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Sugar Hangover with Fibromyalgia & Autoimmune Disease

From about.com

I'm restless and irritable today. My face and hands feel puffy and my lymph nodes ache. My hip pain is back and a headache threatens. Yes, these are all possible symptoms of fibromyalgia and my autoimmune diseases, but they're not normal symptoms for me since I started an elimination diet…

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Fibromyalgia understood: Sensitive receptors generate excessive pain

From washingtontimes.com

Studies conducted at Georgetown University and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) by Daniel Clauw M.D. and Richard Gracely M.D. and supported by the National Fibromyalgia Research Association, the U.S. Army and NIH have revealed via advanced brain imaging that fibromyalgia is rooted in physical source and not generated by…

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Fibromyalgia: Numbness, Tingling, Pins and Needles

From womenandfibromyalgia.com

A condition called paresthesia results in numbness, tingling and pins and needles in the limbs, due to disturbances in the nerve pathways. For me it is much worse at night and in my arms, rather than the legs. However, I also have many twitiching new sensations in my legs as…

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Predictors for Improvement in Fibromyalgia Patients

From prohealth.com

Fibromyalgia (FM) has a high impact on all aspects of health. The effect from interventions is usually small and characterized by uncertainty. Better insight in predictors for improved health is essential. The present study aimed to understand predictors for patient global impression of change and changes in overall health.

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Antidepressants for Fibromyalgia: Do They Work Long-Term?

From about.com

A recent study suggests that antidepressants may not be effective in the long-term as a fibromyalgia treatment.
Antidepressants are an extremely common treatment for this condition, and two of the three drugs FDA-approved for it - Cymbalta (duloxetine) and Savella (milnacipran) - are a type of antidepressant called SNRI. (Milnacipran isn't…

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Fibromyalgia- How Do I Know If I Have It?

From wjon.com

Fibromyalgia is a mysterious and misunderstood disorder. It's often thought that the people who suffer from these symptoms must just be imagining things. There are no laboratory tests to confirm its existence, and no treatments to cure it's symptoms. The condition typically supports chronic, widespread joint and muscle pain, without…

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Pleasure and pain brain signals disrupted in fibromyalgia patients

From medicalxpress.com

New research indicates that a disruption of brain signals for reward and punishment contributes to increased pain sensitivity, known as hyperalgesia, in fibromyalgia patients. Results published in Arthritis & Rheumatism, a journal of the American College of Rheumatology, suggest that this altered brain processing might contribute to widespread pain and…

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Juvenile onset fibromyalgia may last into adulthood

From dailyrx.com

Fibromyalgia is a painful disorder that mainly affects adult women, but teens can develop the condition as well. A recent study explored whether teens with fibromyalgia still had symptoms as adults.
Results of this study showed that most adolescent patients still had fibromyalgia symptoms when they reached adulthood.
The researchers hope…

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New study unmasks fibromyalgia

From thestar.com

When the Atlanta Falcons’ Tim Green retired in 1994, he wrote in his book, The Dark Side of the Game, about all the burners and stingers he’d had to deal with — that’s searing nerve pain in the shoulders, neck and arms.
But we don’t think he’s any tougher than…

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Fibromyalgia A Diagnosis of Exclusion No Longer

From empr.com

A diagnosis of fibromyalgia is not one of exclusion but based on clinical characteristics, the primary hallmark of which is chronic, widespread pain of 3 months or more in duration, Gary W. Jay, MD, FAAPM, a pain medicine and management consultant from Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina, said in providing a comprehensive…

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