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  1. 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 ...

  2. Cyclobenzaprine for Fibromyalgia

    Drug details for Cyclobenzaprine hydrochloride for fibromyalgia.

  3. Lab Tests for Fibromyalgia - Topic Overview

    Doctors do not use lab tests to diagnose fibromyalgia. The results of lab tests done on people with fibromyalgia should be normal unless another condition is present. You may have lab tests to rule out other diseases or to determine whether you have another disease in addition to fibromyalgia. Fibromyalgia may occur along with other joint and muscle (rheumatic) diseases,such as rheumatoid ...

  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 - 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.

  6. Fibromyalgia - Symptoms

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

  7. 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 ...

  8. Fibromyalgia - Other Treatment

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

  9. Improving Sleep When You Have Chronic Pain - Topic Overview

    If you have fibromyalgia,you may often wake up feeling tired and unrefreshed. Some experts believe poor sleep contributes to fatigue and muscle pain. Getting a good night's sleep may be a big step toward controlling your symptoms. Practice good sleeping habits. Go to bed only when you are sleepy,and get up at the same time each day,whether you are rested or not. Avoid alcohol,caffeine,...

  10. Fibromyalgia - Cause

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

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