Doctors Who Treat Fibromyalgia

    fibromyalgia
  • A chronic disorder characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain, fatigue, and tenderness in localized areas
  • Fibromyalgia (new lat., fibro-, fibrous tissues, Gk. myo-, muscle, Gk. algos-, pain, meaning muscle and connective tissue pain; also referred to as FM or FMS) is a medical disorder characterized by chronic widespread pain and allodynia, a heightened and painful response to pressure.
  • Disorder (also known as fibromyositis or tension myalgia) that primarily affects muscles and their attachments to bone. It does not cause joint deformity.
  • a disease syndrome whose primary symptoms are muscle pain and fatigue.
    doctors
  • A person who gives advice or makes improvements
  • (doctor) a licensed medical practitioner; "I felt so bad I went to see my doctor"
  • Doctor of the Church: (Roman Catholic Church) a title conferred on 33 saints who distinguished themselves through the orthodoxy of their theological teaching; "the Doctors of the Church greatly influenced Christian thought down to the late Middle Ages"
  • A qualified practitioner of medicine; a physician
  • A qualified dentist or veterinary surgeon
  • (doctor) sophisticate: alter and make impure, as with the intention to deceive; "Sophisticate rose water with geraniol"
    treat
  • dainty: something considered choice to eat
  • an occurrence that causes special pleasure or delight
  • Give medical care or attention to; try to heal or cure
  • interact in a certain way; "Do right by her"; "Treat him with caution, please"; "Handle the press reporters gently"
  • Regard something as being of a specified nature with implications for one's actions concerning it
  • Behave toward or deal with in a certain way
doctors who treat fibromyalgia 22 of 365/2- My mornings...
22 of 365/2- My mornings...
I have fibromyalgia. And like most of you, I thought it was a made-up disease that people just used to label something they didn't understand, but guess what, it's real and it bloody well hurts. It took five years, total, to get a diagnosis- two of those years were spent with an awful doctor who didn't care about anything other than maintenance of my other health stuff (like blood pressure and such). I could turn this into a blog post about how he blamed everything on my weight, except for the fact my weight was fine till the pain set in, but I won't. This is about fibro and it hurts. It turns out, many of my family members have the same problem. In the late 80s, my mother and her four siblings had a biopsy done to try and identify the "unnamed nerve disorder" they all had. My cousin (older than I am) also had the biopsy. All of them had the same "unnamed nerve disorder". It was described as "the nerves attacking the body..." All the biopsies showed was that they had the same thing. I've never had a biopsy, but I have a real doctor's diagnosis. As did my cousin, who was six months younger than me. (she passed away almost two years ago- not from fibro, because it doesn't kill you). On a good day, my pain level is at a 3 or 4 (on that 1 to 10 pain scale). And if the pain alone wasn't enough- because I can deal with pain, I have been for so long- I'm exhausted. And I'm not saying "tired", I'm exhausted. You know how you feel at the end of a hard day's work? That is how I feel most of the time. I feel like I've just walked five miles or chopped wood for two hours. And all I've done is get out of bed and come downstairs. On bad days, my pain brings tears to my eyes. On those days, my physical exhaustion is so bad I have trouble sitting upright. My skin hurts- you know when you're coming down with the flu and the water from the shower hurts your skin? That's how it hurts. If I'm lucky, that's all I have with my skin because sometimes, my skin will itch. From inside. Scratching does nothing but make it hurt. My bad days are fewer now that I've been getting treated for this very real, very painful disorder. Most of the time, though, my days are between the good and bad. Like today. I'm up, I'm showered and dressed, but my clothes hurt my skin. It took me almost two hours to get showered, blow-dried, and then dressed. I had to rest between each task. I took this photo between the blow-drying and the getting dressed. (I was looking at the TV, which had an episode of "Law & Order CI" I hadn't seen all the way through). At the moment (as I type this), I'm resting at my desk (which can be tiring) then I'm going to make something for lunch, take my midday fibro pill and then go run errands. And I'll be down for the count when I get back because that might just push my middle-day to a bad-day. But for now- I'm up. I'm dressed. I've got my boots on. And I'd rather be under that soft fleece blanket. I gave the disabled guy a bunch of crap about that blanket. He got it for me in October, while he was in NC and then waited till Christmas to give it to me. He gave me two- this one (with a wolf on it) and another with an eagle on it. I told him he could have the eagle one for the living room- because that's what he wanted all along. I also told him he could have just given them to me when he got back from NC. I love this blanket because its soft and it is just the right weight to lay over me without hurting me. And yes, I'm naked under this blanket because that's the best way to be with fibro and a soft blanket.
CANNAMED OCT2012
CANNAMED OCT2012
CannaMed the Oldest Medical Marijuana Evaluation Center in Thousand Oaks and Ventura County CannaMed, A California Medical Corporation is the oldest medical marijuana evaluation center in Thousand Oaks, established since 2004. The president is Louis J Rosner, M.D., retired professor of neurology at UCLA. Dr. Rosner taught neurology, did research, and saw new patients at UCLA Medical Center until his retirement in 2000. He ran the UCLA Multiple Sclerosis clinic and wrote the top book on M.S. for patients and their families entitled MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS: NEW HOPE AND PRACTICAL ADVICE FOR PATIENTS AND THEIR FAMILIES, which has a section discussing the value of marijuana in treating this disease. Dr. Rosner is an expert in pain management and is well versed in the use of medical marijuana in this area. Dr. Rosner says Medical Marijuana should be recommended by someone who has been well versed in pain management. He also states the physician should be physically present for an examination and not on a virtual conference with a lap top. CannaMed has made a name for itself in California by following the rules set forth by the Medical Board. Not just any doctor can write a recommendation for medical marijuana regardless of what you have heard or been told. The California Medical Board states that a doctor’s office issuing medical marijuana recommendations must be a California Medical Corporation and or have a fictitious name filed with the medical board of California as doing business under the same name as there practice. In fact, most physicians in California that recommend medical marijuana are not even in compliance with this and there recommendations could possibly be challenged according to the medical board. Doctors at medical marijuana clinics approve or recommend marijuana but do not prescribe it. Conditions in which marijuana is valuable include chronic pain conditions such as arthritis, fibromyalgia, cervical disc disease, lumbar disc disease, carpal tunnel syndrome, post-herpetic neuralgia, plantar fasciitis, menstrual cramps, migraine headaches, and peripheral neuropathy. It can be very effective in mood disorders including anxiety, panic attacks, bipolar disorder, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder. Other conditions that are responsive to marijuana include insomnia, anorexia, asthma, glaucoma, acid reflux, irritable bowel syndrome, crohn’s disease, chemotherapy side-effects, nausea and vomiting, menopause, epilepsy, restless legs syndrome and sleep apnea. The use of marijuana in treatment of these symptoms and diseases is backed up by either good research or vast experience. And it does not have the side-effects of prescription medications, according to Dr. Rosner. Call us at 805-497-9190
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