I am a physician WITH fibromyalgia committed to helping you feel better! I want to listen to your story and share my knowledge of effective treatments
I want to listen to your story and share my knowledge of effective treatments. I have offices in San Francisco and Mill Valley California
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I am so sorry that Ms Richmond was incorrectly diagnosed! If only she had been examined by one of the practitioners trained by fibromyalgia specialist Dr. St. Amand she would know that she did NOT have fibromyalgia: http://www.fibromyalgiatreatment.com/what-is-fibromyalgia.html
My ‘Fibromyalgia’ Turned Out to Be a Rare Disease *** Note: Porphyria News is strictly a news and information website about the disease. It does not provide medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. This content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician...
Happy Fibromyalgia Awareness Day to all of my current (and future) patients. I feel honored to help you get your lives back!
Happy Fibromyalgia Awareness Day to all of my current (and future) patients. I feel honored to help you get your lives back!
These symptoms are common and can be severe! I advise my fibromyalgia patients going through perimenopause to find a healthcare provider who understands this condition and can recommend a variety of treatments tailored to the patient.
Why Is Perimenopause Still Such a Mystery? Over 1 billion women around the world will have experienced perimenopause by 2025. But a culture that has spent years dismissing the process might explain why we don’t know more about it.
Now is your chance to share what living with fibromyalgia means to you! What do you wish you had known at the start of your illness?
What would you like others to know about living with fibromyalgia? What would you like others to know about living with fibromyalgia? April 8, 2021 by Donna Gregory/FedUpwithFatigue.com | 37 Comments FacebookTwitterPinterestemail Fibromyalgia Awareness Day on May 12 is quickly approaching! This year, I’d like to create an awareness article to help family members,...
Sounds lovely! If only it were affordable to all....
Spa Therapy Shows Benefit in Fibromyalgia Patients with fibromyalgia who immediately received spa therapy showed significantly improved outcomes compared with a control group that did not receive the therapy for six months, according to a multicenter French trial.
Those of us who have fibromyalgia know that it is NOT IN OUR HEADS! Yet another research study showing unique physical abnormalities in fibromyalgia. "Pressure in the trapezius muscle in patients with FMS remarkably elevated."
Intramuscular Pressure Is Almost Three Times Higher in Fibromyalgia Patients: A Possible Mechanism for Understanding the Muscle Pain and Tenderness Objective Widespread pain in fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) is conventionally viewed as arising from disordered central processing. This study examines intramuscular pressure in the trapezius as an alternative mechanism for understanding FMS pain. Methods One hundred eight patients who satisfied the Am...
Waking up feeling rested is "just a dream" for many with fibromyalgia. Dhru Purohit gives us some healthy reminders, and some may surprise you! As a fibromyalgia practitioner I find that properly treating fibromyalgia is crucial for improving sleep.
#203: My Step-by-Step Sleep Protocol | Dhru Purohit Podcast Listen to #203: My Step-by-Step Sleep Protocol from Dhru Purohit Podcast. Welcome to The Big Idea of the Week!Quality sleep is essential for human health, yet 1 in 3 adults in the U.S. report getting less than 7 hours of sleep per night necessary for optimal health and well-being.Sleep is regulated....
Bravo for these doctors listening to their patients and not just saying, "your lab tests are normal, so you are fine." Too many of us are dismissed this way.
The ‘unhappy thyroid patient’: Listen, ask questions, consider medication changes A subset of patients with hypothyroidism report dissatisfaction with treatment and persistent symptoms, such as fatigue and weight gain, despite medication, but there are steps endocrinologists can take to help, according to a speaker. Population-based surveys suggest that adults prescribed levothyr...
The results of this study showed that people with FM not only have increased sensitivity to pain, but also to increased heat and sound. Seems like a "no brainer" to all of us with FM, but it is important to get more basic research done on this condition!
Fibromyalgia Linked to Hypersensitivity to Heat and Auditory Stimuli - Clinical Pain Advisor Patients with fibromyalgia may be hypersensitive to both heat and sound, suggesting that fibromyalgia involves both the spinal cord and brain.
What a powerful podcast episode! If you have fibromyalgia, you have an increased risk of developing low thyroid function, especially as you age. I developed hypothyroidism, and many of my patients have as well. Many times I have to FIGHT to get their P*Ps to understand how to properly screen and treat hypothyroidism and Hashimoto's thyroiditis. As more of us become educated we can educate our providers. Yes, I know it should be the other way around, but accepted practices in medicine are slow to change.
The Functional Medicine Approach To Hypothyroidism And Hashimoto’s Disease While thyroid disease can occur in various forms, one of the most common is called Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, an autoimmune disease where the body attacks the ...
Congratulations Jody, for getting your life back on the guaifenesin protocol! Thank you for making this wonderful video to educate and inspire others.
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GIRLS' SWIMMING: Flora fights through fibromyalgia for her team JEFFERSONVILLE — There are some days that Sydney Flora can’t get out of bed, much less into the swimming pool.
"Researchers concluded that fibrofog was not associated with progressive cognitive decline and did not support the idea that there is a transition over time from the memory loss to Alzheimer's disease." Whew! This should be some comfort to my patients with severe fibrofog.
theadvocate.com Fibromyalgia affects about 10 million people in the U.S. and is a chronic condition characterized by widespread pain accompanied by symptoms such as depression, anxiety, sleep disturbances and fatigue. Additionally,
This could be the start of something GREAT!
reuters.com The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday joined six other circuits that recognize the “unique nature” of fibromyalgia and barred the Social Security Administration from using objective medical evidence “or the lack thereof” to discount a disability claimant’s subjective...
A GREAT idea!
nytimes.com The money grows tax free, and can act as a sort of 401(k) for future health needs if invested. But just 6 percent of account holders do invest the savings.
The study results "reflect what many fibromyalgia sufferers already know; many treatments are ineffective in improving their symptoms." So true! Many people are suffering! Perhaps it's time for the NIH to fund a new study on the efficacy of the guaifenesin protocol? The 1995 study did not take into account the blocking effect of mint and other plant extracts.
By Pat Anson, PNN Editor A new analysis has found little evidence to support the long-term use of any medication or therapy to treat fibromyalgia, a poorly understood disorder characterized by widespread body pain, fatigue, poor sleep and depression. An international team of researchers from Braz
Tinnitus is one of the common symptoms in fibromyalgia, and can be quite bothersome. But how painful are these shocks?
sciencemag.org In study, stimulating sound and touch together molds the brain, reduces tinnitus
Many smokers who have fibromyalgia are not aware that smoking could be adding to their pain. Just another reason to make an effort to try to cut down or quit.
consultant360.com A recent study examined the association between smoking and pain throughout different regions of the body in the US population.
Migraines are so common in people with fibromyalgia, and can be so debilitating. This is a small study, but if green light therapy is not too costly it could be a wonderful treatment option. It would be nice not have have to really on drugs so much for migraine relief!
uahs.arizona.edu In the United States, nearly 1 in 4 households includes someone with migraine, a neurological disease with extremely incapacitating symptoms, and almost everyone knows someone who suffers from migraine headaches. According to the Migraine Research Foundation, more than 90% of sufferers are unable to...
This quick drop in blood pressure (especially with position change or standing for long periods) occurs in many fibromyalgia patients, and can be quite debilitating:
nytimes.com The problem, a brief but precipitous drop in blood pressure that causes lightheadedness or dizziness when standing up, is called orthostatic hypotension.
Many of us know how much our loving pets can help decrease fibromyalgia symptoms, but this study showed the human-dog contact with fibromyalgia patients also benefitted the dogs!
By Pat Anson, PNN Editor It’s well-known that having a pet or support animal can provide significant psychological benefits to people suffering from stress, anxiety or loneliness. A new study at the Mayo Clinic suggests that pet therapy can also help people with fibromyalgia. To gain a better und
So much good information here! Scroll down to "The Gist" for the summary. There is so much scientific evidence that fibromyalgia is a real condition that Cort Johnson ends with saying, " with so many validated issues in just the brain and nervous system's of FM patients it seems incredible that any doctor worth his or her salt could dismiss this disease." Let's continue to educate our providers!
Fibromyalgia studies suggests that just about part of the pain production system has gone awry in the disease. From neurotransmitters, to twitchy small nerves, to broken gating mechanisms, to burgeoning pain centers of the brain, problems abound.
"Trust the experience of your own body." This article has some good advice for all of us with chronic invisible illnesses:
Wow! When they injected the compound GPDLD1 into older mice, these researchers found the old mice "performed almost like young mice on tests of learning and memory. They gained the brain effects of exercising without actually exercising." Well, mice aren't humans, but many studies in mice have been replicated in humans. It sure would be nice for older people with fibromyalgia who can't exercise due to pain to get the benefits of exercise....
Could taking LDN decrease COVID-19's cytokine storm? Dr. Younger wants to find out. Please keep us posted!
I wanted to thank everyone for sending emails about their experiences with COVID-19 and low-dose naltrexone. I received hundreds of responses and I really appreciate the respondents and those who forwarded the request. I'm still going through the responses. I don't know that I can come up with an overall story, but I'm trying to pick out the major themes. Naltrexone is one pharmaceutical being studied for management of COVID-19 symptoms. The idea is it may reduce the out-of-control inflammation that can accompany the infection -- similar to how steroids are being used to help COVID-19 patients, but with fewer side-effects. There is not yet any data available suggesting LDN can be helpful in this way. There is a clinical trial currently ongoing at another institution, and I hope we receive news from that team soon. Thanks again! - Jarred Younger
We love research on fibromyalgia! Thank you Dr. Younger!
Our fibromyalgia endotoxin neuroimaging project is full steam ahead!
We are running an all-day session today examining if fibromyalgia (FM) involves an abnormal brain inflammatory response to low-level triggers. I've mixed the endotoxin today, which tricks the body into thinking there is a small infection. We administer the endotoxin via intravenous infusion, and then measure the brain's response with our MRI neuroinflammation scan to see if there are differences between people with and without FM. This study was funded by the American Fibromyalgia Syndrome Association (AFSA). We are running 16 session days total - 1 per week for the next several weeks. We hope this will provide additional insight into the mechanisms that cause FM pain and fatigue. - Jarred Younger
Yikes! Results of a study from Australia....
medicalxpress.com The use of pregabalin, a medicine for neuropathic pain, is relatively common among a sample of people who regularly inject drugs (PWID) in Australia, a new study by researchers at the National Drug and Alcohol Research Center (NDARC), UNSW Sydney has found.
The Spanish Edition! Note: Dr St. Amand's name is spelled incorrectly in the search bar https://www.amazon.com/haberte-contado-fibromialgia-singulares-Spanish/dp/8441542627/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=Paul%20St.%20Armand&qid=1594175717&sr=8-1&fbclid=IwAR3_rdg3Azk1ARxo1oGbmo9Rp7iUngj7P4BuGZTsvJTij7_Klso0Bk8tpR8
amazon.com Lo que tu médico puede no haberte contado sobre la fibromialgia (Libros singulares) (Spanish Edition)
This free online summit starts in 3 days. 60+ speakers and so many interesting topics!
Wonderful free summit coming up! I'm excited to share what I have learned as a patient with fibromyalgia and a doctor for children and adults with fibromyalgia.
Don't miss Dr. Melissa Congdon's upcoming talk at our free 14-day online summit: "How to Thrive With Chronic Illness and Limited Energy!" See: https://how-to-thrive-with-chronic-illness.heysummit.com/
What a fantastic video! Thank you Bonnie for making this entertaining educational video to help people learn how they can recover from fibromyalgia symptoms and feel well again. You are so creative!
Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue can destroy a life and tragically effect an entire family. This is the story of how one patient reversed the symptoms of Fib...
Easy and effective!
This app might be helpful for people with fibromyalgia!
wesa.fm When faced with a new medical diagnosis, it can be difficult for some people to retain important information about managing symptoms, treatment options and
You mean fibromyalgia is not all in our heads?
fibromyalgianewstoday.com People with fibromyalgia have higher blood levels of cathepsin S — an enzyme responsible for the destruction of damaged proteins and thought to play a role in nerve pain — and of its blocker cystatin C than healthy individuals, a study has found. These findings may provide further clues about...
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