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IS IT FIBROMYALGIA 'OR' POLYMYALGIA RHEUMATICA?... by Barmac Posted Tue 12 Oct 2010 2:33am Did you know that sometimes it's hard to diagnose Fibromyalgia because it is so similar to a number of other conditions, one being Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PR). They say that it is most common in people after the age of 50, but like a number of other diseases there can be an exception to the rule. The difference with PR symptoms to FM are the ... Read on »
All-Overish-ness by Dr. Virginia S. Medical Doctor Posted Fri 12 Sep 2008 11:29am The Lyme Times Volume 30 Front Lines http://lymetimes.org/archives/LT30.PDF by Virginia Sherr, MD Dad lay in bed or was propped up in a chair. He walked in great pain, feebly, and only with assistance. Everyone said that's what happens when you get to be 99 years old. But I could not understand it. For 90 of those years, he was vi ... Read on »
POLY MYALGIA RHEUMATICA by Joanne60 Posted Sat 20 Feb 2010 3:08am I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, ME/CFS and then Poly Myalgia Rheumatica after a sudden illness left me with severe arthritis and muscle weakness starting in my upper arms and upper legs. My GP suspected Poly Myalgia Rheumatica and a gave me steroids which immediately relieved the symptoms thus supporting her clinical diagnosis. My SED rate wa ... Read on »
When to Suspect Lyme by Dr. Virginia S. Medical Doctor Posted Fri 12 Sep 2008 10:49am The most useful diagnostic reference: the “Bible” of Lyme medical literature. by John Bleiweiss, MD. The When To Suspect Lyme Disease essay: This essay, written by John D. Bleiweiss, M.D., in April, 1994 is very long, but also very comprehensive and helpful. Any doctor checking for Lyme disease would do well to read this essay first; any ... Read on »
When To Suspect Lyme Disease by Marjorie Tietjen Posted Fri 26 Jun 2009 7:10pm By John D. Bleiweiss, M.D. Traditionally, the public has been advised to suspect Lyme (LD) if a round or oval, expanding, red rash develops 3-32 days after a deer tick bite associated with or followed by a flu-like illness. This limited description will apply to only some cases. About 50% of patients do not recall one or more of tick bit ... Read on »
Types of Arthritis & Related Rheumatic Conditions by Jan Posted Mon 07 Dec 2009 12:00am Osteoarthritis Osteoarthritis develops from the wearing away of joint cartilage. It is degenerative in nature and the substantial damage caused by excessive strain on the joints and its bordering tissues is characterized by: pain soreness swelling difficulty of movement In its early stages, osteoarthritis is rarely ... Read on »
American College of Rheumato ... by Dr. Rubens D. Medical Doctor Posted Fri 02 Mar 2012 8:30pm American College of Rheumatology releases first classification criteria for polymyalgia rheumatica The American College of Rheumatology has released the first classification criteria for polymyalgia rheumatica – aimed at helping physicians identify patients with this condition, which oc ... Read on »
The Winter Cherry: Restoring Vitality by Kiva R. Healthy Living ProfessionalComplimentary & Alternative Medicine Posted Sat 23 Aug 2008 11:14pm Botanical Name : Withania somnifera Common Names : Ashwagandha, Winter Cherry, Indian Ginseng Energetics : warming Taste : Sweet, bitter, pungent Actions : Adaptogen, alterative, cardioprotective, immunomodulator, anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic This post contains some of my ramblings and ponderings about this ver ... Read on »
The Winter Cherry: Restoring Vitality by Kiva R. Healthy Living ProfessionalComplimentary & Alternative Medicine Posted Tue 22 Jul 2008 8:18pm 1 Comment Botanical Name:Withania somnifera Common Names: Ashwagandha, Winter Cherry, Indian Ginseng Energetics: warming Taste: Sweet, bitter, pungent Actions: Adaptogen, alterative, cardioprotective, immunomodulator, anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic This post contains some of my ramblings and ponderings about this very special plant. This isn’t an ... Read on »
AWARENESS IN THE MEDIA by Joanne60 Posted Tue 17 Aug 2010 7:25am An excellent article where the Daily Mail raises awareness of Lyme disease read here Stella Huyshe-Shires, chair of the charity Lyme Disease Action: 'The risk of Lyme disease - which can cause fever and dizziness, bladder problems and fatigue - is increasing everywhere in the world. The bacteria which causes this awful disease is carried in ... Read on »