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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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

  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 - Cause

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

  5. Fibromyalgia - Symptoms

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

  6. Fibromyalgia - What Increases Your Risk

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

  7. 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 ...

  8. Acupuncture - Topic Overview

    What is acupuncture?Acupuncture is a Chinese therapy that has been used for centuries. It is based on the theory that there is energy, called chi or qi, flowing through your body. Chi is thought to flow along energy pathways called meridians. Acupuncturists believe a blocking or imbalance of the flow of chi at any point on a pathway may result in illness. Traditional Chinese medicine ...

  9. 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.

  10. Fibromyalgia: What Increases Your Risk

    WebMD explains some possible factors that may increase risk for fibromyalgia including a hereditary link, history of rheumatic disorders, depression, or trauma.

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