Archive for ‘Breakthroughs’

Personalized Fibromyalgia Care

Wouldn’t it be nice if your doctor could personalize your treatment to address specific symptoms instead of applying cookbook treatment guidelines?

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Getting to the Root of Fibromyalgia

Trace elements in hair samples show fibromyalgia patients have lower levels of important minerals compared to healthy adults.

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Keeping Your Body Aches Under Control

Contracting a muscle in one area can increase pain in another for people with fibromyalgia.

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Disease Severity Markers?

Researchers are looking to develop objective disease severity markers for fibromyalgia.

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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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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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Gulf War Vets Remain in Pain … using fibromyalgia to understand why

Research on fibromyalgia patients can help doctors understand pain experienced by Gulf War veterans.

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Effective Treatment Leads to Better Brain Function

Three exceptional reports that illuminate what is happening in the brains of people with fibromyalgia.

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