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    1. 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 ...

    2. Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs) for Fibromyalgia

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

    3. Fibromyalgia - Topic Overview

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

    4. 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 ...

    5. Cyclobenzaprine for Fibromyalgia

      Drug details for Cyclobenzaprine hydrochloride for fibromyalgia.

    6. Fibromyalgia - 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 ...

    7. 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 ...

    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. Fibromyalgia - Cause

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

    10. Fibromyalgia Online Community

      Living with fibromyalgia is as much about getting up-to-date information as it is about finding the right support. In WebMD's online community, you can chat with others living with fibromyalgia, get tips on dealing with everything from pain to sleep, and find a specialist who treats fibromyalgia in your area.

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