Fibromyalgia: What you should know

Have you ever felt a weird pain over your entire body that just won’t go away? The pain is just persistent and unusual that even your doctor can’t figure out what is making you sick. The good doctor may even order a lab test of your blood but the result will show that everything looks good. When this happens it is about time to start thinking about Fibromyalgia. Do you know what it is? Have ever thought about it? Okay don’t worry this blog will familiarize you with this chronic debilitating health condition that is so common but still unknown to many people.


What is it?
Fibromyalgia is a very common and chronic condition that affects the bones and muscles with generalized pain and fatigue. It will last for a very long time and for some people it will last their lifetime.

What causes it?
Medical researchers have been studying this condition but unfortunately they haven’t found the cause of the problem. They only suspect that it may be due to some kind of problem between the brain and spinal cord that affects the processing of pain signals from the nerves. At this time the conclusion is that nobody knows the cause of Fibromyalgia.

What are the predisposing factors?
Unfortunately about 80 to 90% of those that gets it are adult women but men and children also get the problem. So females are more predisposed to getting it than men. Generally about three million people are affected by fibromyalgia every year and these people fall into the age group of 18 years and older. The other predisposing factors for getting fibromyalgia are:

  1. Lack of exercise
  2. The presence of arthritis or infection
  3. Mood disorder or anxiety disorder
  4. Depression and
  5. Post traumatic disorder (PTSD)

What are the symptoms?

  1. The major one is general body pain and aches affecting the muscles, joints and bones. There is muscle pain, burning, twitching and tightness.
  2. There is tender point and low pain threshold
  3. Fatigue
  4. Trouble concentrating and remembering things, this has been referred to as “fibro fog”.
  5. Headache and patient peeing often than normal
  6. Numbness, tingling in the face, arms, legs, feet and hands
  7. Lack of sleep or insomnia

Diagnosis: There is no lab test for finding if you have fibromyalgia but your doctor will try to rule out if there are other reasons for your general body pain.


  1. Depending on how severe the problem is, the doctor will prescribe pain medicine, antidepressants or muscle relaxers. The three medicines currently approved by the U.S Food and drug administration (FDA) to treat fibromyalgia are Duloxetine, Milnacaprin and Pregabalin.
  2. Regular exercise is the key to controlling fibromyalgia
  3. Complementary treatments with acupuncture, massage therapy and chiropractic manipulation can help with aches and stress.Fibromyalgia 1References:
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True Satisfaction

True Satisfaction
Everyone wants to be satisfied with their lives, but how and where are we going to be completely satisfied? Is it really possible to be completely satisfied?
Let’s see what God promised in the holy Bible:

Psalm 107:8-9
“Let them give thanks to the Lord for his unfailing love and his wonderful deeds for mankind, for he SATISFIES the thirsty and fills the hungry with good things.”

May I ask you this important question. Are you completely satisfied and happy with your life? Can you honestly answer yes to this question? Please consider this;
No matter what we own, where we go, or what we do, nothing apart from God can truly satisfy us. Money, travel, houses and furniture, clothes, great opportunities, marriage, children, and many other blessings all can certainly be exciting and stimulate happiness. Unfortunately that happiness is temporary. Because happiness is based on what is happening in a given moment, while true joy, which God wants us to have, is based on an internal assurance that is completely independent of outward circumstances. We will never be consistently satisfied unless we put God first in everything, and when we do, then He will add the things we desire. God advised us to,

“Seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.” Matthew 6:33.

Dr GN. Nwosu

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The Wide and Narrow Gate

The Narrow and Wide Gates
Let me share this biblical passage with you, if you don’t mind.

Matthew 7:13-14
13 “Enter through the narrow gate.(A) For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. 14 But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.

There is danger in compromise and doing things just because “everyone” is doing it. Are you a child of God saved and redeemed by the blood of Jesus Christ? If you are then you need to be studying the holy Bible and building a stronger relationship with Jesus. How you do this is by listening to the words of God and doing what Christ wants us to do. If you’re just a church-goer and not following the words of the scriptures it’s about time to turnaround and change the narratives. It’s all about building a strong relationship with Jesus and becoming his disciple and witness to other people. Just like the Bible verse above said, wide and broad is the road to destruction, but narrow is the road that leads to life.
In summary, don’t just be a church-goer without studying and following the words of God in the Bible. Don’t compromise by copying what others are doing that are against the commandments of God. Doing what everyone is doing just to fit in is easy but it’s also the wide and broad way that leads to destruction. Let us follow the right part which is narrow but leads to life. Only a few people, regarded as the remnants of God will go through the narrow way, God’s way! May God bless us to be among His remnants!
@Dr GN. Nwosu

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Saw Palmetto and Enlarged Prostate

There’s so much information online in the nutrition and supplement market about Saw Palmetto and its treatment of benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH). BPH is the abnormal enlargement of the Prostate which is a common problem in older men from about age 40 but mostly 70% of men over 70 years has this problem. Please know that BPH is not the same as Prostate Cancer but just excessive enlarged Prostate. Let me identify what Prostate is and why its important. The Prostate is part of the male reproductive system, it is a walnut-size gland located between the bladder and Urethra. If the Prostate becomes enlarged it blocks the passage of urine through the Urethra leading to so many health issues. Some of the problems caused by enlarged Prostate are excessive urination, having to wake up many times to urinate at night (nocturia) which disrupts sleep and increases the stress levels, the inability for a man to empty the bladder completely during urination and weak urine stream, frequent urgency to urinate even right after urinating and dribbling of urine involuntarily. People who have severe cases of enlarged Prostate may be prescribed certain medications like Flomax or may end up undergoing surgery which is a risky and dangerous procedure.  

Many people with Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) do not want to be taking prescribed medicine because of the side effects and wants to avoid having surgery on their Prostate. That is why many of people look towards Prostate supplements for help.

The most popular Prostate supplement you see in the market is Saw Palmetto. This product is an extract from the fruit tree called Serenoa repens that grows in certain parts of the United States like Florida. Saw Palmetto is claimed to treat enlarged Prostate, improve urinary function, boost libido and fertility, reduce inflammation, stimulate hair growth and has anticancer effect. That’s a lot health benefits from just one supplement. If Saw Palmetto is so powerful why is it not regulated by the U.S Food and drug administration (FDA)? You can purchase Saw Palmetto from any store with no prescription, if you look at any of the online retailers and you’ll see different brands of the product with all kinds of review by consumers. The difference in these products is the actual amount of Saw Palmetto, the quality of the manufactured product which affects the strength and efficacy of the product in relieving the problems of enlarged Prostate. 

How does Saw Palmetto work? – The mechanism of function has not been fully understood but it is assumed to block the enzyme that converts testosterone to dihydrotestosterone (DHT) and shrinks the size of the Prostate gland. Testosterone is an important male hormone that decreases as people grow old so maintaining the level of this hormone is very important. Saw Palmetto appears to maintain the high testosterone level, protects libido and fertility, reduce Prostate inflammation, prevents hair loss because high levels of dihydrotestosterone (DHT) causes hair loss. There is also the claim that this supplement may slow the growth Prostate cancer cells. But clinical studies have not verified the claimed benefits of Saw Palmetto, that is why the FDA is not regulating the product.

Dose of Saw Palmetto – the dose that is being used is 160mg twice daily or 320mg daily. But some brands of this products being sold online have less or over this dose for reasons best known to the manufacturer, remember the market is not regulated.

Side Effects – Fortunately Saw Palmetto is very safe with few mild side effects that are reversible. Some of these are diarrhea, headache, fatigue, nausea, vomiting, vertigo and rarely increased bleeding, liver damage, pancreatitis liver damage and drug interaction. The rare side effects are not common, but you still need to be aware of it.

Caution – Because of drug interaction if you are on hormone treatment or blood thinners, NSAID like Ibuprofen it is best to avoid saw Palmetto.  It is not recommended for children under 12 years old, pregnant or breastfeeding women.

If you’re under medical treatment or have any serious health issues make sure to consult with your doctor or Pharmacist before taking Saw palmetto.

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Reflections on Peace

The word “Peace” should never be regarded as a cliche, it is very important to man and especially to God. That’s why God emphasized and instructed us in the holy book thus:

“Make every effort to live in PEACE with everyone and to be holy; without holiness no one will see the Lord.”

  • Hebrews 12:14

“Blessed are the PEACEMAKERS, for they will be called Children of God.”

  • Matthew 5:9

The above Godly advice is very important if we want to continue receiving God’s blessings! As human misunderstanding and disagreements are inevitable but what are you doing personally to bring about peace? We need to have a positive attitude and seek for peace in every situation. Your life will be more rewarding with a positive attitude that creates a Peaceful environment for you and everyone around. God’s promise is to bless peacemakers! If you’re alive today thank God, if you have a job thank God, if your children are healthy be grateful. These and more are all blessings from God and not of our own makings. We need to be careful and don’t take God’s blessings for granted. In this dangerous time life events can rapidly change any moment. The last time I checked, which happens to be today 69.1 million people have been infected with COVID19 and 1.57 million already dead worldwide. In the United States 15.5 million people are infected with COVID19 and 290 thousand dead. These are people like us who were alive last year. In as much as we do everything within our power like wearing of mask 😷, social distancing and hand washing, without God’s protection we’re still at a high risk of so many dangers in the world, not just COVID19. I cannot emphasize this enough, honor the Lord by obeying his instructions in the Bible. Stop all your excuses and the blaming of other people, do the right thing yourself and leave other people to their own conscience. Other people’s negative behavior is not an excuse for you to be negative. Be a “PPP” person, that is Positive and Peaceful Person. It’s an important key to receiving God’s blessings!

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COVID19 & Vaccination

COVID19 & Vaccination
Here’s an update on the highly anticipated COVID19 Vaccine which will be rolling out the next couple of weeks into hospitals and Pharmacies in the United States. There’s some misconceptions about this vaccine which makes people uncomfortable about receiving it. Certain individuals are leading out on the agitation against COVID19 Vaccine 💉 which is unfortunate to say the least.
As of today Sunday December 6th 2020 more than 66.7 million people worldwide have contracted coronavirus infection and more than 1.53 million have already died. In the United States alone more than 14.7 million people have contracted COVID19 with over 281 thousand people have died from the infection. These numbers are scary and sad.

Avoiding covid19 vaccine means millions of people will continue to die all over the world. It is ironic that all the people leading the opposition against COVID19 vaccines are not scientists or known virologist. Why should anybody listen to them when they lacks the medical credentials. People already took the COVID vaccine during clinical research and it has shown over 95% effective. The same medical research found measles, polio, influenza, hepatitis and other other vaccines. But anyhow it’s a personal choice. Nobody is forcing anyone to get the vaccines as far as I know. COVID infection is very dangerous and is devastating many lives in the U.S. and the world. Something has to be done, the only solution at this point is a vaccine 💉.

Below is an update on Coronavirus vaccines. You need to read it and get all the important information so you can make an informed decision about it.

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Migraine Headache, an Update

Many people don’t take headache seriously because they assume it is a minor sickness that will resolve by itself even without any medicine. This is usually the case if someone else is complaining about the headache. But bear in mind that headaches come in different severity but the most dangerous ones are “Tension” and “Migraine” headaches. This article will focus only on Migraine headache which is the most severe and deadly kind of headache.

Definition – A migraine headache is the most severe painful headache that you will ever experience and it is most likely preceded by warning signs like flashes of light, blind spots, tingling in your arms and legs, nausea, sometimes vomiting and increased sensitivity to light and sound. The pain from migraine will last much longer than “normal” headache from many hours to even days none stop.

The cause of Migraine – Scientists think that the cause is due to some abnormal brain activity which causes a temporary alteration in the brain nerve signals, body chemicals and blood flow to the brain. But they warn that this idea is only a hypothesis because the exact cause of migraine headache is actually unknown.

Stimulants of migraine onset – Why is it that all of a sudden a person will start having migraine? There are people who may never have any severe headache that should be classified as migraine. But unfortunately there are many people who are prone to experiencing migraine more often than the average population. The following are things that will trigger a person to having a migraine, some of these are avoidable but others are unavoidable triggers of migraine headache.

Smoking or exposure to smoke (second hand smoke)

Stress and tension, physical and emotional stress

Depression, anxiety and over excitement

Tiredness, jet-lag, exercise

Loud noise, bright light, flickering light, strong smell, odors or perfume

Irregular sleep or changes in sleep pattern

Allergies and allergy reaction

Fasting or skipping meals causing low blood sugar



Hormonal trigger, menstrual cycle fluctuations, menopause

Food containing tyramine such as red wine, smoked fish, beans; nitrate containing food like hot dog, bacon, salami; chocolate, citrus, avocado, etc.

Medications e.g. sleep meds, hormone replacement therapy, birth control pills.

Migraine statistics – The available record shows that about twelve percent (12%) of the population is affected by Migraine. In America about 36 million people are affected by Migraine headache. The age groups that are affected more are those between 15 to 55 years of age. In terms of gender women are affected more than men.  

Symptoms of Migraines: The following are symptoms that tells a migraine.

1.     Pain that is moderate to severe, throbbing and pulsing that may be confined to one or both sides of the head.

2.     Increased sensitivity to light and sound but relieved by lying quietly in a dark room.

3.     Sweating, temperature changes, tummy ache and diarrhea

4.     Inability to perform normal activities due to the headache

5.     Warning signs called auras may be experienced by some people. Auras are perceptual disturbances e.g. strange lights, flashing or sparkling lights, visual blind spots, unpleasant smell, zigzag lines in visual field, problem speaking, and neck or shoulder stiffness. Auras only experienced by about 30 to 35% of Migraine sufferers. In adult patients the auras usually occur before the headache but in children they may happen about the same time.

Treatment of Migraines: Unfortunately there is currently no cure for migraine but there are treatments to help prevent further attack and alleviate the symptoms.

1.     Lifestyle changes may help reduce the chances of a migraine. Some of these are stress reduction, drinking plenty of water, regular exercise and getting enough sleep.

2.     Medication – Ibuprofen, naproxen, acetaminophen and other analgesics are first steps treatments to reduce the pain. This should be taken very early before the headache gets more severe. If the patient is having nausea and vomiting the doctor may give metoclopramide (Reglan). When over-the-counter medicine doesn’t help then a prescription may be written by the doctor for Sumatriptan, an antidepressant or another class of medicine called ergots.  There are many other combination treatments that your doctor may recommend for you based on the severity of your migraine.

Prevention of Migraine – It is more beneficial to do everything possible to prevent migraine instead of treating it after it occurs. The prevention involves diet changes, regular exercise, and adequate amount of sleep, chiropractic care, acupuncture, herbal supplements and vitamins like riboflavin (vitamin B2), Vitamin B12 and melatonin.


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Watch Your Tongue

Here’s a good advice we all need.
“Watch your tongue and keep your mouth shut, and you will stay out of trouble.” NLT Proverbs 21:23

Sometimes emotions can get the best of us and cause us to say words we don’t truly mean. Or we are charged with emotions and choose words with different implications than we intended. When you get in this state do your best to stabilize, remain calm and watch your tongue.
Uncontrollable anger has caused many people to unleash Venom on others thereby burning bridges even to people that carried them at their point of need. Next time you’re angry THINK before you speak. Anger is a human emotion but it should be controlled. Next time before you speak THINK!
T – is it True
H – is it Helpful
I – is it Inspiring
N – is it Necessary
K – is it Kind
If your words don’t fit all 5 criteria you need to keep calm and watch your 👅
May the Lord help us learn how to use our words to uplift each other instead of tearing people down.

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Lost Wisdom, a lesson for us

King Solomon was the wisest man that ever lived. Check this out:

“God gave Solomon great wisdom and understanding as vast as the sands of the seashore. In fact his wisdom exceeded that of all the wise men of the East and the wise men of Egypt. He was wiser than anyone else … He composed some 3,000 proverbs and wrote 1,005 songs. He could speak with authority about all kinds of plants, and also about animals, birds, small creatures, and fish. And kings from every nations sent their ambassadors to listen to the wisdom of Solomon.”
1 Kings 4:29 – 34 (NLT)

  • Isn’t all the above amazing about the wisdom of Solomon? But then this happened.

“The Lord was very angry with Solomon, for his heart had turned away from the Lord. The Lord said to him, since you have not kept my covenant and have disobeyed my decrees, I will surely tear the kingdom away from you and give it to one of your servants.”
1 Kings 11:9, 11.

  • Important lesson for us all. We cannot take God for granted. When God blesses us we need to keep the faith and continue following His commands and have relationship with Jesus. Yes as humans we will make mistakes here and there but we should realize when we erred and turn around, repent and ask for forgiveness. There is no forgiveness without genuine repentance but God is able and willing to give us multiple chances until the close of probation. God is the only giver of wisdom but we must trust and honor Him continuously. May God help us to trust and have faith in Him. That’s my prayer in the name of Jesus Christ, amen.
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Carbonated or Sparkling Water

It has become necessary for me to write and explain certain things about carbonated water. Many people drink it for one reason or another but is it beneficial or does it hurt your health?

Carbonated water is simply water infused with carbon dioxide under pressure. The carbon dioxide gives it the bubbling effect that you feel when drinking it. You may also see carbonated water being called Sparkling water, Club soda, Soda water, Seltzer water or Fizzy water. They’re all the same carbonated water which produces bubble drinks. It is possible that some brands may have added salt and small amount of minerals and variety of flavor to make it taste better. You need to check out the contents of the brand you’re buying if you’re very sensitive to salt or you desire certain flavor or no flavor at all. Some of the popular ones in the food store or online retailers are Perrier, La Croix, Spindrift, Bubly, Polar beverages and others.
Is Carbonated water good or bad for your health? This is an important question that many people have asked and am sure others will be interested in knowing the answer. One thing for sure carbonated water is a very good alternative to drinking a lot of sugary soft drinks. So, if you’re addicted to drinking a lot of Soda and you want to quit or reduce the sugary drinks then Carbonated water is your alternative. It will give you the feelings and sensation you get from soda without the high sugar content of soft drinks.

Because of the infused Carbon dioxide, Carbonated water has a pH of 3 to 4 making it acidic. But when you drink it the excess Carbon dioxide is removed by your Kidney thereby keeping your blood slightly alkaline at the pH of 7.35 to 7.45.
Some people have concern whether Carbonated water is damaging to their teeth. Carbonated water has the same effect on your teeth as drinking Still water like your regular tap water. The good news is that Carbonated water is one hundred times less damaging to your teeth than Sugary drinks like Soda. It is interesting to know that Carbonated water benefits your digestive system. It stimulates and improves your swallowing if you have issues with your throat and is always trying to clear it.
There are other benefits of Carbonated water, such as: It can help you reduce your dietary intake by giving you a feeling of fullness. After meals just drink an eight ounce of carbonated drink. It will help retain the food in your stomach much longer than ordinary Still water. Carbonated water has been shown to help relieve constipation by improving your bowel movement. Before going for a laxative, you may try non drug treatment of constipation by drinking an 8 oz bottle of Carbonated water. There are reports that Carbonated water have good benefits to your heart health by reducing low density lipoprotein (LDL) Cholesterol and increasing high density lipoprotein (HDL) Cholesterol. It decreases your blood sugar because it has no sugar content, lowers your inflammatory marker thereby reducing your risk of heart disease. The last big thing I want to write about is the concern about the effect of Carbonated drinks on bone health. There is “Carbonated Kola” drinks, this drink may harm your bones because it increases phosphorus and decreases calcium contents of your bones. But plain Carbonated or Sparkling water has no bad effect on your bones.

In summary, Carbonated water also called Sparkling water is a calorie-free beverage drink that gives you a bubbly sensation because of its pressurized Carbon dioxide content. It is a popular drink because many people prefer it over ordinary Still water or Sugary Soda drinks.

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He Knows All About You

“And the very hairs on your head are all numbered. So don’t be afraid; you are more valuable to God than a whole flock of sparrows.” (NLT) Luke 12:7
Get this right:
You shouldn’t have any doubt in your mind about God’s amazing grace. God loves you and desires everyone to be saved. No person can claim to be righteous because ALL have sinned and come short of the glory of God. Our righteousness is like filthy rags! God knows you more than you can imagine, even the number of hairs on your head God knows it.
So stop doubting and just believe, accept and be a follower of Christ today. Don’t put if off any longer because tomorrow is not guaranteed.
@Dr GN. Nwosu

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