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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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Chronic Opioid Therapy Guidelines Offer Direction for Physicians

While patients are rightfully concerned about not receiving adequate pain relief, physicians harbor fears about drug abuse, safety issues, and government oversight.

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Calling the Kettle Black … editorial comment

Controversy sells, and that was what the Associated Press banked on as it ran an article that implied the drug industry fabricated fibromyalgia. But the article makes no sense.

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Savella (milnacipran) FDA-Approved for Fibro

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Jan. 14, approved Savella as the first drug specifically for the treatment of fibromyalgia … and not just the pain

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Defend Yourself with a Good Night’s Sleep

Persistent pain and disturbed sleep create a tremendous stress on the body that could potentially drag down a person’s immune system.

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Hypnosis or the Power of Suggestion

Hypnosis combined with suggestion can be a powerful tool against pain.

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Placebo Treatments: Misleading and Potentially Harmful

Prescribing placebos to fibromyalgia patients is an acceptable practice to half of the U.S. internists and rheumatologists who responded to a recent survey.

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Get Ahead of the Wintertime Blues

Don’t dread the wintertime blues. Get a jump start in heading off the symptoms associated with Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD).

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Reduced Hippocampal Function in Fibromyalgia

An American Fibromyalgia Syndrome Association (AFSA) funded study brings science closer to understanding what is happening in the brains of fibromyalgia patients.

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Spreading of Pain: Women vs. Men

While healthy women have a lower pain threshold than healthy men, this does not explain why more than twice as many women develop fibromyalgia.

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Fibro Patients Challenged when Processing Words and Colors

A simple screening test for memory and concentration difficulties may have falsely labeled you as “normal.”

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