Thursday, December 31, 2015

Fibromyalgia responds to simple Flexeril treatment

Fibromyalgia is a condition with no official cure, and patients often try multiple treatments as they seek relief. From insomnia to muscle pain, the problems can affect multiple parts of the body and decrease the quality of life. However, some patients have found that Flexeril helps them fight the pain and find relief. Before you consider this treatment, you may want to consult your doctor and examine all of your options.
Understanding Flexeril
Flexeril is a prescription muscle relaxant and also known as cyclobenzaprine. It is able to reduce pain by stopping nerve impulses and is generally considered a short-term fix. The medication tends to be combined with physical therapy and other treatments to provide more relief. Fibromyalgia patients have reported that this drug helps them reduce muscle spasms.

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Chronic Pain Relief Wand gains US FDA approval

In her late 60s, Lakshmi has been in constant pain ever since she suffered a stroke paralysing her left part of the body. “It was impossible to move or sleep, I was in a miserable state,” she recalled, still walking gingerly. But, for the past one year, her condition has improved allowing her to “move around, avoid sleep medications and reduce painkillers”.

She attributes the change to a hand-held ‘Chronic Pain Relief Wand’ or simply ‘CP Relief Wand’, a neuro-modulator which, when applied to the area of pain for a few minutes, promises to provide immediate relief.

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Thursday, January 29, 2015

Loretta Lynch is not the Attorney General for Pain Patients - Please sign White House Petition!

Drop Attorney General Nominee Loretta Lynch as nominee. Lynch has indicated she is against marijuana legalization. Please sign this petition to the White House if you think our next AG should not turn back the clock on marijuana legalization. We don't need another decade of inequitable enforcement of current marijuana laws. Please share widely.

Thursday, December 18, 2014


Carol Duffy is proof that changing your mind is not only acceptable, but that doing so can often lead to something momentous. Duffy, an associate professor in the Department of Biological Sciences, is headed somewhere that very few faculty members have the chance to go – to a third phase clinical trial for a drug combination that has shown promising results to treat not only one, but several painful and debilitating illnesses.
How have researchers not found this far-reaching treatment before? Because it never occurred to them that diseases such as fibromyalgia, chronic pain, and irritable bowel syndrome could be caused by a virus, specifically herpes simplex virus type 1. This virus causes cold sores and forever lives in the body of anyone who has been exposed to it, which amounts to about 90 percent of the population.
Another fact that physicians didn’t realize is that HSV-1 is best kept at bay using not just antiviral medications, but through a combination of antivirals and other drug types. That’s where Duffy, The University of Alabama’s resident expert on HSV-1, has been able to shed some light.
Preparing for Takeoff           
As an undergraduate zoology major at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Arizona, Duffy never imagined that she’d become a virologist. Her dream was to become a veterinarian. She stayed in her hometown of Flagstaff because she wanted to remain with her horse.
In a zigzag path of trial-and-error, Duffy shadowed vets, worked in the medical research and development division of a manufacturing company, and conducted research as an undergraduate in her advisor’s lab. Through these experiences, she stumbled upon two things she realized she loved more – research and microbiology.
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Saturday, July 19, 2014

Fibromyalgia Research Update from Integrated Tissue Dynamics

Fibromyalgia Research Update from Integrated Tissue Dynamics. Image by
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Editor's comment: In June 2013, we told you about new research conducted by Integrated Tissue Dynamics (INTiDYN), which found that people with fibromyalgia have excessive sensory nerve fibers around specialized blood vessel structures located in the palms of the hands. (See “Fibromyalgia: It's Not All in Your Head – It's in Your Hands!”) This week Dr. Frank Rice, President and Chief Scientist at INTiDYN, sent out this letter updating us on what they have been doing since releasing their groundbreaking study last year. Following the letter, you'll find links to the original journal article and related documents as well as some additional notes from Dr. Rice.

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