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Is Menopause Making Your Fibro Worse?
As estrogen levels start to decline in peri-menopause and hit rock bottom in menopause, this triggers symptoms that could go untreated and might make your fibromyalgia worse.Read the complete article.
Patients Weigh in on New Diagnostic Criteria
Nearly 10,000 people responded to a survey by the Fibromyalgia Network that revealed the American College of Rheumatology’s (ACR) new criteria to diagnose fibromyalgia.Read the complete article.
Do Nutritional Supplements Really Work?
Several different energy producing and anti-oxidant supplements might be beneficial for reducing the symptoms of fibromyalgia. Tell us what works for you.Read the complete article.
Researchers Document Severity of Fibromyalgia
Fibromyalgia patients report disabilities in daily living activities that are as severe as rheumatoid arthritis, and more severe than osteoarthritis or other painful conditions, a recent study reveals.Read the complete article.
Celebrate Fibromyalgia Awareness Day!
The Fibromyalgia Network invites you to celebrate Fibromyalgia Awareness Day this May 12, 2010. We want to remind everyone what we are celebrating and how far fibromyalgia awareness has come.Read the complete article.
Gulf War Vets Remain in Pain … using fibromyalgia to understand why
Research on fibromyalgia patients can help doctors understand pain experienced by Gulf War veterans.Read the complete article.
Think You Have Fibromyalgia?
After 20 years, doctors are proposing a new set of criteria to diagnose fibromyalgia. Learn about the preliminary changes, how they will affect you, and see how you measure up against the new diagnostic criteria.Read the complete article.
Will Your Fibromyalgia Med Work?
The chances that a medication will effectively reduce your fibromyalgia symptoms are usually less than 50 percent, and quite often the drug will produce intolerable side effects. Given these odds, the trial and error process is a difficult road for fibromaylgia patients to take. However, a recent study by researchers in the United Kingdom may help.Read the complete article.
Energy Makers Eroding in Fibromyalgia
Researchers have shown that the muscles of fibromyalgia patients have a substantial drop in the number of mitochondria, the part of the cell known for its energy-producing abilities.Read the complete article.
A Little Omega-3 Could Reduce Your Pain and Fatigue
Omega-3 fatty acid (FA) supplements can benefit your joints and cardiovascular system, but what about the pain of fibromyalgia?Read the complete article.