What Are Trigger Points For Fibromyalgia?

The best way to describe trigger points are when tiny patches of muscle fiber get bunched up in “knots” and are the source of pain in other areas of the body. I think of it like being a gun and if you pull the trigger, it hits other areas in…

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Foods To Fight Fibromyalgia

  Did you know that eating some foods can cause fibromyalgia flare-ups? 42% of fibromyalgia patients claim that eating certain foods cause their symptoms to worsen.  Studies show that having a deficiency in vitamin D can mimic symptoms of fibromyalgia – bone and muscle pain. When lacking in omega-3 fatty acids,…

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Quell – A Better Alternative to Pain Medicine?

What is Quell you say? I didn’t know until recently either until someone had posted that they used it and it worked wonders for their pain. It is a device that you wear on your calf, but treats pain anywhere—your back, shoulder, knee—using electro-stimulation to provide relief through the body’s own…

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3 New Drugs for Fibromyalgia

In the past doctors have been prescribing three types of drugs to manage fibromyalgia. They are anti-depressants, anti-seizure or muscle relaxants. However, research has shown that only one third of patients get about 50% of the relief from their pain. Often times more than one drug is given because it’s…

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How To Find the Right Doctor Who Treats Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is a difficult disorder to diagnose since it mimics many other conditions, so it is very hard to figure out which doctor to see. A good place to start with is a primary care physician. That will help rule out several conditions with blood tests or x-rays. If your doctor is still…

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Why Hormones Play An Important Role in Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia has continued to be a mystery to most doctors. There have been studies that show several contributing factors to be the cause of fibromyalgia. Genetics, stress, autoimmune diseases, chronic infections, repetitive injuries, and hormones imbalances are some reasons why people develop fibromyalgia. Several factors can cause hormones to get off…

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Will Hemp Oil Help With Fibromyalgia Symptoms?

  Just in the last few years, Hemp Oil has had a growing popularity in the medical field. It has claimed to help people with chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, heart disease, diabetes, PMS, menopause, arthritis, skin disorders, and even cancer. So, I researched the effects it had on fibromyalgia. I…

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