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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. Marijuana Ingredient May Cut Fibromyalgia Pain

    Feb. 19, 2008 -- Nabilone, a pain drug based on marijuana's active ingredient, may ease fibromyalgia pain. So say Canadian researchers, based on a preliminary, short-term study. The study included 40 fibromyalgia patients. First, they did three things: Rate the intensity of their fibromyalgia pain.

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  4. Fibromyalgia Patients More Sensitive?

    May 14, 2007 -- Fibromyalgia patients may have lower pain thresholds than people without fibromyalgia, according to a new research review. Fibromyalgia is a complex pain syndrome with symptoms including muscle pain, fatigue, sleep disturbances, and tender points at certain points of the body. Its ex

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  5. Acupuncture Good for Fibromyalgia?

    June 16, 2006 -- Researchers estimate that the majority of fibromyalgia fibromyalgia patients try alternative treatments to relieve their symptoms. The ancient Chinese needle practice, acupuncture, might be one that can help. A study published in the June edition of the Mayo Clinic Proceedings shows

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  6. Study: Acupuncture No Help for Fibromyalgia

    July 5, 2005 -- Traditional Chinese acupuncture may have little effect at relieving the pain of fibromyalgia. Researchers compared the effects of true acupuncture to three forms of fake acupuncture in people with fibromyalgia. They found true acupuncture didn't offer any significant pain relief bene

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  7. Cough Drug May Help Fibromyalgia Pain

    May 23, 2005 -- An ingredient found in over-the-counter cough medicines may help ease the pain of fibromyalgia, according to new research from the University of Florida. Fibromyalgia patients who took dextromethorphan experienced temporary reductions in the intensity of pain associated with minor re

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  8. Being Active Won't Worsen Fibromyalgia

    Jan. 26, 2005 -- People with fibromyalgia and other chronic pain conditions may be more active than they think they are, according to a new study. "When you ask people with fibromyalgia about their level of function in terms of activity levels, they'll report a lower function than almost any other g

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  9. Help for Breastfeeding Moms With Fibromyalgia

    Sept. 23, 2004 -- Breastfeeding may sound like the most natural thing in the world, but many women find it harder than expected. Mothers with fibromyalgia often have an especially tough time with breastfeeding, according to a new study. Fibromyalgia is a chronic disorder characterized by widespread

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  10. Posttraumatic Stress, Fibromyalgia Linked

    June 10, 2004 -- The mysterious chronic pain condition fibromyalgia is widely thought of as a woman's disease, but new research suggests it is also common among men with posttraumatic stress disorder. In a study of male Israeli war veterans, half of the men with combat-related PTSD also had the tend

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