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Medical Reference Related to Fibromyalgia

  1. 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.

  2. 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 ...

  3. Fibromyalgia - Other Treatment

    A variety of alternative treatments have been used for conditions like fibromyalgia that cause chronic pain.

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Cyclobenzaprine for Fibromyalgia

    Drug details for Cyclobenzaprine hydrochloride for fibromyalgia.

  7. 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 ...

  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: 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.

  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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