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    1. 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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    2. Fibromyalgia Comes in 3 Shapes and Sizes

      Oct. 3, 3003 -- Mood problems have traditionally been thought to be among the most common fibromyalgia symptoms. But now researchers are saying that psychological disturbances are actually found in only a small number of patients. Researchers identified three distinct subtypes of fibromyalgia sympto

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    3. Body Pain Linked to Higher Cancer Rates

      June 2, 2003 -- Fibromyalgia patients and other people with unexplained body pain may be at increased risk for cancer. A study from the U.K. shows that people with body pain who had never been diagnosed with cancer subsequently had a higher incidence of cancer and reduced cancer survival, compared w

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    4. Fibromyalgia Patients Feel More Pain

      April 30, 2003 -- People who suffer from fibromyalgia appear to feel pain more acutely than others, suggesting that brain hypersensitivity plays a key role in the disease. Swiss researchers say findings from their new study support the use of antidepressants that target the brain's pain sensitivity

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    5. Exercise Can Ease Fibromyalgia

      July 25, 2002 -- Take two laps and call me in the morning. That's the message of a new study that shows people with fibromyalgia can reduce their own pain and discomfort by following a regular exercise routine. Fibromyalgia is a common and debilitating condition that affects about 1% of the populati

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    6. 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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    7. 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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    8. 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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    9. 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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    10. 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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