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Fibromyalgia Weight Gain: Mindful Shopping Can Help

Fibromyalgia weight gain is a problem that Fibromyalgia sufferers around the world have to deal with every day.  With some new studies that are coming out about diet in Fibromyalgia that reveal that people diagnosed with Fibromyalgia have a built-in … Continue reading

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Fibro Fog: 6 Tips to Improve Sleep & Minimize This Fibromyalgia Symptom

Fibromyalgia sufferers know that one of the most difficult Fibromyalgia symptoms to live with is the problems associated with Fibromyalgia and sleep.  And, research has shown that when sleep is disrupted, there is often the occurrence of Fibro Fog, often … Continue reading

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Fibromyalgia Treatments – Cymbalta Joins the Battle

The year after Lyrica was released to treat pain relief in Fibromyalgia, a new Fibromyalgia drug, Cymbalta was approved.  Like Lyrica, Cymbalta works in the central nervous system on controlling the release of neurotransmitters.  The action at the cellular level … Continue reading

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Fibromyalgia Treatments – Alternative Approaches to the Treatment of Fibromyalgia Symptoms

There has been a new approach recently for treatment of Fibromyalgia symptoms that seems to hold some promise, but it is too early to have a clear opinion of their effectiveness.  There has been some success in the use of … Continue reading

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Fibromyalgia Treatments – Other Pharmaceutical Approaches to the Treatment of Fibromyalgia Symptoms

Fibromyalgia is an illness that embraces a wide variety of symptoms.  As a result, physicians have identified a number of areas to address.  Other posts have covered the area of pain with the analgesics and opioids, as well as the … Continue reading

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Fibromyalgia Treatments – Use of Opioids in the Treatment of Fibromyalgia Symptoms

A few of my patients have taken one of the opioids to relieve their pain (such as Oxycodone, Morphine or Fentanyl), although they have had mixed results.  I should mention that these drugs are very controversial for treating Fibromyalgia primarily … Continue reading

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Fibromyalgia Treatments – Use of Analgesics in the Treatment of Fibromyalgia Symptoms

In a previous post we’ve covered the use of the 3 major Fibromyalgia drugs that are prescribed for treatment of Fibromyalgia symptoms.  Here we are going to address others, beginning with the analgesics.  First, we’ll cover the NSAIDs – the … Continue reading

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Fibromyalgia Treatments – Savella is the 3rd Drug Approved by the FDA

In January, 2009 the FDA approved the third Fibromyalgia medication for treatment of Fibromyalgia, Savella.  And like the other two drugs, Savella was first introduced to address other issues than Fibromyalgia, being marketed in Europe to treat major depression.  At … Continue reading

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Fibro Fog: The Fog-attack Fibromyalgia Symptom

Fibro Fog, sometimes called brain fog, has a kind of insidious nature as a Fibromyalgia symptom. Fibromyalgia is replete with a variety of symptoms, but Fibro-Fog as a symptom is unusual.  In a recent Fibro-fog post we mentioned the feeling … Continue reading

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Fibromyalgia & Weight Gain: Menopause & Fibromyalgia – Double Trouble

Fibromyalgia weight gain is a problem that affects both men and women, and one that causes a great deal of stress.  However, for some women who suffer from Fibromyalgia weight gain, there is another consideration that adds to the weight … Continue reading

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