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Jane's Blog Fibromyalgia Chronic Pain

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Jane's Blog Fibromyalgia Chronic Pain

Fibromyalgia syndrome affects the muscles and soft tissue. Symptoms include chronic muscle pain, fatigue, sleep problems, and painful tender (trigger) points. It is not one condition but a compilation of different syndromes; therefore, one treatment does not fit all patients. More than that, treatment of two patients with similar fibromyalgia symptoms may be drastically different due to different underlying triggers. Dr.Anne Louise Oaklander, MD, PhD, director of the Nerve Injury Unit in the Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Neurology says, “Fibromyalgia is too complex for a 'one size fits all' explanation. However there are some basics that apply to most...

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Jane’s Blog Stress, Politics and Election Day

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Jane’s Blog Stress, Politics and Election Day

As if COVID-19 didn’t already have everyone totally stressed out! Political views are pushing stress levels higher and getting worse with every passing day as election time gets closer! Politics has become be so divisive, disagreements are happening routinely not only between acquaintances but between close friends, co-workers and family members! According to an American Psychological Association study on stress in America, 57 percent of Americans say the current political climate is a significant source of stress in their lives. Three-quarters of Americans felt at least one symptom of stress in the past month, with around one-third of adults experiencing...

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