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  1. Fibromyalgia - What Happens

    For most people, fibromyalgia seems to involve a cycle of muscle pain, increased sensitivity to pain, and inactivity that may be made worse by sleep problems and fatigue. Increasing pain causes a person to be less physically active.

  2. Cyclobenzaprine for Fibromyalgia

    Drug details for Cyclobenzaprine hydrochloride for fibromyalgia.

  3. Pain Relief for Fibromyalgia - Topic Overview

    Nondrug methods of relieving pain may be helpful for people with fibromyalgia. These can include: Applying heating pads or taking warm baths or showers. Gentle massage of painful muscles. Regular exercise to help strengthen muscles,which will make them less likely to be injured. Nonprescription pain relievers are not very helpful for people with fibromyalgia. Small doses of acetaminophen ...

  4. Stress and Fibromyalgia - Topic Overview

    Many people with fibromyalgia find that stress makes their symptoms worse. Reducing stress,or finding healthy ways to cope with it,may help reduce your pain. Identify stressful situations at home and at work that seem to trigger your symptoms. Work on ways to make those situations less stressful or to make them occur less frequently. Cancel unnecessary activities that cause stress. Set ...

  5. Fibromyalgia - Treatment Overview

    Currently, there is no cure for fibromyalgia, but there are many steps you can take to understand your condition and manage your symptoms.

  6. Psoriatic Arthritis -- Prevention

    If you have psoriatic arthritis, learning how to prevent worsening of symptoms is essential to improving the pain and stiffness. Learn more from WebMD about managing psoriatic arthritis.

  7. Understanding Ankylosing Spondylitis -- Basics

    WebMD's overview of ankylosing spondylitis, arthritis of the spine.

  8. Understanding Ankylosing Spondylitis -- Diagnosis and Treatment

    WebMD's guide to the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of ankylosing spondylitis.

  9. Understanding Ankylosing Spondylitis -- Symptoms

    WebMD's guide to the symptoms of ankylosing spondylitis, a type of arthritis.

  10. Treatment for Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis (JRA)

    Learn more from WebMD about treatments for juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, also called juvenile idiopathic arthritis.

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