Category Archives: Myofacial Pain Syndrome

FM CONFERENCE AND PAMPERS 2011 ANOTHER BIG HIT

News of successful 2012 FM Conference and date for 2012 FibCon and Pampers in the Cathedral town of Chichester, West Sussex, UK. Continue reading

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“Walk in My Shoes™” for Fibromyalgia

Pandora, Inc. to Host First Annual 5K Walk

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Prescriptions for opioids jump following co-proxamol ban

From the FMS Global News Desk of Jeanne Hambleton Courtesy PulseToday.co.uk. By Lilian Anekwe – 17 March 2009 Opioid prescriptions have jumped during the withdrawal of co-proxamol, with GPs apparently struggling to find adequate means of pain control for some … Continue reading

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Those Who Have Chronic Pain May Need to Assess Vitamin D Status

Mayo Clinic research shows a correlation between inadequate vitamin D levels and the amount of narcotic medication taken by patients who have chronic pain. This correlation is an important finding as researchers discover new ways to treat chronic pain. Continue reading

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Chili Pepper Compound Can Bring Pain Relief

From the FMS News Desk of Jeanne Hambleton COURTESY usnews.com Health Day – Monday March 16 Capsaicin works on nerves to ease joint discomfort, scientists say (HealthDay News) – University of Buffalo scientists say they have found how capsaicin, the … Continue reading

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Growth hormone as concomitant treatment in severe fibromyalgia associated with low IGF-1 serum levels. A pilot study.

Cuatrecasas G, Riudavets C, Guell MA, Nadal A. ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND: There is evidence of functional growth hormone (GH) deficiency, expressed by means of low insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1) serum levels, in a subset of fibromyalgia patients. The efficacy of … Continue reading

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FIBRO WHAT?

By Jeanne Hambleton © 2007 This weekend (8th September 2007) is the start of Fibromyalgia Awareness Week and I, for one, am pig sick of people saying “Fibro what?” when I tell them I have fibromyalgia. I rang a travel … Continue reading

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Opioids for managing chronic non-malignant pain: safe and effective prescribing.

Kahan M, Srivastava A, Wilson L, Mailis-Gagnon A, Midmer D. Addiction Medical Service, St Joseph’s Health Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. kahanm@stjoe.on.ca OBJECTIVE: To review the evidence on safe and effective prescribing of opioids for chronic non-malignant pain. QUALITY OF EVIDENCE: … Continue reading

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Prevalence of Interpersonal Abuse in Primary Care Patients Prescribed Opioids for Chronic Pain.

Balousek S, Plane MB, Fleming M. Department of Family Medicine, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, WI, USA. BACKGROUND: Interpersonal abuse is associated with clinical problems including chronic pain disorders. OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study … Continue reading

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SOUNDING OFF ABOUT FIBROMYALGIA AWARENESS WEEK

By Jeanne Hambleton© UK Fibromite I know I am always going on about raising awareness and fibromyalgia and this is especially important as far as the UK Government is concerned. Although we have E Petitions allegedly for the eyes of … Continue reading

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