Do You Live with Anxiety? Here Are 11 Ways to Cope

Breathe: There are ways to calm your anxiety Know that feeling of your heart beating faster in response to a stressful situation? Or perhaps, instead, your palms get sweaty when you’re confronted with an overwhelming task or event. That’s anxiety — our body’s natural response to stress. If you haven’t recognized your triggers yet, here are a […]

Are You Having Fibromyalgia Morning Stiffness

Morning stiffness is one of the most common symptoms in fibromyalgia patients. In fact, it is estimated that more than 70 percent of them are suffering from fibromyalgia morning stiffness on a regular basis. Additionally, half of these patients suffer from chronic morning soreness and muscle stiffness that can last for several hours up to […]

What It’s Like to Be Forcibly Tapered Off Fentanyl

Although I have been on this chronic intractable pain, illness and medical refugee train for nearly a decade, I’ve been lucky to have the love and support my husband, family and wonderful people around the world that I’ve met through this shared anguish. They lift me up and allow me to lift them, when I […]

5 Things to Know About Epidural Steroid Injections

Some patients with neck and back pain report that their doctor requires them to get epidural steroid injections (ESI’s) before they are prescribed opioid pain medication. Many do not realize that the procedure or any use of drugs for spinal injection is not FDA approved and is considered “off label.” Some patients benefit from ESI’s, […]

Record Decline in Opioid Prescriptions

Often lost in the debate over opioid medication is that prescriptions for the drugs have been falling for years — a trend that appears to be accelerating. The volume of prescription opioids dispensed in the U.S. last year fell 17 percent, the largest annual decline ever recorded, according to a new study by the health […]

Why do the bruises appear without hitting me?

Surely you are one of those people who have got a bruise or bruise on your legs or some other part of your body and you do not know why and then the question arises. What can it be? Should I worry? Well, everything will depend on what is causing it, according to Dr. José Antonio […]

Jussie Smollett Reveals He Is Battling A Drug Addiction

After turning himself into Chicago police, Jussie Smollett disclosed to the authorities that he has been battling a drug addiction. According to TMZ, after the Empire star surrendered to police Thursday (Feb. 21), he confessed that he has an addiction to ecstasy and that he has never sought help for it. Based on text messages recovered by police, […]

Everclear’s Art Alexakis has multiple sclerosis

(CNN)Art Alexakis, frontman for the rock band Everclear, has revealed he’s been living with multiple sclerosis. In a note posted on the band’s official site, Alexakis said he was in a bad car accident three years ago that totaled his car. “About two weeks later, I started feeling a tingle and numbness in my arm, thinking it […]

Difficulties With Phone Conversations in Fibromyalgia

Have you come to hate talking on the telephone since you’ve had fibromyalgia or chronic fatigue syndrome? It’s a common thing with people frequently saying they have an especially hard time focusing on phone conversations. Factors That Contribute to Phone Aversion So why is this? It hasn’t been studied, but several factors could contribute to […]

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