Could Caffeine Help Dry Eye?. A new article from WebMD suggests there could be some relief for dry eyes in the future from caffeine. This is a promising possibility for those of us that suffer from this chronic condition. As someone who as battled Sjorgren's syndrome for over 20 years now, dry eyes is a… Continue reading Could Caffeine Help Dry Eye?
Never Worked a Day in Her Life?! Seriously?! This week Hilary Rosen started a firestorm when she accused Ann Romney of “never working a day in her life”. My first thought was, “Seriously?! Are you really dragging out that old insult? You must feel really threatened!” In life I’ve found the go to tactic is… Continue reading Never Worked a Day in Her Life?! by Beverly Hicks Burch
Hair Problems in Fibromyalgia. Here's yet another interesting article from the About.com people and their Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome department. This particular article deals with our hair! Gals you know what I'm talking about...days and days and days of bad hair days. Actually, it goes a little further than that. This article goes on… Continue reading Hair Problems in Fibromyalgia, by Beverly Hicks Burch
Autoimmune Disease Overlap Syndromes | Suite101.com. This is a great article to read for all of you who are dealing with autoimmune disorders. I have known for years these diseases/disorders "cluster" or overlap. My body is a prime example of that. If I were to enumerate my laundry list of chronic and disabling health issues,… Continue reading Autoimmune Disease Overlap Syndromes | Suite101.com
Irritable Bowel Syndrome in the Brain - Digestion and Digestive-Related Information on MedicineNet.com. IBS is another one of those syndromes I've been plagued with for most of my life...even as a child and adolescent. Research and doctors tell me that IBS cluster with a lot of the other syndromes and disorders I have...like fibromyalgia. If… Continue reading Irritable Bowel Syndrome in the Brain – Digestion and Digestive-Related Information on MedicineNet.com
New criteria proposed for diagnosing fibromyalgia. Years...and I mean years ago I was first diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. I think the year was 1990 when the "official" diagnosis was made, but I had been suffering with the symptoms since the early 1980s. My beloved family physician who has since passed away was very well… Continue reading New criteria proposed for diagnosing fibromyalgia
Primary Sjogren's Syndrome: Blood deficiencies are strong predictors of poor outcome. If you are a Sjogren's pateint then I highly recommend you read this article. As a SS patient myself, I knew I had an increased risk for non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. This article ties in what I've suspected all along...a connection to lung cancer. That would… Continue reading Primary Sjogren’s Syndrome: Blood deficiencies are strong predictors of poor outcome
New Diagnostic Criteria for Fibromyalgia. Please take the time to read this interesting article if you have FMS! For years doctors have used "tender points" as a tool to diagnose fibromyalgia and those tender points have been considered controversial. Personally I've always thought FMS was so much more than those tender points. For me it's … Continue reading New Diagnostic Criteria for Fibromyalgia
People With Fibromyalgia Prone to Falls. This article is from WebMD and is about a study and patients with FMS. The study found that people with FMS are more prone to falls because of balance problems. Let it be known...I resemble that remark!! I knew it was related to something...just wasn't sure what...
Predicting Fibromyalgia: Results of 25-Year Study. How do you compare to this 25 year study? I was surprised to discover the allergy connection. With me though I don't know if it's a case of which came first...like the chicken or the egg. When I was a child I don't recall having many allergies, but as… Continue reading Predicting Fibromyalgia: Results of 25-Year Study