What is PAIN?

The medical definition of pain is, ” An unpleasant sensation that can range from mild, localized discomfort to agony.”

Oh, the PAIN!

Pain has both physical and emotional components.

“Pain may be contained to a discrete area, as in an injury, or it can be more diffuse, as in disorders like fibromyalgia. Pain is […]

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Post Trauma and Fibromyalgia

I have always suspected there was a connection between the experience of a life-altering trauma and the development of Fibromyalgia.

It just made sense that when our bodies come under attack, our body chemistry would be altered! It appears now that Science is considering this theory. Maybe it takes “celebrity” to turn on the light.

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Fibromyalgia Pain from Whiplash

Whiplash Pain May Lead to Fibromyalgia

Did you know that someone experiencing a whiplash injury is more likely to end up with a diagnosis of Fibromyalgia?

Whiplash Pain in the Neck

Whiplash leads to Fibromyalgia. I knew there had to be a connection!

When my children were young, I would take them to the […]

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Fibromyalgia and the Oxygen Cure

Hyperbaric Oxygen Chamber

Oxygen. It sustains life. We cannot live without it.

Could oxygen be the cure that we, who live with fibromyalgia, have been waiting for? Could it be that simple?

According to researchers at Rice University and Institutes in Israel, women who suffer from fibromyalgia benefit from a treatment regimen in […]

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Phycocyanin and Phenylethylamine (PEA) – A Potent Combination

I have started using a new product!

This new combination I have discovered contains E3AFA (Aphanizomenon flos-aquae) and concentrated extracts of Phycocyanin and Phenylethylamine (PEA). Each serving comes in a packet that I just pour into my juice or beverage…soo easy and I truthfully have to say, I am feeling improvement with cognitive ability and […]

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Hemp and Natural Pain Relief

Hemp Natural Pain Relief

Because Hemp is an anti-inflammatory and has amazing healing properties, it can help reduce the pain of fibromyalgia. Also, Hemp is non-addictive so people shouldn’t be afraid to try it.

Hemp seeds are a good vegetarian source of Omega-3 fatty acids. which help to reduce inflammation, and may reduce your risk […]

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Vitamin K and Pain Relief

Bruising is a side effect of vitamin K deficiency.

I never thought much about vitamin K in my diet, since there wasn’t much written about it in the media. It was actually known as “the forgotten vitamin” because it’s benefits were often overlooked. Can Vitamin K help with the relief of pain?

What is […]

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Sjogrens and Fibromyalgia

Affects of Sjogren’s on body

Years ago, when I had formed a support group for people living with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia and other related disorders, I started to hear more about Sjogren’s Syndrome. I learned that It often occurs alongside other conditions such as lupus, rheumatoid arthritis and fibromyalgia.

Sjogren’s Syndrome, also called […]

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De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis and Fibromyalgia

DeQuervain’s Tenosynovitis = pain in thumb

De Quervain’s tenosynovitis (dih-kwer-VAINS ten-oh-sine-oh-VIE-tis) is a painful condition affecting the tendons on the thumb side of your wrist. If you have de Quervain’s tenosynovitis, it will probably hurt every time you turn your wrist, grasp anything or make a fist.

I didn’t know there was […]

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Alkaline Diet Benefits for Fibromyalgia – is there any?

Is there any benefit to an alkaline diet for Fibromyalgia?

Alkaline Chart

Living with Fibromyalgia, I am always receiving “good-intentioned, loving” advice, “you should eat that, you shouldn’t eat that”. So, I decided to investigate the benefits of an alkaline diet for Fibromyalgia.

The theory of the alkaline diet is that eating certain foods […]

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Fibromyalgia and a Gluten-Free Diet

My latest challenge

My latest challenge is a gluten-free diet. I have even purchased a bread-making machine and I am actually pleased with how my breads have turned out! I think making my own gluten-free bread might actually work!

Gluten is the protein part of wheat, rye, barley and other related grains. It is what […]

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Tapping – The Emotional Freedom Technique to Reduce Pain

Tapping – it’s more than a dance

Have you ever thought that you might want to try acupuncture, but did not want the invasiveness of needles? Maybe, consider Tapping; not the dance form of tapping, but the Emotional Freedom Technique, a form of psychological acupressure. It is said to:

Remove negative emotions Reduce food cravings […]

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Fibromyalgia and “the second brain”

Butterflies

 

My second brain said it’s time to slow down!

You know how it is said the stomach is a “Second Brain”? Well, my second brain has been telling me I overdid it!

I am experiencing a nervous stomach, mild headache and some trembling from over-stimulated muscles. I feel the hypersensitivity that we […]

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Fibromyalgia and Gastroparesis

Pain and bloating may be Gastroparesis

Gastroparesis, also called delayed gastric emptying, is a disorder that affects the digestive system. Normally, the stomach will break down food and contract to push the food down to the small intestine; but, with Gastroparesis, the food will move slowly or not at all.

I listened to the “professionals” […]

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Fibromyalgia Diet and Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Omega-3 Fatty Acids are Essential in the Fibromyalgia Diet

Recently, my doctor wrote me a prescription for a fish oil supplement, which would supply the Omega-3 fatty acids to my diet. Though I was happy that he was up on the latest research, including nuttrition, I explored the internet to find out why Omega-3 fatty […]

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