Peter Smith Talking Cures,
Ah this one is for
diagnoses with the largest variant of potential etiologies.
They even mention...
its all in your head.
I see a tremendous
number of patients with this co-morbidity.
Admittedly early on in
my career I was not much of a believer as the only known effective
treatment. is exercise.
That part is true to
this day, but I do feel there is an organic cause in my current
thinking. a heightened sensory nervous system leading to central
sensitization, tops my list.
Nebulous = in the
form of a cloud or haze; hazy. indistinct, indefinite, unclear, vague,
hazy, cloudy, fuzzy, misty, lacking definition, blurred, blurry, out of
focus, foggy, faint, shadowy, dim, obscure, shapeless, formless,
Mystery Finally Solved! Researchers Find Main Source of Pain
in Blood Vessels.
"Researchers Find Main
Source of Pain in Blood Vessels."
have found the main source of pain in Fibromyalgia Patients and contrary to what many
believe, it does not stem from the brain.
The findings mark the end of a decades-old mystery about the disease,
which many doctors believed was conjured in Patients’ imaginations.
The mystery of Fibromyalgia has left millions of sufferers searching for
in Pain medications.
Up until recently, many physicians thought that the disease was,
“imaginary or psychological, but scientists have now revealed that the
main source of Pain stems from a most unlikely place - excess Blood
vessels in the Hand, Legs and Foot.
The discovery may lead to new treatments and perhaps even a
in the future, bringing relief to as many as 5 million Americans thought
to have the disease.
To solve the Fibromyalgia mystery, researchers zeroed in on the
skin from the hand of one Patient
who had a lack of the sensory nerve fibers, causing a reduced reaction
They then took skin samples from the hands of Fibromyalgia Patients and
were surprised to find an extremely excessive amount of a particular
type of nerve fiber called - Arteriole-Venule (AV) shunts.
Up until this point scientists had thought that these fibers were only
responsible for regulating
Blood Flow and did not play any role in Pain sensation, but now they have
discovered that there is a direct link between these nerves and the
widespread Body Pain that Fibromyalgia sufferers feel.
The breakthrough also could solve the lingering question of why many
sufferers have extremely
Painful Hands and Foot as well as other. “Tender
Points,” throughout the Body.
And why cold weather seems to aggravate the symptoms.
In addition to feeling widespread deep tissue pain, many
Fibromyalgia Patients also
suffer from debilitating fatigue.
Neuroscientist Dr. Frank L. Rice explained: “We previously thought
that these nerve endings
were only involved in regulating blood flow at a
subconscious level, yet
here we had evidences that the blood vessel endings could also
contribute to our conscious sense of touch and also Pain.”
Rice said. “This mismanaged Blood Flow could
be the source of Muscular Pain and achiness and the sense of
Fatigue which are thought to
be due to a build-up of lactic acid and low levels of inflammation
in Fibromyalgia Patients.
This, in turn, could contribute to the hyperactivity in the Brain.
Current treatments for the disease have not brought complete relief to
the millions of sufferers.
Therapies include Narcotic Pain Medicines; anti-seizure drugs,
anti-depressants and even simple advice such as; “get more Sleep and
Now that the cause of Fibromyalgia has been pinpointed,
looking forward to an eventual cure.
Other expressed frustration about how much they had suffered already.
“When are they ever going to figure out that things are never;
“all in your head?”
said one commentator. “Whenever something does not fit in their tiny
little understanding, they belittle the Patient and tell them they are
People have suffered through this since SSRIs were invented.
Prescribing SSRIs for everything is not the answer any more than a
lobotomy or hysterectomy was.”
The announcement has the potential to unlock better future treatments
and undoubtedly has Patients all over the world rejoicing that the
mystery of Fibromyalgia has finally been solved.
May I respond to these two extracts from your first comment.
1. The most
of diagnoses with the largest variant of
2. They even
all in your head."