Your Illness May Be Invisible, But You Are Not

I am approaching the one year anniversary of my blog. I have grown a lot over the past 11 months. I have made many wonderful new contacts. I have learned to be more open and honest about my health with myself, and with my family and friends. I understand more about the causes and contributing factors of Fibromyalgia.

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  1. Chronic pain is defined as pain that persists longer than the temporal course of natural healing, associated with a particular type of injury or disease process.
    Thanks for share the info about this problem at here.

  2. smilinggreenmom says:

    My sister in law has CFS and fibro, both of which are so draining and stressful for her. In regards to the painkillers topic, I wanted to share that I recently gave her a tube of our favorite natural pain cream to try and she loves it! It is called Topricin and works great for aches, pains and inflammation. I am personally glad to see that we are going in the direction of wanting and needing natural healthier options to certain medications etc. and I am thankful that Topricin is helping so many!

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