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Late-Summer Weariness with Fibromyalgia

By Adrienne Dellwo — From about.com

— We're starting into my worst time of year for fibromyalgia symptoms. I'm so not looking forward to it!
I can feel what I call "late-summer weariness" settling in. It's too hot to do anything outside, especially with my new, medication-induced sun sensitivity. The air conditioner can't quite…

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Fibromyalgia Flares and Chronic Pain

From psychcentral.com

Many people who live with chronic pain are also dealing with Fibromyalgia, or their pain is the result of it. Fibromyalgia is a nasty invisible illness. Many people who live with chronic pain are diagnosed with "fibro" when repeated attempts to find the cause of their pain prove unsuccessful.

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10 Questions You Should Ask Your Doctor About Your Fibromyalgia

From emaxhealth.com

Okay, so you’ve discovered that you may have fibromyalgia after watching The Dr. Oz Show or after reading a health article about this serious and often misunderstood condition. And, now you’ve decided that it’s time to see your physician and talk to him about your concerns of whether or not…

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Too Many Nerves: New Pathology Discovered in Fibromyalgia

By Adrienne Dellwo — From about.com

— new study that's getting a lot of attention may point to a major cause of widespread pain and other symptoms in fibromyalgia.
Researchers say that people with fibromyalgia may have a lot of extra sensory nerves to a particular part of the circulatory system, which could cause…

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Antidepressants may help fibromyalgia

By Kriss Moore — From thealmagest.com

— US researchers have found that treatment with antidepressants may help some symptoms of fibromyalgia. After reviewing data from 10 studies researchers, from Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC, found that antidepressants are effective in the treatment of fibromyalgia in some patients. The researchers extracted data…

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Nerve Damage Found in Nearly Half of Fibromyalgia Patients

From yahoo.com

Massachusetts researchers who used a small group of subjects to study fibromyalgia found that nearly half the patients with the disorder had nerve problems. These individuals experienced damage to nerve fibers located in their skin and also showed evidence of a second illness.
A research team from Massachusetts General Hospital followed…

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The Fibromyalgia Drugs Your Doctor (Probably) Knows Nothing About

From prohealth.com

Affecting 2-3% of the population of the U.S., or about 8,000,000 people, fibromyalgia’s impact is huge; yet physician ignorance is high, with many doctors restricting their drug prescriptions to the three drugs the FDA has approved for fibromyalgia.
The Mayo Clinic – which appears to set the standard for brief…

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New Version of Fibromyalgia Drug OK'd for Depression

From medpagetoday.com

The FDA has approved levomilnacipran (Fetzima), a single-enantiomer version of the fibromyalgia drug milnacipran (Savella), for treating major depression, its developers said.
Forest Laboratories and Pierre Fabre Laboratories said the once-daily drug will be available to wholesalers in the fourth quarter of 2013. Forest will sell Fetzima in the U.S. under…

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Tender-Point Acupuncture for Fibromyalgia

By Adrienne Dellwo — From about.com

— A new study suggests that acupuncture at fibromyalgia tender points may be an effective treatment option.
The tender points are 18 specific points on the body that doctors may use to diagnose fibromyalgia. Pain in at least 11 of them indicates the widespread pain and tenderness needed…

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Proof of Progress for Fibromyalgia: Disease Status & More Solid Diagnoses

By Adrienne Dellwo — From about.com

— Things they are a'changin' in the fibromyalgia world. Recently, I've seen a few bits of research that seem to point the way to a new era of acceptance for us.
Disease Status
First up is something that made me sit back and say, "Whoa," out loud, to an…

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