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  1. Fibromyalgia: Questions for and From Your Doctor

    When you have fibromyalgia, visits to the doctor can be confusing and frustrating as you search for answers and treatment for the many different fibromyalgia symptoms you may have. You may have many different symptoms and lots of questions.  It can be hard to know how to address all your concerns in

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  2. Finding Dr. Right for Your Fibromyalgia

    Not every doctor understands fibromyalgia well -- yet it's critical to find one who is up to date on the latest fibromyalgia treatment and research. Wherever you live, you'll have to do some research to find a health care provider who is the best fit for you. Here's the good news: "It's easier now t

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  3. Treating Fibromyalgia Pain: Medication Options

    If you have fibromyalgia pain, hang in there -- pain relief is possible. Today doctors have better insight into fibromyalgia, and are using many types of medications to treat its symptoms. Antidepressants, anticonvulsants, narcolepsy drugs, pain relievers, sleep aids -- when used to treat fibromyalg

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  4. Water Exercise for Fibromyalgia: Easing Deep Muscle Pain

    If you have fibromyalgia pain, you're likely clenching right now. "Clenching is an involuntary reaction to stress," says Doris Cope, MD, director of Pain Management at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. "People tense their muscles, and probably don't even realize they're doing it. That red

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  5. Top Alternative Treatments for Fibromyalgia

    “It would be great if we could just give people a pill to fix their fibromyalgia,” says Mark J. Pellegrino, MD, of Ohio Pain and Rehabilitation Specialists and author of 13 books on fibromyalgia. “But there’s no magic pill. A balanced approach is important.” For some people with fibromyalgia, that b

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  6. Fibromyalgia Pain at Night

    Do you toss and turn at night because of fibromyalgia pain or discomfort? "People with fibromyalgia tend to have very disturbed sleep," says Doris Cope, MD, director of Pain Management at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. "Even if they sleep 10 hours a night, they still feel fatigued,

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  7. Fibromyalgia, Restless Legs Syndrome Overlap

    Oct. 15, 2010 -- People who have fibromyalgia are much more likely to also have restless legs syndrome, according to a new study. Restless legs syndrome is a baffling disorder that causes uncomfortable sensations in the legs and/or the urge to move the legs. The study, published in the Oct. 15 issue

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  8. Yoga Eases Fibromyalgia Pain

    Oct. 14, 2010 -- Women with fibromyalgia can reduce symptoms of the disease and improve their function by practicing the mind-body techniques of yoga, a new study says. Researchers in Oregon who enrolled 53 women aged 21 or older for the study say that women who participated in a “Yoga of Awareness”

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  9. Anger Increases Pain in Women

    Sept. 24, 2010 -- Negative emotions such as anger and sadness increase pain in women who suffer from fibromyalgia and in those who don’t, according to a new study. Researchers in the Netherlands conducted experiments on a total of 121 women, 62 with fibromyalgia, a chronic pain condition, and 59 who

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  10. FDA Panel Rejects Xyrem as Fibromyalgia Treatment

    Aug. 20, 2010 -- An FDA advisory panel today overwhelmingly rejected the application of Jazz Pharmaceuticals for the approval sodium oxybate (Xyrem) for the treatment of fibromyalgia. The drug is chemically similar to GHB, widely considered a date-rape drug. Approving it for such a large patient pop

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