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  1. Lidocaine Injection May Help Treat Fibromyalgia

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Aug. 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The pain of fibromyalgia might be eased with injections of the painkiller lidocaine, a new study suggests. People with fibromyalgia complain of chronic pain throughout their body as well as an increased sensitivity

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  2. Electrical Brain Stimulation for Fibromyalgia

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- By using magnetic brain stimulation on patients with fibromyalgia, French researchers say they were able to improve some of the patients' symptoms. Specifically, the technique, called transcranial magnetic stimulatio

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  3. Fibromyalgia and Irritable Bowel Syndrome

    Are irritable bowel syndrome and fibromyalgia connected? It's a question many people with these chronic conditions are asking. The answer could shed light on what causes these conditions. But that answer is proving difficult to get. Fibromyalgia is a common condition that causes painful muscles. The

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  4. Fibromyalgia and Diet

    If you have fibromyalgia, you've probably wondered if there are ways to modify your diet to improve symptoms such as fatigue and muscle pain. Research hasn't shown that there are specific foods that all fibromyalgia patients should avoid or add to their diets. But it may still be worthwhile to take

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  5. Most Teens With Fibromyalgia Have Pain as Adults

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Feb. 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Four out of five teens suffering from juvenile fibromyalgia will continue to have pain and other symptoms in adulthood, a new study finds. About half of these children will end up as grown-ups with full-blown adult fi

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  6. Vitamin D Supplements May Ease Fibromyalgia Pain

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Jan. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People suffering from the chronic pain of fibromyalgia might benefit from taking vitamin D supplements if they suffer from low levels of the vitamin, a new study from Austria suggests. There's no cure for fibromyalgia, whi

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  7. Brain Scans Show Fibromyalgia Patients Process Pain Differently

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Nov. 5 (HealthDay News) -- Brain scans reveal that people with fibromyalgia are not as able to prepare for pain as healthy people, and they are less likely to respond to the promise of pain relief. This altered brain processing could explain why people

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  8. Lyrica May Ease Pain for Depressed Fibro Patients

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Oct. 28 (HealthDay News) -- Fibromyalgia and depression often go hand in hand, and a new study finds that the drug Lyrica helps ease pain in patients being treated for both conditions. Lyrica (pregabalin) is approved in the United States to treat fibromy

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  9. A Blood Test for Fibromyalgia?

    Oct. 28, 2013 -- A new blood test may predict fibromyalgia, a condition that can be hard to diagnose. Research about the new test was presented Sunday at the annual meeting of the American College of Rheumatology in San Diego. EpicGenetics of Santa Monica, Calif., developed the test, called the FM/a

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  10. Fibromyalgia Exercise, One Step at a Time

    When Lynne Matallana was first diagnosed with fibromyalgia, she spent most of her time in bed. Then her doctor suggested she get some exercise. “I knew I’d have to start really slowly, so I started exercising while I was still in bed,” says Matallana, president and founder of the National Fibromyalg

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