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Medical Reference Related to Fibromyalgia

  1. 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

  2. Fibromyalgia - Exams and Tests

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

  3. Fibromyalgia - When To Call a Doctor

    WebMD helps you know when to call a fibromyalgia specialist or rheumatologist for fibromyalgia complications such as widespread muscle pain, stiffness, and trouble sleeping.

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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.

  6. Cyclobenzaprine for Fibromyalgia

    Drug details for Cyclobenzaprine hydrochloride for fibromyalgia.

  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. 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 ...

  9. 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.

  10. Cymbalta for Fibromyalgia Treatment

    WebMD examines the use of Cymbalta to treat fibromyalgia and explains the pros and cons of using this medication. Learn the side effects, benefits, and what you should think about when considering the use of this drug.

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