Monday, March 27, 2017

Karen Lee Richards's Posts

How Exercise Improves Pain Tolerance

Although study after study has shown that exercise helps reduce fibromyalgia pain, we've had little understanding of why until now. Scientists have long known that during prolonged strenuous workouts, our bodies release endorphins, a kind of natural opiate that reduces pain and enables us to continue exercising. But they haven't known why (or... Read moreChevron

What I've Learned About Fibromyalgia... and Life

It's been an honor to write for and work with HealthCentral for almost eight years. This, however, will be my last post here. Although I still have a little ways to go, my health has significantly improved and so I have been able to accept another position that is... Read moreChevron

Fibromyalgia and Alcohol Don't Mix

Alcohol intolerance is a feature of both fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) that we rarely see in symptoms lists.  Yet most people who have FM or ME/CFS find that they can no longer drink much, if any, alcohol. 

While a few are able to occasionally have one or two drinks with only minimal problems, for... Read moreChevron

Clinical Trial of an Antiviral Drug Combo to Treat Fibromyalgia Has Promising Results

Earlier this year I told you about a new... Read moreChevron

FDA Approves New Extended-Release, Abuse-Deterrent Hydrocodone

The FDA has approved Hysingla ER, a once-daily, single-entity hydrocodone product. What makes Hysingla ER unique is that it is the first and so far the only hydrocodone... Read moreChevron