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Fibromyalgia Health Center

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  1. 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 ...

  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 - 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

  4. 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 ...

  5. Fibromyalgia - Exams and Tests

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

  6. 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.

  7. Cyclobenzaprine for Fibromyalgia

    Drug details for Cyclobenzaprine hydrochloride for fibromyalgia.

  8. Fibromyalgia - What Increases Your Risk

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

  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: 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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