Fibromyalgia Medications Like Savella Now Made More Affordable
AffordRx offers discounts of 10-75% on name-brand fibromyalgia treatments.(PRWeb June 26, 2014)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/06/prweb11971690.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - June 26, 2014 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Mind and Body Practices for Fibromyalgia
Fibromyalgia syndrome is a common and chronic disorder characterized by widespread pain, diffuse tenderness, fatigue, and a number of other symptoms that can interfere with a person’s ability to carry out daily activities. It is estimated that fibromyalgia affects 5 million American adults. Most people with fibromyalgia—between 80 and 90 percent—are women. However, men and children also can have the disorder, which is often associated with other syndromes. The causes of fibromyalgia are unknown, but there are probably a number of factors involved. Recently, researchers have focused on abnormalities in pro...
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - June 25, 2014 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCAM Source Type: news

6 Things To Know About Mind and Body Practices for Fibromyalgia
6 things to know about mind and body practices for fibromyalgia, including tai chi, qi gong, yoga, massage, acupuncture, and balneotherapy. For patients to share with their health care providers. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - June 25, 2014 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCAM Source Type: news

Suicidality in chronic pain: predictors of suicidal ideation in fibromyalgia - Triñanes Y, González-Villar A, Gómez-Perretta C, Carrillo-de-la-Peña MT.
OBJECTIVES: Fibromyalgia (FM) has been associated with a higher prevalence of suicidal behavior. Nevertheless, much remains unknown about suicide risk factors for this chronic pain disorder. In the present study, the relationship of suicidal ideation in FM... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - June 23, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Aerobic Exercise 'Most Effective Weapon' for FibromyalgiaAerobic Exercise 'Most Effective Weapon' for Fibromyalgia
A fibromyalgia expert provides evidence-based advice on how to manage patients with this often frustrating-to-treat disorder. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 19, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Invisible Illness: It’s not easy to combat what you can’t see!
There is a surprising common factor which is shared by a vast range of physical and mental health conditions. Fibromyalgia, anxiety, endometriosis, lupus, endometriosis, pelvic pain and depression may vary in causes and symptoms, but all of them have a deadly weapon in common – invisibility. They are often classed as an invisible illness. These conditions fight their invisible war on two fronts. Firstly, they leave no trace. The majority of these diseases attack the body internally, leaving no external signs which might allow the patient’s suffering to be easily recognised. As well as causing physical pain, inv...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - June 13, 2014 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Health Conditions anxiety autoimmune disease depression endometriosis fibromyalgia invisible illness lupus pelvic pain Source Type: news

Vibration exercise study finds some relief for fibromyalgia
(Indiana University) A pilot study by Indiana University researchers found that whole-body vibration exercise may reduce pain symptoms and improve aspects of quality of life in individuals diagnosed with fibromyalgia. The findings will be discussed at the American College of Sports Medicine annual meeting on Thursday. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 29, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Woman overcomes 17 years of fibromyalgia pain with raw food diet
(NaturalNews) There was a time when Stacy Stowers tried to fight her debilitating fibromyalgia and chronic pain with a daily combination of coffee, sleeping pills and alcohol. "I couldn't get out of bed or get dressed," Stowers says. "Eventually my teeth started to fall out." She... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 22, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Causes Leg Pain?
Discussion “Growing pains” of the legs are a common complaint in children. Heterogeneous studies from 1928-2004 have found prevalence rates of 2.6-49.4% in children ages 4-19. The studies are heterogeneous because of time, location, and especially definition of growing pains. A study of 1445, 4-6 year olds in 2004 using a validated tool showed a prevalence rate of 36.9%. The definition of growing pains used by Peterson in the 2004 study is chronic “…intermittent (nonarticular) pains in both legs that generally occur late in the day or at night…” with a normal physical examination and ...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - May 19, 2014 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Reliance On Medical Record Reviews Was Reasonable, Court Rules
ATLANTA - An ERISA-governed disability insurer that relied on medical record reviews and surveillance video in its decision to terminate benefits to a claimant with fibromyalgia acted reasonably, the 11th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled April 15 (Kimberly Howard v. Hartford Life and Accident Insurance Co., No. 13-11619, 11th Cir.; 2014 U.S. App. LEXIS 7615). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News - May 13, 2014 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Tonix Pharmaceuticals Completes Enrollment in BESTFIT Trial of TNX-102 SL for Fibromyalgia
(Source: Medical News (via PRIMEZONE))
Source: Medical News (via PRIMEZONE) - May 12, 2014 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Association of the weekly practice of guided physical activity with the reduction of falls and symptoms of fibromyalgia in adult women - Martínez-Amat A, Hita-Contreras F, Latorre-Román PA, Gutierrez-López MD, García-Pinillos F, Martínez-López E.
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects of weekly physical activity on the risk of falls and the impact of fibromyalgia (FM) symptoms on daily function in Spanish women. Fibromyalgia is a common widespread pain condition that has been linked ... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - May 8, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Pain, Muscle Strength, and Peak Oxygen Uptake in Fibromyalgia...
The main findings from this study were lesser values of isokinetic knee strength and peak Vo2 uptake were predictive of greater scores of pain severity.(PRWeb May 05, 2014)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/05/prweb11823523.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - May 6, 2014 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Fibromyalgia Symptoms Respond to Parathyroidectomy, in SomeFibromyalgia Symptoms Respond to Parathyroidectomy, in Some
The finding of improvement in fibromyalgia symptoms following parathyroid surgery in some suggests that people should be screened for hyperparathyroidism before a diagnosis of fibromyalgia is made. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - May 1, 2014 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Theravance reports positive Phase II trial results of fibromyalgia drug candidate
US-based biopharmaceutical firm Theravance has revealed positive results from a Phase II trial of its investigational norepinephrine and serotonin reuptake inhibitor (NSRI) 'TD-9855' in patients with fibromyalgia (FM). (Source: Drug Development Technology)
Source: Drug Development Technology - May 1, 2014 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Fibromyalgia: A New Paradigm? (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Small fiber neuropathy, rather than central sensitization, may be responsible for the pain associated with fibromyalgia, some researchers have hypothesized. (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - April 25, 2014 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Medical Marijuana Rated Much More Effective in Treating Fibromyalgia Symptoms Than Drugs
The three drugs approved for the treatment of fibromyalgia are Cymbalta (Duloxetine); Lyrica (Pregabalin); and Savella (Milnacipran). (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - April 22, 2014 Category: Disability Tags: Fibromyalgia Source Type: news

Fibromyalgia - An Emerging but Controversial Condition - 2014 JAMA Update
Fibromyalgia is not a rheumatological disease but a central pain syndrome. It is a complicated condition that tends to last a long time, although people do get better. The syndrome termed fibromyalgia or fibrositis has attracted the interest of investigators for quite some time. Although some authors believe that fibromyalgia is not a discrete condition, rheumatologists now report that fibromyalgia is one of the most common diagnoses in ambulatory practice. Recent estimates of the prevalence of fibromyalgia in the United States have ranged from 3 to 6 million.This JAMA video introduces a free review article on fibromyalgia...
Source: Clinical Cases and Images - April 16, 2014 Category: Journals (General) Tags: JAMA Rheumatology Source Type: news

TMS Benefits Quality of Life in Fibromyalgia TMS Benefits Quality of Life in Fibromyalgia
Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation appeared to affect the emotional impact of the condition without reducing pain in a new study. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - March 28, 2014 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Electrical Brain Stimulation Might Help Fibromyalgia Patients
Title: Electrical Brain Stimulation Might Help Fibromyalgia PatientsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 3/26/2014 4:35:00 PMLast Editorial Review: 3/27/2014 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - March 27, 2014 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

Electrical Brain Stimulation Might Help Fibromyalgia Patients
Small French study saw improvement in people's mood, quality of life (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - March 26, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pain and Fibromyalgia Sufferers Are Dissatisfied with Treatments,...
New findings from PainMPact™ show high unmet need globally by patients due to low diagnosis and low treatment satisfaction.(PRWeb March 25, 2014)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/03/prweb11693402.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - March 25, 2014 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Improved Recognition of Juvenile Fibromyalgia SyndromeImproved Recognition of Juvenile Fibromyalgia Syndrome
Primary care providers' lack of familiarity with juvenile fibromyalgia syndrome can cause a delay in diagnosis. What tools can improve recognition of JFS? Journal of Pediatric Health Care (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 24, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics Journal Article Source Type: news

Cupping therapy: Can it relieve fibromyalgia pain?
Cupping is one of many alternative therapies used to help relieve fibromyalgia pain. (Source: MayoClinic.com - Ask a Specialist)
Source: MayoClinic.com - Ask a Specialist - March 19, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Interdisciplinary Fibromyalgia Treatment Benefits SustainedInterdisciplinary Fibromyalgia Treatment Benefits Sustained
Clinical improvements from an intensive interdisciplinary approach still maintained at 12 months. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 14, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Cluster System Helps Categorize Fibromyalgia SeverityCluster System Helps Categorize Fibromyalgia Severity
The cluster analysis suggests 4 subsets to classify systems, improve guidance of treatment approaches. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 12, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Natural Cure To Fibromyalgia Review | Learn How To Get Rid Of...
Natural Cure To Fibromyalgia made by Jane Thompson is the latest program for fibromyalgia sufferers who want to get rid of symptoms such as aches near the joint areas, nerve pain, and widespread pain....(PRWeb March 11, 2014)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/natural-cure/to-fibromyalgia/prweb11653312.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - March 11, 2014 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Judge: Evidence In Record Supports Denial Of Disability Benefits
PHILADELPHIA - An ERISA-governed disability plan administrator that denied benefits to a claimant with fibromyalgia acted reasonably, a Pennsylvania federal judge ruled Feb. 26 (Roxanne Labella v. The PNC Bank Corp. and Affiliates Long Term Disability Plan, No. 11-6142, E.D. Pa.; 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 24123). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News - March 11, 2014 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Link found between osteoarthritis and fibromyalgia pain
Researchers at the University of Manchester have uncovered brain abnormalities that could be behind the chronic pain suffered by osteoarthritis patients. (Source: Nursing Times Breaking News)
Source: Nursing Times Breaking News - March 10, 2014 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Medical Marijuana not Recommended for Rheumatoid Arthritis, Lupus, or Fibromyalgia Symptoms
Patients with rheumatic conditions are in need of symptom relief and some are turning to herbal cannabis as a treatment option. However, the effectiveness and safety of medical marijuana to treat symptoms of rheumatic conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, or fibromyalgia is not supported by medical evidence. A new article published in Arthritis Care & Research, a journal of the American College of Rheumatology (ACR), explores the risks associated with using herbal cannabis for medicinal purposes and advises healthcare providers to discourage rheumatology patients from using this drug as therapy. (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - March 9, 2014 Category: Disability Tags: Medical Marijuana Source Type: news

Alcohol Consumption, a Treatment for Fibromyalgia?Alcohol Consumption, a Treatment for Fibromyalgia?
This article explores the relationships between alcohol consumption, symptom severity, and quality of life for individuals with fibromyalgia. Arthritis Research & Therapy (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 7, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology Journal Article Source Type: news

Researchers discourage rheumatology patients from using cannabis
Patients with rheumatic conditions are in need of symptom relief and some are turning to herbal cannabis as a treatment option. However, the effectiveness and safety of medical marijuana to treat symptoms of rheumatic conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, or fibromyalgia is not supported by medical evidence. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 6, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Arthritis / Rheumatology Source Type: news

What are fibromyalgia tender points?
Can you be diagnosed with fibromyalgia if you don't have tender points? (Source: MayoClinic.com - Ask a Specialist)
Source: MayoClinic.com - Ask a Specialist - March 6, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Herbal cannabis not recommended for rheumatology patients
Patients with rheumatic conditions are in need of symptom relief and some are turning to herbal cannabis as a treatment option. However, the effectiveness and safety of medical marijuana to treat symptoms of rheumatic conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, or fibromyalgia is not supported by medical evidence. A new article explores the risks associated with using herbal cannabis for medicinal purposes and advises healthcare providers to discourage rheumatology patients from using this drug as therapy. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - March 3, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

What are fibromyalgia tender points?
Can you be diagnosed with fibromyalgia if you don't have tender points? (Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed)
Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed - March 1, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Teenagers With Fibromyalgia Unlikely to 'Outgrow' the PainTeenagers With Fibromyalgia Unlikely to 'Outgrow' the Pain
Half of adolescents with juvenile-onset fibromyalgia met diagnostic criteria for adult fibromyalgia within 6 years. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 28, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

TENS therapy: An option for fibromyalgia treatment?
TENS therapy may be effective for fibromyalgia pain. (Source: MayoClinic.com - Ask a Specialist)
Source: MayoClinic.com - Ask a Specialist - February 27, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Most Teens With Fibromyalgia Suffer Pain, Fatigue as Adults
Four of five continued to experience symptoms, while half had full-blown disorder, study finds (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - February 26, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Most Teens with Fibromyalgia Suffer Pain, Fatigue as Adults
Four of five continued to experience symptoms, while half had full-blown disorder, study findsSource: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Fibromyalgia, Pain, Teen Health (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - February 26, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Most Teens With Fibromyalgia Suffer Pain, Fatigue as Adults
Title: Most Teens With Fibromyalgia Suffer Pain, Fatigue as AdultsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/26/2014 9:35:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/26/2014 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - February 26, 2014 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

Suffer from fibromyalgia? You might be sensory defensive
(Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 25, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pain and sleep
Widespread pain affecting various parts of the body--a condition known as fibromyalgia--plagues around 13 percent of people older than 50. And did you know that one of the main risk factors may be restless sleep?.... (Source: Sound Medicine)
Source: Sound Medicine - February 23, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Sound Medicine Source Type: news

Types of Anaesthetic
There are a number of different types of anaesthetic and most hysterectomies are performed while the patient is under a full anaesthetic. This will knock you out throughout the operation and you will eventually come round in the recovery room. However, this type of anaesthetic can have side effects which may include nausea and dizziness, an incredible tiredness for several days, not being able to think clearly for at least 24 hours after your surgery.  It can also take several months for the anaesthetic to work its way out of your body completely (drinking plenty of water and taking enough exercise can help this enorm...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - February 22, 2014 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Hysterectomy anaesthetic epidural Source Type: news

Massage Therapy for Health Purposes: What You Need To Know
This fact sheet discusses the safety and effectiveness of massage therapy for health conditions such as pain, cancer, fibromyalgia, HIV/AIDS, depression, and more. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - February 20, 2014 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCAM Source Type: news

Could restless sleep cause widespread pain in older people?
Researchers in the U.K. report that non-restorative sleep is the strongest, independent predictor of widespread pain onset among adults over the age of 50. According to the study anxiety, memory impairment, and poor physical health among older adults may also increase the risk of developing widespread pain. Muscle, bone and nerve (musculoskeletal) pain is more prevalent as people age, with up to 80% of people 65 years of age and older experiencing daily pain. Widespread pain that affects multiple areas of the body —- the hallmark feature of fibromyalgia —- affects 15% of women and 10% of men over age 50 accordi...
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - February 13, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

Judge: Lack Of 'Objective Findings' Is Not Sufficient Basis For Denial
SAN FRANCISCO - An ERISA-governed disability insurer that denied benefits to a claimant with fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome was not reasonably supported by the record, a California federal judge ruled Jan. 22. The judge said a lack of "objective findings" is not a sufficient basis for a benefit denial (Debra J. Eisner v. The Prudential Insurance Company of America, No. 12-cv-01238, N.D. Calif.; 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 8554). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News - February 12, 2014 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Fibromyalgia Program Review | Discover A New Treatment For...
Fibromyalgia Program designed by Christian G is the latest program that covers natural and safe methods for treating fibromyalgia syndrome. A full review on the site Vinamy.com indicates if...(PRWeb February 10, 2014)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/fibromyalgia-program/review/prweb11568268.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - February 10, 2014 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Resistance, Aerobic Training May Reduce Pain in FibromyalgiaResistance, Aerobic Training May Reduce Pain in Fibromyalgia
Patients with fibromyalgia gained function, strength, and reduced pain and tenderness with resistance training. Aerobic training also reduced pain. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Nurses Headlines)
Source: Medscape Nurses Headlines - January 31, 2014 Category: Nursing Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Suicidal ideation in patients with fibromyalgia: A cross-sectional study - Calandre EP, Navajas-Rojas MA, Ballesteros J, Garcia-Carrillo J, Garcia-Leiva JM, Rico-Villademoros F.
Chronic pain, sleep disturbances, and depression, which are relevant symptoms of fibromyalgia syndrome, have been demonstrated to be associated with an increased likelihood of suicidal behaviors. Mortality from suicide has been shown to be greater among pa... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - January 23, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news