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Fibromyalgia and Smoking

Ya, we all know smoking cigarettes is not good for us but how do we quit?

Cigarette

Cigarettes are not good for anyone but if you have a chronic illness like Fibromyalgia you are adding a major blow to your health. If you lead a sedentary life and smoke, you are inviting all kinds of disaster into your life.

When I saw the commercial of a surgeon slapping down a major artery and squishing the white, thick, gunk that had totally filled the major aorta to the heart of a dead 32 male, I changed the opinion of my passion for smoking. I will never forget that image and I don’t think they should have take the commercial off the air, talk about reality biting you in the ass! I searched the internet and found a similar commercial. See for yourself.


I quit with laser therapy, which worked for me but I am worried about the long term effects of the lasers as it is fairly new and something that was passed by the FDA?????????? How many drugs did they approve that ended in disaster. It is also very expensive but if done right, it can work..

Be careful as they are also passing off a lot of lasers that aren’t really intended to work for quitting smoking. Kind of like the fake Louis Vuitton, Prada and Coach purses. So if you decide to do laser, make sure it is reputable because you
will be wasting about $300.00 on a fake laser that will have you back smoking in no time.

The patches are full of chemicals as well as the cigarettes so are we just trading up addictions? More toxic drugs for the already sick body!

Zyban gave my husband serum sickness, his body swelled up and went toxic, nasty!! The drugs really aren’t the answer, they only add another possibility of addiction or side effects.

I know that quitting smoking is one of the hardest things to do, definitely in line with heroin and sugar. Whether it is drugs, cigarettes, alcohol or food, an addiction is an addictions. We are all human.

There are real options now!

The Health Ranger recommends 14andOut.com if you are looking to quit smoking. Shawn Cohen has found a way
to do it successfully and is helping thousands. It is also at an affordable price right now. It is regular $59.00 on sale at the time of this post for $39.00. How many packages of cigarettes would it take to pay for that? 

This is the most comprehensive smoking cessation program ever, and it only takes 60 minutes to learn.

What? 60 minutes? You are worth it! If I were still smoking, I would give this a try.

 

Why not give it a try?

What have you got to lose? Cigarettes, smelly breath/clothes/house/car, toxins, addiction, breathing difficulties, scrounging for money to buy cigarettes, risk of lung cancer, heart disease, bronchitis, emphysema, asthma or dying.

 

 

What have you got to gain? Your life, your health, money in your pocket, better health, keep smelling fresh and clean all day, no addiction or chain to drag you into a winter storm for a drag, fresh breath, breathing period and most of all, YOUR FREEDOM! I felt like I was chained to my pack of smokes.

I can tell you something else too, my friends who have stayed smoking have grey hair and I don’t. You also wrinkle up and age your body and skin a lot quicker so you really are giving up your youth and vitality to smoke.


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Smoking is not the cause of your Fibromyalgia but it is not helping either. They really are a limiting belief, you tell yourself you can’t live without them because, believe me, you can life a far better life without them, change your thinking.

Consider your poor thyroid, brain and lungs and how many toxins you are giving them with every drag. Smokers lose teeth too!

Is your body and your pocket book worth the expense of smoking? I think you are worth the consideration of butting out.

What it comes down to is, you have to be ready. Good luck!

If you are suffering from Fibromyalgia, I can help.


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Fibromyalgia fact sheet

What is fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia (fye-bro-mye-AL-ja) is a disorder that causes aches and pain all over the body. People with fibromyalgia also have “tender points” throughout their bodies. Tender points are specific places on the neck, shoulders, back, hips, arms, and legs that hurt when pressure is put on them.

What are the symptoms of fibromyalgia?

In addition to pain, people with fibromyalgia could also have:

  • Cognitive and memory problems (sometimes called “fibro fog”)
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Morning stiffness
  • Headaches
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Painful menstrual periods
  • Numbness or tingling of hands and feet
  • Restless legs syndrome
  • Temperature sensitivity
  • Sensitivity to loud noises or bright lights

How common is fibromyalgia? Who is mainly affected?

Fibromyalgia affects as many as 5 million Americans ages 18 and older. Most people with fibromyalgia are women (about 80 – 90 percent). However, men and children also can have the disorder. Most people are diagnosed during middle age.

Fibromyalgia can occur by itself, but people with certain other diseases, such
as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, and other types of arthritis, may be more likely to who have it. Individuals have a close relative with fibromyalgia are more likely to develop it themselves.

What causes fibromyalgia?

The causes of fibromyalgia are not known. Researchers think a number of factors might be involved. Fibromyalgia can occur on its own, but has also been linked to:

  • Having a family history of fibromyalgia
  • Being exposed to stressful or traumatic events, such as
    • Car accidents
    • Injuries to the body caused by
      performing the same action over and over again (called “repetitive”
      injuries)
    • Infections or illnesses
    • Being sent to war

How is fibromyalgia diagnosed?

People with fibromyalgia often see many doctors before being diagnosed. One reason for this may be that pain and fatigue, the main symptoms of fibromyalgia, also are symptoms of many other conditions. Therefore, doctors often must rule out other possible causes of these symptoms before diagnosing fibromyalgia. Fibromyalgia cannot be found by a lab test.

A doctor who knows about fibromyalgia, however, can make a diagnosis based upon two criteria:

  1. A history of widespread pain lasting more than 3 months. Pain must be present in both the right and left sides of the body as well as above and below the waist.
  2. Presence of tender points. The body has 18 sites that are possible tender points. For fibromyalgia diagnosis a person must have 11 or more tender points. For a point to be
    “tender,” the patient must feel pain when pressure is put on the site. People who have fibromyalgia may feel pain at other sites, too, but those 18 sites on the body are used for diagnosis.

Your doctor may try to rule out other causes of your pain and fatigue. Testing for some of these things may make sense to you. For instance, you may find it reasonable that your doctor wants to rule out rheumatoid arthritis, since that disease also causes pain. Testing for other conditions — such as lupus, multiple sclerosis, or sleep apnea — may make less lupus, sense to you. But fibromyalgia can mimic or even overlap many other conditions. Talk with your doctor. He or she can help you understand what each test is for and how each test is part of making a final diagnosis

How is fibromyalgia treated?

Fibromyalgia can be hard to treat. It’s important to find a doctor who has treated others with fibromyalgia. Many family doctors, general internists, or rheumatologists can treat fibromyalgia. Rheumatologists are doctors who treat arthritis and other conditions that affect the joints and soft tissues.

Treatment often requires a team approach. The team may include your doctor, a physical therapist, and possibly other health care providers. A pain or rheumatology clinic can be a good place to get treatment. Treatment for fibromyalgia may include the following:

  • Pain management. Three medicines have been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat fibromyalgia. These are pregabalin (Lyrica), duloxetine (Cymbalta), and milnacipran (Savella). Other medications are being developed and may
    also receive FDA approval in the future. Your doctor may also suggest non-narcotic pain relievers, low-dose antidepressants, or other classes of medications that might help improve certain symptoms.
  • Sleep management. Getting the right amount of sleep at night may help improve your symptoms. Here are tips for good sleep:
    • Keep regular sleep habits. Try to get to bed at the same time and get up at the same time every day — even on weekends and vacations.
    • Avoid caffeine and alcohol in the late afternoon and evening.
    • Time your exercise. Regular daytime exercise can improve nighttime sleep. But avoid exercising within 3 hours of bedtime, which can be stimulating, keeping you awake.
    • Avoid daytime naps. Sleeping in the afternoon can interfere with nighttime sleep. If you feel you cannot get by without a nap, set an alarm for 1 hour. When it goes off, get up and start moving.
    • Reserve your bed for sleeping. Watching the late news, reading a suspense novel, or working on your laptop in bed can stimulate you, making it hard to sleep.
    • Keep your bedroom dark, quiet, and cool.
    • Avoid liquids and spicy meals before bed. Heartburn and late-night trips to the bathroom do not lead to good sleep.
    • Wind down before bed. Avoid working right up to bedtime. Do relaxing activities, such as listening to soft music or taking a warm bath, that get you ready to sleep. (A warm bath also may soothe aching muscles.)
  • Psychological support. Living with a chronic condition can be hard on you. If you have fibromyalgia, find a support group. Counseling sessions with a trained counselor may improve
    your understanding of your illness.
  • Other treatments. Complementary therapies may help you. Talk to your physician before trying any alternative treatments. These include:
    • Physical therapy
    • Massage
    • Myofascial release therapy
    • Water therapy
    • Light aerobics
    • Acupressure
    • Applying heat or cold
    • Acupuncture
    • Yoga
    • Relaxation exercises
    • Breathing techniques
    • Aromatherapy
    • Cognitive therapy
    • Biofeedback
    • Herbs
    • Nutritional supplements
    • Osteopathic or chiropractic manipulation

What can I do to try to feel better?

Besides taking medicine prescribed by your doctor, there are many things you can do to lessen the impact of fibromyalgia on your life. These include:

  • Getting enough sleep. Getting enough sleep and the right kind of sleep can help ease the pain and fatigue of fibromyalgia. Most adults need seven to eight hours of “restorative”
    sleep per night. Restorative sleep leaves you feeling well-rested and ready for your day to start when you wake up. It is hard for people with fibromyalgia to get a good night’s sleep. It is important to discuss any sleep problems with your doctor, who can recommend treatment for them.
  • Exercising. Although pain and fatigue may make exercise and daily activities difficult, it is
    crucial to be as physically active as possible. Research has repeatedly shown that regular exercise is one of the most effective treatments for fibromyalgia. People who have too much pain or fatigue to do hard exercise should just begin to move more and become more active in routine daily activities. Then they can begin with walking (or other gentle exercise) and
    build their endurance and intensity slowly.
  • Making changes at work. Most people with fibromyalgia continue to work, but they may have to make big changes to do so. For example, some people cut down the number of hours they work, switch to a less demanding job, or adapt a current job. If you face
    obstacles at work, such as an uncomfortable desk chair that leaves your back aching or difficulty lifting heavy boxes or files, your employer may make changes that will enable you to keep your job. An occupational therapist can help you design a more comfortable workstation or find more efficient and less painful ways to lift. A number of federal laws protect the rights of people with disabilities.
  • Eating well. Although some people with fibromyalgia report feeling better when they eat or avoid certain foods, no specific diet has been proven to influence fibromyalgia. Of course, it is important to have a healthy, balanced diet. Not only will proper nutrition give you more energy and make you generally feel better, it will also help you avoid other health problems.

Will fibromyalgia get better with time?

Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition, meaning it lasts a long time — possibly a lifetime. However, it may be comforting to know that fibromyalgia is not a progressive disease. It is never fatal, and it will not cause damage to the joints, muscles, or internal organs. In many people, the condition does improve over time.

What is the difference between fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue
syndrome?

Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) and fibromyalgia are alike in many ways. In fact, it is not uncommon for a person to have both fibromyalgia and CFS. Some experts believe that fibromyalgia and CFS are in fact the same disorder, but expressed in slightly different ways. Both CFS and fibromyalgia have pain and fatigue as symptoms.

The main symptom of CFS is extreme tiredness. CFS often begins after having flu-like symptoms. But people with CFS do not have the tender points that people with fibromyalgia have. To be diagnosed with CFS, a person must have:

  1. Extreme fatigue for at least 6 months that cannot be explained by medical tests and
  2. At least 4 or more of the following symptoms:
    • Forgetting things or having a hard time focusing
    • Feeling tired even after sleeping
    • Muscle pain or aches
    • Pain or aches in joints without swelling or redness
    • Feeling discomfort or “out-of-sorts” for more than 24 hours after being active
    • Headaches of a new type, pattern, or strength
    • Tender lymph nodes in the neck or under the arm
    • Sore throat

What if I can’t work because of fibromyalgia?

Many experts in fibromyalgia do not suggest patients go on disability. These experts have found that if patients stop working, they:

  • Stop moving as much during the day
  • Lose contact with co-workers
  • Lose a “sense of purpose” in life

All of these things can make a patient feel more alone and depressed. These three things tend to make fibromyalgia symptoms worse. Deciding to go on disability is a hard choice that you should talk about with your doctor or nurse.

However, if you cannot work because of your fibromyalgia, contact the Social Security Administration for help with disability benefits. You may qualify for disability benefits through your employer or the Federal Government. Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Insurance (SSI) are the largest Federal programs providing financial assistance to people with disabilities. Although the medical requirements for eligibility are the same under the two programs, the way they are funded is different. SSDI is paid by Social Security taxes, and those who qualify for assistance receive benefits based on how much they have paid into the system. SSI is funded by general tax revenues, and those who qualify receive payments based on financial need. For information about the SSDI and SSI programs, contact the Social Security Administration at
800-772-1213.

What research is being done on fibromyalgia?

The National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases sponsors research to help understand fibromyalgia and find better ways to diagnose, treat, and prevent it. Researchers are studying:

  • Why people with fibromyalgia feel a lot of pain
  • How exercise can help patients withfibromyalgia
  • Medicines and behavioral treatments

More information on fibromyalgia

For more information about fibromyalgia, call womenshealth.gov at 800-994-9662 (TDD:
888-220-5446) or contact the following organizations:

Information provided by the Womenshealth.gov

Office on Women’s Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Fibromyalgia fact sheet was reviewed by:

Daniel Clauw, M.D. 

Director of the Chronic Pain and Fatigue Research Center

University of Michigan

Content last updated June 29, 2010.

 

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A Rational Biological Source of Pain in the Skin of Patients with Fibromyalgia

A Science Breakthrough To Identifying Pain of Fibromyalgia is Real

Fibromyalgia Is Not All In Your Head, New Research Confirms

Hallelujah! Shout it from the roof tops, scientists have found a possible explanation for the pain of Fibromyalgia!!! This will give some respect back to the sufferers who have been through cynicism and disbelief!

Researchers discover a rational biological source of pain in the skin of patients with fibromyalgia.

Albany Medical Center neurologist, Dr Rice 

Pain specialist Dr. Charles EArgoffthe study primary investigator

Collaborators 

Dr. James Wymer 
also at Albany Medical College and 

Dr. James Storey 
of Upstate Clinical Research Associates in Albany, NY

Clinical research proposals were funded by Forest Laboratories and Eli Lilly. 


the AV shunts in the hand are unique in that they create a bypass of the capillary bed for the major purpose of regulating body temperature.

A Thermostat for the Skin

In humans, these types of shunts are unique to the palms of our hands and soles of our feet which work like the radiator in a car

under warm conditions, the shunts close down to force blood into the capillaries at the surface of the skin in order to radiate heat from the body, and our hands get sweaty

under cold conditions, the shunts open wide allowing blood to bypass the capillaries in order to conserve heat, and our hands get cold

According to Dr. Albrecht, the excess sensory innervations may itself explain why fibromyalgia patients typically have especially tender and painful hands.

In addition, since the sensory fibers are responsible for opening the shunts, they would become particularly active under cold conditions, which are generally very bothersome to fibromyalgia patients.

A role in regulating blood flow throughout the body

Although they are mostly limited to the hands and feet, the shunts likely have another important function which could account for the widespread deep pain, achiness, and fatigue that occurs in fibromyalgia patients.

“In addition to involvement in temperature regulation, an enormous proportion of our blood flow normally goes to our hands and feet. Far more than is needed for their metabolism” noted Dr. Rice.

– the hands and the feet act as a reservoir from which blood flow can be diverted to other tissues of the body, such as muscles when we begin to exercise. Therefore, the pathology discovered among these shunts in the hands could be interfering with blood flow to the muscles throughout the body.

this mismanaged blood flow could be the source of muscular pain and achiness, and the sense of fatigue which are thought to be due to a build-up of lactic acid and low levels of inflammation in fibromyalgia patients.

– this, in turn, could contribute to the hyperactvity in the brain

alterations of normal blood flow may underlie other fibromyalgia symptoms, such as non-restful sleep or cognitive dysfunctions.

“The data do appear to fit with other published evidence demonstrating blood flow alterations to higher brain centers and the cerebral cortex of fibromyalgia patients” Dr Rice stated.

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The Science

US National Library of Medicine National institute of Health


Pain Med.
 2013
Jun;14(6):895-915. doi: 10.1111/pme.12139. Epub 2013 May 20.

Excessive Peptidergic Sensory Innervation of Cutaneous Arteriole-Venule
Shunts (AVS) in the Palmar Glabrous Skin of Fibromyalgia Patients: Implications for Widespread Deep Tissue Pain and Fatigue

Source


Integrated Tissue Dynamics, LLC, Rensselaer, New York, USA; Center for


Neuropharmacology & Neuroscience, Albany Medical College, Albany, New York


USA
.

CONCLUSIONS:

– the excessive sensory innervation to the glabrous skin AVS is a likely

source of severe pain and tenderness in the hands of FM patients

– importantly, glabrous AVS regulate blood flow to the skin in humans for

thermoregulation and tother tissues such as skeletal muscle during periods of increased metabolic demand

– therefore, blood flow dysregulation as a result of excessive innervation to AVS would likely contribute to the widespread deep pain and fatigue of FM

– SNRI compounds may provide partial therapeutic benefit by enhancing the impact of sympathetically mediated inhibitory modulation of the excess sensory innervation

Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

PMID: 23691965 

My opinioin

So there is the science that they found to confirm Fibromyalgia sufferers are having “real pain”.

Finally! Do you feel a sense of relief? I don’t. The study was funded by the drug companies and they plan to find another drug to help kill the pain.

Is this just a symptom or a result of another cause?

I want to find the reason the shunts are not working properly, how about you?

I am going to return to this statement from above: this mismanaged blood flow could be the source of muscular pain and achiness, and the sense of fatigue which are thought to be due to a build-up of lactic acid and low levels of inflammation in fibromyalgia patients

So I am going to work on reducing or eliminating high lactic acid and inflammatory foods. My new book deals with inflammatory foods so it will be a big help for anyone seeking an alternative way to dealing with your pain. It will be released soon! Stay tuned for help on how to avoid prescriptions. Because I care!

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Could Fibromyalgia be a result of food?

 

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Neck Pain & Fibromyalgia

If you have ever had neck pain in your life then you might relate to how someone who has Fibromyalgia who suffers with chronic neck pain. It has to be the worst thing to suffer with on a constant daily basis. Like a daily tooth ache.

What I have found that helps tremendously:

– keep good posture

– be aware of how you are holding your neck

  – when you are driving, is your neck in a constant forward position?

  – when you are on the computer, is your neck in a constant forward position?

  – when you are standing or sitting, are you holding it in a good position?

  – when you are sitting on the couch is your neck tilted?

– keep it strong with strengthening exercises

– sleep with a pillow tied in the middle and prop it up with a thin pillow underneath. This will help keep it in a good position and will help the stress on your shoulders if you suffer shoulder pain as well

– ice will help soothe some pain away

– stress, physical or mental stress will show up in the neck. Try to avoid stress
if at all possible.

– bath with Epsom salts or herbal tinctures or bath bags

– massage and chiropractors can help relieve some neck pain

– rest, if you don’t sleep enough it can show up as more neck pain

– get up and move around, exercise, roll your shoulders or get walking if you lead a sedentary life. Sitting on the couch is the worse thing you can do for chronic pain of any sort but especially neck and back pain.

– pain creams help a lot

– swimming and hot tubs can help loosen muscles and help you move easier in the
water

Being aware of what you are doing and how you are holding your neck sounds simple but it really makes a difference.


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Fibro Stomach Pain and Food

If you suffer from digestive upset such as pain, acid reflex, diarrhea or constipation why don’t you look at your diet first. It could be a certain food you are eating that you could eliminate rather than take pills or laxatives. When it comes to Fibromyalgia, there are multi things going on and one of them will be a food intolerance of some sort if you are suffering from symptoms. We are what we eat.

A lot of people don’t realize that health and mood has anything to do with what we put into our mouths. It is by far the most important thing that you can do is to identify what you are eating with your symptoms. We all need to eat a balanced, healthful meal that is suited for our unique body and blood type. We are all different and our needs and reactions to foods are all unique. You need to identify your unique formula to digestive health, there isn’t one formula that works for everyone, if it did, we would all be identical. There is however some simple rules that everyone could follow

When I was first diagnosed with Fibromyalgia I didn’t realize that the stomach pains I suffered from were related to the wheat and dairy I ate. I was taught in school that they were healthy for you. Now that I have experienced the symptoms with consuming certain food I can tell you, it can be detrimental to your health.

I was diagnosed with neuropathy (nerve pain) and carpal tunnel, given prescriptions for it when in reality it was the wheat I was eating. I knew I was celiac but I didn’t realize it was hidden in a lot of foods I was still consuming. A dietician told me I could eat spelt and kamut flour when it is actually full of gluten too. I was at a point that my hands hurt so bad and my feet hurt to walk on them and here it was all from wheat.

Flour can give such a wide variety of symptoms, it is never really considered as a culprit. Think about it, gluten. Glue to your insides. Remember in school, they
made glue out of white flour and water. If you have chronic gut aches, diarrhea or constipation, consider wheat as a culprit. 

Some hidden sources  are:

  • yogurt with fruit

  • ketchup

  • lunch meats

  • cheese spreads

  • salad dressings

  • canned soups

  • soy sauce

  • Worcestershire sauce

  • prepared foods

  • corn chips

  • candy and even licorice. 

Other sources not so obvious

  • distilled white vinegar

  • hydrolyzed vegetable protein

  • malt or malt flavouring

  • modified starch or modified food starch

  • monoglyceride and diglycerides

  • products that list “natural” or “artificial” flavorings”

  • red or yellow food dyes

  • vegetable gum or vegetable protein

Milk is the next culprit to look at.

Lets look at some staple food that are overlooked as to how healthy they really are and should be in everyone’s diet:

Onions

In the Doctors book of food remedies it says onions can help

  • raise beneficial HDL cholesterol

  • lowers blood pressure

  • decrease the risk of cancer

  • relieve congestion

  • reduce inflammation

Some onions are so sweet too. Eat them raw, add them to salads, add them to
everything you cook with. They say onions and other members of the allium family such as leeks, shallots and scallions contain dozens of compounds that provide protection from other conditions including cancer, high blood pressure, heart disease, high cholesterol and asthma.

Celery

Can help:

  • reduce high blood pressure

  • lower risk of cancer

  • insoluble fiber

  • essential nutrients including potassium, vitamin C and calcium


Interesting facts: The ancient Romans, notorious party animals wore wreaths of
celery to protect the from hangovers which may explain the practice of celery
sticks in Bloody Mary’s.

Carrots

Can help:

  • improve night vision

  • reduce the risk of cancer and heart disease

  • prevent certain cancers

  • lower cholesterol

  • prevent heart attacks

Carrots are rich in beta-carotene, an antioxidant compound that fights free radicals that even contributes to aging.

Apples

Can help:

  • lower the risk of heart disease

  • prevent constipation

  • control diabetes

  • prevent cancer

Most of the healing power of apples are in the skin which contain about 4 milligrams of a compound called quercetin.

Berries

Can help:

  • prevent cataracts

  • ward off cancer

  • prevent constipation

  • reduce the risk of infection

Berries contain a compound called ellagic acid which is believed to help prevent
cellular changes that lead to cancer. Strawberries and black berries having the
most.

Broccoli

King of crucifers

Can help:

  • protect against heart disease

  • fight off cancer

  • boost immunity

  • osteoporosis

Broccoli contains not just one but two separate compounds

  • indole-3-carbinol (or I3C, for short)

  • sulforaphane – that help sweep up cancer causing substances before they have a chance to do harm

  • beta-carotene

  • vitamin c

  • calcium

  • folate (normal tissue growth)

  • fiber

My gynaecologist put me on indole-3-carbinol to clear up my cysts and as a breast cancer prevention. 

See how food can help us heal.

Now of course, this is for non genetically modified foods!

Read my article on the power of bananas.


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Welcome to Natural Pain Relief For Fibromyalgia

I came across this article from Howard B Pikoff, PhD called The Psychological Mislabeling of Fibromyalgia that I need to share with all my Fibromyalgia sisters and bros.  I would bet that almost everyone who has Fibromyalgia has experienced skepticism along the way from one or more physicians. 

Over 100 years, actually over 2 centuries women and men have suffered silently because of this.

The saying “don’t judge a book by it’s cover” was perhaps meant for the Fibromyalgia sufferer.

I have to  wonder, could it be because it is predominately a woman’s illness and it is mostly men who are diagnosing? Or are they really judging? If you have a doctor who is visual, you will be judged on the way you look. 

Do I sound upset? That is because I am! Until they have experienced throbbing, ripping pain in their tendons 24/7 or feel like someone beat them with a baseball bat they don’t have the right to their opinion. To make matters worse you hear “you look good” or “you just need to exercise”.

It can be extremely frustrating and emotionally devastating for the sufferer to be met with this skepticism especially when you have done everything in your power to try to get well.

I have had many agonizing and embarrassing appointments with skeptic doctors who reeked of disbelief. You could see it all over their faces. Especially those who worked for insurance companies, psychologists who have no business diagnosing this type of illness playing god to look good in the insurance companies eyes with the “I am getting you cut off your benefits” look in their faces. Smug, sure of themselves. 

Some even ridiculed me. One doctor asked if “I had a dirty family” because I had said the laundry caused severe pain in my hip from carrying it up and down the stairs.  What???

If he had asked the circumstances, he would have known that I had two full and two partial sets of stairs to carry them up and down and two boys. In the summer, I carried the wet clothes to the clothesline outside.

Now that I have gotten to the bottom of my ills, he should have known that my pelvis was twisted and that would very well contribute to causing the extreme pain in my hip to begin with, then carrying all the weight would be aggravating it.

I know of hundreds of women who have been emotionally tormented by doctors who underestimate the pain that one suffers with this illness. As if we didn’t have enough.

The highlights in this article that caught my eye were:

 The Psychological enshrinement of fibromyalgia was over 100 years in the making.

– Chronology started in 1592 when a French physician introduced the term “rheumatism”

– In the 1800’s an American neurologist clustered widespread pain, fatigue and anxiety in a psychologically-based syndrome he labelled “neurasthenia”. The seed of a century of psychological mislabeling.

 Psychogenic Fibromyalgia reached it’s full flowering in the 1930’s, from a Scottish disability examiner labelled it as a psychological disorder at best, a form of malingering at worst.

So in conclusion, after over 200 years of trying to disprove this illness as physical, reviewers from psychology, psychiatry and rheumatology have found little evidence that Fibromyalgia is caused by:

Depression

Anxiety

Stress

Sexual Abuse and the like

Or that Fibromyalgia can be a result of:

Repression

Deep seated conflict or any other emotion

Nor is there empirically-based evidence for a Fibromyalgia personality

Fibromyalgia can be added to a list of medical disorders formerly thought to be psychological in nature (asthma, migraine, peptic ulcer, epilepsy etc.)

What is clear is the final undoing has begun!

Isn’t it amazing how much time and money they spent to disprove a predominantly female infliction?

If only that much time, energy and money was put into finding a cure rather than trying to disprove it’s existence. If women with Fibromyalgia seem to have attitudes, you might understand why now. We just want the pain to stop.

We have arthritis in joints, disease in all organs, heart, kidneys, liver, why wouldn’t we have disease in the muscles or tendons as well? Unbelievable! 

Please read the full article, it is only 10 pages and has a sense of relief to it for the Fibromyalgia sufferer. Print it out an give one to your doctor.

Thank you for your article Howard Pikoff!


http://www.theacpa.org/uploads/fibro%20preprint.pdf

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