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Fibromyalgia and Suicide

From fibromyalgiatreating.com

Fibromyalgia is a chronic pain condition that affects the muscles and tissues of the body, causing them to ache and become stiff. This pain can range from moderate to severe, and can cause pain and achiness all over the body. This pain can be debilitating, and can cause people to…

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Neuropathology in Skin May Be Source of Fibromyalgia

From painmedicinenews.com

Biopsies of the palms of fibromyalgia patients have revealed an anatomic distinction that may explain the symptoms of fibromyalgia. Researchers have found an excess of sensory fibers innervating arteriole-venule shunts (AVS), structures involved in temperature regulation, in fibromyalgia patients. "We're asking about sensory innervation to vasculature: Could it underlie the…

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Managing Expectations with Fibromyalgia & Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

From about.com

You'd be hard pressed to find someone with a debilitating illness like fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome who hasn't been disappointed, time and again, by what they're able to do. Whether it's job performance, a vacation, elaborate Christmas plans, or workout goals, we've all found ourselves unable to fulfill some…

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New research sheds light on mysterious fibromyalgia pain

From usatoday.com

This new understanding of fibromyalgia will hopefully lead to better treatments, doctors and researchers say. Fibromyalgia affects 1% to 5% of Americans, mainly women, but until recently, scientists had no idea what might be causing its severe and mysterious pains. For decades, doctors told patients their agony was imaginary, the…

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Fibromyalgia Might Be Harder on Younger Patients, Study Finds

From usnews.com

Young and middle-aged fibromyalgia patients report worse symptoms and poorer quality of life than older patients, a new study reveals.
Fibromyalgia is characterized by symptoms such as musculoskeletal pain and tenderness, fatigue, and sleep and memory problems. The disorder, which most often affects women, has no known causes and few effective…

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Young fibromyalgia patients report worse symptoms than older patients, study shows

From thealmagest.com

Research is among several Mayo studies being presented at American College of Rheumatology meeting SAN DIEGO - It may seem counterintuitive, but young and middle-aged fibromyalgia patients report worse symptoms and poorer quality of life than older patients, a Mayo Clinic study shows. Fibromyalgia most often strikes women.

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High Rates of Celiac Disease in Fibromyalgia with IBS

From about.com

New research shows that people who have both fibromyalgia and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) are especially likely to have celiac disease when compared to those with IBS alone.
Fibromyalgia and IBS are extremely common comorbidities. Out of 104 participants with both conditions, researchers found that seven of them, or 6.7%, tested…

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Muscle Fatigue in Fibromyalgia Originates in the Brain

From about.com

Research published in Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases suggests that what people with fibromyalgia perceive as muscle fatigue is actually our brains misinterpreting signals - just as it does with signals from pain and other sensory stimuli.
By comparing objective markers of muscle fatigue after exercising a muscle to perceived exhaustion…

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Fibromyalgia pain: Resetting the hypothalamus with diet, sleep, excercise

From washingtontimes.com

For fibromyalgia sufferers, increasing movement and re-setting the hypothalamus are critical first steps in reducing pain and restoring wellness. Victims of fibromyalgia (FM) suffer from fluctuation in body temperatures, making them hot one minute and cold the next. The feeling can range from feverish to shivering.
A recent report from the…

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Antidepressants, Lyrica OK Combo in Fibromyalgia

From medpagetoday.com

SAN DIEGO — Patients with fibromyalgia who were taking antidepressants found that their pain was successfully managed with pregabalin (Lyrica), a researcher said here. In a 14-week crossover study, among patients on stable doses of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors or serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors and randomized to pregabalin or placebo, treatment…

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