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By Suzanne Stewart. Several years ago I was approached by a YouTube channel called “Invisible No More TV”. They had seen some of my advocacy videos for patients, chronic pain, RSD/CRPS…
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The singer discusses her struggle with chronic pain in her Netflix documentary 'Gaga: Five Foot Two.'
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Lady Gaga opens up & learn of other celebrities with Fibromyalgia..

It is so comforting when someone talk about our illness.. What your thoughts on it

Lady Gaga gives her views about her struggle with Fibromyalgia Lady Gaga is renowned for her distinctive reach to singing, style and known for about everything else. So it is not that startling t…
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WHAT IS MULTIPLE CHEMICAL SENSITIVITY

Multiple Chemical Sensitivity – also referred to as MCS – is also known as Chemical Injury, Chemical Sensitivity, Environmental Illness (E.I.), and Multiple Allergy…
Multiple Chemical Sensitivity; in broad terms it means an unusually severe sensitivity or allergy-like reaction to many different kinds of pollutants including solvents, VOC’s (Volatile Organic Compounds like paint), perfumes, petrol, diesel, smoke, “chemicals” in general and... often encompasses problems with regard to pollen, house dust mites, and pet fur & dander.

Multiple chemical sensitivity unlike true allergies – where the underlying mechanisms of the problem are relatively well understood widely accepted, is generally regarded as “idiopathic” – meaning that it has no known mechanism of causation & it’s processes are not fully understood.

The problem here is made more difficult still, due to the variable nature of Multiple Chemical Sensitivity from one patient to the next & this often makes treatment with conventional medicine & practices ineffective or inappropriate; for most sufferers with Multiple Chemical Sensitivity, the avoidance of pollutants/toxicants is the key.

What CAN be said about defining Multiple Chemical Sensitivity – and in order to help the patient decide whether they truly have MCS or another allergy-related illness – is that the following deciding criteria apply to Multiple Chemical Sensitivity:

The patient exhibits problems – often an allergy-like reaction – to both large – often extremely low levels of irritants/toxicants/triggers : other individuals present at the same time may be unable to detect anything at all or anything unusual or out of the ordinary.

The problem is ongoing (ie. chronic) and not a “one-off” event. The same symptoms are reproducible with repeated exposure to the same triggers. The patient is affected by many different triggers. The patient improves when triggers are absent

Source: https://www.multiplechemicalsensitivity.org/

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FIBROMYALGIA

Fibromyalgia (Fibro, FM, FMS) is a misunderstood, misdiagnosed and commonly unrecognized chronic condition. It causes widespread muscle pain with 18 very specific tender points. Typically linked also with fatigue, sleep disturbances and cognitive issues, not all patients experience all or any of the same symptoms and then each to a differing varying degree. See a compilation of symptoms by Devin Starlanyl, listed below

Fibro affects almost 5% of developed societi...

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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (CFS/ME)

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (CFS/ME) is a medical condition similar to fibromyalgia and share many symptoms, however there are also viable differences. The primary symptom in patients with CFS/ME is fatigue with pain as a secondary symptom. While FMS patients have fatigue, its primary symptom is pain with the 18 tender points. [See a compilation of symptoms listed below] CFS is more than just b...eing tired; it is exhausting, so much so that it interferes with patients’ lives. It causes difficulty with both professional and personal duties and responsibilities up to the point of severe disability and constantly being bedridden. Like Fibromyalgia, CFS/ME does not have a known cause. Links have be made by researchers to the sympathetic nervous system and the HPA axis; genes that impact your body’s reaction to injury and stress. Some researchers believe in some cases of CFS/ME it is an abnormal reaction of common infections. Links have been made to the Esptein Barr virus, enteroviruses, human herpesvirus 6 & Lyme diseases, tho these links are inconsistent. Recent studies suggest that the immune system may be active in the body as it is constantly fighting an infection that is not really there. The latest research has made links between CFS/ME and retrovirus XMRV (xenotropic Moloney murine leukemia virus-related virus), but has been unable as of yet be able to establish certainty.

CHRONIC FATIGUE SYNDROME SYMPTOMS CHECKLIST -The Monster List!

Sleep & Energy-Related Symptoms
Incapacitating fatigue*
Post-exertional malaise* (extreme fatigue after exercise, lasting 24 hours or more)
Poor stamina
Unrefreshing sleep*

Flu-Like Symptoms
Pain in joints without swelling or redness* (can be constant or move between joints)
Muscle aches* and/or weakness
Sore throat*
Headaches of a new type, pattern of severity*
Tender lymph nodes
Chronic cough
Nausea
Recurrent flu-like illness

Other Pain/Sensation-Related Symptoms
Morning stiffness
Earache
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), as an overlapping condition (abdominal pain, nausea, diarrhea, bloating)
Numbness
Tingling and/or burning sensations in the face or extremities (Paraesthesia)
Chest pains (Always treat chest pain as a serious condition warranting immediate medical care.)
Jaw pain (possibly TMJ, as an overlapping condition)

Cognitive Symptoms
Short-term memory or concentration problems*
Word-finding difficulties/impaired speech (dysphasia)
Inability to comprehend or retain what is read
Inability to calculate numbers
Impaired reasoning
Spacial disorientation
Mental fogginess

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How To Get A Deep Piriformis Stretch To Get Rid of Sciatica, Hip & Lower Back Pain

By Carly Fraser - Mar 3, 2017

Many people suffer from lower back pain that spreads downward to the limbs and feet. This can often be alleviated by doing a deep piriformis stretch – a stretch that releases tight piriformis muscles, and relaxes the sciatic nerve.

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What causes endometriosis?

Short Answer: like many of conditions, we don't know

One theory is that the endometrial tissue is deposited in unusual locations by the retrograde flow of menstrual debris through the Fallopian tubes into the pelvic and abdominal cavities. The cause of this retrograde menstruation is not clearly understood. It is clear that retrograde menstruation is not the only cause of endometriosis, as many women who have retrograde menstruation do not develop t...he condition.

Another possibility is that areas lining the pelvic organs possess primitive cells that are able to develop into other forms of tissue, such as endometrium. (This process is termed coelomic metaplasia.)

It is also likely the direct transfer of endometrial tissues at the time of surgery may be responsible for the endometriosis implants occasionally found in surgical scars (for example, episiotomy or Cesarean section scars). Transfer of endometrial cells via the bloodstream or lymphatic system is the most plausible explanation for the rare cases of endometriosis that are found in the brain and other organs remote from the pelvis.

Finally, there is evidence that some women with endometriosis have an altered immune response in women with endometriosis, which may affect the body's natural ability to recognize ectopic endometrial tissue

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Note: Endometriosis is a medical condition in & of itself, but it is considered a symptom of ME/CFS.. I should get more info & post on that..

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Yellow is the Awareness colour for Endometriosis.. & I just happen to love roses..

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