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The Fibro Doctor Blog: He Gets it! He Can Help!

To Reduce Fibro Symptoms & Flares, You Must Improve Adrenal Function
June 29, 2015
One of the most common problems in patients with fibromyalgia is adrenal fatigue, which is characterized by symptoms that look similar to fibro such as constant tiredness, difficulty getting up in the morning, inability to cope with stress, and weakened immune system.  Additional symptoms include cold hands and feet, muscleRead More
Intestinal Permeability (Leaky Gut) and Fibromyalgia
June 26, 2015
The primary cause of fibromyalgia pain is the depletion and decreased efficiency of stress-coping hormones like serotonin.  This lowers the threshold and magnifies pain. This lower threshold causes pain that would normally be well-managed to be more pronounced.  Pain due to a low pain threshold  is known as allydonia. ThereRead More
Fibromyalgia and Hypoglycemia
June 22, 2015
Low blood sugar, also known as hypoglycemia, is notorious for exacerbating fibromyalgia symptoms such as headaches, fibro fog, excess fatigue, and depression.  Dozens of studies have already shown that those with depression have insufficient glucose-insulin regulation.  Further studies showed that there was a relationship between hypoglycemia and “fibro fog,” whichRead More
New Research to find DNA Markers Linked to Fibromyalgia
June 19, 2015
Recent research out of the United Kingdom has a lead to a new blood test that could help diagnose one of the most difficult and elusive pain conditions, fibromyalgia. This notoriously complex condition is characterized by symptoms of widespread musculoskeletal pain, poor quality sleep, fatigue, stiffness, and a list ofRead More
Juvenile Fibro Leading to Adult Symptoms
June 15, 2015
Studies have found that four out of five teens who have juvenile fibromyalgia continue to have pains and other fibro symptoms well into adulthood.  The symptoms continually get worse over years, to the point where about half of these kids become practically disabled by mid to late 20’s. The studyRead More
How Community Service can Help you Feel Better
June 11, 2015
For many of you, even thinking about adding another item to the calendar can cause a bit of panic.  Life is chaotic, and we often feel too stressed out or busy to worry about helping anyone else, especially when you are struggling too.  This is especially true for people withRead More