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  1. People With Fibromyalgia Prone to Falls

    May 7, 2010 (Baltimore) -- People with fibromyalgia may be prone to falls due to balance problems, a small study suggests. The findings suggest that people with fibromyalgia can benefit from exercises to improve balance, says Kim Dupree Jones, PhD, of Oregon Health & Science University in Portland.

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  2. Obesity May Raise Risk of Fibromyalgia

    April 29, 2010 -- Overweight and obese women -- especially those who do not exercise at all or exercise for less than an hour a week -- are at higher risk for developing the widespread pain disorder fibromyalgia, according to new research in the May issue of Arthritis Care & Research. "Being overwei

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  3. Fibromyalgia Gets Worse During Menstruation

    April 16, 2010 (Toronto) -- Symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), fibromyalgia, and a painful bladder condition called interstitial cystitis (IC) seem to get worse in some women right before and during menstruation, researchers report. All three are disorders of the autonomic nervous system. T

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  4. Short Bursts of Activity Ease Fibromyalgia

    March 29, 2010 -- Exercise may be the last thing you feel like doing if you are among the 10 million Americans living with the chronic pain disorder fibromyalgia. Yet a new study shows that incorporating short bursts of physical activity into the day makes fibromyalgia patients feel and function bet

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  5. Naltrexone May Ease Fibromyalgia Symptoms

    April 17, 2009 -- An inexpensive drug called naltrexone may make a good treatment for fibromyalgia, report researchers at Stanford University. Naltrexone isn't a new drug; it's been around for more than 30 years and is used to treat opioid addiction. Stanford's Jarred Younger, PhD, and Sean Mackey,

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  6. FDA OKs Fibromyalgia Drug Savella

    Jan. 15, 2009 -- The FDA has approved a new drug called Savella for the management of fibromyalgia. Savella belongs to a class of drugs called serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs), which include some antidepressants. The drug companies behind Savella -- Forest Laboratories Inc. a

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  7. Antidepressants Help Treat Fibromyalgia

    Jan. 13, 2009 -- Certain antidepressants can be effective treatments for fibromyalgia, but it is not clear if they are good choices for long-term use, a new research analysis shows. Fibromyalgia remains a poorly understood and hard-to-treat disorder, characterized by widespread pain with no clear ca

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  8. Fibromyalgia a ‘Real Disease,’ Study Shows

    Nov. 3, 2008 -- A new brain scan study concludes that fibromyalgia is related to abnormalities of blood flow in the brain. "Fibromyalgia may be related to a global dysfunction of cerebral pain-processing," study author Eric Guedj, MD, of Centre Hospitalo-Universitaire de la Timone, in Marseille, Fra

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  9. FDA OKs Cymbalta for Fibromyalgia

    June 16, 2008 -- The FDA has approved the drug Cymbalta to treat fibromyalgia. That makes Cymbalta the first antidepressant approved to treat fibromyalgia, which is a chronic disorder of the muscles and related soft tissue, including ligaments and tendons. Its main symptoms are muscle pain, fatigue,

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  10. Water Aerobics May Ease Fibromyalgia

    Feb. 21, 2008 -- Living with fibromyalgia may get better when patients work out in a pool. That's according to new fibromyalgia research from Spain, which reports that water aerobics "enhances the health-related quality of life in women with fibromyalgia." The researchers studied 33 women with fibro

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