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Fibromyalgia: Pain Management, Medications, and their Effectiveness

Fibromyalgia: Pain Management, Medications, and their Effectiveness

Follow my blog with Bloglovin If you have Fibromyalgia, you’ve probably tried a lot of different treatments and medications that are supposed to help, and you’ve probably found that they either didn’t work or stopped working over a period of time. The truth of the matter is that most medications used for Fibromyalgia don’t work for some people at all, and for others, your brain gets ‘used to’ the medication, and makes adjustments in its pain receptors and serotonin center….

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Fibromyalgia: How to Build a Basic Exercise Program to Help Battle Symptoms

Fibromyalgia: How to Build a Basic Exercise Program to Help Battle Symptoms

Follow my blog with Bloglovin It has long been known that exercise is a great way to tone down the frequency and severity of symptoms for patients with Fibromyalgia. It is not understood why, by one reason may be that exercise can increase serotonin production/release in an area of the brain, where Fibromyalgia is now known to originate. Here’s a very basic range of exercises to help you on your way. Choose those exercises that you feel you’re capable of,…

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Fibromyalgia Month!

Fibromyalgia Month!

  Fibromyalgia is one of many conditions that are considered ‘invisible.’ Many people don’t understand the condition, and many others are living with it, sometimes in silence, because of the stigma that’s attached to ‘invisible illnesses.’ I wanted to write an article on the best meds for Fibro, what to do if you think you may have Fibro, and soon my list of articles to write grew to the point where I’m going to have a very busy August in…

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The Stigma of Medicinal Marijuana

The Stigma of Medicinal Marijuana

Photo Art by Leo McSweeney Marijuana has gotten a pretty bad rap since around the Vietnam war, when soldiers smoked it regularly to calm their nerves, or escape the horrors they were living. When others hear that you’re using medical marijuana, you may not get a very warm response. The reality, however, is that marijuana has been used for thousands of years as treatment for all manner of illnesses. There has never been a recorded death associated with overdosing on…

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Medical Marijuana – Getting Started

Medical Marijuana – Getting Started

  There are a lot of ways that you can use marijuana and marijuana-based products these days. Below is a list of some of the delivery methods you may choose, along with a ‘kit list’ for anyone just starting out. Equipment: BONG – a glass container with a tube and bowl to burn the flower in, which is drawn in by mouth through a hole in the top. Water inside the bong ‘cools’ the smoke as you inhale it. Unfortunately,…

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