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Creatine Supplementation Shows Promise - September 30, 2009

Studies show that supplementing 5 grams a day of creatine can improve cognitive function and build muscle strength, yet it's relatively free of side effects. Read full posting.

Researchers Use Exercise to Illuminate How You Feel - August 27, 2009

During and after exertion is when CFS and fibromyalgia patients say they feel the worst, so that's where researchers are looking to generate biomarkers. Read full posting.

GI Symptoms & Novel Therapy - July 30, 2009

If acid reflux is burning you up at night, an old and inexpensive medication may be just what the doctor ordered. Read full posting.

Imaging the Effects of Savella - June 30, 2009

The pain inhibitory system is the suspected area where Savella (milnacipran) works to reduce pain in people with fibromyalgia. Read full posting.

Even Mild Exercise Can Reduce Pain - May 29, 2009

You might not have to work as hard as you think to benefit from an exercise program. Read full posting.

Naltrexone Offers Novel Approach to Pain Relief - April 29, 2009

A preliminary trial using low doses of this drug is showing reduced pain in fibromyalgia patients. Read full posting.

No Power to Your Punch? - March 31, 2009

A biochemist in Spain has identified an enzyme abnormality that might shed light on why you feel so drained of energy. Read full posting.

Chronic Opioid Therapy Guidelines Offer Direction for Physicians -
February 27, 2009

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

Calling the Kettle Black ... editorial comment - February 27, 2009

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. Read full posting.

Savella (milnacipran) FDA-Approved for Fibro - January 29, 2009

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. Read full posting.

Defend Yourself with a Good Night's Sleep - December 30, 2008

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

Hypnosis or the Power of Suggestion - November 24, 2008

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

Get Ahead of the Wintertime Blues - October 31, 2008

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

Placebo Treatments: Misleading and Potentially Harmful - October 31, 2008

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

Reduced Hippocampal Function in Fibromyalgia - September 30, 2008

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

Spreading of Pain: Women vs. Men - August 28, 2008

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

Fibro Patients Challenged when Processing Words and Colors - July 31, 2008

A simple screening test for memory and concentration difficulties may have falsely labeled you as "normal." Read full posting.

FDA Approves Second Drug to Treat Fibromyalgia - June 27, 2008

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approves Cymbalta (duloxetine) on June 16 for treating fibromyalgia. Read full posting.

Are You Becoming Cold-Sensitive? - May 30, 2008

The quest for humans to escape cold weather during their retirement years may have a physiological basis. Read full posting.

Diagnosing FM Saves Money - March 27, 2008

This study looks at why the medical costs per year of fibromyalgia patients dropped after being diagnosed. Read full posting.

Novel Way to Aid Sleep, Relieve Anxiety in Fibromyalgia - February 26, 2008

Growth hormone secretion from the brain's hypothalamus-pituitary system is substantially low in one-third of fibromyalgia patients. Read full posting.

Doctors Respond to New York Times Article - January 22, 2008

NY Times article questions validity of fibromyalgia and prompts response from medical community. Read full posting.

Walking, Strengthening Exercises, or Education - November 27, 2007

You may be wondering: "What form of exercise is best and how do I get started?" Read full posting.

Heat Tones Down Central Nervous System Pain - October 31, 2007

Can the application of heat realistically tone down the central nervous system pain that is the hallmark of fibromyalgia? Read full posting.

Improving Doctor-Patient Relationships - September 28, 2007

This clinical trial by German doctors demonstrates how doctor-patient relationships can improve with a little education. Read full posting.

Can Physician Attitudes Influence Symptoms? - August 28, 2007

Fibromyalgia patients who believe their doctors are serious about treating their symptoms may improve both physically and psychologically. Read full posting.

Researchers Study Lyrica/Seroquel Combo Therapy - July 31, 2007

Being able to use one medication to treat fibromyalgia would be ideal, but may be unrealistic. Read full posting.

FDA Approves First Drug for Treating Fibromyalgia - June 21, 2007

The FDA approved Lyrica (pregabalin) as the first drug with an indicated use for people with fibromyalgia. Read full posting.

Is Caffeine Disrupting Your Sleep? - May 29, 2007

Does it really matter if you have just a little bit of caffeine-containing chocolate dessert before you go to bed at night? Read full posting.

IACFS Presents Award to Kristin Thorson - May 14, 2007

IACFS recognizes Fibromyalgia Network and Americna Fibromyalgia Syndrome Association founder for substantial contributions. Read full posting.

Study Links Fibromyalgia to Metabolic Disease - April 12, 2007

Patients with fibromyalgia or chronic fatigue syndrome may be at greater risk for metabolic disease, new research shows. Read full posting.

Board Changes Name of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome - March 15, 2007

Chronic fatigue syndrome patients have fought for ten years to get the name of their condition changed. Read full posting.

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