Thursday, June 30, 2011

Laid low by gravity

"Her family doctor dismissed the faint as post-viral, but Mortimer knew something else was wrong. Nearly three years after her first fainting fit in 2007, she was diagnosed with a condition that makes it hugely difficult to go from sitting to standing without fainting or feeling dizzy. Postural tachycardia syndrome (PoTS) was discovered only 15 years ago, and few doctors have heard of it, let alone know how to diagnose and treat it."

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Protect Yourself from a Wrong Diagnosis |

Don't blame people for their pain, report says – The Chart -

How can I stop this high-pitched noise? – The Chart - Blogs

Got tinnitus?

Pain Costs U.S. $635 Billion a Year: US News and World Report

Chronic Pain: One-Third of Americans Live With It, According to IOM


For a decade after a 1982 ballet injury, Cynthia Toussaint was confined to her bed, writhing in pain from muscle spasms, unable to walk or to live a meaningful life.

Crippled by an array of illnesses, including chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia,

For Grace | 4th Annual Women In Pain Conference: Gender Matters

More than 100 million suffer lasting pain

"the institute countered that it's far more likely for a pain patient to get inadequate care than for a drug-seeker to walk out with an inappropriate prescription"

14 Worst Hospital Mistakes to Avoid |

Monday, June 27, 2011

Are You at Risk for Fibromyalgia?

My Energy Bank Account

New featured success story on the Lapp-Campbell website:

"My Energy Bank Account"
The author writes: "By giving me a practical way to use the idea of pacing, the
Energy Bank Account has enabled me to reduce my pain and fatigue and increase my
sense of control and well being."

Explaining the new website, Dr. Lapp said, "What you'll find here is the
combination of the Stepwise Approach I developed many years ago with Dr. Paul
Cheney and the tools taught in Dr. Campbell's classes. This is the same
integrated approach I now use with my patients. We have found that with
encouragement, lifestyle changes, and targeted medications, more than 80% of
people we treat can improve significantly."

Bruce Campbell, Ph.D., Executive Director
CFIDS & Fibromyalgia Self-Help Program