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Medical Reference Related to Fibromyalgia

  1. 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.

  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 - Medications

    WebMD's overview of fibromyalgia medications shows that while medications can't cure fibromyalgia, they may improve fibromyalgia symptoms like muscle pain and sleeplessness.

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

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

  5. Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs) for Fibromyalgia

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

  6. 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 ...

  7. Tricyclic Antidepressants for Fibromyalgia

    Drug details for Tricyclic antidepressants for fibromyalgia.

  8. 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.

  9. Savella for Fibromyalgia Treatment

    WebMD explains the use of the drug Savella for the treatment of fibromyalgia.

  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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