Monthly Archives: August 2010

Mom's update

I’m glad I checked my blog today because I thought there was a post for today. I didn’t want to end the month without a post. Now I have completed the August challenge. I hope you all enjoyed my posts … Continue reading

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National Fibromyalgia Association responds to new ACR criteria for fibromyalgia

 Taken from the National Fibromyalgia Assciation website “Removing the tender point criterion, the one defining feature of fibromyalgia, places us in jeopardy of losing fibromyalgia as an entity altogether.”   Media Contact: Corin Ramos, APR Director of Communications National Fibromyalgia … Continue reading

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Fibromyalgia? Try tai chi

Taken from CNN Health – By Carina Storrs, Health.com August 18, 2010 (Health.com) – Doctors often recommend exercise for patients with fibromyalgia, but the chronic pain and fatigue associated with the condition can make activities like running and swimming difficult. … Continue reading

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Noise Sensitivity in Fibromyalgia & Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

By Adrienne Dellwo, Fibromyalgia & Chronic Fatigue Guide – Saturday August 14, 2010 To the common person, a lot of noise can possibly cause a headache and irritability. When you have fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome, loud, repetitive, grating or otherwise annoying sounds … Continue reading

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Chronic pain can be 'paralyzing' for women

Taken from CNN Health – By Elizabeth Landau, CNN //   (CNN) — The sensation began in Melanie Thernstrom’s neck the same day she went for a long swim. It flowed down through her right shoulder to her hand, as … Continue reading

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Who is Michelle Arbore?

I subscribe to many blogs because I love to read, meet new people and learn new things.  I subscribe to a blog written by Coach Jane Lee.  She had posted a short video from herself and said she created it … Continue reading

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Update on mom!

Thursday, August 26, 2010 2:31 PM, EDTToday’s update is good.  She is doing great – blood pressure and heart rate are very good.  She is just in a lot of pain, which is to be expected.  She has her pain … Continue reading

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Could This Be You?

Taken from Dr. Rodger Murphree’s Newsletter I find that many of my fibromyalgia patients are taking drugs that actually cause many of their problems. One of my patients, Nicole, offers a good example-  Nicole had been suffering with fibromyalgia for almost … Continue reading

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Conventional Medicine and FMS or CFS

From Dr. Rodger Murphree’s Newsletter With so many different symptoms, it’s no surprise that fibromyalgia and CFS patients are typically taking 6-12 different prescription drugs. Lyrica, Elavil, Klonopin, Paxil, Effexor, Xanax, Trazadone, Neurontin, Zanaflex, Ambien, Lunesta, Cymbalta,  and Provigil have … Continue reading

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The Healer Within

From Dr. Rodger Murphree’s book- “Treating and Beating Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.” We are born with an innate ability to heal ourselves. If this were not true, we would quickly succumb to the millions of deadly microbes that inhabit … Continue reading

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