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Fibromyalgia Screening Quiz

From about.com

Fibromyalgia is a condition characterized by body aches, pain, sleep problems, extreme fatigue, depression and anxiety, in combination with tenderness of specific areas on the body. If you are a woman, especially, you are at higher risk. Take our 14-question Fibromyalgia Screening Quiz

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about 4 years
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Chronic fatigue syndrome is real, researchers say

From cnn.com

(CNN) — People with chronic fatigue syndrome are exhausted, no matter how much rest they get, for more than six months at a time. They suffer from muscle and joint pain and may experience short-term memory loss. But diagnosing chronic fatigue syndrome is difficult, according to the Centers for Disease…

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over 4 years
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Thrown Off Course: Fibromyalgia Enters my Life

From about.com

The pain started while I was sitting at my desk. It wasn't pain at first; just a tightening. I remember vaguely thinking it could be one of the severe allergic reactions I'd been having all spring. I used my inhaler and washed down an antihistamine with the last of my…

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over 4 years
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Can Melatonin Ease Fibromyalgia Pain?

From about.com

elatonin supplements, best known as a sleep aid, may help alleviate fibromyalgia pain, according to a study published in the summer of 2014.
Melatonin occurs naturally in your body – as a neurotransmitter in your brain and a hormone everywhere else. Along with serotonin, it works to regulate your sleep cycle.

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over 4 years
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Anything is possible

From fmaware.org

My life had become a practice of patience. I would tell myself, " I can stand this pain for two more months," and I would imagine that during that time I would find the reason for my pain and…

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over 4 years
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America's Complicated Relationship With Gluten

From yahoo.com

When was the last time you sank your teeth into a chewy baguette? Or swirled your fork around a heap of linguini? More Americans are shunning gluten than ever before for health reasons. But new research finds that gluten may not be as evil as previously believed.

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over 4 years
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See What Marijuana Can Do for Your Fibromyalgia Pain

From about.com

Medical marijuana is a controversial issue – socially, legally and politically. However, scientific evidence continues to mount suggesting that it could be a safe and effective treatment for numerous pain conditions, including fibromyalgia.
We have some synthetic versions of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) on the market, which is the substance associated with the…

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over 4 years
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Amitriptyline for Fibromyalgia & Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

From about.com

Amitriptyline is a popular antidepressant that's available only in generic form in the U.S. It used to be sold under the brand name Elavil.
Amitriptyline is classified as a tricyclic antidepressant. For years, some doctors have considered it a front-line treatment for fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS). However, this came…

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over 4 years
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Brain study provides clues at how fibromyalgia works

From foxnews.com

Brain scans show that people with the pain disorder fibromyalgia react differently to what others would consider non-painful sights and sounds, new research suggests. The small new study provides clues to what might be going wrong in the nervous system of people with fibromyalgia, along with possible new approaches to…

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over 4 years
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Is there a Link between Osteoarthritis & Fibromyalgia Pain?

From examiner.com

Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis and is the form of arthritis that is currently affecting the most people. It is a disease where the cartilage in your joints is being broken down, which makes your joint rub together causing you chronic pain and stiffness.

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almost 5 years