: ' Fibromyalgia'

Smart Kids Have Less Pain as Adults

John Lennon once said “genius is pain,” but according to a new study, the former Beatle was slightly off the mark. British researchers say smart people are less likely to suffer from chronic widespread pain (CWP), [...]

Lyrica Shows Promise as Daily Treatment for Fibromyalgia

Days after disappointing results were released on the effectiveness of Lyrica in treating epilepsy, Pfizer (NYSE: PFE) reported that an extended-release version of the pain drug did show promise in treating fibromyalgia. According to the New [...]

Chinese Exercise Eases Fibromyalgia Pain

A traditional Chinese meditative exercise significantly reduces pain in as little as 8 weeks in patients with fibromyalgia, according to a new study by Canadian researchers. The routine practice of qigong also showed sustained benefits in [...]

Caught in the Crossfire: You Don’t Look Sick

Jeanne Hyatt is 56-years old and lives in Florida. On the outside, she looks like any other normal, healthy person. She could be your aunt, your next door neighbor or one of the ladies in the [...]

Off Label Drug Use is Common

Many patients may not realize they are being prescribed drugs “off-label” by their physician, according to an analysis by the Mayo Clinic. Off-label means a doctor prescribed a medication for treatment of a condition that has [...]

Vulvar Pain Linked to Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain

Women with chronic vulvar pain, or vulvodynia, are at a substantially increased risk for other chronic pain conditions, according to a University of Michigan Health System study published in Obstetrics & Gynecology. The new research reveals [...]

D-ribose Boosts Energy and Improves Sleep

A daily dose of a sugar-like supplement can significantly boost the energy levels of patients suffering from fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome, according to a new study published in The Open Pain Journal.  Sleep, pain, mental [...]

Medicinal Pot Popular for Fibromyalgia Pain

Many fibromyalgia patients are smoking marijuana or taking synthetic forms of cannabinoids to help relieve their pain, according to a Canadian study.  But the researchers also found that marijuana use by fibromyalgia patients was also associated [...]

Surveys Reveal Impact and Perception of Fibromyalgia

People living with fibromyalgia not only suffer from chronic widespread pain, they often endure depression, anxiety, fatigue and mood swings. As a result, many fibromyalgia patients think the public views them negatively — as lazy or [...]

Fibromyalgia: Misunderstood and Often Misdiagnosed

Most Americans who suffer from the chronic pain of fibromyalgia delay seeking treatment because they’re worried they’ll be perceived as “faking” the disease or simply “complaining.” A survey by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) also found [...]