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Suffering from fibromyalgia and overwork. Which is work?

Suffering from fibromyalgia and overwork. Which is work?

Both related: Fibromyalgia is a chronic pain syndrome - worse by such things as poor exercise, poor sleep and stress and psychological issues. See which of these a e related to yours and develop a program to deal with each or all. The pain is in the muscles and that is why exercise is important. ...Read more

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Dr. Laurence Badgley
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Fibromyalgia (Definition)

Widespread pain and tenderness on palpation of specific muscle points, associated with variety of other symptoms that include fatigue, sleep disturbances, depression, ...Read more


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How well does savella (milnacipran) work for people suffering with fibromyalgia?

How well does savella (milnacipran) work for people suffering with fibromyalgia?

My first choice: Savella (milnacipran) is usually the first medication i try on patients. I do taper its dose up at about half the rate the manufacturer recommends to reduce the risk of side effects. ...Read more

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Does guifenisin really work on fibromyalgia?

Does guifenisin really work on fibromyalgia?

Maybe: ? Re: Guifenisin for fibromyalgia (FM). The discoverer & his followers think so, but I am not aware of double blind studies to rule out placebo effect. One would think if Guifenisin were truly effective millions of people would use by now; by word of mouth. With FM the authoritative arenas & preferred belief systems are Big Pharma, American College of Rheumatology, and Academic Medicine. ...Read more

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Is anyone suffering from fibromyalgia syndrome and how do you cure it?

Is anyone suffering from fibromyalgia syndrome and how do you cure it?

See below: Fibromyalgia is a poorly understood syndrome. It is not a disease in the true sense of the work but is thought to be related to oversensitivty of the nervous system with a lowered threshold for pain. There a many approaches includeing aerobic exercise, certain medications, behavioral medicine techniques which can be helpful. A certain number of people will have spontaneous improvement of symptoms. ...Read more

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I'm suffering with fibromyalgia for 17 years. Can u tell me if any new research is here. Suffering too much! thanks marline?

I'm suffering with fibromyalgia for 17 years. Can u tell me if any new research is here. Suffering too much! thanks marline?

No breakthroughs: ? if breakthroughs in fibromyalgia treatment. Cause officially "unknown" due to academia's wrong-minded search for genetic/infectious cause. Those afflicted have multiple causalities & various combos of causal dynamics (delicate female musculoskeletal systems, childbirth, obesity, hypermobility, episode of prolonged inactivity due to disease, & mechanical injuries (especially of pelvic girdle). ...Read more

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I have fibromyalgia. Because this condition is not very prevalent outside us, my family thinks its an excuse to not work. How do I cope up.

I have fibromyalgia. Because this condition is not very prevalent outside us, my family thinks its an excuse to not work. How do I cope up.

Fibromyalgia: Perhaps if you find pertinet articles, check out fibromyalgia support sites, and read or share the articles with them they may see this is a real illness. Also your local doctors may be able to help your family understand as well. Best. ...Read more

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I take nortryptine for my fibromyalgia but i don't think they work but i've tried to come off them before but got a bit down. Don't want to take anymo?

I take nortryptine for my fibromyalgia but i don't think they work but i've tried to come off them before but got a bit down. Don't want to take anymo?

Fibromyalgia: Pain management, preferably with as few pills as possible is of utmost importance. Here is the website of the American Academy of Pain Management: http://www.aapainmanage.org/ ...Read more

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Which treatment works the best and fastest for fibromyalgia?

Which treatment works the best and fastest for fibromyalgia?

Comprehensive: There is no quick fix. The best treatment programs are comprehensive. Diet modification, appropriate medications and or supplements, regular exercise, stress relaxation techniques, counseling and cbt. Have all been found to help. Additional treatments options which can also be helpful include acupuncture, meditation, yoga, massage, chiropractic treatments, physical therapy, and water therapy. ...Read more

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Do heating pads work well for fibromyalgia?

Do heating pads work well for fibromyalgia?

Probably: ? heating pad help for fibromyalgia (FM) pain. Painful muscle spasms occur with FM and heat application would likely help. Some sufferers apply cannabis lotion after the heat & then massage these spastic muscle regions; they have reported benefits. The topical cannabis would not cause any significant blood levels or a "high" feeling. ...Read more

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What approaches work best to handle fibromyalgia pain?

What approaches work best to handle fibromyalgia pain?

Fibromyalgia: Pain management, preferably with as few pills as possible is of utmost importance. Here is the website of the American Academy of Pain Management: http://www.aapainmanage.org/ ...Read more

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Why is it that anti depressants work for fibromyalgia?

Why is it that anti depressants work for fibromyalgia?

Who said they do?: Anti-depressants not proven "to work" for #fibromyalgia. One anti-depressant has purported benefit in "some" fibromyalgia patients. Opiate medications relieve fibromyalgia pain, but are "officially" unapproved in fibromyalgia. Just because drug is "approved" for a condition does not mean way it works is "known". Many "approved" drugs later withdrawn for uncovered harm, e.g., viox, thalidomide. ...Read more

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Why does 90 mg of dihydrocodeine not work for my fibromyalgia pain?

Expected: Pain drugs are not very effective for fibromyalgia. See a Rheumatologist because there are good medications and other good options available. Good luck. ...Read more

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Will anything show up abnormal in your blood work if you have fibromyalgia?

Not much: There is association with low thyroid and low vitamin d but routine labs as well as labs for inflammation and arthritis are usually normal. However if you have arthritis or other painfull conditions you could have fibromyalgia too. ...Read more