I'm sorry I wasn't able to put up a new blog post last Saturday. I'm still recovering from a bout with the flu which really knocked me over; I was so ill I lost 15 lbs in one week! I've worked hard to get this post ready and I'm managing to keep up with searching for the latest pain articles. I promise I'll do my best and try to write this weekend if I can.
Time for Tuesday-Newsday! The Featured Blog Post this week is, “Talking to Your Doctor About Fibromyalgia,” by Dawn A. Marcus, MD for Prohealth.com. Despite the fact it's written specifically for those with FM, the information it presents is helpful for people with other chronic pain conditions - so don’t miss it.
Let Me Know: If you’d like me to watch for articles on your pain condition, just drop me a note in the comments section below.
WARNING: My goal is to provide the most up-to-date news I can, which you can then take to your personal doctor and debate the merits of before you try it. I do not endorse any of the docs, treatments, info, and meds in anything I post nor can I guarantee they are all effective, especially not for everyone. As is the case with any health info, ALWAYS get your doctor's opinion first!
* ALERT: Rx WARNING *
*MENINGITIS OUTBREAK NEWS
There will be no update from the CDC on the number of outbreak cases and deaths until January 28, but click the heading to find out all the currently known information.
Australian patients with chronic non-cancer pain may lose their prescriptions - partly due to the cost to public health care
(Could that happen to us here in America? Even if the doctor says we need it, could we be told that it will cost too much, so we must suffer?)
HERE is an Opinion piece on the article above and the story I posted last week about the mayor mandating limits on painkillers at NY emergency rooms
*CHRONIC PAIN NEWS
Yoga breathing and relaxation techniques can ease chronic pain, expert says: Free online sessions will lead participants through latest research and practical lessons
High Medical Bills Driving Some Americans to Extreme Measures: In study, stories of credit card debt and cutting back on food and heating were common, even for the insured
Your Genetic Secrets May Not Be as Safe as You Think: Scientists able to identify men who had donated DNA to science through the internet
*MILITARY VETERANS' PAIN ISSUES
Clinical Trials Seeking Fibro Patients
FibroTrack is an interactive web application designed specifically to assist and empower those suffering from fibromyalgia in researching, building, testing and validating an effective individual treatment program. See a video about it HERE
Abnormal Muscle Membrane Function in Fibromyalgia Patients Correlates with the Number of Tender Points
*FEATURED BLOG POST
Even if you don’t have Fibromyalgia, this featured post contains information which could be helpful for you no matter what chronic pain condition you are living with:
by Dawn A. Marcus, MD