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Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
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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, anxiety, ...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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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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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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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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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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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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