Insurer Reasonably Found That Disability Was Caused By Depression, Anxiety
ST. LOUIS - A disability insurer reasonably concluded that a claimant's disability was caused by depression and anxiety rather than fibromyalgia because the objective medical records did not support the claimant's complaints of physical pain, the Eighth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals said Jan. 9 (Marianne Thiry v. United of Omaha Life Insurance Co., et al., No. 17-3288, 8th Cir., 2019 U.S. App. LEXIS 613). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News - January 15, 2019 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Ask Can a Person Die from Fibromyalgia
Can a Person Die from Fibromyalgia? (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - January 11, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Painful intercourse in women improved with fibromyalgia drug
(Rutgers University) Women with chronic pain or discomfort around the vulva showed improved sexual function with an oral nerve pain medication used to treat pain caused by a previous herpes infection as well as fibromyalgia, according to a Rutgers study. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 2, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Smoking Linked to Cognitive Dysfunction in Fibromyalgia
MONDAY, Dec. 10, 2018 -- Smoking tobacco is a risk factor for cognitive dysfunction in patients with fibromyalgia (FM), according to a study presented at the 17th Annual Pain Medicine Meeting, a meeting of the American Society of Regional Anesthesia... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - December 10, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

How tai chi may help people with fibromyalgia
(Natural News) Fibromyalgia, or fibromyalgia syndrome, is a long-term condition that causes pain all over the body. Sufferers also experience increased sensitivity to pain, fatigue, or extreme tiredness, as well as muscle stiffness. The first signs usually come in the form of pain and tender points, sleep problems, concentration and memory problems, known as fibro... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What is the difference between multiple sclerosis and fibromyalgia?
Multiple sclerosis and fibromyalgia both involve the nervous system, and they can cause similar symptoms, such as pain and fatigue. However, there are crucial differences. Here, learn about the distinctions, as well as symptoms, diagnostic processes, and treatments for each condition. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Multiple Sclerosis Source Type: news

Extract from soursop leaves can prevent the symptoms of fibromyalgia
(University of Seville) The consumption of extract of Annona muricata L. leaves in pharmaceutical form and in the correct dosage can reduce the chronic pain, anxiety and depression that accompany this disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 28, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Brain Inflammation Seen for First Time in Fibromyalgia Brain Inflammation Seen for First Time in Fibromyalgia
The discovery may open the door to new treatments and bring comfort to those who have been told their symptoms are imaginary.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What is a TENS unit and does it work?
Some people use a transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) unit to treat pain. This device works by sending electrical impulses through the skin. It may give people relief from the painful symptoms of arthritis, multiple sclerosis, fibromyalgia, endometriosis, and other conditions. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pain / Anesthetics Source Type: news

Doctors: A Profusion of Diagnoses. That ’ s Good and Bad.
With millions of Americans taking risky medications for questionable diagnoses, have we medicalized everyday life? (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DHRUV KHULLAR, M.D. Tags: Mental Health and Disorders Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Sleep Depression (Mental) Fibromyalgia Insomnia Testosterone Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Doctors Source Type: news

Lady Gaga: Music Icon, Budding Actress... and Fibromyalgia Patient
(MedPage Today) -- Pop star brings light to common yet frequently misdiagnosed pain condition (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - October 25, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Cannabis and Cannabinoids for Chronic Noncancer Pain Cannabis and Cannabinoids for Chronic Noncancer Pain
This review examines the evidence for the effectiveness of different types of cannabinoids for a variety of chronic non-cancer pain conditions, including neuropathic pain, arthritis, and fibromyalgia.Pain (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Disability Claimant's LTD Benefits Reinstated; Evidence Supports Disability
BOSTON - A disability claimant is entitled to the reinstatement of long-term disability (LTD) benefits and past due benefits because the claimant met her burden of proving that she is disabled as a result of fibromyalgia from working in her own occupation, a Massachusetts federal judge said Sept. 21 (Judith Kamerer v. Unum Life Insurance Company of America, No. 15-40146, D. Mass., 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 161522). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News - October 9, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Brain Scans Suggest Pain of Fibromyalgia Isn't Imaginary
Title: Brain Scans Suggest Pain of Fibromyalgia Isn't ImaginaryCategory: Health NewsCreated: 10/4/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/5/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - October 5, 2018 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

Fibromyalgia Pain Is Real, Brain Scans Suggest
People with fibromyalgia had more brain inflammation than healthy people, according to a study published recently in the journal Brain, Behavior, and Immunity. It’s a finding researchers say could be a bright spot for often-stigmatized people with the chronic pain condition (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - October 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Brain Scans Suggest Pain of Fibromyalgia Isn't Imaginary
People with fibromyalgia had more brain inflammation than healthy people, according to a study published recently in the journal Brain, Behavior, and Immunity. It’s a finding researchers say could be a bright spot for often-stigmatized people with the chronic pain condition (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - October 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Brain Scans Suggest Pain of Fibromyalgia Isn't Imaginary
THURSDAY, Oct. 4, 2018 -- People with fibromyalgia have widespread inflammation in their brains, new research reveals. " Finding an objective neurochemical change in the brains of people who are used to being told that their problems are imaginary... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 4, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

More doctor visits lead to less suicide attempts for fibromyalgia patients
(Vanderbilt University Medical Center) Fibromyalgia patients who regularly visit their physicians are much less likely to attempt suicide than those who do not, according to a new Vanderbilt University Medical Center study published in Arthritis Care& Research. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

'I feel betrayed by my company': TTC subway operator barred while using medicinal cannabis
A subway operator says she’s been forced off medicinal cannabis by the TTC and back on opioids, even though her doctor thinks cannabis is the best treatment for her chronic pain from two herniated discs in her lower back and fibromyalgia. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - September 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

Fibromyalgia symptoms: Feeling like this when you wake up can mean you need to see your GP
FIBROMYALGIA symptoms include widespread pain in the body, as well as problems with memory, changes in mood and feeling worn out. Another sign is feeling a particular way especially when you wake up. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Outpatient engagement lowers predicted risk of suicide attempts in fibromyalgia - McKernan LC, Lenert MC, Crofford LJ, Walsh CG.
OBJECTIVE: Fibromyalgia (FM) patients are 10x more likely to die by suicide than the general population. The purpose of this study was to externally validate published models predicting suicidal ideation and attempts in FM and identify interpretable risk a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

'I couldn't hold a pen' Mum reveals fibromyalgia battle – same illness as Kirsty Young
WHEN I read recently that BBC broadcaster Kirsty Young has been forced to take a break from Radio 4 ’s Desert Island Discs because she has a form of fibromyalgia I felt huge sympathy for her. I know just how debilitating this illness can be because I’ve suffered from it myself. I had started 2016 on a health high. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The pain of living with fibromyalgia
What it's like to live with fibromyalgia. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Illness forces Kirsty to quit Desert Island Discs for now
DESERT Island Discs host Kirsty Young has been forced to take several months off because of a painful health condition. The 49-year-old presenter is suffering from a form of fibromyalgia. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kirsty Young fibromyalgia: Top treatments to ease painful symptoms
KIRSTY YOUNG will be taking some time out of her Radio 4 show Desert Island Discs, as she is suffering from a form of fibromyalgia. There is no cure for the painful condition, but there are ways to treat the symptoms. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kirsty Young fibromyalgia: Desert Island Discs host steps down - what is fibromyalgia?
KIRSTY YOUNG, the host of Desert Island Discs, has stepped down as she is suffering from fibromyalgia, it ’s been confirmed. What is fibromyalgia, and what are the painful signs and symptoms you should be aware of? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ultralaser treatment for fibromyalgia yields 75 percent pain reduction when applied to the hands
(Funda ç ã o de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de S ã o Paulo) Medical device with simultaneous laser and ultrasound application was developed in Brazil. Scientists enhanced analgesic and anti-inflammatory effects by moving the treatment's focus away from the tender points. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Medical Cannabis for the Treatment of Fibromyalgia Medical Cannabis for the Treatment of Fibromyalgia
Might medical cannabis treatment help relieve chronic pain in fibromyalgia?Journal of Clinical Rheumatology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology Journal Article Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What are the causes of unexplained muscle aches?
There are many potential causes of muscle aches. The muscles may ache due to overexertion or exercise, or they may have more severe causes, such as fibromyalgia or an autoimmune condition. The treatment will depend on the cause. Learn more about the causes of muscle aches, and how to treat them using home remedies. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Sports Medicine / Fitness Source Type: news

Reduced Selective Learning in Patients With Fibromyalgia Reduced Selective Learning in Patients With Fibromyalgia
Might impaired differential learning contribute to the transition from regional musculoskeletal pain to the experience of widespread pain in patients with fibromyalgia?Pain (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Trial Compares Tai Chi With Aerobic Exercise in Managing Fibromyalgia
No abstract available (Source: Lippincott's Bone and Joint Newsletter)
Source: Lippincott's Bone and Joint Newsletter - August 15, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: CME Article Source Type: news

Screening women veterans with fibromyalgia for childhood abuse may improve treatment
(Boston University School of Medicine) A new study has shown that women Veterans being treated for fibromyalgia exhibit high rates of childhood abuse. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Ask How Does a Person Get Fibromyalgia
How Does a Person Get Fibromyalgia? (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - August 2, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Ask How Do You Feel When You Have Fibromyalgia
How Do You Feel When You Have Fibromyalgia? (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - August 2, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Ask What Are the First Signs of Fibromyalgia
What Are the First Signs of Fibromyalgia? (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - August 2, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

The Case For Sauna Bathing Is Stronger Than Ever
A new research review has plenty of good news for people who love a good sauna session: Studies overwhelmingly suggest that the relaxing habit is also a healthy one. A paper published Wednesday in Mayo Clinic Proceedings gathered existing findings on Finnish sauna bathing, the practice of spending time in relatively dry rooms heated to between 80 and 100 degrees, interspersed with periods of cooling. The results were culled from more than 70 studies published up through February 2018. Overall, the research suggests that “sauna bathing, an activity used for the purposes of pleasure, wellness, and relaxation, is linked...
Source: TIME: Health - August 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime onetime Research Source Type: news

Internet-based exposure therapy cost  effective in fibromyalgia
(Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News)
Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News - August 1, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

People with complex regional pain syndrome getting raw deal
Symptoms not promptly recognised and multidisciplinary treatment often absent Related items fromOnMedica Does evidence support doctors recommending acupuncture for pain? Tai chi at least as beneficial as aerobic exercise for fibromyalgia Prescribing guidance helps GPs working in prisons Prescribe higher dose opioids for shorter time after surgery MHRA tightens licence restrictions on valproate for women (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - July 27, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Fibromyalgia symptoms: Five signs you need to visit your GP for help
FIBROMYALGIA symptoms usually consist of widespread pain in the body, but other signs are also linked to the condition, such as feeling tired. If you have the symptoms for at least three months you should go see your GP for help. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What is pregabalin?
Pregabalin oral capsule is used to treat neuropathic pain and fibromyalgia. It ’s also used with other seizure drugs to treat partial onset seizures. Pregabalin oral capsule is only available as the brand-name drug Lyrica. It's not available as a generic drug. Learn about side effects, warnings, dosage, and more. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pharmacy / Pharmacist Source Type: news

Medical News Today: New chronic fatigue syndrome test is 84 percent accurate
Researchers have developed a diagnostic test that can predict who has myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome with 84 percent accuracy. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Fibromyalgia Source Type: news

Fibromyalgia Quiz for Primary Care Physicians
How much do you know about fibromyalgia? Take our 12-question quiz to find out your fibromyalgia IQ.   (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - July 3, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Sydney Jennings Source Type: news

‘ This Is How I Save My Life ’ Excerpt From Amy B. Scher
Amy B. Scher’s “This Is How I Save My Life” is the true story of a fiery young woman diagnosed with late-stage, chronic Lyme disease whose journey takes her from near-death in California to a trip around the world in search of her ultimate salvation. This excerpt coincides with the book’s release in paperback from Gallery Books, an imprint CBS sister company Simon & Schuster. I am twenty-eight years old when I arrive in magnificent India. I am here with my parents, an updated vaccine record, and a visa, searching for something I cannot find at home: a cure. In a tiny hospital on the outskirts of...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - June 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Simon and Schuster Source Type: news

Fibromyalgia: Eating asparagus could help reduce symptoms
FIBROMYALGIA is a condition of final diagnosis, according to some GPs. When they can ’t establish what is causing symptoms, such as lack of sleep, fibromyalgia is eventually diagnosed. Treatment focuses on reducing these symptoms, which includes changes to lifestyle and diet. Eating this green food could help you get more sleep. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fibromyalgia: 2004 Perspectives
Title: Fibromyalgia: 2004 PerspectivesCategory: Doctor's& Expert's views on SymptomsCreated: 11/1/2004 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/13/2018 2:55:06 PM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - June 13, 2018 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

Fibromyalgia Treatments Without Drugs
Title: Fibromyalgia Treatments Without DrugsCategory: Doctor's& Expert's views on SymptomsCreated: 5/27/2008 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/13/2018 2:55:06 PM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - June 13, 2018 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

Fibromyalgia symptoms: What is the painful condition? Signs revealed - are you at risk?
FIBROMYALGIA symptoms vary from person to person, but usually include widespread pain. With about one in 20 people having fibromyalgia in the UK, what are the signs and symptoms you should be looking out for? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fibromyalgia: A viral infection could trigger this painful condition
FIBROMYALGIA is a condition which causes chronic pain across the body. Treatment focuses on relieving the symptoms, as there is no known cure. The condition can be caused by several different events. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Customized resistance exercise a factor for success with fibromyalgia
(University of Gothenburg) Fibromyalgia and resistance exercise have often been considered an impossible combination. But with proper support and individually adjusted exercises, female patients achieved considerable health improvements, according to research carried out at Sahlgrenska Academy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news