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Obesity | Fibromyalgia Pain | Arthritis Today Magazine

By Jennifer Davis — From

— Researchers who set out to understand the role emotions play in fibromyalgia pain may have ended up dispelling a myth – that women with fibromyalgia are more emotionally sensitive than women who don’t have the condition.
Scientists at Utrecht University in the Netherlands asked 121 women to…

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over 5 years

Allergy Season With Fibromyalgia & Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

By Adrienne Dellwo, Guide — From

— The grass is turning green, my forsythia's in bloom, spring is in the air - along with ever increasing amounts of pollen. A large percentage of us with fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome have allergies, which can make this time of year especially hard.

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almost 6 years

Device Sends Electrical Pulses, Relief to Fibromyalgia Patients

By Matt Talhelm — From

— A study from two University of Virginia nursing professors finds electrical zaps can improve life for people with chronic pain caused by fibromyalgia.
Ann Gill Taylor and Joel Anderson tested an Alpha-Stim device on nearly 60 people. Clamps from the device hook to the earlobes and…

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almost 6 years

Fibromyalgia drug treatment just as likely to worsen symptoms as relieve them | dailyRx


Relief from fibromyalgia symptoms can appear elusive. For some, the side effects that come with treatment of fibromyalgia symptoms make the cure seem worse than the disorder itself.
A recent study looked at the use of medication to treat fibromyalgia.
Results showed that fibromyalgia patients on medication were just as likely to…

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almost 6 years

" Some Alcohol May Ease Fibromyalgia Symptoms - Psych Central News

By Rick Nauert PhD Senior News Editor Reviewed by John M. Grohol, Psy.D — From

— Researchers have found that low to moderate amounts of alcohol may improve the quality of life among individuals with fibromyalgia.
Investigators found that modest alcohol intake was associated with lower severity of symptoms of fibromyalgia as compared…

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almost 6 years


By The Cleveland Clinic Foundation — From

— What is fibromyalgia?
Fibromyalgia is a condition characterized by aching and pain in muscles, tendons and joints all over the body, especially along the spine.
There are measurable changes in body chemistry and function in some people with fibromyalgia. These changes may be responsible for…

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almost 6 years

Early Menopause & Fibromyalgia

By Adrienne Dellwo — From

— New research adds to the body of evidence suggesting that early menopause is linked to fibromyalgia.
Researchers looked at pain and non-pain sensitivity in post-menopausal women with and without fibromyalgia, using cold, heat, electrical, and mechanical stimulation. They found that:
•Those with fibromyalgia had greater overall pain sensitivity…

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almost 6 years

Researchers launch study on dual fibromyalgia treatment

By LaVendrick Smith — From

— UW researchers are working to improve the lives of people with fibromyalgia.
The Fibromyalgia Research Program at the UW is conducting a study to determine if combining two types of treatment can benefit patients who have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia, a chronic pain disorder affecting approximately…

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almost 6 years

Questions arise over new diagnostic test for fibromyalgia


A new diagnostic test for patients with fibromyalgia will soon be available, but some experts question its value. Fibromyalgia is a potentially debilitating disorder that causes chronic, body-wide pain, fatigue and "brain fog." A diagnosis is based on a clinical exam and a patient's symptoms, but there is no objective…

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almost 6 years

Is Fibromyalgia an "Old Woman's Illness"?

By Adrienne Dellwo, Guide — From

— Question: Is Fibromyalgia an "Old Woman's Illness"? "I'm a teenager and my doctor said I have fibromyalgia. That was after about six doctors couldn't figure out what was wrong with me at all. When I told one of my teachers, he said it's…

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about 6 years