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Fibromyalgia, A Tarnished Reputation

Posted by Margy Squires on 9/15/2017 to Fibromyalgia

I remember when the first drug was approved by the FDA in 2007 (Lyrica or Woman rubbing shoulderpregabalin) specifically for the treatment of fibromyalgia (FM). Everywhere there was a hope that this action could only mean that FM was officially "real". I did not share in the enthusiasm. My husband, David, has fibromyalgia. Having FM was a medical stigma and many health care professionals had the attitude that it was a psychosomatic disease, meaning, all in the patient's head. Would having a designer drug make a difference?

Low Vitamin D3 Linked to Disrupted Sleep

Posted by Margy Squires on 3/23/2016 to Fibromyalgia

The more you learn about vitamin D3, the more impressed you should be! D3 Counting Jumping Sheepis known to help build bones, modify pain and is an important pro-hormone precursor. Since 2009, researchers have also linked low vitamin D3 levels to issues with sleep. Subsequent studies continue to look at vitamin D3 to assess how low, normal and therapeutic levels influence sleep, improve sleep time and quality.