: ' Fibromyalgia'

Researchers Say Discovery Could Change Pain Treatment

By Pat Anson, Editor Dr. Frank Rice remembers the day when he realized he was onto something. “There was something very unusual that we had just never seen before,” Rice recalls. “It’s one of those things [...]

‘Breakthrough Discovery’ in Fibromyalgia

By Pat Anson, Editor Researchers are touting a “breakthrough discovery” in the diagnosis of fibromyalgia – a complex and painful condition that affects millions of people around the world. In a new study being published in [...]

Readers Sound Off on Weather & Fibromyalgia Study

By Pat Anson, Editor Many of our readers had strong objections to a recent story we reported on a Dutch study that found weather conditions had no impact on fibromyalgia pain and fatigue in women. The [...]

Weather Does Not Affect Fibromyalgia

By Pat Anson, Editor Many people who suffer from fibromyalgia say changes in the weather can affect their level of pain and fatigue. But according to a new study by Dutch researchers, weather conditions such as [...]

My Story: I’m Not Giving Up

By Marilee Nutt I am a disabled 55-year old woman in West Virginia who is having lots of issues getting a doctor to help me with my medical conditions because they think that I am faking [...]

Chronic Pain is Manageable

By Stephen S. Rodrigues, MD I’ve been a family doctor for 30 years. Fifteen years ago, I started on a quest to understand how one of my fibromyalgia patients was getting better without pills. Fibromyalgia is [...]

New Guidelines for Treating Fibromyalgia in Canada

By Celeste Cooper, RN New guidelines for the treatment of fibromyalgia in Canada were released this week in Winnipeg at the annual meeting of the Canadian Pain Society.  The Canadian Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management [...]

Exercise Helps Ease Fibromyalgia Symptoms

By Richard Lenti Moderate exercise such as walking just twice a week can reduce pain and other symptoms of fibromyalgia without making joints feel worse, according to a new study published in Arthritis Care & Research. [...]

Alcohol Linked to Fibromyalgia Pain

By Richard Lenti In yet another example of the benefits of knowing when to say when, it appears that moderation may be the key to successfully managing the pain of fibromyalgia and the consumption of alcohol. [...]

Electric Stimulation of Brain Provides Pain Relief

By Richard Lenti If you have vivid memories of Jack Nicholson being electroshocked in the 1975 film “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest,” then you may not think of electricity as a way to alleviate pain. [...]