Archive for ‘2010’

Physician Attitudes about Fibromyalgia

In general, physician attitudes toward fibromyalgia and perceptions of patients are horrible. But a new book can help you fight back against these unfounded critiques.

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Can Estrogen Help Fibromyalgia Pain?

Estrogen supplementation during peri- and post-menopause in women with fibromyalgia is thought be beneficial, but does it really reduce pain?

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Fibromyalgia Fatigue Is More Than Being Tired

Forty fibromyalgia patients from three countries reveal that fatigue is the second most bothersome symptom after pain.

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Treating One Area Can Reduce Overall Fibromyalgia Pain

Can treating your most troublesome muscle or joint lead to a significant drop in your overall fibromyalgia pain? Yes, according to a recent study.

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Tests Prove Fibromyalgia is Not Depression

Fibromyalgia can be distinguished from depression, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Sherbrooke in Canada.

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Another Retrovirus in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Is chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) caused by a retrovirus? This question will require more investigations, but a study published this week found that 86.5 percent of the patients tested appear to be infected with a murine leukemia virus (MLV).

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Fibromyalgia Symptom Treatment Priorities

If patients could determine how symptoms might relate to one another, doctors might do a better job of individualizing care for people with fibromyalgia. A recent study attempted to answer these questions.

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Is Menopause Making Your Fibro Worse?

As estrogen levels start to decline in peri-menopause and hit rock bottom in menopause, this triggers symptoms that could go untreated and might make your fibromyalgia worse.

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Patients Weigh in on New Diagnostic Criteria

Nearly 10,000 people responded to a survey by the Fibromyalgia Network that revealed the American College of Rheumatology’s (ACR) new criteria to diagnose fibromyalgia.

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Do Nutritional Supplements Really Work?

Several different energy producing and anti-oxidant supplements might be beneficial for reducing the symptoms of fibromyalgia. Tell us what works for you.

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