FIBROMYALGIA IS DECLARED AS A NEW LONG TERM DISABILITY

After osteoarthritis, fibromyalgia is the second most common rheumatic disease.However, it is difficult to choose the previous fibromyalgia because its symptoms fluctuate. This condition mainly affects women than men. It is characterized by pain in the body accompanied by stiffness and fatigue. According to Daniel Clauw, MD, professor of anesthesiology at the University of Michigan, said…

5 Tough Choices You Face When You’re Chronically Ill or in Pain

  Having chronic pain or illness — or, as is often the case, both — is hard work. One reason for this is that we must constantly assess and evaluate if we’re managing our health and our relationships skillfully. This requires us to make tough choice after tough choice. Here are five of them that…

The Scary Link between Abusive Relationships and Chronic Illness

According to a global study, 30 percent of women are impacted by intimate partner, domestic, or sexual abuse. It takes a lot for women to leave abusive relationships and to rise as survivors. Unfortunately, many of these women end up having health problems down the road, such as lower back pain, headaches, depression, diabetes, fibromyalgia,…

Chronic fatigue syndrome & child abuse: Disordered patients or disordered research?

Are chronic fatigue patients victims of child abuse or research abuse?   Childhood trauma is a potent risk factor for development of chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), according to a study by researchers at Emory University School of Medicine and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The study is published in the Jan. 5,…

What I’ve Learned From Loving Someone Who Needs Opioids to Survive

I’ve been seeing a lot about the supposed “opioid crisis” lately, both in the news and on social media. I’ve seen everything from an outcry of total support from some, absurd indecisiveness from a few and loud and unreasoned vitriol from others. The thing that bothers me most is the look of fear on my…

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