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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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,...

  3. 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.

  4. Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs) for Fibromyalgia

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

  5. 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

  6. 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.

  7. Fibromyalgia - Exams and Tests

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

  8. Fibromyalgia - Topic Overview

    Fibromyalgia causes pain in your muscles and joints, as well as tenderness when you press certain spots on your body.

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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.

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