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n quality of life, a subjective assessment of one's emotional and physical well-being.

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Q. Do you have an outline of a specific protocol to follow to improve the quality of life when living with FM? Hello my new friends, I have been living with fibromyalgia for more than eight years and about three years ago the symptoms got so bad that I was not able to go to work and barely look after myself. Over the last three years I have tried many different medications and treatments but have not had many long term improvements. I am currently using narcotics, Lyrica, to manage the pain and am going to massage and cranial secreal therapy on a regular basis as I have found they assist with coping. Do you have an outline of a specific protocol to follow to improve the quality of life when living with FM? Anything that may assist with improving would be greatly appreciated.

A. Hi friend, are u ready to Get Well? Our study titled "Effective Treatment of CFS and Fibromyalgia showed that over 90 percent of patients improved with treatment (p. 0001 vs. placebo), with an average improvement in quality of life of 90 percent. Many patients no longer even qualified for the diagnosis of CFS or fibromyalgia after treatment! In support of our work, an editorial in the Journal of the American Academy of Pain Management (the largest multidisciplinary society of pain specialists in United States) noted " the comprehensive and aggressive metabolic approach to treatment detailed in the Teitelbaum study are all highly successful approaches and make fibromyalgia a very treatment responsive disorder. The study by Dr. Teitelbaum et al. and years of clinical experience make this approach an excellent and powerfully effective part of the standard of practice for treatment of people who suffer from fibromyalgia and myofascial pain syndrome”.

Q. my friend has convulsions what can i do to make it stop and improve his life quality?

A. what type of convulsions? my best friend is epileptic, but as long as he get's his meds and sleep well- nothing ever happens. i know that as a child all my friend ever wanted was to go to school like everyone else... and to go to school trips without being afraid.

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To assess QOL, the investigators used the Quality of Life in Adult Cancer Survivors (Q-LACS) scale, which measures both generic and cancer-specific quality of life.
This indirectly points to a short but negative association of EOR with QOL.
Ferrante and her coinvestigators hypothesized that QOL would be a predictor of weight loss, and that weight loss, in turn, would have a positive impact on QOL.
QOL scores were better in rural joint families and upper middle class families.
It is observed that several studies performed in Brazil evaluated the QOL of individuals in specific populations, such as the elderly and pregnant women, (9-11) or in those with different health problems (12-14).
There is a separate survey question that asks if the respondent expects his/her QOL to get better, get worse, or remain the same over the coming year.
This is up from the 18% of RCTs on AD that reported QOL outcomes between 1985 and July 2010, perhaps signifying gradually increased attention to patient emotional well-being," Ms.
Improved understanding of the impact of QOL on older Americans with MS is, therefore, a critical and urgent matter for health care and human service professionals working with people with MS and their families.
3] The QOL varied depending on sex, educational level, ethnic origin, home language, marital status, residence, HIV status and site of involvement.
Although QOL scoring system did not show significant improvement in all areas of our study, but the obtained results indicated a significant association between QOL and number of CT cycles in cancer patients.
2009) identified additional characteristics as influential factors on response comparability for certain health-related QOL (HRQOL) domains in the context of prostate cancer (e.
QOL index was measured using 26 items WHO QOL BREF.