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  1. Growth Hormone Eases Fibromyalgia Pain

    June 27, 2002 -- For anyone with fibromyalgia, effective treatment is elusive and the quest is frustrating. Research has shown that the illness may be due to low levels of growth hormone. And now, new research shows that growth hormone injections can relieve the pain and stiffness that comes with fi

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  2. Fibromyalgia Treatment Raises Eyebrows

    April 19, 2002 -- It's got a hokey name -- electroceutical therapy. It uses a machine that looks like something from a low-budget science-fiction movie. Can it really cure fibromyalgia? Anesthesiologist James Fugedy, MD, uses a device called the PRO GeneSys System Electroceutical Treatment. It's use

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  3. Fibromyalgia Husbands Suffer, Too

    March 21, 2002 -- Husbands of women with fibromyalgia are more likely to be in poor health or depressed than other men, according to a new study. But researchers say the problem isn't nearly as bad as they had anticipated. Fibromyalgia is a painful long-term disorder that causes aches and pain in mu

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  4. Predicting Who Will Get Chronic Fatigue

    Dec. 7, 2001 -- Unraveling the mystery behind chronic fatigue syndrome continues to come in baby steps. The latest study shows that a blood test and physical fitness may predict who goes on to develop this puzzling problem. Peter D. White and colleagues have shown in previous studies that certain in

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  5. These Brain Waves May Tame Fibromyalgia

    May 1, 2001 -- As many as six million Americans are living with fibromyalgia, and in most cases they are living with the constant, unrelenting symptoms of the condition: widespread pain in muscles and joints, sleep disturbances, irritable bowel syndrome, and anxiety, to name a few. But very positive

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  6. Antidepressants May Help Some Depressed Fibromyalgia Patients

    April 6, 2000 (New York) -- Some -- but not necessarily all -- of the millions of Americans with fibromyalgia may benefit from antidepressants, according to a review article in the March/April issue of the journal Psychosomatics. Antidepressants may help elevate mood, improve quality of sleep, and r

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  7. Fibromyalgia Is Common, Painful Problem for Millions of Women

    Dec. 6, 1999 (New York) -- Fibromyalgia is a chronic, painful condition that affects an estimated 3.7 million people in the U.S., most of whom are women. However, no single treatment has been established, leaving doctors and their patients with little choice but to mix and match a variety of drug an

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  8. Low-Dose Hydrocortisone May Also Ease CFIDS Symptoms

    Nov. 16, 1999 (Atlanta) -- People with chronic fatigue and immune disease syndrome (CFIDS) have abnormally low corticosteroid levels. However, giving cortisone (cortisol, called hydrocortisone in medications) to correct CFIDS typically reduces adrenal function -- a side effect that can eventually ca

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  9. Fibromyalgia 10 Years Later: Medical Community Still Puzzled

    Nov. 16, 1999 (Cleveland) - For fibromyalgia sufferers who think their condition doesn?t receive adequate attention from the medical community, a new report only fuels the fire. The diagnosis and treatment of fibromyalgia -- and even whether it exists at all -- continue to generate controversy among

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  10. Fibromyalgia: Malfunctions in Two Key Body Systems May Contribute to Disorder

    Nov. 16, 1999 (New York) -- According to the findings of a recent study, women with fibromyalgia may have malfunctions in two key systems -- the autonomic ("automatic" or self-controlling) nervous system and the HPA axis, which regulates production of certain hormones and the body?s response to stre

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