Dr. T's Health Blog (Recent Posts)

The Fibromyalgia Puzzle – Another Piece Fits into Place

Published: November 5, 2018

Puzzle Pieces

More and more pieces of the fibromyalgia puzzle are coming together to give us a bigger picture, and this new one can help treatment in two major ways!

A recent study showed something we already knew. That serotonin (the "happiness molecule") is low in people with fibromyalgia. Not surprisingly, low serotonin is also associated with poor sleep, increased pain, and feeling blue.

Loyal Dog Refuses to Leave Owner's Grave

Published: October 24, 2018

Can bring a tear to your eye, but so touching you have to see this. A devoted dog, Deta, refused to leave her recently deceased owner's grave. Deta's owner was an 86-year-old woman who had died only a couple of months before.

Seven Kinds of Pain in Fibromyalgia

Published: July 2, 2018

Fibromyalgia Pain

It's important to realize that pain is not an outside invader. Rather it's part of your body's monitoring system saying that something needs attention. Think of it as being like the red flashing oil light on your car's dashboard. Our research shows that if you give your body what it needs — like putting oil in your car — the pain goes away.

Brain Fog Is Optional

Published: June 15, 2018

Brain fog is a common problem occurring in people of any age, and can be dramatically worse in people with fibromyalgia. This should be distinguished from the cognitive dysfunction caused by Alzheimer's and dementia. Yet it frequently isn't. How to tell the difference? Brain fog is usually evidenced by having difficulty finding a word or a substitution of a word, and problems with short-term memory. But reasoning skills remain intact.

Simply put, with brain fog you keep forgetting where you left the keys. While with Alzheimer's you forget how to use the keys.