The latest news on fibromyalgia syndrome and chronic fatigue syndrome is posted below in support of Fibromyalgia Network’s mission to educate patients and the media with ad-free reporting.
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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.Read the complete article.
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.Read the complete article.
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.Read the complete article.
Several different energy producing and anti-oxidant supplements might be beneficial for reducing the symptoms of fibromyalgia. Tell us what works for you.Read the complete article.
Fibromyalgia patients report disabilities in daily living activities that are as severe as rheumatoid arthritis, and more severe than osteoarthritis or other painful conditions, a recent study reveals.Read the complete article.
The Fibromyalgia Network invites you to celebrate Fibromyalgia Awareness Day this May 12, 2010. We want to remind everyone what we are celebrating and how far fibromyalgia awareness has come.Read the complete article.
Research on fibromyalgia patients can help doctors understand pain experienced by Gulf War veterans.Read the complete article.
After 20 years, doctors are proposing a new set of criteria to diagnose fibromyalgia. Learn about the preliminary changes, how they will affect you, and see how you measure up against the new diagnostic criteria.Read the complete article.
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.
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.