Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Fibromyalgia Pain Relief

A friend of mine mentioned to me that Lyrica is a new drug that appears to be quite effective in the relief of pain from fibromyalgia. So if you're suffering with that, you might want to read further about it at this About.com site .
The benefit of Lyrica for fibromyalgia was demonstrated as early as the first week of treatment.

A significantly greater proportion of patients receiving Lyrica versus placebo (48% vs. 27%) exeprienced a clinically meaningful reduction in pain. What defines a clinically meaningful reduction in pain? It is defined as a 30% or greater improvement in pain.

Significantly more patients taking 450 mg per day Lyrica experienced a 50% or greater reduction in pain at the end of the study compared with placebo, (29% vs. 13%).

Monday, October 31, 2005

More Memory to the Rescue

Image hosted by Photobucket.comWell, I'm happy to say that 1GB of RAM is now residing in the ol' machine and it is actually working. Stumbling across the tip I mentioned below saved me a whole lot of headaches in diagnosing this sudden reboot problem. Do yourself a favor and download and test your own RAM - no harm in checking and might even catch a chip in early failure. Will be nice now to run Photoshop tasks without swapping to disk to gain more memory and now I can have more Konfabulator widgets running in the background! :)