At Rare Patient Voice, disease sufferers are given a voice, and are empowered as they share frustrations and challenges of living with a chronic illness. They may share suggestions for medical product or medication improvement; and they are listened to as some of their suggestions become the norm in clinical practice! Now, there’s a first:... Continue Reading →
AMINO ACID DERIVATIVE PROMISES TO BE THE FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH? Over years, our cells sustain damage from ‘free radicals’ which build up from toxic waste in our bodies. It is the job of anti-oxidants to prevent this. Blueberries have a healthy dose of anti-oxidants and contribute to slowing this process, but their help is limited.... Continue Reading →
Is It Fibromyalgia? How Can I know? Anyone with fibromyalgia knows ever-too-well that there's no simple blood test, CT, MRI or x-ray to tell you if fibromyalgia is the cause of your pain. What they can tell you is that it is often called fibromyalgia syndrome, 'fibrositis' or 'psychsomatic rheumatism', and 'neurasthenia ' The term... Continue Reading →
Phantom Limb Pain?
It's not fair. Charlene lived through the car crash, but her left leg was so crushed with broken bones and bruises that amputation was the only option. After a lot of rehab, drive, true grit and support, she is now back to her favorite sport of running. When she wears slacks, you wouldn't know that... Continue Reading →
Memories of Lupus VIP Lab Tour
What Memories! Last March several bloggers and I toured Exagen® Diagnostic VIP Laboratory Tour in Vista, California. Our stay was very brief, but the wonderful memories... This picture reminded me of that past. I think what prompted my reverie was a photo of Shanelle Gabriel as she finished a marathon. Or was it the picture... Continue Reading →