Monday, September 17, 2012

Vaginal Pain May Mean Irritable Bowl Syndrome Or Fibromyalgia

Unexplained vulvar pain, also known as vulvodynia, affects millions of women worldwide. It can be so severe that it makes exercise, intercourse and even sitting unbearable. A new study published in the journal American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists has now revealed that women who suffer from this painful vaginal condition have a 2 to 3 times higher risk of also developing other chronic pain conditions, such as irritable bowel syndrome, interstitial cystitis known as and fibromyalgia or musculoskeletal pain. more...

Fibromyalgia Patients Self-Medicating With Cannabis May Have Poor Mental Health Outcomes

According to new research, 10% of fibromyalgia (FM) patients use marijuana for medicinal relief to combat FM symptoms, such as unexplained fatigue, and insomnia, widespread pain and other somatic symptoms. more...

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Medicinal Marijuana Use Found In 10% Of Fibromyalgia Patients

Doctors Caution Self-medicating with Herbal Cannabis Sparks Poor Mental HealthNew research reveals that 10% of fibromyalgia (FM) patients use marijuana for medicinal relief from symptoms such as widespread pain, fatigue, and insomnia caused by this chronic illness. more...

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Researcher Calls For Expansion Of Programs To Identify Potential Drug Abusers And Protect Pain Patients

Individual use of prescription opioids has increased four-fold since the mid-1990s, in part due to increased awareness of pain control for chronic conditions such as low back pain and fibromyalgia and a Joint Commission mandate that hospitals assess patients' pain as a "vital sign" along with their blood pressure and temperature. more...

New Study Discovers Powerful Function Of Single Protein That Controls Neurotransmission

Scientists at Weill Cornell Medical College have discovered that the single protein - alpha 2 delta - exerts a spigot-like function, controlling the volume of neurotransmitters and other chemicals that flow between the synapses of brain neurons. more...

Adolescents With Fibromyalgia - Psychological Intervention Helps Reduce Depression And Disability

According to a recent multi-site trial published in Arthritis & Rheumatism, a peer-reviewed journal of the American College of Rheumatology (ACR), cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) reduces functional disability and depressive symptoms in adolescent with juvenile fibromyalgia. more...

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Fibromyalgia Risk Greater Among Females With Poor Sleeping Habits

Norwegian investigators have identified a link between sleep problems and an increased risk in women developing fibromyalgia (long-term body-wide pain and tenderness in the muscles, joints, tendons, and other soft tissues). more...