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    1. Fibromyalgia - Symptoms

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

    2. 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 - 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.

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

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

    5. 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

    6. 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,...

    7. Cyclobenzaprine for Fibromyalgia

      Drug details for Cyclobenzaprine hydrochloride for fibromyalgia.

    8. Fibromyalgia - Exams and Tests

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

    9. 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 ...

    10. 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

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