Tag Archives: Fibromyalgia

Herbs and Supplements for Fibromyalgia

(ĐTĐ) – Managing the symptoms of fibromyalgia or related ailments is not easy. So, many patients turn to alternative therapies for relief of pain and sleep problems. They may use Chinese herbs or over-the-counter supplements such as 5-HTP, melatonin, and SAM-e.   Because so many people — not just those with fibromyalgia — are using […]

Exercise, Talk Therapy by Phone May Help Relieve Fibromyalgia Pain

(ĐTĐ) – Exercise and/or talking with a therapist on the phone once a week may significantly reduce chronic pain, a new study shows.   About 20% to 40% of adults report experiencing chronic pain, Seth Berkowitz, MD, and Mitchell Katz, MD, of the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services write in an accompanying editorial. […]

Fibromyalgia and Irritable Bowel Syndrome

(ĐTĐ) – Exploring the possible connection between the two conditions: Fibromyalgia and Irritable Bowel Syndrome.   Are irritable bowel syndrome and fibromyalgia connected? It’s a question many people with these chronic conditions are asking. The answer could shed light on what causes these conditions. But that answer is proving hard to get. Fibromyalgia is a […]

Fibromyalgia in Children and Teens

(ĐTĐ) – Usually it’s easy to find out what’s making kids sick. Common childhood conditions like strep throat and ear infections are pretty simple to diagnose with a throat swab or doctor’s exam.   Yet when kids complain of vague symptoms, like fatigue, achiness, and difficulty sleeping, they could be experiencing any one of a […]

Diagnosing Fibromyalgia: Common Misdiagnoses

Jackie Yencha hit the wall at age 22. “I couldn’t handle the pain any more,” she says. “I was terribly fatigued, not feeling well, not sleeping well.” But it took Yencha seven years to get an accurate diagnosis of fibromyalgia. Her first diagnosis — reflex sympathetic dystrophy — resulted in experimental surgery that did nothing […]

Water Exercise for Fibromyalgia: Easing Deep Muscle Pain

(ĐTĐ) – Studies from Spain indicate that water aerobics improves quality of life for women with fibromyalgia pain in the long-term.   If you have fibromyalgia pain, you’re likely clenching right now. “Clenching is an involuntary reaction to stress,” says Doris Cope, MD, director of Pain Management at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. “People […]