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Fibromyalgia Health Center

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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. Exercise and 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 ...

  3. Fibromyalgia - Cause

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

  4. Exercise and 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.

  5. Fibromyalgia - 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,...

  6. Fibromyalgia - Symptoms

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

  7. 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

  8. Serotonin and Norepinephrine Reuptake Inhibitors (SNRIs) for Fibromyalgia

    Drug details for Serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs) for fibromyalgia.

  9. Fibromyalgia - What Increases Your Risk

    Certain factors may increase your risk of developing fibromyalgia. Being female greatly increases your chance of developing this syndrome.

  10. 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.

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