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  1. Fibromyalgia - Prevention

    Currently, fibromyalgia can be neither prevented nor cured. But prompt treatment of your symptoms may help reduce the length of a flare-up.

  2. 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

  3. Fibromyalgia - Home Treatment

    Although fibromyalgia is a chronic condition, there is much you can do to relieve and control your symptoms. Home treatment is the most important part of treating fibromyalgia. There are many things you can do: Exercise regularly. Of all the treatments fo

  4. 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 ...

  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 - Exams and Tests

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

  7. 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,...

  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. Understanding Ankylosing Spondylitis -- Basics

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

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