By: Joe Graedon August 15, 2022 35 Comments
    Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN) Provides Surprising Pa…

    Patients living with severe chronic pain have limited options. Opioids have been shunned. You can read about how the "War on Opioids Punishes Desperate Pain Patients" at this link. Doctors have substi…

    By: Joe Graedon May 30, 2022 41 Comments
    Are You An Activated Patient? Engage Now!

    For far too long the health care system has been out of balance. Physicians have been at the top of the pyramid. Patients were relegated to the bottom. It is time we changed the paradigm! Engaged and …

    By: Joe Graedon January 3, 2022 251 Comments
    How To Stop Duloxetine (Cymbalta) Without Withdr…

    Based on what we hear from readers of our syndicated newspaper column and visitors to this website, most patients are not warned about how to stop duloxetine (Cymbalta). Perhaps the prescriber assumes…

    By: Terry Graedon March 9, 2020 4 Comments
    Boswellia Boosted Pain Relief from Glucosamine

    We are puzzled by the research on supplements such as glucosamine and chondroitin. These compounds have a reputation for easing joint pain. In Europe, they are prescribed as pharmaceuticals and meet c…

    By: Joe Graedon January 13, 2020 15 Comments
    Low Dose Naltrexone for Fibromyalgia and Other N…

    Most health professionals are familiar with the drug naloxone (Narcan). They inject it when someone has overdosed on an opioid to reverse the effects. This medication has saved countless lives by homi…

    By: Joe Graedon February 25, 2019 10 Comments
    Fibromyalgia Treatment| Choosing Between Pain Re…

    When it comes to fibromyalgia think pain. Almost constant pain. Some people describe it as a nagging ache, sort of like a toothache in your muscles. Other people complain of tender places on the body.…

    By: Joe Graedon October 29, 2018 22 Comments
    Low Dose Naltrexone Worked for Pain

    Have you ever heard of low dose naltrexone (LDN)? Most people have never heard about this interesting drug. It was created in 1963 and approved by the FDA in 1984. Many physicians are also unaware of …

    By: Terry Graedon August 30, 2018 0 Comments
    More Indications for Medical Marijuana in Connec…

    Although many physicians are skeptical of its benefits, medical marijuana is gradually gaining acceptance. Medical marijuana in Connecticut was already approved for several serious conditions, includi…

    By: Joe Graedon May 7, 2018 19 Comments
    Can the Antidepressant Amitriptyline Mess Up Mem…

    It is estimated that nearly two million people take the antidepressant amitriptyline every day. We suspect that most are not taking this drug to improve mood. That’s because amitriptyline (Elavil) h…

    By: Joe Graedon April 23, 2018 28 Comments
    Why Is Antidepressant Withdrawal So Hard?

    It is estimated that one out of every eight Americans takes an antidepressant medication (JAMA Internal Medicine, Feb. 2017). According to the New York Times, roughly 25 million Americans have been ta…

    By: Terry Graedon April 2, 2018 6 Comments
    Will Bromelain from Pineapple Ease Aching Joints…

    What can you do for the aching joints of arthritis or the sore muscles and soft tissue of fibromyalgia? Many sufferers are caught in a difficult dilemma: without relief for the pain, they have trouble…

    By: Joe Graedon November 6, 2017 9 Comments
    What To Do When a Miracle Drug for Pain Goes Sou…

    Almost everyone wants a miracle drug for pain relief. Is Lyrica (pregabalin) that medicine? If you watch any television at all you have likely seen commercials for Lyrica. A few years ago there was a …

    By: Joe Graedon August 8, 2016 98 Comments
    Have You Had Problems with Generic Cymbalta (Dul…

    Brand name drugs like Cymbalta have become unaffordable for many patients. That's why most people are dispensed generic Cymbalta (duloxetine). We have received complaints that some generic formulation…

    By: Terry Graedon February 22, 2016 18 Comments
    Could Vitamin D Be a Lifesaver for Fibromyalgia …

    Fibromyalgia can be a very debilitating condition. It is characterized by extreme fatigue and sleep disturbances, cognitive difficulties and headaches, but above all by fibromyalgia pain that affects …

    By: Terry Graedon February 18, 2016 6 Comments
    How to Ease the Pain of Fibromyalgia with Acupun…

    A new study suggests that people with fibromyalgia may benefit from acupuncture treatment. Fibromyalgia is a condition characterized by pain in the muscles and soft tissues. Sleep disturbances, fatigu…

    By: Terry Graedon September 9, 2013 20 Comments
    Easy Acupressure Trick Helps Fibromyalgia Suffer…

    Q. My fibromyalgia causes me chronic pain, which makes it very hard to sleep. If I can get to sleep at all, I'll wake every hour, go to the bathroom and just maybe drop off to sleep before I have to g…

    By: Joe Graedon November 15, 2012 7 Comments
    Is Fibromyalgia Due to Sleep Disturbance?

    The causes of fibromyalgia remain somewhat mysterious. People who have this condition often complain of pain and tenderness in the joints, muscles, tendons, and other soft tissues. Sensitive points ar…

    By: Terry Graedon November 17, 2011 6 Comments
    Sleep Problems Contribute to Fibromyalgia

    The causes of fibromyalgia remain somewhat mysterious. People who have this condition often complain of pain and tenderness in the joints, muscles, tendons, and other soft tissues. Sensitive points ar…

    By: Terry Graedon August 18, 2010 3 Comments
    Tai Chi Fights Fibromyalgia

    The ancient Chinese martial art called tai chi may be helpful for people with fibromyalgia. In this condition, patients often experience widespread muscle pain and severe fatigue as well as sleep diff…

    By: Terry Graedon May 30, 2007 4 Comments
    Armour Thyroid Helps Some Patients

    Q. I was diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia. I was taking Synthroid for an underactive thyroid, but I just didn't feel well. I found a doctor who prescribed Armour Thyroid instea…

    By: Joe Graedon September 29, 2003 2 Comments
    New Approaches To Treating Fibromyalgia

    Experts estimate that six million Americans suffer from a mysterious condition called fibromyalgia. They suffer constant pain, especially in trigger points around the neck and upper back. Weakness and…