“[…] esistono purtroppo patologie rare che non determinano menomazioni fisiche evidenti, ma rovinano la vita di chi ne è affetto e fra queste si possono citare: la Fibromialgia, la Sensibilità Chimica Multipla e l’Encefalite Mialgica, descritte in altrettanti articoli pubblicati su questo stesso blog negli ultimi dieci mesi.
Considerati spesso alla stregua di malati immaginari, coloro i quali ne soffrono, non solo vengono offesi in quanto pazienti, bensì come esseri umani, vedendo lesa la propria dignità sia in pubblico che in privato (evitando ovviamente generalizzazioni). […]”
“The founder of a bioresearch company that offers a controversial blood test for fibromyalgia says the test is now covered by Medicare and some private insurers. But questions remain about the viability of the test. […]”
“Opioids (narcotics) have been used for many years. It’s counter-intuitive to think that a drug like naltrexone which blocks the effect of opioids can help manage chronic pain. We do have some understanding that LDN (Low Dose Naltrexone) helps with autoimmune conditions. Current literature in pain medicine supports the view that chronic pain, especially chronic nerve pain conditions such as Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy, Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy are autoimmune based. A study done on treating Fibromyalgia pain with LDN showed a 30% reduction in symptoms. Below is a short description of the mechanism behind chronic nerve pain. […]”
“Recently we saw that some people appear to be sitting ducks for chronic pain. Their brains have apparently reached a state, unbeknownst to them, where all that’s needed for a chronic pain state to emerge is a triggering event such as an injury. That triggering even starts a process which changes both the grey matter (neurons) and the connections between different parts of their brain […]”
Managing MECFS, FM – Dr Bateman discusses methods used at BHC to partner with patients and help them achieve the best function and symptom reduction.
Source: Simple, Effective Tools for Managing MECFS, FM