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  1. Exercise and Fibromyalgia - Topic Overview

    Exercise is one of the most important treatments for fibromyalgia. Regular exercise will strengthen your muscles,increase blood flow to the muscles to promote healing,and increase your endurance. It also may reduce the risk of tiny injuries to the muscles that may cause more pain. Exercise seems to increase the amount of pressure that a person can tolerate at tender points. 1 It may also ...

  2. Fibromyalgia - Medications

    WebMD's overview of fibromyalgia medications shows that while medications can't cure fibromyalgia, they may improve fibromyalgia symptoms like muscle pain and sleeplessness.

  3. Removing a Bartholin Gland Cyst - Topic Overview

    Removal (excision) of a Bartholin gland cyst is a minor surgical procedure. Because the vulva has an extensive blood supply,removing a Bartholin gland cyst can cause bleeding. This is best treated in a surgical setting. In a surgery center,you will be given whatever numbing and calming medicine you need for the procedure. If the cyst is painful,your doctor probably will recommend a general ...

  4. Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs) for Fibromyalgia

    Drug details for Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) for fibromyalgia.

  5. Fibromyalgia: Managing Fibro Fog - Topic Overview

    "Fibro fog" is the name commonly given to the cognitive problems that can go along with fibromyalgia syndrome and chronic fatigue syndrome. These problems with concentration and memory can lead to confusion,losing your train of thought,or forgetting or mixing up words or details. You can take steps to manage fibro fog. Try some of the following tips: 1 Write it down. Making a note helps you ...

  6. Fibromyalgia - Symptoms

    The variety and severity of symptoms caused by fibromyalgia vary from person to person.

  7. Fibromyalgia - Other Treatment

    A variety of alternative treatments have been used for conditions like fibromyalgia that cause chronic pain.

  8. Fibromyalgia - Cause

    Learn about fibromyalgia, a syndrome with a set of symptoms but no known cause.

  9. Fibromyalgia - Health Tools

    Health Tools help you make wise health decisions or take action to improve your health.Actionsets are designed to help people take an active role in managing a health condition.  Chronic Pain: Using Healthy Thinking Stop Negative Thoughts: Getting Started Stress Management: Breathing Exercises for Relaxation Stress Management: Doing Guided Imagery to Relax Stress Management: Doing Progressive Muscle Relaxation

  10. Fibromyalgia - Exams and Tests

    WebMD provides information on fibromyalgia tests and exams, as well as using tender points, or trigger points, to diagnose fibromyalgia.

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