Tamara Meyers believes her fibromyalgia was caused by Essure implants, and she continues to suffer years after her initial procedure. Meyers is not the first person to report pain and fibromyalgia after getting Essure. During a congressional briefing, Kim Hudak also shared the health problems that appeared after she had the procedure.
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While the benefits of exercise apply to everyone, fibromyalgia sufferers can especially benefit from its positive effects on stress, sleep quality, bone density, muscular strength, flexibility and overall improved health. An abundance of recent research shows that gradually easing into an aerobic, and eventually a strength-training program, can dramatically improve many of the common fibromyalgia symptoms. Unfortunately, many fibromyalgia sufferers start fitness programs, yet due to painful flares, they stop before they are able to enjoy the benefits. Fibromyalgia pain, like arthritis pain, can make the thought of exercising seem almost impossible.
The leaves of the Mitragyna speciosa tree are better known as kratom and have been used in traditional medicine. However, several countries have banned the controversial drug, and its use in the United States is being debated. Studies show that kratom is capable of opioid-like activity, and some fibromyalgia patients have been using it to fight chronic pain.
There is a global problem affecting fibromyalgia patients who want to receive proper care from their doctors. In many cases, patients are facing long wait times for doctors’ appointments and tests. Karen Baker recently shared her own experience with a doctor’s appointment that turned into a scheduling nightmare.
A fibromyalgia patient was shocked to discover inaccessible parking spots at her school. Yolanda Aqui must use a cane because of her fibromyalgia and arthritis, but parking closer to the building helps her. However, the parking spots reserved for people with disabilities at Merivale High School, located in the Ottawa-Carleton District, were filled with snow.
Two unrelated fibromyalgia patients recently encountered problems in public places because of their service dogs. The patients, a woman in Connecticut and a woman in Texas, were told they could not have their dogs inside the buildings and were denied service. Both of these incidents are potential violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
Fibromyalgia can disturb your sleep, and patients frequently complain about sleep disorders affecting their ability to rest at night. Insomnia, sleep apnea and other issues are a common problem. The following tips can help you catch up with the elusive dream world.
Holy basil is a popular herb that is frequently used for medicinal purposes and teas. Also known as tulsi, it is not the same plant as the common basil used for cooking. Some fibromyalgia patients report a reduction in symptoms after using holy basil, but it is important to speak to a medical professional before starting any new treatment.
A former police officer believes her job at Ground Zero is connected to her fibromyalgia. Annmarie Sheldon was initially denied accidental disability retirement benefits, but she filed and won an appeal. Justice Rolando Acosta states that fibromyalgia should be considered a new onset disease for the World Trade Center presumption law.
Julie Sorrell-Wilde describes her past personality as hyperactive, but fibromyalgia has changed her in many ways. She believes there may be a connection between a traumatic operation she suffered 15 years ago and the development of the disease. Sorrell-Wilde started to notice problems a few months after the operation and struggled to get answers from doctors.
Fibromyalgia support groups offer a valuable resource for patients who are coping with the disease. They can be found in locations ranging from local libraries to the smartphone in your hands. Although physical groups are still a popular option, the Internet has made online groups an easy alternative.
The National Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain Association has a new survey and needs more participants. The voluntary survey is anonymous, and results will be used to advocate better for patients suffering from chronic pain. The organization is concerned about how new government regulations for opioid medications are affecting fibromyalgia patients.
Three sets of criteria from the American College of Rheumatology are at the center of a new debate. The 1990, 2010 and modified 2010 criteria established guidelines for diagnosing fibromyalgia. However a new study reveals that using the modified 2010 version doubles the number of people who should be diagnosed.
The family of Patricia Little received tragic news with the discovery of her body in a field. The 71-year-old suffered from fibromyalgia and had a broken arm, but she was determined to get help for her husband. Sadly, Little never made it to the home of the neighbors who could have helped the couple.
Mitch Taylor is in danger of losing his home, and the former fireman believes his rights are being violated. The Wales resident suffers from fibromyalgia and post-traumatic stress disorder. He has adopted eight huskies who help him with his pain and depression, but they are also the reason for his housing problems.
Bone broth is the latest food trend linked to health benefits, and it is appearing on more restaurant menus. Although Brodo in New York City charges $9 for a large plastic cup of the broth, the recipe is simple to duplicate at home. In addition, some patients and medical experts believe it can help fibromyalgia.
Tony Smith feels his hospital abandoned him after canceling his regular pain treatments and refusing to reschedule them. Smith, who lives in the United Kingdom, believes Russells Hall Hospital acted inappropriately. The disabled senior citizen suffers from fibromyalgia, among other health problems, and he is going through withdrawal without his regular treatments.
Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition that often prevents people from being able to work. However, obtaining disability is a complicated process, and discrimination claims are a common problem. Attorney Bill Berger has provided his perspective and advice on this complex issue.
Mariah Crenshaw believes the relationship between Cleveland police and residents is strained. Her own experience with the police led to a lawsuit and a settlement. Crenshaw suffers from fibromyalgia, and she claims her health problems were a joke for the officers who mistreated her in jail.
One of the highlights of the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) was wearable technology to help relieve pain. Now, another company is introducing wearable tech with promises to help weight loss, fight chronic pain and remove toxins. It is a controversial idea, but some fibromyalgia patients are already looking into it.
Lynne and Mike Wheeler suffer from multiple health problems, and their issues recently became worse from additional stress. The elderly couple was robbed in West Sussex, located in the south of the U.K., and their ability to participate in the only hobby that still brings them joy has been affected. The thieves stole all of their fishing equipment, and police are still searching for the suspects.
The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority is focusing on people with health problems and disabilities that may not be visible to others. A new group of ads has been created with help from the Accessibility Advisory Committee (AAC) to remind people to leave seats open for others. It is a positive step for the people who use the metro in Washington D.C. and cannot find a seat despite their disability.
Many fibromyalgia sufferers have horror stories about visiting their doctors and attempting to get help for their chronic pain. Shelly Van Winkle recently shared her story as a fibromyalgia patient who spends an enormous amount of money on prescription drugs without finding relief. Her account echoes the problems often experienced by others with this condition.
NeuroMetrix believes it has a solution that may help fibromyalgia patients fight chronic pain. At the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), the company shared Quell, a wearable device that promises to give sufferers relief. You wear it on your upper calf and can connect it to your smartphone to keep track of progress.
A recent study focused on the connection between fibromyalgia and the hepatitis B vaccine. Researchers found that some patients who received the vaccine later showed ASIA syndrome symptoms and suffered from fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome. There is a link that needs to be studied with a larger group of patients.
Brandon Garrison is a U.S. Army veteran who believes some of his health problems may be linked to fume exposure during the war in Afghanistan. He suffers from multiple health problems including fibromyalgia and believes the time he spent near the burn pits affected him long-term. He is not the only veteran who is concerned about the fumes from the burning of hazardous waste during the wars.
Fibromyalgia is a disease without a cure, but some patients have found relief by adjusting their diets. The vegan diet is a popular choice among many fibromyalgia sufferers. There is research that indicates switching to a raw vegetarian diet can help some patients feel better.
Guided imagery relaxation has emerged as a potential treatment for fibromyalgia patients. A recent study reveals that the technique helped patients reduce their pain and depression. The noninvasive procedure appears to be useful in some cases and should not be ignored by medical professionals.
A woman who suffers from fibromyalgia is being accused of exploiting disabled parking spots at stores. During a recent shopping trip in Australia, she was confronted by an elderly man who stated she did not look sick and accused her of using the disabled park illegally. Although the woman had the proper disabled permit, the man refused to believe her.
There is a new diet trend among some fibromyalgia patients, and it involves eliminating all grains in favor of a high protein menu. The Whole30 diet is being embraced by more people, and its creators claim it can help fibromyalgia sufferers along with eliminating the symptoms of other health problems. The diet is strict, but some patients are reporting positive results.