New treatment for fibromyalgia: duloxetine

A study demonstrates the effectiveness of the antidepressant duloxetine to improve symptoms and relieve pain. Fibromyalgia is a chronic disabling musculoskeletal disorder. Nearly six times more common in women than in men, fibromyalgia is characterized by generalized body pain and muscle tenderness, often accompanied by headaches, sleep disturbances and fatigue. While its cause remains a…

The announcement of Lady Gaga’s fibromyalgia gives voice to millions of patients

Logan, Utah. Statement by Sharon Waldrop, Vice President of the National Association of Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain on Lady Gaga’s recent announcement that she suffers from the disease: “We congratulate Lady Gaga for the incredibly brave act of revealing her diagnosis of fibromyalgia. By sharing her story with the world, she is giving voice to…

The announcement of Lady Gaga’s fibromyalgia gives voice to millions of patients

Logan, Utah. Statement by Sharon Waldrop, Vice President of the National Association of Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain on Lady Gaga’s recent announcement that she suffers from the disease: “We congratulate Lady Gaga for the incredibly brave act of revealing her diagnosis of fibromyalgia. By sharing her story with the world, she is giving voice to…

How humidity affects patients with fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is primarily known for the pain, fatigue and discomfort it causes a person, and several factors can increase the risk of having it or increase pain. Many patients reported being exposed to different types of weather conditions, which made them feel more pain. For example, being outside on a sunny day, or if it…

Home remedies for fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition that is characterized by causing widespread severe pain and fatigue, to the point of interfering with the person’s daily activities. Like arthritis, fibromyalgia is considered a rheumatic condition because it affects the muscles and ligaments. However, unlike arthritis, fibromyalgia does not damage tissues or cause inflammation. It is likely that…

Distraction Equally Effective at Reducing Pain in Fibromyalgia Patients as Healthy People, Study Suggests

A new study indicates that distraction is as effective a tool in reducing pain in patients with fibromyalgia as it is in healthy people, which is contrary to previous research. The study, “Task interference and distraction efficacy in patients with fibromyalgia: an experimental investigation,” was published in the journal Pain. Pain can interfere significantly with daily tasks, and…

What the Research Really Says About Opioids and Fibromyalgia

My fibromyalgia and primary-care doctors have always been united when it comes to one thing: Opioids do not relieve fibromyalgia pain!   Early on, I believed them and didn’t question their treatment plans. I figured they must have formed their opinions based on actual clinical trials. Turns out, I was wrong. The reality is there…

Double Up These Two Drugs to Fight Fibromyalgia Pain

By Staff Is there a more effective way to treat fibromyalgia? A Canadian researcher think he has uncovered one. Ian Gilron is the Director of Clinical Pain Research, Professor of Anesthesiology, and Biomedical Sciences, and Faculty in the Centre for Neuroscience Studies at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada The results of a trial suggest that combining…

6 Rare and Strange Symptoms of Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia can be a weird illness. Your doctor may say that fatigue and pain are the only real symptoms of fibro, but you can’t help but wonder if your latest uncomfortable symptoms can be attributed to your illness. Here are some of the rare symptoms of fibromyalgia that you might experience. 6 Rare and Strange…

EXCELLENT COMBINATION OF THESE TWO DRUGS TO FIGHT FIBROMYALGIA PAIN

A Canadian researcher think he has uncovered one. Ian Gilron is the Director of Clinical Pain Research, Professor of Anesthesiology, and Biomedical Sciences, and Faculty in the Centre for Neuroscience Studies at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada The results of a trial suggest that combining pregabalin (Lyrica), an anti-seizure drug, with duloxetine (Cymbalta), an…