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  1. Fibromyalgia: Managing Fibro Fog - Topic Overview

    "Fibro fog" is the name commonly given to the cognitive problems that can go along with fibromyalgia syndrome and chronic fatigue syndrome. These problems with concentration and memory can lead to confusion,losing your train of thought,or forgetting or mixing up words or details. You can take steps to manage fibro fog. Try some of the following tips: 1 Write it down. Making a note helps you ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Fibromyalgia - Exams and Tests

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

  4. Fibromyalgia - Symptoms

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

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Exercise and Fibromyalgia - Topic Overview

    Exercise is one of the most important treatments for fibromyalgia. Regular exercise will strengthen your muscles,increase blood flow to the muscles to promote healing,and increase your endurance. It also may reduce the risk of tiny injuries to the muscles that may cause more pain. Exercise seems to increase the amount of pressure that a person can tolerate at tender points. 1 It may also ...

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. Fibromyalgia Resources

    There's a wealth of fibromyalgia information on the Internet. WebMD doctors have chosen the best organizations that help people living with fibromyalgia.

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