- Fibromyalgia Network POB 31750 Tucson AZ 8575-21750 602-290-5508
- National Foundation for Fibromyalgia POB 3439 San Diego CA
91263-1429 800-251- 9528
- Social Security Administration 800-772-1213
- National Family Caregivers Assn 9223 Longbranch Parkway Silver
Springs MD 20901
Migraine: constricted blood vessels inside the skull which
suddenly expand. Strong correlation to food sensitives, and neurotransmitter
imbalances. Serotonin regulates the constriction and dilation
of blood vessels. Prodrome aura of visual disturbances that can
include zigzag lines and flashes of light. the trigeminal nerve
pathway involved runs close to our reticular formation in the
eyes. The constant stimulation of both decreased blood flow and
increased nerve involvement causes optical effects.
Esophageal reflux: back pressure opens a muscular valve,
called the cardiac sphincter, between the bottom of our esophagus
and top of stomach. Bending over or lying down often adds just
enough pressure to gravity to cause reflux. Also, lax connective
tissue can cause hiatal hernia problems.
Itches: there are many kinds of itches--sensory itch, and
allergic itch are the most common. Merkel"s discs in the
skin are pressure plate receptors in outer skin layer. Unfamiliar
pressures are translated into itch, the skin "default"
sense. Trigger Points can also result in itch. For example, the
coracobrachialis referred pattern on the forearms often becomes
itch, rather than pain. The masseter TrP can cause a maddening
itch inside the ear. Cold numbs the receptors. Dryness creates
an enhanced pressure reception. Check for possible causative TrPs.
Modified January 9, 2003