Items Tagged ‘fibromyalgia’

April 11, 2018

Research data and support systems

By MaryBeth63 MaryBeth63

Dr. Mihaela Taylor has recently put together group meetings for her patients that have both rheumatology issues and fibromyalgia. In these meetings, she reviews the latest research and information to help us self-manage our disease in addition to the steps that she takes during our 1:1 appointments. The groups also get a chance to talk […]

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Tags: Dr. Alan Fogelman, Dr. Mihaela Taylor, fibromyalgia, patient stories, research, rheumatology


October 1, 2017

My wonderful thyroid experience

By Happy Happy

I had known Dr. Yeh as he did parathyroid surgery on my granddaughter when she was 5 months pregnant. I believe he saved both lives. My endocrinologist in Bakersfield did an ultrasound that found a tumor of 4.3 cm (it went up to 6 cm.) He suggested I come to UCLA for surgery. He mentioned […]

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Tags: benign, difficulty sleeping, Dr. Michael Yeh, drooling, Endocrine Center, endocrinology, fibromyalgia, parathyroid surgery, patient stories, pre-cancer, surgery, swallowing


Opioid drugs: Use with caution

August 24, 2017

Opioid drugs: Use with caution

By uclahealth uclahealth

Abuse of opioid pain relievers is a serious and growing public health concern in the U.S., and around the world. If you need to take opioids, carefully weigh the risks and benefits with your doctor — especially if they’re being prescribed for chronic non-cancer pain rather than for temporary pain resulting from an injury or […]

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Tags: addiction, dependence, fibromyalgia, morphine, neuropathy, opioid prescription, opioid use, opioids, overdose, pain relief, physical dependency


A few facts about rheumatology at UCLA

June 15, 2017

A few facts about rheumatology at UCLA

By Enrique Rivero Enrique Rivero

Most people think of rheumatology as the study of joint disorders, such as arthritis, but they may not know just how broad the field really is. Because rheumatologic disorders also affect blood vessels, organs and a host of other body parts, rheumatology research delves down into the effects on those systems as well. At UCLA, […]

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Tags: arthritis, bad cholesterol, cholesterol, Dr. John Fitzgerald, fibromyalgia, good cholesterol, gout, HDL, inflammatory diseases, joint pain, LDL, microbiome


October 17, 2016

My bariatric surgery was the best thing I have ever done for myself

By uclahealth uclahealth

Janet’s Story Total Lost: 86 pounds* My bariatric surgery was the best thing I have ever done for myself. My health is vibrant, my energy more than doubled. I feel great, and I’m having a great life. Janet knew that her life was at risk if she didn’t make a change. She had severe apnea […]

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Tags: bariatric, bariatric surgery, chronic bronchitis, exercise, fibromyalgia, gastric bypass, loss weight, patient story, Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, sleep apnea, weight loss


Opioid pain medication: How to protect yourself from addiction and overdose

July 22, 2016

Opioid pain medication: How to protect yourself from addiction and overdose

By uclahealth uclahealth

In June, autopsy results were released for music icon Prince, who was found dead April 21 at his Minneapolis-area home. The results confirmed Prince died of an overdose of fentanyl, a powerful prescription painkiller that’s part of the opioid family. Sadly, Prince was just the latest victim in the growing opioid epidemic. In 2014, almost […]

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Tags: acute pain, addiction, addiction medicine, Anxiety, arthritis, chronic back pain, dependence, depression, Dr. Keith Heinzerling, fentanyl, fibromyalgia, medication


March 3, 2016

HypoGal, My Sheehan’s Syndrome Story

By hypogal hypogal

HypoGal Shares Information about Disability Insurance, Sheehan’s Syndrome and Relapsing Polychondritis (R.P.) HypoGal, My Story My Story; most of my life I have never considered what the words, “chronically ill” or “living with a disability” meant until I began HypoGal. I had related the words,” chronically ill” and “disability” to someone dying or becoming paralyzed. […]

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Tags: adrenal disease, adrenal insufficiency, asthma, chronic fatigue syndrome, colonoscopy, diabetes, disability insurance, diverticulitis, Dr. Larry Froch, Dr. Van Herle, endocrinology, endoscopy