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Fentanyl crisis: Figures show 1,800pc rise in overdose deaths from potent painkiller

By Hagar Cohen and Tiger Webb Deaths from the potent prescription drug fentanyl have rapidly increased in Australia, with a senior doctor calling the trend a “national emergency”. A report from the National Coronial Information Service (NCIS), commissioned by Background Briefing, shows 498 fentanyl-related deaths occurred between January 2010 and December 2015. Media …

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Small Nerve Fiber Study Finds Different Kinds of Fibromyalgia Exist

by DR. HEATHER MORRIS The evidence for central nervous system dysfunction in fibromyalgia is clear: the ascending pain producing pathways are overly activated, while the descending pain inhibitory pathways are under-activated. This results is people with fibromyalgia experiencing pain where no injury or sign of damage exists. Problems with the peripheral …

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Fibromyalgia Pain Linked To Spinal Cord Dysfunction

BY PATRICIA INACIO, PHD Dysfunction in spinal cord processing may be responsible for Fibromyalgia Pain patients according to a study titled “Lengthened Cutaneous Silent Period in Fibromyalgia Suggesting Central Sensitization as a Pathogenesis” and published in the journal PLOS One. Fibromyalgia is characterized by chronic extensive pain among other symptoms but the underlying cause responsible for Fibromyalgia Pain in FM …

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10 Signs Of Fibromyalgia To Never Ignore

By  Dr. Fateh Malik “Fibromyalgia, also known as fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS), is a chronic condition that characteristically causes pain all over the body, including muscle and joint pain, and fatigue as well as other symptoms. Fibromyalgia can lead to depression and social isolation.” – WebMD Fibromyalgia is a particularly distressing condition …

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I Am A “Spoonie.” Here’s What I Wish More People Knew About Chronic Illness

Are you familiar with the Spoon Theory, or the term “spoonie”? If it sounds a little odd, hear me out. It began when a young woman named Christine Miserandino explained to a friend what it was like to have lupus. They were chillin’ at a diner when the friend asked what …

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NASA Admits To Using Chemtrails To Expose Americans To Deadly Chemicals

When a former NASA scientist is captured on tape admitting that America’s own space agency is spraying the public with chemtrails, you might want to listen closely. These are the reports circulating after a recorded phone call surfaced with Douglas Rowland—a scientist who once worked at NASA—claiming the organization has been spraying …

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When Chronic Pain Keeps Me Up at Night

By C. M. I cannot begin to count the number of times I have been told to “go to bed,” “just sleep it off” or “you’ll feel better after you sleep.” As much as I know that sleep will help with my pain and give my body a much needed boost …

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Blepharitis and Fibromyalgia

BY:Wyatt Redd With all the symptoms of fibromyalgia like chronic fatigue, pain, and mental fog, you might not think about your eyes. But the reality is that a lot of people with fibromyalgia also struggle with conditions that affect their eyes. Conditions like blepharitis are actually very common among fibromyalgia sufferers. These kinds …

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Injectafer Iron Replacement Therapy Safely Improves Fibromyalgia Symptoms, Phase 2 Study Finds

BY ALICE MELÃO The administration of Injectafer, an iron replacement therapy, was shown to safely help manage fibromyalgia symptoms when compared to a placebo in patients with iron deficiency, according to data from a Phase 2 clinical trial. The findings were reported in the study, “A Blinded, Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Study to Investigate the …

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Lyrica Found to Be Effective in Reducing Neuropathic Pain in Fibromyalgia Patients, Study Shows

BY IQRA MUMA Physicians may consider prescribing Lyrica (pregabalin) for fibromyalgia patients who have a primary complaint of neuropathic pain, new research shows. The study, titled “A comparison of the effectiveness of amitriptilin and pregabalin treatment in fibromyalgia patients,” was published in the journal Northern Clinics of Istanbul. Fibromyalgia is often treated with non-standardized methods, such …