Category Archives: Fibromyalgia

IN BRIEF: CoEnzyme Q10 Shown To Decrease Fibromyalgia Pain

IN BRIEF: CoEnzyme Q10 Shown To Decrease Fibromyalgia Pain

The journals “Nutrition” [1] and Anti Oxidant Redox [2] recently published articles on the benefits of CoEnzyme Q10 (CoQ10) against Fibromyalgia (FM). The team of researchers is essentially the same in both articles: Cordero MD et al.  What is CoQ10? CoQ10 is a quinone organic compound that  transfers electrons through Reduction/Oxidation …Read the Rest

MND BRIEF:  Multiple Sclerosis And Look Alike Diseases

MND BRIEF: Multiple Sclerosis And Look Alike Diseases

NeuroTalk has an important post on MS wrong  diagnosis.[1]  The list of diseases that can mascarade as MS is extensive. Auto-Immune Diseases Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis (ADEM) Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE), Sjögren’s Syndrome, Myasthenia Gravis Infectious Diseases: Lyme disease (LD) Human T-cell lymphotrophic virus-1 (HTLV-1) Vascular: Stroke Central nervous system (CNS) …Read the Rest

IN BRIEF: Growth Hormone As a Complementary treatment For Fibromyagia

IN BRIEF: Growth Hormone As a Complementary treatment For Fibromyagia

The Fibromyalgia Syndrome ‘s  (FMS) standard treatment consists of: Serotonin re-uptake inhibitors, (SRI)  Opioids, and  Amitriptyline Anti-epileptic drugs Complementary Medicine The pain reducing  efficacy  of those treatments seems to be limited and 30% is accepted as a good enough for drug marketing purposes [1-3]. A new study has shown that …Read the Rest

Dr Greenstead’s Pain Relaxation Video

Dr Greenstead’s Pain Relaxation Video

Pain therapy often means heavy pharmaceuticals loaded with side effects.  Results are also often modest with a typical 30-50% pain reduction [1] We have all heard of breathing and medical meditation exercises. We bring you here a YouTube video by Dr Greenberg with simple, yet powerful exercises to take your …Read the Rest

IN BRIEF: Study Shows Magnesium Citrate treatment effective on Fibromyalgia Pain

IN BRIEF: Study Shows Magnesium Citrate treatment effective on Fibromyalgia Pain

The study published in RHEUMATOLOGY INTERNATIONAL [1] had the following main points: Study was on sixty premenopausal women diagnosed with fibromyalgia Study was also about the effectiveness of amitriptyline alone and in combination with magnesium citrate Pain intensity, pain threshold, the number of tender points, the tender point index: Serum and erythrocyte …Read the Rest

Can Vitamin D Can Help Chronic Pain?

Can Vitamin D Can Help Chronic Pain?

Vitamin D deficiency is associated to less cognitive performance [1,2]. Then again, pain is also associated with lower cognitive performance.  So vitamin D deficiency and pain have in common that low cognition.   It is a stretch to hope that  bringing Vitamin D  to “normal” levels might help pain, but: …Read the Rest

Overview of Fibromyalgia And Its Treatments (January 2012)

Overview of Fibromyalgia And Its Treatments (January 2012)

The Fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS)  is one of the diseases that were reputed to be all in your head.  Not any more, at least not  in the “imaginary” sense. This was particularly,  aggravating because it could be so painful. It is called a syndrome because it manifests itself in a similar …Read the Rest

Chocolate’s health benefits: How real?

Chocolate’s health benefits: How real?

A study published in the journal of Physiology shows that cocoa  contains epicatechins, one of several flavonoids found in red wine, green tea, apples and in particularly high concentrations in dark chocolate [1]. The study shows that epicatechins translate into better cardiovascular health for the consumer. Then again , cocoa …Read the Rest

Tender points of Fibromyalgia and Myofascial trigger points: Are they related?

Tender points of Fibromyalgia and Myofascial trigger points: Are they related?

MND: In the Internet discussions about  fibromyalgia, there is a tendency to use interchangeably the term  ”tender point” and Myofascial trigger point. There is such a thing as the myofascial pain syndrome, and it’s trigger point differ from the Fibromyalgia Syndrome (FMS)tender points MND:This is according to a German study in …Read the Rest

Fibromyalgia: A European 1-Year Extension Study Positive  about Milnacipran (Savella) to treat Fibromyalgia Pain

Fibromyalgia: A European 1-Year Extension Study Positive about Milnacipran (Savella) to treat Fibromyalgia Pain

MND: This study was authored by a Portuguese and French team and published in the Journal of  Rheumatology, “ an improvement from both baselines was shown in all groups on pain, fatigue, sleep, and quality of life measures…” Milnacipran come added to pregabalin (Lyrica) and duloxetine (Cymbalta) in the arsenal …Read the Rest

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