Role of Antioxidants in Treating Fibromyalgia.

Research on different parameters in fibromyalgia indicates that there are a multitude of factors involved in the functional changes that lead to the syndrome. Certainly antioxidant supplements are known to be helpful in many diseases, but at this point, it remains unclear whether there is any benefit for fibromyalgia patients. Fibromyalgia (FM) is a form of…

Lyme disease cases in Illinois expected to continue to rise this year

An expert says Lyme disease cases in Illinois will likely continue to rise this year after having shown a gradual increase in recent years. Chris Stone, director of the Medical Entomology Laboratory at the Illinois Natural History Survey, said Lyme disease has doubled over the last decade. Stone said there’s no definite way to forecast…

Fibromyalgia and CRPS – Can you have both?

Difference between fibromyalgia and CRPS Fibromyalgia has a tendency to come and go into remission for weeks, sometimes months, at a time. It is much rarer for that to happen with CRPS. Unlike patients with fibromyalgia, those with CRPS tend to exhibit changes in skin color and temperature at the site of the original tissue…

7 Unexpected Signs Of Lyme Disease, According To Experts.

There is no disease in the world like Lyme Disease. Few other illnesses have so many varied manifestations, are so difficult to test for, or take over your entire body like Lyme does. Many people with Lyme go undiagnosed because the symptoms of Lyme Disease can vary from person to person and overlap with symptoms of other…

What sleeping is like when you have fibromyalgia.

Sleep is defined by Merriam Webster as: The natural periodic suspension of consciousness during which the powers of the body are restored Sleep is defined by a fibromyalgia sufferer as: A period of time you lay uncomfortably conscious in bed, totally exhausted but unable to rest and restore Fibromyalgia is a funny (okay, cruel and…

Blood pressure drug could be used to treat Parkinson’s and dementia.

A drug to treat high blood pressure could also be used against conditions such as Parkinson’s, Huntington’s and forms of dementia a new study suggests. University of Cambridge researchers have shown that felodipine, a hypertension drug, may be a candidate for re-purposing after showing promise when treating neurodegenerative diseases. A common feature of these diseases is…

Fibromyalgia And The Central Nervous System.

  Those who suffer with fibromyalgia often spend years dealing with chronic pain, and being incorrectly diagnosed or dismissed – leaving many feeling hopeless and unsure of where to turn. However, new research is beginning to actively track the changes that occur within the nervous system of fibromyalgia patients – helping us to better understand…

4 Ways To Cope With Fibromyalgia Syndrome Pain.

Fibromyalgia syndrome causes widespread pain and stiffness in the body which gets worse as the day progresses, leaving you feeling weak. This syndrome can have a huge impact on how you lead your life on a day-to-day basis. A range of treatments are usually prescribed for long term management of fibromyalgia pain including physical therapy,…

Living With Fibromyalgia – How Effective Is Amitriptyline?

The medication Amitriptyline has often been mentioned as a first-line treatment for neuropathic pain. However, the fact that there is little evidence to truly support it’s long-term efficacy leaves something to be desired. Of course, many have seen positive results with this particular drug, but it is important not to overestimate the true effectiveness. Amitriptyline…