Time for Tuesday-Newsday! The Featured Blog Posts this week are all related to sex and chronic pain/illness.
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!
*CHRONIC PAIN NEWS
Chronic Pain Is a Family Matter: ACPA video offers help for those who live with someone with chronic pain
Medtronic to pay $2.8 million to settle off-label promotion charges of neurostimlation device for chronic pain patients
Finding the Etiology of Chronic Widespread Pain: The Right Tool Adds Precision to This Often Imprecise Diagnosis
New Criteria Would Double Fibromyalgia Cases: More than 5% of the general population could be diagnosed under new system
GNC, Target, Wal-Mart, Walgreens accused of selling ‘herbals’ found with little of the herbs shown on their labels
Many supplement pills included potential allergens not identified in the ingredients list
Statins and RA: No joint benefit, but their use is associated with poor physical functioning and poor self-rated health
High Marks for Actemra: More patients given tocilizumab reached remission at 3 months compared with those on TNF inhibitors
Are RA Patients More Sensitive to Pain? A high proportion of them also satisfy criteria for fibromyalgia
Very Low or High BMI Makes it More Difficult for Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients to Remain in Remission
Herpes Zoster Vaccine May Benefit Younger People with Rheumatoid Arthritis, Lupus and Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Joint Pain, From the Gut: Could microbiome — bacteria that live in our gastrointesntial tracts—be the cause of RA?
opinion: How to make informed decisions about your RA treatment when you are tired, in pain, and overwhelmed
*FEATURED BLOG POSTS
Even if a Featured Blog Post is written specifically with emphasis on one chronic pain condition, it may still have information and ideas which can help people with any type of chronic pain/illness. I always select posts which I think can provide help for the widest audience.
by Nora Isaacs
by Bruce Campbell of CFIDS & Fibromyalgia Self-Help
by Linda S. Ruehlman for Pain Pathways