Archive for ‘Drugs & Research’

How Back Pain Affects Fibromyalgia

Although people might have trouble understanding your all-over fibromyalgia symptoms, they may be able to relate to chronic low back pain.

Read the complete article.

A Simple Insomnia Treatment?

An inexpensive supplement combo showed promising results for people with insomnia and this same approach may also be helpful for fibromyalgia.

Read the complete article.

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?

Read the complete article.

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).

Read the complete article.

Will Your Fibromyalgia Med Work?

The chances that a medication will effectively reduce your fibromyalgia symptoms are usually less than 50 percent, and quite often the drug will produce intolerable side effects. Given these odds, the trial and error process is a difficult road for fibromaylgia patients to take. However, a recent study by researchers in the United Kingdom may help.

Read the complete article.

Energy Makers Eroding in Fibromyalgia

Researchers have shown that the muscles of fibromyalgia patients have a substantial drop in the number of mitochondria, the part of the cell known for its energy-producing abilities.

Read the complete article.

Could Fibro Make Arthritis Worse?

Have you ever considered if having fibromyalgia puts you at greater risk of developing osteoarthritis?

Read the complete article.

Virus Linked to CFS but is history repeating itself?

A report of a retroviral link to chronic fatigue syndrome can be exciting and alarming news.

Read the complete article.

GI Symptoms & Novel Therapy

If acid reflux is burning you up at night, an old and inexpensive medication may be just what the doctor ordered.

Read the complete article.

Imaging the Effects of Savella

The pain inhibitory system is the suspected area where Savella (milnacipran) works to reduce pain in people with fibromyalgia.

Read the complete article.