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Fibromyalgia news

2014

October

Fibromyalgia mystery finally solved
Friday 24 October 2014: Researchers have found the main source of pain in Fibromyalgia patients, and contrary to what many believe, it does not stem from the brain but from blood vessels.

The Institute for Advanced Medical Research launches Fibromyalgia study
Thursday 23 October 2014: America's Institute for Advanced Medical Research has announced that it will launch a new clinical trial for Fibromyalgia on November 1, 2014.

Is Venlafaxine effective for treating Fibromyalgia
Sunday 19 October 2014: A systematic review of the efficacy of venlafaxine for the treatment of Fibromyalgia.

Modified ACR criteria effective for Fibromyalgia diagnosis
Friday 17 October 2014: The 2011 modification of the 2010 American College of Rheumatology (ACR) preliminary criteria for the diagnosis of Fibromyalgia has acceptable diagnostic accuracy compared with the 1990 ACR criteria, according to research published in the September issue of Arthritis Care & Research.

Researchers testing non-drug treatment for Fibromyalgia
Tuesday 14 October 2014: Researchers at the University of Cincinnati are testing a non-drug treatment for Fibromyalgia, a condition characterized by chronic and widespread pain.

Fibromyalgia, so difficult to explain, so hard to be understood, and yet so painful
Monday 13 October 2014: An article about young adults with Fibromyalgia in Malta.

Fibromyalgia: Memantine reduced pain in small, double-blind trial
Saturday 11 October 2014: Memantine, a drug primarily used to treat patients with Parkinson's disease and Alzheimer's disease, reduced pain and improved quality of life in patients with Fibromyalgia, according to a recent study.

'It's like someone beating you up': The invisible illness no one’s talking about
Wednesday 8 October 2014: An article about te state of Fibromyalgia in Ireland.

Cannabis reduces pain from Fibromyalgia studies show
Tuesday 7 October 2014: A report on studies that have shown the positive effects of cannabis for Fibromyalgia patients.

Researchers debate the brain's role in Fibromyalgia
Friday 3 October 2014: Recent findings published in the journal Brain Connectivity show that decreased connectivity between pain-related and sensorimotor brain areas could contribute to deficient pain regulation in Fibromyalgia.

Tonix shares battered as lead Fibromyalgia drug flops in PhIIb
Thursday 2 October 2014: Shares of Tonix Pharmaceuticals were hammered after the biotech commpany put out word that its lead drug had failed a Phase IIb study for Fibromyalgia.

Cannabis relieves nerve pain from Lyme Disease, Fibromyalgia, and associated conditions
Wednesday 1 October 2014: Evidence that cannabis used medicinally helps a few chronic pain conditions.

September

Fibromyalgia info booklet launched after fundraising
Monday 29 September 2014: Irish woman Gemma Flood is about to realise a dream with the launch of her booklet on Fibromyalgia.

Study: Fibromyalgia sufferers have trouble processing sight, sound, touch
Saturday 27 September 2014: New research provides even more evidence that people with Fibromyalgia have a real pathology and that it may be linked to trouble processing everyday sights and sounds.

UK Fibromyalgia sufferer to stand as an MP in forthcoming election
Wednesday 24 September 2014: Joe Neilson, who has Fibromyalgia and macular degeneration, is standing as an independent MP for the UK's Brighton Kemptown constituency in the scheduled 2015 general election.

Marijuana rated most effective alternative treatment for pain
Saturday 20 September 2014: Medical marijuana has been rated the most effective alternative treatment for relieving chronic pain, according to the results of a new survey that also gave high marks to massage and chiropractic therapy.

Chronic fatigue, Fibromyalgia sufferers gather for hope
Thursday 18 September 2014: Hundreds gathered in Salt Lake City for a conference dealing with ME/CFS and Fibromyalgia.

UK mum sets up support group for Fibromyalgia sufferers
Wednesday 17 September 2014: A UK mum-of-three has set up a new support group for people who suffer from Fibromyalgia, a long-term condition which causes excruciating pain all over the body.

On a mission for mum
Tuesday 16 September 2014: A profile of UK Fibromyalgia sufferer Jane Hogan and her fundraising children.

Feel our pain
Friday 12 September 2014: The Irish News's Abi Jackson discusses Fibromyalgia in the UK.

Pain and depression treatment possible in Fibromyalgia
Thursday 11 September 2014: Patients with Fibromyalgia can safely be treated with the anticonvulsant drug pregabalin (Lyrica, Pfizer Inc) for their pain while at the same time being treated for depression, a new study shows.

Gastrointestinal problems in Fibromyalgia
Wednesday 10 September 2014: A study entitled "An insight into the gastrointestinal component of fibromyalgia: clinical manifestations and potential underlying mechanisms".

Where Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome part ways (and where they don't)
Wednesday 3 September 2014: A recent study demonstrates an important way that Fibromyalgia differs from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.

Fibromyalgia – main source of pain finally found
Tuesday 2 September 2014: Scientists have finally found the main source of pain in Fibromyalgia patients, and it is physical, not stemming from any psychological cause as many doctors have believed in the past.

"Fibro-fog has turned my life into a nightmare"
Monday 1 September 2014: A profile of UK Fibromyalgia sufferer Kathleen Carter.

August

Celiac symptoms in Fibromyalgia patients
Tuesday 19 July 2014: The results of a study published in Rheumatology International.

New UK Fibromyalgia group offers support to sufferers
Monday 18 July 2014: A post office worker with an 'invisible illness' has set up a support group to help others with the same condition.

Woman builds herself a gorgeous, tiny, healthy, "chemical free" house
Sunday 17 July 2014: An article about the small chemical-free house belonging to Multiple Chemical Sensitivity sufferer Corrine.

Whole-body vibration may reduce pain associated with Fibromyalgia
Friday 15 July 2014: Whole-body vibration exercise effectively reduced the severity of pain in patients with Fibromyalgia, according to study findings.

Fibromyalgia teen Beth Fuller 'gob-smacked' as Mail reader offers her a car
Tuesday 12 August 2014: A young UK woman battling a condition that leaves her in constant pain has been heartened by offers of a car and a voluntary job.

Lidocaine injections found to reduce hypersensitivity to pain in Fibromyalgia patients
Saturday 9 August 2014: A University of Florida study published in the July issue of the European Journal of Pain has found that injections of the painkiller lidocaine in peripheral tissues such as muscles in the shoulders or buttocks reduced hyperalgesia (heightened sensitivity to pain), bringing researchers one step closer to understanding how chronic pain works within these patients.

Chronic illness support groups transform life for sufferers
Tuesday 4 August 2014: An article about the benefits of online support groups for sufferers of chronic illnesses.

Painkiller reduces hypersensitivity to pain in patients with Fibromyalgia
Saturday 2 August 2014: A University of Florida study has found that injections of the painkiller lidocaine in peripheral tissues such as muscles in the shoulders or buttocks reduced hyperalgesia, bringing researchers one step closer to understanding how chronic pain works within these patients.

July

Study: Melatonin analgesia
Sunday 27 July 2014: A research article entitled "Melatonin analgesia is associated with improvement of the descending endogenous pain-modulating system in fibromyalgia: a phase II, randomized, double-dummy, controlled trial".

The human face of the Irish Coalition's disability funding cuts
Saturday 26 July 2014: An article about proposed government funding cuts for the disability sector in Ireland.

Student writer pursues passion, fights illness
Friday 25 July 2014: A Louisiana university student who has Fibromyalgia and Lyme disease uses her passions for writing and art to prevail over her illnesses.

Fibromyalgia research update from Integrated Tissue Dynamics
Tuesday 22 July 2014: An update on research conducted by Integrated Tissue Dynamics which found that people with Fibromyalgia have excessive sensory nerve fibers around specialized blood vessel structures located in the palms of the hands.

Yard sale boosts awareness for self-help group
Monday 21 July 2014: Canada's Seaway M.E./FM Self Help Group hosted its third annual yard sale to help its members cope with a life-altering disease.

Sufferer offers tips for emotional wellness
Monday 14 July 2014: An article by US Fibromyalgia sufferer Janet Komanchuk.

UK support group will help Fibromyalgia sufferers
Sunday 13 July 2014: A support group for people in North London suffering from Fibromyalgia will launch later this year.

"A chance to lead the way in treatment of ME and FMS"
Saturday 12 July 2014: Irish politician Dominic Bradley says Northern Ireland has “a chance to lead the way” by developing a more sympathetic and paced approach to the treatment of ME/CFS and Fibromyalgia.

ABC's Radio National discusses Fibromyalgia
Thursday 10 July 2014: Dr. Norman Swan talks about Fibromyalgia on ABC's Radio National.

United Patients Group study finds medical marijuana most helpful for Fibromyalgia sufferers
Sunday 6 July 2014: The US-based United Patients Group highlighted a recent survey that showed medicinal cannabis to be far more effective than prescription drugs to ease symptoms of fibromyalgia, and explored the pros and cons of each treatment.

New drug Feldetrex for neuropathic pain and Fibromyalgia gains key patent award
Friday 4 July 2014: Drug company Premier Biomedical, Inc. has received approval from the United States Patent Office for their proprietary medication “Feldetrex,” a drug designed to relieve the symptoms of neuropathic pain and Fibromyalgia.

10 surprising causes of Fibromyalgia
Monday 1 July 2014: 10 possible causes of Fibromyalgia that may help treatment.

June

Brief report from Dr. Prigden on the Fibromyalgia antiviral trial
Wednesday 25 June 2014: Antiviral trials in the US for Fibromyalgia may change how the disease is viewed, from a poorly treated central nervous system disorder to a disorder characterized by a potentially treatable herpesvirus infection.

Study links Fibromyalgia and herpes virus
Monday 23 June 2014: A recent study found a link between the herpes simplex virus and Fibromyalgia.

Medical marijuana vs. Fibromyalgia drugs
Sunday 22 June 2014: According to the US's National Pain Foundation survey, people with Fibromyalgia say medical marijuana is far more effective at controlling their pain than the three FDA-approved fibromyalgia drugs.

Fibromyalgia: 'You have no energy – all you have is pain'
Saturday 21 June 2014: A profile of UK Fibromyalgia sufferer Karen Jones.

US woman with medical condition pushes for legalization of marijuana
Wednesday 18 June 2014: New York Fibromyalgia sufferer Sue Kaszynski is pushing for medical marijuane to be legalised in her state.

Fibromyalgia: New fad diagnosis? Think again!
Sunday 15 June 2014: About.com's Adrienne Dellwo talks about the history of Fibromyalgia.

Students raise over £1,400 with charity waxing event
Monday 9 June 2014: Beauty students from Eastleigh College and 20 hairy men participated in a waxing event for Fibromyalgia charities.

Alert mum gets family to flee blaze
Friday 6 June 2014: A West Australian mother of two, who suffers from Fibromyalgia, managed to get her children out of their burning home seconds before their bedroom ceilings collapsed, and says she is thankful her family are alive.

Vibration exercise study finds some relief for Fibromyalgia
Monday 2 June 2014: 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.

May

Low-level laser therapy to treat Fibromyalgia
Thursday 29 May 2014: A study that showed low-level laser therapy may be a useful tool to treat Fibromyalgia.

UK housing association patrons help Fibromyalgia tenant sufferer
Wednesday 28 May 2014: Housing association staff in the UK's County Durham were officially named patrons of a support group that helps sufferers of chronic pain conditions.

Irish landmarks light up blue for ME
Tuesday 27 May 2014: Landmarks in Northern Ireland, including Belfast City Hall, were lit up to highlight ME/CFS/Fibromyalgia awareness for International Awareness Day.

Misophonia in Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?
Friday 23 May 2014: About.com's Adrienne Dellwo discusses a condition called misophonia, in which a sensitivity to sounds can lead not only to anxiety, but also to anger or even rage in people with ME/CFS/Fibromyalgia.

Charity champs
Thursday 22 May 2014: Nikola Borland and her mum Hazel are cycling, walking, and jogging on behalf of the Fibromyalgia Association UK.

Voices of Fibromyalgia – raising our signs for awareness
Saturday 17 May 2014: A mini-documentary on Fibromyalgia.

We're not lazy and it's not 'all in our minds'
Friday 16 May 2014: An article about the state of ME/CFS/Fibromyalgia recognition in Malta.

Griffith Health turns purple and blue
Thursday 15 May 2014: The Griffith Health Centre at Griffith University's Gold Coast campus will be lit up each evening from 11-17 May to raise awareness of neurological conditions such as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, as well as others such as Fibromyalgia and Gulf War Syndrome.

Battling student's plea for project funds
Wednesday 14 May 2014: A student from Wales who undergoes a daily battle against muscular pain and extreme tiredness is determined to complete her master’s degree as she starts fundraising for an environmental project.

Tailored Fibromyalgia treatment in Norway using smartphones
Monday 5 May 2014: Fibromyalgia patients became more active and less pain oriented after participating in a research programme involving a smartphone.

April

Fibromyalgia sufferer to swim the English Channel
Monday 28 April 2014: A profile of US Fibromyalgia sufferer Katie Pumphrey who plans to swim the English Channel in August 2015.

Researcher: More medical marijuana studies needed
Saturday 26 April 2014: An online survey of Fibromyalgia patients that found broad support for medical marijuana is further evidence of the potential for cannabis as a treatment for chronic pain, according to one of the world's leading experts on medical marijuana.

Abnormal epidermal nerve fiber density in Fibromyalgia
Thursday 24 April 2014: Research published in the journal Arthritis & Rheumatology.

Transcranial magnetic stimulation for Fibromyalgia
Monday 21 April 2014: New research shows that a non-invasive, non-drug procedure called repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation may improve the quality of life of people with Fibromyalgia.

Treatment of Fibromyalgia by use of PEMF
Sunday 20 April 2014: A study carried out in a research hospital in Ankara Turkey provides evidence for the management of Fibromyalgia using a pulsed electromagnetic field.

Marked improvement of pain from long-term Fibromyalgia
Monday 14 April 2014: A research paper entitled "Marked improvement of pain from long-term fibromyalgia with dextroamphetamine sulfate in a woman who failed to improve with conventional pharmacologic treatment".

Allergies, Fibromyalgia, or Mast Cell Activation?
Thursday 10 April 2014: Though an allergy can evoke chronic health issues, Mast Cell Activation Disorder can present as many conditions like Fibromyalgia, Lupus, Chronic Lyme Disease, Multiple Sclerosis and more.

Fibromyalgia drug being researched in Tuscaloosa
Monday 7 April 2014: A US-based biotech company is finished with phase two of testing for a drug that could help Fibromyalgia patients.

Tooth/mouth problems in Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Saturday 5 April 2014: About.com's Adrienne Dellwo discusses a common problem with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia patients.

Fibromyalgia exercise studies: what works and why?
Wednesday 2 April 2014: A trio of new studies that focus on exercise show some interesting results, largely because we don't know why exercise – in studies, anyway – appears to consistently improve some Fibromyalgia symptoms.

DSM-5 criteria useless in Fibromyalgia: experts
Tuesday 1 April 2014: Virtually all Fibromyalgia patients would be classified as having a mental disease under the DSM-5's new criteria for somatic symptom disorder, a study confirms.

March

Newry M.E/Fibromyalgia support group celebrates £1000 donation
Tuesday 25 March 2014: An Irish charity which provides patient support group meetings with specialist speakers to help patients manage their illness has been awarded £1,000 as part of Progressive Building Society’s Community Awards Scheme.

10 celebrities with Fibromyalgia
Sunday 23 March 2014: A list of 10 well-known people with Fibromyalgia.

Cluster system helps categorize Fibromyalgia severity
Tuesday 18 March 2014: Using a comprehensive symptom panel, researchers have proposed a system of categorizing patients with Fibromyalgia into clusters subsets, described in a new study.

Music decreases pain and increases functional mobility in Fibromyalgia
Monday 17 March 2014: A study in which the researchers wanted to investigate the analgesic effects of music in Fibromyalgia pain.

Interdisciplinary Fibromyalgia treatment benefits sustained
Sunday 16 March 2014: Patients with Fibromyalgia treated with an intensive disciplinary rehabilitation program show clinically significant improvements as long as 12 months after discharge from the program, according to a new study.

Mississauga Junior Citizen honoured by Lieutenant Governor
Friday 14 March 2014: Justina Marianayagam, a 17-year-old Canadian Fibromyalgia sufferer, has won a Junior Citizen of the Year Award for her inspiring community involvement.

Fibromyalgia now widely recognized as requiring multimodal approach
Monday 10 March 2014: An article by Rosemary Frei, published in Clinical Pain Medicine.

'Managing to walk down the aisle without collapsing made it my dream wedding'
Thursday 6 March 2014: Bride Tamsin Morgan says her big day was made all the more perfect because she was able to walk.

Fibromyalgia patients found to have low melatonin levels
Wednesday 5 March 2014: A study entitled "The involvement of melatonin in the clinical status of patients with fibromyalgia syndrome".

Effects of exercise on serotonin in Fibromyalgia
Monday 3 March 2014: The results of a study entitled "Effects of physical exercise on serum levels of serotonin and its metabolite in fibromyalgia: a randomized pilot study".

How Fibromyalgia is often undertreated
Sunday 2 March 2014: A video in which Dr. Kevin White explains how many doctors undertreat Fibromyalgia as well as why they should be much more vigilant with their FM patients.

Malta's Green Party applauds recognition of ME and FM as chronic diseases
Saturday 1 March 2014: Myalgic Encephalomyelitis and Fibromyalgia require state support for early diagnosis and ongoing treatment, Malta's Green Party, Alternattiva Demokratika, says.

February

Survey results: insomnia
Friday 28 February 2014: The results of an ongoing survey asking Fibromyalgia patients about their experiences with, and management of, insomnia.

Woman describes condition as like 'having a headache all over your body'
Monday 24 February 2014: A UK woman who suffers from Fibromyagia is appealing for volunteers for the support group she set up three years ago.

Criteria for the diagnosis of Fibromyalgia
Sunday 23 February 2014: Validation of the 2011 modification of the 2010 American College of Rheumatology Preliminary Criteria for the Diagnosis of Fibromyalgia, published in Arthritis Care & Research.

Men with Fibromyalgia experienced greater sleep respiratory disorders than women
Thursday 20 February 2014: Men with Fibromyalgia experienced more alterations in sleep respiratory patterns compared with women with the condition, according to study results.

Central sensitization in Fibromyalgia?
Wednesday 19 February 2014: A study that "systematically review[ed] the literature addressing pain-induced changes in the brain related to central sensitization in patients with fibromyalgia".

A life of pain with Fibromyalgia
Monday 17 February 2014: A profile of Irish Fibromyalgia sufferer Venita Coughlin.

Imbalance between oxidants and antioxidants found in Fibromyalgia patients
Saturday 15 February 2014: A study published in Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology entitled "Is fibromyalgia-related oxidative stress implicated in the decline of physical and mental health status?".

US insurance company loses Fibromyalgia lawsuit
Tuesday 11 February 2014: A US insurance company lost a lawsuit as a result of not recognising Fibromyalgia as a physical illness.

Long-term evaluation of opioid treatment in Fibromyalgia
Monday 10 February 2014: The results of a 12-month study in which the effect of opioid use on outcomes in 1700 adult patients with Fibromyalgia was evaluated.

Imbalance between oxidants and antioxidants found in Fibromyalgia patients
Wednesday 5 February 2014: Research entitled "Is fibromyalgia-related oxidative stress implicated in the decline of physical and mental health status".

January

Hundreds of pounds raised for new UK chronic pain group
Monday 27 January 2014: Tenants and housing association staff in the UK have raised hundreds of pounds for a new support group for people suffering chronic pain.

Skin-related symptoms in Fibromyalgia
Sunday 26 January 2014: A study that attempted to identify the various types of skin problems experienced by Fibromyalgia patients and determine how common they are.

Disabled biker to ride point-to-point on 'biggest trike in Britain'
Saturday 25 January 2014: A disabled biker is planning an ambitious charity run on what he claims is the biggest trike in Britain.

Fibromyalgia research: where we hurt most
Friday 24 January 2014: About.com's Adrienne Dellwo discusses the results of a survey that lists specific types of Fibromyalgia pain.

These two supplements may reduce Fibromyalgia pain and fatigue
Tuesday 21 January 2014: Individuals who suffer from Fibromyalgia may reduce their symptoms with magnesium and malic acid.

Circadian rhythm of cortisol in Fibromyalgia
Sunday 19 January 2014: A study entitled "Circadian rhythm of serum cortisol in female patients with fibromyalgia syndrome."

Vitamin D supplements can reduce chronic pain
Saturday 18 January 2014: A study has found that Vitamin D supplements can improve the symptoms of Fibromyalgia.

Faces of pot: Medical marijuana user
Thursday 16 January 2014: A profile of Canadian medical marijuana user, Matt Mernagh, who suffers from Scoliosis, Fibromyalgia, Depression, and seizures caused by an inoperable brain tumour.

Cough suppressant may ease Fibromyalgia pain
Wednesday 15 January 2014: A medication normally used to quiet a stubborn cough may also help ease the chronic pain of Fbromyalgia, a small study suggests.

Centralized pain may warn of poor opioid response
Tuesday 14 January 2014: Patients with centralized pain syndromes, such as Fibromyalgia, may have a poor response to opioids, research suggests.

"Snap out of it" response to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, and Depression
Saturday 11 January 2014: An article by About.com's Adrienne Dellwo.

Metal allergy can trigger Fibromyalgia
Friday 10 January 2014: A study that looked at the frequency and clinical relevance of metal allergy in Fibromyalgia patients.

Yoga has potential to relieve Fibromyalgia pain, study says
Tuesday 7 January 2014: Research conducted at Oregon Health and Science University indicates that a regular practice of Hatha yoga, combined with meditation, breathing exercises and the development of coping skills, relieves the severity of the widespread pain associated with Fibromyalgia.

Can recovery of peripheral muscle function predict cognitive task performance?
Monday 6 January 2014: A study that examined whether recovery of upper limb muscle function could be a significant predictor of cognitive performance in patients with CFS and CFS with comorbid Fibromyalgia.

Sensory overload in Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Sunday 5 January 2014: About.com's Adrienne Dellwo a common problem for people with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and/or Fibromyalgia.

Believing and valuing the patient must be central part of Fibromyalgia therapy
Saturday 4 January 2014: A study entitled "A meta-ethnography of patients' experience of chronic non-malignant musculoskeletal pain".

Fibromyalgia patient sets example for others
Thursday 2 January 2014: A profile of Canadian Fibromyalgia sufferer Angela Roberts.

2013

December

Inspirational student has been a carer for both parents since childhood
Tuesday 31 December 2013: A UK teenager who has been caring for both her parents for a decade has been nominated for a Women Of The Year Award.

High rates of Coeliac Disease in Fibromyalgia with IBS
Monday 30 December 2013: New research shows that people who have both Fibromyalgia and Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) are especially likely to have Coeliac Disease when compared to those with IBS alone.

Effects of sodium oxybate for Fibromyalgia maintained in long-term study
Sunday 29 December 2013: A study that looked at the long-term effectiveness and tolerability of sodium oxybate.

Medical Edge: Fibromyalgia study
Friday 27 December 2013: Dr. Lesley Arnold is one of a handful of researchers in a US study trying to find out what's happening in the brain and the body when people experience symptoms from Fibromyalgia pain.

Recovery of upper limb muscle function in ME/CFS, with and without Fibromyalgia
Monday 23 December 2013: A study that reveals, for the first time, delayed recovery of upper limb muscle function in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia patients, but not in CFS-only patients.

A review of antiepileptic drugs for neuropathic pain and Fibromyalgia
Sunday 22 December 2013: A research paper entitled "Antiepileptic drugs for neuropathic pain and fibromyalgia - an overview of Cochrane reviews".

Muscle fatigue in Fibromyalgia may originate in the brain
Thursday 19 December 2013: Recently published research suggests that what people with Fibromyalgia perceive as muscle fatigue is actually our brains misinterpreting signals – just as it does with signals from pain and other sensory stimuli.

Fibromyalgia patient discovers new talent after diagnosis
Wednesday 18 December 2013: A profile of US singer-songwriter and Fibromyalgia sufferer Lisa Adrian.

Comparing Fibromyalgia and Osteoarthritis in the brain
Monday 16 December 2013: New research suggests that Fibromyalgia and Osteoarthritis may be more similar that has been thought.

Fibromyalgia patients take drug 'off-label' to help them sleep
Sunday 15 December 2013: Many Fibromyalgia patents have learned through sympathetic doctors and word of mouth that an 'off-label' drug can help them get that elusive good night’s sleep.

'Fibrofog' doesn't portend Alzheimer's
Friday 13 December 2013: ‘Fibrofog’ – the cognitive dysfunction experienced by up to 80% of Fibromyalgia patients – is not an early harbinger of Alzheimer’s disease, Dr. Robert S. Katz asserted at the annual meeting of the American College of Rheumatology.

Vibration massage by deep oscillations for Fibromyalgia
Monday 9 December 2013: The results of a study in which German researchers assessed the safety and effectiveness of treatment with vibration massage using a deep oscillation device for Fibromyalgia.

Alcohol as treatment for Fibromyalgia?
Sunday 8 December 2013: A contentious new paper from Tufts University asks the question of whether alcohol could be an alternative treatment for Fibromyalgia sufferers.

Raising kids when you're bedridden with Fibromyalgia or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Thursday 5 December 2013: Tips from About.com's Adrienne Dellwo.

Exciting news for Islanders with Fibromyalgia as research project gets underway
Wednesday 4 December 2013: A brand new neuroscience research project is about to get underway on the Isle of Wight that will focus its attention on the debilitating chronic pain condition, Fibromyalgia.

Creatine supplements help patients' Fibromyalgia
Tuesday 3 December 2013: Creatine supplementation helps patients with Fibromyalgia, according to a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial recently reported in Arthritis Care and Research.

IOM accused of bias: Burmeister calls for investigation
Sunday 1 December 2013: An open letter to the US Department of Health and Human Services' Inspecdtor General from ME/CFS sufferer and patient advocate Jeanette Burmeister.

November

Unsuspected primary hyperparathyroidism common in Fibromyalgia patients
Saturday 30 November 2013: The prevalence of unsuspected primary hyperparathyroidism among patients diagnosed with Fibromyalgia was 11% in a small exploratory study.

The electric 'onesie' that promises to beat the aches and pains dogging your health
Thursday 28 November 2013: A high-tech suit that fires mild electric currents into the body could banish severe muscle pain.

Comparing Osteoarthritis and Fibromyalgia in the brain
Wednesday 27 November 2013: New research suggests that Fibromyalgia and Osteoarthritis may be more similar that has been thought.

Survey finds Fibromyalgia hurts love life
Wednesday 20 November 2013: A new survey of Fibromyalgia patients has found that well over half believe that chronic pain has significantly harmed their romantic relationships.

Misleading coverage of Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome research
Tuesday 19 November 2013: About.com's Adrienne Dellwo discusses inaccuracy in the reporting of ME/CFS/Fibromyalgia research.

Earlier symptoms symptoms predicted Fibromyalgia in elderly women
Saturday 16 November 2013: The number and severity of symptoms measured 17 years before diagnoses were predictive of Fibromyalgia in elderly women, according to research presented at the American College of Rheumatology annual meeting.

Study evaluates use of anticonvulsants to treat Fibromyalgia
Friday 15 November 2013: Researchers in The Cochrane Collaboration conducted a review of research about the effects of anticonvulsants (antiepileptic drugs) on Fibromyalgia.

Brain scans show Fibromyalgia patients process pain differently
Thursday 14 November 2013: Brain scans reveal that people with Fibromyalgia are not as able to prepare for pain as healthy people, and they are less likely to respond to the promise of pain relief.

U.S. Fibromyalgia registry developed
Monday 11 November 2013: A research paper published in Clinical and Translational Science entitled "Construction of a US Fibromyalgia Registry Using the Fibromyalgia Research Survey Criteria".

Pleasure and pain brain signals disrupted in Fibromyalgia patients
Saturday 9 November 2013: New research indicates that a disruption of brain signals for reward and punishment contributes to increased pain sensitivity, known as hyperalgesia, in Fibromyalgia patients.

How Fibromyalgia & Chronic Fatigue Syndrome should be diagnosed
Friday 8 November 2013: An article from About.com's Adrienne Dellwo about potentially more accurate tests for Fibromyalgia and ME/CFS.

A blood test for Fibromyalgia?
Thursday 7 November 2013: Research recently presented at the annual meeting of the American College of Rheumatology suggested a new blood test may be able to predict Fibromyalgia.

Low-dose naltrexone decreases anxiety, pain, in patients with Fibromyalgia
Tuesday 5 November 2013: Low-dose naltrexone may be an effective, highly tolerable, and inexpensive treatment for patients with fibromyalgia, according to results of a prospective, open-label study presented at the 2013 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting.

More evidence for immune-system test to diagnose Fibromyalgia
Monday 4 November 2013: According to research just presented at the American College of Rheumatology annual meeting, a diagnostic laboratory test for Fibromyalgia may come from an immune system profile.

Young people report worse Fibromyalgia than older patients
Sunday 3 November 2013: Young and middle-aged Fibromyalgia patients report worse symptoms and a poorer quality of life than older patients, according to a new Mayo Clinic study that suggests the disorder plays out differently among different age groups.

Implanted occipital nerve stimulator proves beneficial for Fibromyalgia
Saturday 2 November 2013: The results of a study that evaluated the effectiveness of occipital nerve stimulation as a surgical treatment for Fibromyalgia.

October

Lyrica may ease pain for depressed Fibromyalgia patients
Wednesday 30 October 2013: Fibromyalgia and depression often go hand in hand, and a new study finds that the drug Lyrica helps ease pain in patients being treated for both conditions.

ProHealth survey: Antidepressants for ME/CFS and Fibromyalgia
Friday 25 October 2013: ProHealth is asking readers to participate in a survey to help better understand the effects antidepressants have on patients with ME/CFS and/or FM.

Readers sound off on FDA's Fibromyalgia hearing
Thursday 24 October 2013: A report of the US's Food and Drug Administration's recent open forum on Fibromyalgia.

Brainstem involvement in Fibromyalgia
Wednesday 23 October 2013: New research suggests brainstem dysfunction in people with Fibromyalgia, providing new clues as what may cause the condition's many symptoms and dysfunctions.

Study finds Fibromyalgia patients are candidates for CoQ10 treatment
Monday 21 October 2013: Research published in the journal Nutrition entitled "Effect of coenzyme Q10 evaluated by 1990 and 2010 ACR Diagnostic Criteria for Fibromyalgia and SCL-90-R: Four case reports and literature review".

Fibromyalgia sufferers get significent pain relief from IV lidocaine
Friday 18 October 2013: Patients with Fibromyalgia who are resistant to more routine therapies have a new pain relief treatment available, according to a study presented at the American Society of Anesthesiologists' Anesthesiology 2013 annual meeting.

Inflammatory chemokines – a diagnostic biomarker for Fibromyalgia?
Thursday 17 October 2013: A study that looked at the altered profile of chemokines in Fibromyalgia patients.

Evidence of brainstem dysfunction in Fibromyalgia patients
Wednesday 16 October 2013: A research paper entitled "Alterations in excitatory and inhibitory brainstem interneuronal circuits in fibromyalgia: Evidence of brainstem dysfunction".

Increased levels of IL-17A found in patients with Fibromyalgia
Tuesday 15 October 2013: A study that aimed to evaluate the plasma levels of IL-17A in Fibromyalgia patients, and to look for any correlations between this data and the concentrations of some pro- and anti-inflammatory cytokines.

Identifying Fibromyalgia subgroups
Sunday 13 October 2013: New research may help with the goal of establishing subgroups of Fibromyalgia for the purposes of research and treatment.

Fibromyalgia Support Group raises funds and awareness
Saturday 12 October 2013: Volunteers from a UK Fibromyalgia Support Group have been busy raising money to support their work.

Epigenetic alterations in women with Fibromyalgia
Friday 11 October 2013: A study entitled "Epigenetic alterations and an increased frequency of micronuclei in women with Fibromyalgia", published in the journal Nursing Research and Practice.

Living with Fibromyalgia: Education, research helps
Wednesday 9 October 2013: A profile of Illinois Fibromyalgia sufferer Shari Ferbert.

Advocates pressure Oregon to cover Fibromyalgia treatments
Monday 7 October 2013: Oregon is the only US state whose Medicaid program doesn’t cover treatment for Fibromyalgia.

Inflammation: What's its role in Fibromyalgia?
Sunday 6 October 2013: Several aspects of Fibromyalgia are still up for debate, including the cause(s), the underlying mechanism(s), etc – including the role of inflammation.

Complex chronic diseases clinic opens in Canadian hospital
Saturday 5 October 2013: The Complex Chronic Disease Clinic, which recently opened at British Columbia's BC Women's Hospital & Health Clinic, is designed specifically for patients suffering from diseases such as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, and Lyme disease.

September

Hypothalamic-pituitary disorders increased risk for Fibromyalgia-associated symptoms
Saturday 28 September 2013: Patients with hypothalamic-pituitary disorders appeared to be at increased risk for Fibromyalgia-associated symptoms, according to recent study results.

Predictors for improvement in Fibromyalgia patients
Friday 27 September 2013: A paper published in the medical journal Clinical Rheumatology.

Spine treatments little help in Fibromyalgia
Wednesday 25 September 2013: Individuals seeking care for back pain whose symptom pattern was typical of Fibromyalgia derived little benefit from minimally invasive spine therapies such as epidural steroid injections, researchers found.

Everton defender Leighton Baines signs up to arts
Saturday 21 September 2013: Madelaina Murthwaite, owner of the UK's Madelainartz art gallery and Fibromyalgia sufferer, was thrilled when Everton soccer player Leighton Baines signed an original portrait of himself, adding to her collection of celebrity-signed portraits.

Personality does not distinguish people with Fibromyalgia but identifies subgroups of patients
Friday 20 September 2013: Research published in the medical journal General Hospital Psychiatry.

'Fibromyalgia is unfair, inhumane and it ruins lives' says sufferer Jackie Mustoe
Thursday 19 September 2013: A profile of UK mother-of-one Jackie Mustoe, who was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia eight years ago.

Chemicals in foods may worsen Fibromyalgia symptoms
Wednesday 18 September 2013: According to one medical study, some chemicals found in everyday foods may exacerbate Fibromyalgia symptoms.

Goat's milk and God helping people
Monday 16 September 2013: Lynette “Nettie” Patterson, who started her own business out of her barn in Troup, Texas in 2012, says God and goat's milk has helped her.

Chronic pelvic pain syndrome patients prone to Fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue
Friday 13 September 2013: The likelihood of developing Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome increases over time in patients with urologic chronic pelvic pain syndromes, but only men seem to experience worsening of their urologic symptoms the longer the symptoms exist.

Research suggests yoga can counteract Fibromyalgia
Thursday 12 September 2013: According to new research conducted at Oregon Health & Science University, yoga exercises may have the power to combat Fibromyalgia.

Quality of life for Fibromyalgia patients worsens after taking antidepressants for a year
Wednesday 11 September 2013: A research paper entitled "The Use of Antidepressants in the Long-Term Treatment Should not Improve the Impact of Fibromyalgia on Quality of Life".

Bone mass and vitamin D levels in women with Fibromyalgia
Tuesday 10 September 2013: A research paper published in Osteoporosis International.

Welsh mother battles Fibromyalgia and starts business
Monday 9 September 2013: A devoted mother struck down by Fibromyalgia has vowed to fight on by starting her own business.

Teen Fibromyalgia can become an adult problem
Sunday 8 September 2013: A recent study explored whether teens with Fibromyalgia still had symptoms as adults, and the results showed that most did.

Antidepressants for Fibromyalgia: do they work long-term?
Saturday 7 September 2013: A recent study suggests that antidepressants may not be effective in the long-term as a Fibromyalgia treatment.

Using mobility aids with Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Thursday 5 September 2013: An article by About.com's Adrienne Dellwo about using mobility aids.

Creatine no help for Fibromyalgia
Wednesday 4 September 2013: Creatine supplementation improved several measures of muscle function in patients with Fibromyalgia in a small randomized trial, but most symptoms didn't improve.

August

Topamax for Fibromyalgia
Tuesday 27 August 2013: A number of clinical studies suggest that using epilepsy drug Topamax for Fibromyalgia treatment is effective.

Fibromyalgia patients who stopped long-term milnacipran therapy exhibited greater response loss
Monday 26 August 2013: Patients with Fibromyalgia who had received milnacipran therapy for an average of three years had a greater loss of therapeutic response when switched to placebo compared with those who continued treatment, according to recent study results.

Study found CoQ10 supplementation improved Fibromyalgia symptoms
Sunday 25 August 2013: A study entitled "Can Coenzyme Q10 Improve Clinical and Molecular Parameters in Fibromyalgia?".

Adolescent Fibromyalgia may persist into adulthood, study shows
Thursday 22 August 2013: The vast majority of patients diagnosed in adolescence with Juvenile-Onset Fibromyalgia (JFM) continue to endure the disease or its associated symptoms into young adulthood, according to a long-term follow-up study.

US softball coach Sally Whittaker-Kahan resigns
Sunday 18 August 2013: US softball coach Sally Whittaker-Kahan has resigned due to Fibromyalgia.

Treatment satisfaction varied for Fibromyalgia patients
Tuesday 13 August 2013: Patients with Fibromyalgia reported varied levels of treatment satisfaction that were predicted by specific patient-related factors, according to study results.

Divorce risk: higher with Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?
Monday 12 August 2013: About.com's Adrienne Dellwo discusses divorce rates in couples where one of the partners suffers from a chronic illness.

Couple perceptions of Fibromyalgia symptoms: the role of communication
Sunday 11 August 2013: Research published in the Pain journal.

Increased glutamate and lactate concentrations in Fibromyalgia patients
Friday 9 August 2013: A research paper entitled "Chronic Widespread Pain: Increased Glutamate and Lactate Concentrations in the Trapezius Muscle and Plasma".

Revised Italian version of FIQ showed reliability, validity for Fibromyalgia patients
Tuesday 6 August 2013: The Italian Fibromyalgia Impact Questionnaire Revised version displayed reliability, internal validity, and 2-D structure for patients with Fibromyalgia, according to study results.

Tender-point acupuncture for Fibromyalgia
Monday 5 August 2013: A new study suggests that acupuncture at Fibromyalgia tender points may be an effective treatment option.

Prevalence of Fibromyalgia
Sunday 4 August 2013: Research that sought to estimate and compare the prevalence of Fibromyalgia by two different methods in Olmsted County, Minnesota.

Newport woman's Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome awareness day big success
Saturday 3 August 2013: A fundraising and awareness day organised by a Welsh woman to raise money for Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome charities, brought in just over £800.

Study finds evidence of nerve damage in around half of Fibromyalgia patients
Friday 2 August 2013: About half of a small group of patients with Fibromyalgia was found to have damage to nerve fibers in their skin and other evidence of a disease called small-fiber polyneuropathy.

July

CoQ10 reduces inflammasome activation in Fibromyalgia patients
Wednesday 31 July 2013: Research entitled "NLRP3 Inflammasome is activated in Fibromyalgia: the effect of Coenzyme Q10".

"It's hard not being in control of my body"
Tuesday 30 July 2013: A woman so addicted to plastic surgery that she's had 59 procedures has told how she still struggles with her obsession with beauty, especially after a recent weight gain due to Fibromyalgia.

Researchers redefine ME/CFS and Fibromyalgia as a "mental disorder"
Monday 29 July 2013: A research paper entitled "One single diagnosis, bodily distress syndrome, succeeded to capture 10 diagnostic categories of functional somatic syndromes and somatoform disorders".

A blood-spot diagnostic test for Fibromyalgia
Friday 26 July 2013: Researchers have developed a reliable way to use a finger-stick blood sample to detect Fibromyalgia.

Combining milnacipran and pregabalin in Fibromyalgia treatment
Tuesday 23 July 2013: Research entitled "Milnacipran combined with pregabalin in fibromyalgia: a randomized, open-label study evaluating the safety and efficacy of adding milnacipran in patients with incomplete response to pregabalin".

Canadian recommendations for rational care of persons with Fibromyalgia
Thursday 18 July 2013: A report issued by the Canadian Pain Society and Canadian Rheumatology Association.

Whole-body vibration training improved balance in Fibromyalgia patients
Tuesday 16 July 2013: The results of research to determine whether an 8-week exercise programme supplemented with whole-body vibration improved body balance and dynamic strength in women with Fibromyalgia.

Trowbride charity worker is a Community Hero
Monday 15 July 2013: Fibromyalgia sufferer Lesley Tapp is UK newspaper the Wiltshire Times’ Community Hero for July, thanks to her work setting up a local support group for those who share her condition.

Maltese strategy on Fibromyalgia and ME to be developed
Wednesday 10 July 2013: A working party in Malta will be set up to develop a local strategy focusing on Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, Malta's Ministry for Health announced today.

Small nerve fibers impaired in people with Fibromyalgia
Monday 8 July 2013: A study that compared the small nerve fibers of Fibromyalgia patients with those of people with depression who don't have Fibromyalgia and with healthy controls.

Gran's constant pain is eased by doctor's help
Saturday 6 July 2013: A great-grandmother who says she had "suicidal thoughts" because of chronic pain has praised her doctor for giving her a "new lease of life".

June

Bassaleg woman in constant pain with Fibromyalgia and ME
Sunday 30 June 2013: An article about Welsh ME/CFS/Fibromyalgia sufferer Natasha Trew-Burns.

Why I hope Morgan Freeman becomes a Fibromyalgia spokesman
Saturday 29 June 2013: An article by About.com's Adrienne Dellwo about her hope that actor and Fibromyalgia sufferer Morgan Freeman becomes a spokesman for the disease.

Cough suppressant may ease Fibromyalgia pain
Friday 28 June 2013: A medication normally used to quiet a stubborn cough may also help ease the chronic pain of Fibromyalgia, a small study suggests.

Does spa therapy help improve Fibromyalgia symptoms?
Wednesday 26 June 2013: A study entitled "Clinical researches on the efficacy of spa therapy in fibromyalgia. A systematic review".

Some cases of Fibromyalgia may actually be small-fiber polyneuropathy
Tuesday 25 June 2013: Research published in Pain provides evidence that small-fiber polyneuropathy underlies some illnesses currently labeled as fibromyalgia.

Blood in the brain and Fibromyalgia pain processing
Monday 24 June 2013: New research provides additional evidence of a hyperactive brain response to pain in Fibromyalgia, including the emotional and cognitive aspects of the illness.

Fibromyalgia is not all in the head, it's in skin, paper concludes
Saturday 22 June 2013: Researchers at Integrated Tissue Dynamics LLC say they made have found a biological rationale – a peripheral neurovascular pathology consistently present in the skin of female fibromyalgia patients which may be a driving source of the reported symptoms.

CoQ10 depletion implicated in Fibromyalgia, ME/CFS, and Parkinson's
Friday 21 June 2013: A paper that examines the potential repercussions of CoQ10 depletion in illnesses such as Parkinson's disease, depression, ME/CFS, and Fibromyalgia.

Readers sound off on Fibromyalgia study
Wednesday 19 June 2013: Many readers of the National Pain Report had strong objections to a recent story it reported on a Dutch study that found weather conditions had no impact on Fibromyalgia pain and fatigue in women.

Illness sufferers ask MP for help
Sunday 16 June 2013: Fibromyalgia suffers in the UK raised concerns about the support they receive at a meeting with Warminster MP Andrew Murrison last Friday.

Research uses lasers, resistance training to zap Fibromyalgia pain
Thursday 13 June 2013: Details of a research project involving low-powered laser therapy and resistance exercise training to alleviate Fibromyalgia symptoms.

Nerve stimulation might ease Fibromyalgia pain
Wednesday 12 June 2013: An implanted device that zaps the nerves at the nape of the neck – shown to be effective in treating some people with migraines – may also help ease Fibromyalgia.

"Pain buttons" in Fibromyalgia
Tuesday 11 June 2013: An article by About.com's Adrienne Dellwo about tender points in Fibromyalgia.

Cure for painful malady is closer
Monday 10 June 2013: New York company Integrated Tissue Dynamics has published peer-reviewed research that found Fibromyalgia is caused by excessive, abnormal nerve activity that disrupts blood flow to and from the hands and feet.

Pain association for arthritis and Fibromyalgia compared
Sunday 9 June 2013: A Perth study has found that pain at rest is associated with depression scores in patients with rheumatoid arthritis, and is associated with stress in patients with Fibromyalgia.

Sustained exercise improved Fibromyalgia patients’ well-being without worsening pain
Saturday 8 June 2013: Patients with Fibromyalgia who participated in moderate-to-vigorous physical activity for at least 12 weeks improved their physical function and overall well-being, according to study results.

Thyroid and blood sugar issues in Fibromyalgia
Friday 7 June 2013: Fibromyalgia isn't confined to one organ or system. It's all over, and it can impact just about anything in your body – including your thyroid.

Rain and pain in Fibromyalgia
Thursday 6 June 2013: A study has found that Fibromyalgia pain and fatigue are not affected by weather conditions.

Fibromyalgia pain and premature aging
Wednesday 5 June 2013: A new study suggests that a structure called a telomere, which is part of a chromosome, and considered a measure of biological aging, is shorter than it should be.

High-dose thiamin improves Fibromyalgia symptoms
Tuesday 4 June 2013: A study involving administering high doses of thiamin to Fibromyalgia patients.

Fibromyalgia and ear-related symptoms
Saturday 1 June 2013: Research published in Clinical Rheumatology that investigates why many patients with Fibromyalgia complain of ear-related symptoms.

May

Pacing for big projects with Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Friday 31 May 2013: Have you found yourself needing to take on a big project, but not sure you'd be able to get it done? With Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, that is always a concern.

Doctors offer hyperbaric therapy to ease pain
Thursday 30 May 2013: In the US, more doctors are now offering hyperbaric therapy in their offices.

Looking forward to something with Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Wednesday 29 May 2013: About.com's Adrienne Dellwo discusses the value of anticipating doing something you enjoy.

Providence woman campaigning for more Fibromyalgia research
Tuesday 28 May 2013: Patients should take more responsibility for their overall health according to Jan Chambers, founder and president of the National Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain Association.

Doctors help princess find Fibromyalgia pea
Monday 27 May 2013: After running medical tests in four hospitals and talking to nine doctors in five years, a female pediatric doctor surnamed Yu has finally been diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, also known as “Princess and the Pea syndrome.”

Women with Fibromyalgia are still met with distrust
Sunday 26 May 2013: A new doctoral thesis shows that women with Fibromyalgia are met with distrust and lack of understanding from healthcare, at work, and also among friends and family.

Telomere length linked to Fibromyalgia pain
Thursday 23 May 2013: Considered a marker for biological aging linked to increased risk for morbidity and mortality, shortened leukocyte telomere length now has been associated with pain in Fibromyalgia, researchers at the University of Michigan have found.

Bloodspot-based diagnostic test for Fibromyalgia
Wednesday 22 May 2013: A study that investigates a potential diagnostic blood test for Fibromyalgia.

Pain patients speak out at public forum
Tuesday 21 May 2013: Arlene Grau, who has rheumatoid arthritis, migraines, fibromyalgia and lupus, was part of a panel sponsored by KPCC Southern California Public Radio for a forum on pain called "Invisible Suffering."

New Canadian guidelines for treating Fibromyalgia
Saturday 18 May 2013: Physicians from the McGill University Health Centre, McGill University and the University of Calgary have published a review article in the CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) to help family doctors diagnose and treat Fibromyalgia, which represents the first time researchers have published Canadian guidelines to help manage the condition.

Genetics of Fibromyalgia: studying families
Wednesday 15 May 2013: In a new study, scientists found evidence suggesting a strong genetic component of Fibromyalgia by genotyping members of multiple families in which several members have the condition.

Fear of activity with Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Monday 13 May 2013: Because Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome symptoms can get a whole lot worse after physical activity, it's pretty natural for sufferers to be afraid of the consequences, and therefore avoid activity.

International Awareness Day
Sunday 12 May 2013: May 12th is International Awareness Day for Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS).

Calgary doctor helps write guidelines for treatment of Fibromyalgia
Wednesday 8 May 2013: Researchers have released the first set of Canadian guidelines to help doctors diagnose and manage Fibromyalgia.

Pain tolerance and Fibromyalgia
Monday 6 May 2013: About.com's Adrienne Dellwo discusses the difference between pain tolerance and pain threshold with Fibromyalgia.

Results of switching to milnacipran in Fibromyalgia patients
Thursday 2 May 2013: Research published in the Journal of Pain Research entitled "Results of switching to milnacipran in fibromyalgia patients with an inadequate response to duloxetine: a phase IV pilot study".

April

Breakthrough research reveals pathway of Fibromyalgia
Tuesday 30 April 2013: Studies at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago, comparing Fibromyalgia patients to healthy people, confirm that Fibromyalgia is an immune system disorder.

Could mitochondrial dysfunction be a marker to distinguish FM from ME/CFS?
Monday 29 April 2013: Research published in Antioxidants & Redox Signaling that investigated the possible association between mitochondrial biogenesis and oxidative stress in patients with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia.

Dry eye signs and symptoms found in patients with Fibromyalgia
Sunday 28 April 2013: Fibromyalgia patients present with signs and symptoms of evaporative and aqueous deficient dry eye disease, according to a physician in San Francisco.

More evidence for acupuncture as Fibromyalgia treatment
Friday 26 April 2013: A new study published in Rheumatology International suggests that dry needling (another name for acupuncture) is an effective treatment for Fibromyalgia.

Panax ginseng compared to Amitriptyline and placebo for Fibromyalgia
Thursday 25 April 2013: Research entitled "Effects of Panax ginseng extract in patients with fibromyalgia: a 12-week, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial".

Identifying Fibromyalgia
Friday 19 April 2013: A profile of Queensland Fibromyalgia sufferer Brett Dean.

Study suggests Fibromyalgia might be an immunologic disorder
Wednesday 17 April 2013: New research into the immune system suggests that Fibromyalgia may be a neuroimmune syndrome in nature, rather than a neurological one.

Two TENS devices are better than one for Fibromyalgia pain
Monday 15 April 2013: Research results published Rheumatology International entitled "Efficacy of the use of two simultaneously TENS devices for fibromyalgia pain".

Two Fibromyalgia medications don't stand out when compared to placebo
Saturday 13 April 2013: According to a review published in The Cochrane Library, two medications commonly prescribed to relieve Fibromyalgia pain – Cymbalta (duloxetine) and Savella (milnacipran) – help some patients, but cause problems for others.

Symptom vs. comorbid condition in Fibromyalgia & Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Thursday 11 April 2013: With Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome it is fairly common to have a few dozen symptoms and half a dozen (or more) comorbid conditions, and it can be hard to tell which is which.

Low-dose naltrexone linked to reduction in pain in Fibromyalgia
Monday 1 April 2013: Low-dose naltrexone treatment is associated with significant reductions in pain in patients with Fibromyalgia, according to a study published in the February issue of Arthritis & Rheumatism.

March

Daze of their lives
Sunday 31 March 2013: An article about the incidence of Fibromyalgia in Hong Kong.

What the trauma leaves behind
Saturday 30 March 2013: A profile of Fibromyalgia sufferer Sahar.

Fibromyalgia patients reported more sensory, nonsensory symptoms than RA, OA patients
Tuesday 26 March 2013: Patients with Fibromyalgia reported more sensory and nonsensory symptoms compared with patients with rheumatoid arthritis or osteoarthritis, according to study results.

Trapezius activity of Fibromyalgia patients
Monday 25 March 2013: A research paper entitled "Trapezius activity of fibromyalgia patients is enhanced in stressful situations, but is similar to healthy controls in a quiet naturalistic setting: a case-control study".

Tonix readies for pivotal Fibromyalgia program
Thursday 21 March 2013: A trial of a new drug for the treatment of Fibromyalgia enters its latest phase.

Keeping house with Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Wednesday 20 March 2013: About.com's Adrienne Dellwo talks about helpful cleaning products for people with Fibromyalgia and ME/CFS.

Alcohol, Fibromyalgia, and quality of life
Saturday 16 March 2013: A study published in Arthritis Research & Therapy found that low and moderate drinkers of alcohol reported lower severity of symptoms of Fibromyalgia than teetotallers, but too much alcohol reversed the effect.

New Fibromyalgia diagnostic blood test – for real?
Friday 15 March 2013: ProHealth's Karen Lee Richards discusses a new blood test to diagnose Fibromyalgia.

Researchers launch study on dual Fibromyalgia treatment
Monday 11 March 2013: The Fibromyalgia Research Program at the Univsersity of Washington is conducting a study to determine if combining two types of treatment can benefit patients who have been diagnosed with Fibromyalgia.

µ-opioid receptors impaired in Fibromyalgia patients, study shows
Sunday 10 March 2013: Impaired functioning of the brain’s ability to process pain stimuli may negatively affect how people with Fibromyalgia experience pain, according to new research.

Research suggests mild electrical pulses may aid Fibromyalgia sufferers
Saturday 9 March 2013: Initial findings by a University of Virginia School of Nursing research team suggest that mild cranial electrical stimulation helps lessen Fibromyalgia pain.

TV & screenwriter gives a voice to Fibromyalgia patient in new book
Saturday 2 March 2013: Television series screenwriter Suzanne Fitzpatrick came down from "7th Heaven" – the longest-running family drama in television history – and shared a down-to-earth, yet remarkably inspiring, true story of Patricia Jacobson, a woman plagued with Fibromyalgia.

February

Questions arise over new diagnostic test for Fibromyalgia
Thursday 28 February 2013: A new diagnostic test for patients with Fibromyalgia will soon be available, but some experts question its value.

Fibromyalgia drugs only effective for 22 percent
Wednesday 27 February 2013: Research has revealed that Fibromyalgia drugs are only effective for 22 percent of patients.

Fibromyalgia and chronic pain in danger of being labeled a mental disorder
Monday 25 February 2013: There has been a great deal of concern over the addition of Somatic Symptom Disorder's addition to the Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders because of the potential for people with invisible disabilities to be misdiagnosed with this vague mental disorder.

13 ways Fibromyalgia is like Downton Abbey
Sunday 24 February 2013: An article by Sue Ingebretson.

Ending relationships with Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Saturday 23 February 2013: When you have Fibromyalgia or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, you have to make sure you minimize the things in your life that can make your symptoms worse, and sometimes, as painful as it can be, that means eliminating people.

Fibromyalgia not one-size-fits-all disorder
Thursday 21 February 2013: Fibromyalgia should be considered a condition that exists across a continuum in the population, and is not a categorical disorder as it has often been considered, researchers concluded from a survey analysis in Germany.

Fibromyalgia prevalence at 2.1 percent of general German population
Wednesday 20 February 2013: Researchers have determined that Fibromyalgia prevalence is 2.1% of the general population in Germany.

Morgan Freeman has Fibromyalgia
Tuesday 19 February 2013: An excerpt from a feature article on Morgan Freeman in Esquire magazine in which Freeman mentions his Fibromyalgia.

Fibromyalgia hospitalization costs for 9 years estimated near $1 billion
Friday 15 February 2013: Estimated hospitalization charges for Fibromyalgia during a 9-year period in the United States totaled almost $1 billion, according to study results.

Role of emotional trauma in Fibromyalgia questioned
Thursday 14 February 2013: A new study appears to poke holes in the belief that emotional trauma can lead to Fibromyalgia.

More positive results: Low-dose naltrexone for Fibromyalgia
Sunday 10 February 2013: Stanford University researchers have again found that low-dose naltrexone (LDN) is a beneficial treatment for Fibromyalgia.

Drugs to treat Fibromyalgia just as likely to harm as help
Tuesday 5 February 2013: Among Fibromyalgia patients taking either of two commonly prescribed drugs to reduce pain, 22 percent report substantial improvement while 21 percent had to quit the regimen due to unpleasant side effects, according to a new review in The Cochrane Library.

January

Costs, effectiveness associated with Fibromyalgia drugs questioned
Wednesday 30 January 2013: New central acting drug use for treating patients with Fibromyalgia has quadrupled during the last decade, but researchers were not convinced about the costly drugs' clinical advantages, according to study results.

Evidence of immune problem & possible diagnostic test for Fibromyalgia
Thursday 24 January 2013: New research adds evidence to the theory that Fibromyalgia involves significant immune-system dysfunction, and the testing methods used in the study may also have value as a diagnostic tool.

Central Sensitivity Syndrome: Umbrella term for Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Friday 18 January 2013: An article by About.com's Adrienne Dellwo about the usefulness of Central Sensitivity Syndrome, an umbrella term for Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and several other related illnesses.

Study finds gait disorder in men with Fibromyalgia
Tuesday 15 January 2013: Research published in Rheumatology International that examines the differences in manner of walking between healthy men and men with Fibromyalgia.

MSG may worsen Fibromyalgia symptoms
Monday 14 January 2013: An article entitled "The effect of dietary glutamate on fibromyalgia and irritable bowel symptoms", which was published in Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology.

2013 drug outlook for Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Sunday 13 January 2013: About.com's Adrienne Dellwo asks: "Will we see new drugs for either Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome in 2013?".

Denied disability: US Social Security recognizes Fibromyalgia
Tuesday 8 January 2013: An article from US website LawersandSettlements.com about the difficulties Cathy had with her attempts to have Fibromyalgia legally recognised in America.

Strong evidence of a genetic link in Fibromyalgia
Sunday 6 January 2013: Research published in Arthritis and Rheumatism entitled "The fibromyalgia family study: A genome-scan linkage study".

Working women with Fibromyalgia reported better health
Saturday 5 January 2013: Women with Fibromyalgia who worked reported better health than non-working women with Fibromyalgia, although each cohort was impaired equally in physical capacity, according to study results.

Fibromyalgia misconceptions
Friday 4 January 2013: Connie A. Luedtke, R.N., the nursing supervisor of the Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Clinic at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn., discusses some common misconceptions about Fibromyalgia.

2012

December

Why Fibromyalgia is a balancing act
Saturday 29 December 2012: According to a study by Nuray Akkaya, M.D., and his research team in Turkey, the quality of sleep in a person with Fibromyalgia the night before plays a major role in how well they navigate movements the next day.

Fibromyalgia underdiagnosed, report Mayo Clinic experts
Friday 28 December 2012: The first population study to compare the prevalence of diagnosed Fibromyalgia (FM) to the general population prevalence of people reporting symptoms that met the updated 2010 American College of Rheumatology diagnostic criteria indicates that FM may be more common than previously thought and that most FM cases are not being diagnosed, especially in men.

Laser therapy may reduce Fibromyalgia symptoms
Wednesday 26 December 2012: A study published in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine found that laser therapy may help reduce Fibromyalgia symptoms.

Men with Fibromyalgia often go undiagnosed
Monday 24 December 2012: A new Mayo Clinic study published in the in the online edition of the journal Arthritis Care & Research suggests that many people who have fibromyalgia, especially men, are going undiagnosed.

Unique immunologic patterns in Fibromyalgia
Saturday 22 December 2012: Recent data highlight the role of the immune system in Fibromyalgia.

Childhood risk factors for developing Fibromyalgia
Thursday 20 December 2012: A study that shows adverse childhood experiences contribute to the development of Fibromyalgia.

Getting through Christmas with Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Wednesday 19 December 2012: An article by About.com's Adrienne Dellwo about coping with the Christmas season when you have Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.

Amitriptyline for neuropathic pain and Fibromyalgia in adults
Tuesday 18 December 2012: A study to assess the analgesic efficacy of amitriptyline for chronic neuropathic pain and Fibromyalgia.

Author Laura Hillenbrand confronts Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Sunday 16 December 2012: A profile of best-selling author Laura Hillenbrand, who confronts Chronic Fatigue Syndrome by writing stories that inspire.

Sleep and digestive problems in Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Saturday 15 December 2012: An article by About.com's Adrienne Dellwo about the problems CFS sufferers have with sleep and digestion.

Small fibre neuropathy detected among Fibromyalgia patients
Sunday 8 December 2012: A majority of patients with Fibromyalgia and neuropathic pain were diagnosed with small fiber neuropathy based on reduced epidermal nerve fiber, according to research presented at the American College of Rheumatology Annual Meeting.

Pet therapy reduces Fibromyalgia pain
Tuesday 4 December 2012: Dawn Marcus, M.D., the lead author of a study at a Pittsburgh pain clinic, found that pain severity in people with Fibromyalgia was significantly reduced after a brief therapy dog visit.

Does brain fog from CFS start in the heart?
Saturday 1 December 2012: New research suggests that the cognitive function ("brain fog") of ME/CFS may be due to irregularities in the heart, which in turn stem from impaired vagus nerve activity.

November

Fibromyalgia can have a substantial negative impact on relationships
Thursday 29 November 2012: An abstract of the Fibromyalgia and Family Impact Survey conducted by ProHealth.

Pain regulation goes awry in Fibromyalgia
Wednesday 28 November 2012: The main pain inhibitory mechanisms in the brain may not function properly in Fibromyalgia patients, researchers found.

Alcohol, holidays & CFS / FM
Tuesday 27 November 2012: About.com's Adrienne Dellwo discusses the problems and pressures on people with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and/or Fibromyalgia with the consumpton of alcohol during holiday periods.

Pfizer's once-daily Lyrica met goal of trial in Fibromyalgia
Wednesday 21 November 2012: Pfizer Inc said a late-stage trial of a once-daily version of its drug Lyrica in patients with fibromyalgia, a pain condition affecting more than 5 million Americans, met its main goal.

Belly dancing reduced pain in Fibromyalgia patients
Thursday 15 November 2012: Patients with Fibromyalgia reduced pain and improved functional capacity, quality of life and self-image after beginning a belly dance program in a recent study.

Melatonin for Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Tuesday 13 November 2012: About.com's Adrienne Dellwo discusses the benefits – or otherwise – of melatonin for people with ME/FS/FM.

Fibromyalgia patients controlled thoughts, emotions differently
Sunday 11 November 2012: Women with Fibromyalgia significantly differed from pain-free counterparts in their ability to control their thoughts, emotions and physical reactions, according to study results.

Sleep problems worse for Fibromyalgia patients than previously thought
Friday 9 November 2012: A new report published in BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders suggests that patients with Fibromyalgia may be plagued with more sleep problems than other patients with chronic illnesses.

Support group set up by trio with debilitating illnesses
Monday 5 November 2012: Four UK women who suffer from ME, CFS, and Fibromyalgia have joined together to form a support group for Tewkesbury and the surrounding area.

Fibromyalgia treatment: most common meds
Friday 2 November 2012: New research published in the journal Pain Medicine reveals some interesting statistics about the drug treatments most commonly used by people with Fibromyalgia.

October

Disaster survival with Fibromyalgia & Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Wednesday 31 October 2012: Advice from About.com's Adrienne Dellwo about how to cope with natural disasters when you suffer from Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.

Tonix: a small biotech company with the potentially huge key to the Fibromyalgia puzzle
Sunday 28 October 2012: An article promoting US biotech company Tonix to potential investors.

Genetic breakthrough offers promise for ME, Fibromyalgia
Friday 26 October 2012: An article by Rich Carson about recent research involving genetics and its implications in treating ME/CFS/Fibromyalgia.

Sleep symptoms impair Fibromyalgia patients' quality of life
Thursday 25 October 2012: A study of Fibromyalgia patients highlights the impact of sleep symptoms on health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in this population.

The real world of Fibromyalgia: case-by-case search for help among scores of drugs, therapies
Tuesday 23 October 2012: A study published in Pain Medicine entitled "Burden of Illness and Treatment Patterns for Patients with Fibromyalgia".

Caffeine intake, Fibromyalgia pain severity linked
Wednesday 17 October 2012: New research has found a link between caffeine consumption and the severity of fibromyalgia pain, and although low to moderate intake showed little to no association with pain severity, the news is not as good for individuals who drink large amounts.

Should you get a flu shot?
Thursday 11 October 2012: An article about vaccination that features the current insights and recommendations of Dr. Charles Lapp, director of the Hunter-Hopkins Center in Charlotte, NC.

Woman graduates from university after 28 years
Wednesday 10 October 2012: Sandi Haynes obtained her university degree after working on her studies while dealing with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia.

Perfectionist pressure means poorer health for women with Fibromyalgia
Monday 8 October 2012: Women suffering from Fibromyalgia who exhibit perfectionist traits tend to have poorer health than their non-perfectionist peers, according to new research out of York University.

Lysine for Fibromyalgia & Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Sunday 7 October 2012: An article about lysine, an essential amino acid, and its health benefits to people with ME/CFS/Fibromyalgia.

Identification of subgroups among Fibromyalgia patients
Friday 5 October 2012: A paper presenting hypotheses concerning the identification of homogeneous subgroups among Fibromyalgia patients in order to improve the management of the disease.

CBT ‘has no impact’ on juvenile Fibromyalgia physical activity
Wednesday 3 October 2012: Cognitive behavior therapy is not associated with increased physical activity levels in adolescents with juvenile fibromyalgia, research shows.

September

Inflammation and stress feedback in Fibromyalgia
Saturday 29 September 2012: A recent study suggests that a relationship between inflammation and stress-system dysregulation are an underlying part of Fibromyalgia.

Going viral: surgeon, professor team in new approach to pain treatment
Wednesday 26 September 2012: A chronic pain condition and numerous gastrointestinal disorders may all be caused by a virus.

Avoiding distractions with Fibromyalgia & Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Saturday 22 September 2012: When you have cognitive dysfunction along with your Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, distractions can be a big problem. It can be hard enough for us to follow our trains of thought, and a distraction can derail us completely.

Hannah's hair-raiser to help fight against mum's disease
Saturday 15 September 2012: Hannah Gardiner, a 22-year-old from the UK, had her head shaved to raise awareness about a little-known condition which causes chronic pain.

Is Fibromyalgia caused by 'cold sore' virus?
Monday 10 September 2012: Fibromyalgia and various gastrointestinal disorders may all be caused by a virus – specifically herpes simplex type 1 – according to University of Alabama virologist Carol Duffy, PhD, and Tuscaloosa-based GI surgeon/chronic pain specialist William Pridgen, MD.

Hannah shaves her head in aid of Fibromyalgia
Sunday 9 September 2012: Hannah Gardiner has decided to make herself stand out in a crowd – by having her head shaved to raise awareness about a little-known condition which causes chronic pain.

Multidisciplinary approach cuts symptoms of Fibromyalgia
Saturday 8 September 2012: Multidisciplinary treatment adapted for women with low educational levels is superior to conventional pharmacotherapy in reducing key symptoms of Fibromyalgia according to research published in Arthritis Care & Research.

Fibromyalgia does not hinder Concord artist's passion for painting
Friday 7 September 2012: A profile of Californian artist Blanca Alfonso.

August

Chinese exercise eases Fibromyalgia pain
Tuesday 28 August 2012: A traditional Chinese meditative exercise significantly reduces pain in as little as 8 weeks in patients with Fibromyalgia, according to a new study by Canadian researchers.

US Social Security administration issues new Fibromyalgia disability ruling
Monday 27 August 2012: The US Social Security Administration has released a new ruling that details how they evaluate Fibromyalgia in disability claims.

Channel swim of a lifetime is joy for Pendle mum
Sunday 26 August 2012: A UK mum-of-two has fulfilled a lifetime ambition of swimming the English Channel.

Sublingual formulation of Fibromyalgia drug reduces production of a psychoactive metabolite
Monday 20 August 2012: Tonix Pharmaceuticals Holding Corp., a specialty pharmaceutical company developing non-addictive treatments for chronic pain syndromes, reported that its new sublingual (under-the-tongue) formulation of its Fibromyalgia drug TNX-102 reduces the production of a problematic metabolite, according to data from a recently-completed clinical trial.

Lost productivity costs outweigh healthcare costs for Fibromyalgia patients at all severity levels
Friday 17 August 2012: An article published Journal of Managed Care Pharmacy entitled "The comparative economic burden of mild, moderate, and severe fibromyalgia: Results from a retrospective chart review and cross-sectional survey of working-age US adults".

Topical capsaicin helps severe Fibromyalgia pain
Thursday 16 August 2012: An article published in Rheumatology International entitled "Short-term efficacy of topical capsaicin therapy in severely affected fibromyalgia patients".

Johnny Depp lawsuit by woman suffering from fibromyalgia dropped in Los Angeles
Wednesday 15 August 2012: Actor Johnny Depp is off the hook after a Los Angeles judge dismissed a woman's lawsuit alleging the actor's bodyguards roughed her up during a concert last year.

Gabriella nominated
Monday 13 August 2012: A young UK woman living with Fibromyalgia has been nominated for an award after returning to education and making a documentary to raise awareness of her illness.

Vulvar pain linked to Fibromyalgia and chronic pain
Thursday 9 August 2012: Women with chronic vulvar pain, or vulvodynia, are at a substantially increased risk for other chronic pain conditions, according to a University of Michigan Health System study published in Obstetrics & Gynecology.

A randomized controlled trial of qigong for Fibromyalgia
Wednesday 8 August 2012: The results of a study published in Arthritis Research & Therapy.

When your clothes hurt because of Fibromyalgia
Tuesday 7 August 2012: A lot of people live with pain, but few people without Fibromyalgia find the simple act of wearing clothes painful.

Teen endures Fibromyalgia, creates awareness bracelet business
Saturday 4 August 2012: A Fibromyalgia diagnosis changed Jenna Rice's ability to play flute, but it couldn't stop her love for helping and connecting with others.

Fashionable way to raise awareness
Thursday 2 August 2012: About six professional models posed up to help a Cotswold group which supports sufferers from Fibromyalgia and ME.

July

Lifescript launches new online Fibromyalgia Health Center
Tuesday 31 July 2012: Lifescript.com, a women's health and wellness website headquartered in Mission Viejo, California, has launched a new online Fibromyalgia Health Center, designed to help women treat and reduce the frustrations and pain of Fibromyalgia.

Trial of ketotifen for Fibromyalgia recruiting at Indiana University
Sunday 29 July 2012: The Indiana University School of Medicine Division of Rheumatology is conducting a study of an oral allergy medication to improve the symptoms of Fibromyalgia.

Smiling through pain: living on-air with Fibromyalgia
Saturday 28 July 2012: A profile of Susan Solovic, a successful entrepeneur, best-selling author, and television personality who also endures the chronic pain of Fibromyalgia.

Fluid Ink, the Phantom Scribbler, and Smudj
Sunday 22 July 2012: An article by Rainer Galea, a cartoonist/illustrator who became seriously ill with Fibromyalgia.

University of Utah recruiting for pregabalin biomarker study
Friday 20 July 2012: The Department of Anesthesiology at the University of Utah, Salt Lake City, announced July 10 that it is seeking participants for a study to investigate Lyrica's "effects on blood biomarkers" in patients with Fibromyalgia or FM & Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.

Ribose aids Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue patients
Monday 16 July 2012: D-ribose supplementation improved energy levels, sleep, mental clarity, pain relief and wellbeing in patients suffering from Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome in a recent multicenter study led by Jacob Teitelbaum, MD.

Anti-seizure medication shows promise in relieving Fibromyalgia symptoms
Sunday 15 July 2012: The drug Clonazepam, typically used to control seizures and panic attacks, may help relieve pain for Fibromyalgia patients.

Neurological effects of dietary glutamates may contribute to Fibromyalgia symptoms for many
Saturday 14 July 2012: An article entitled "The effect of dietary glutamate on fibromyalgia and irritable bowel symptoms" pucblished in Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology.

New book about long misunderstood illness
Wednesday 11 July 2012: An article about South Australian Fibromyalgia sufferer Dee Campbell and her book, Fibromyalgia Well-Being.

Refusal to diagnose Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Tuesday 10 July 2012: Doctors sometimes simply refuse to diagnose Fibromyalgia or CFS, which is a major frustration for people trying to figure out what's wrong with them so they can start trying to fix it.

We'll tough it out to support mum
Monday 9 July 2012: Two brothers from Lower Largo in Scotland are about to take on a 12-mile assault course, dubbed the 'toughest event on the planet'.

Karen finds a lifeline in new support group
Saturday 7 July 2012: A UK woman who is in almost constant pain from Fibromyalgia says a new support group has become her lifeline.

Patients with Fibromyalgia feel pain more intensely
Tuesday 3 July 2012: Research shows that people with Fibromyalgia feel pain more intensely or have a lower threshold for pain than others.

Brain activity reflects pain in Fibromyalgia
Monday 2 July 2012: A novel functional MRI approach that measures resting brain activity and connectivity may provide a much-needed objective measure of pain in patients with Fibromyalgia, researchers suggested.

Novel drug helped in Fibromyalgia
Sunday 1 July 2012: Treatment with a novel selective norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor led to decreases in pain among patients with Fibromyalgia and lessened the impact of the disease on their daily lives, a large multicenter clinical trial found.

June

The torture of sleep deprivation in Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Friday 29 June 2012: An article by About.com's Adrienne Dellwo about the problems associated with sleep deprivation.

Understanding the pain response of Fibromyalgia
Wednesday 27 June 2012: About.com's Adrienne Dellwo offers simple, jargon-free explanations for the pain processes in Fibromyalgia.

More than 10 percent of Fibromyalgia patients use marijuana to relieve pain
Tuesday 26 June 2012: More than 10% of Fibromyalgia patients report that they use marijuana to relieve pain, according to a study published in Arthritis Care & Research.

Unique book presents author's research into Fibromyalgia
Monday 25 June 2012: Elaine Marie Graham shares her findings about chronic conditions after her own struggles.

Desperate, determined husband, caregiver launches effort to unite those affected by Fibromyalgia
Sunday 24 June 2012: John Obenchain is on a mission to unite Fibromyalgia sufferers, caregivers, and their families throughout the world.

Fibromyalgia: kicking the sugar habit
Friday 22 June 2012: An article by Dr. Jacob Teitelbaum about the benefits of reducing sugar intake for Fibromyalgia sufferers.

Fibromyalgia explained
Wednesday 20 June 2012: A video from US TV program Sonoran Living's House Calls (via YouTube).

Teaching doctors to treat Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Monday 18 June 2012: A lot of doctors don't know what to do for their patients with Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.

Heat, humidity, and rain: effect on Fibromyalgia
Thursday 14 June 2012: People with Fibromyalgia often say that a certain type of weather makes their symptoms worse, but a new study contradicts much of what's said.

German Fibromyalgia survey results challenge heavy emphasis on drug therapies
Tuesday 12 June 2012: A German study where participants diagnosed with Fibromyalgia rated the effectiveness and side effects of pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions.

Cognitive dysfunction finding in Fibromyalgia
Friday 8 June 2012: New research helps shed light on the cognitive dysfunction associated with Fibromyalgia, which is often called "fibro fog".

Hospital to pay $95,000 in discrimination claim
Wednesday 6 June 2012: Federal officials say Children's Hospital Colorado has agreed to pay $95,000 to settle claims it discriminated against a job applicant with Fibromyalgia.

New device cuts Fibromyalgia pain in pilot study
Tuesday 5 June 2012: An investigational, four-coil device for transcranial magnetic stimulation deep in the brain produced some striking cases of sustained pain relief when it was tested on five Fibromyalgia patients in a pilot study.

Providence resident working to close information gap on Fibromyalgia
Saturday 2 June 2012: A profile of Jan Chambers, founder and president of the National Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain Association.

May

Sufferer wants more people to realise devastating impact of illness
Monday 28 May 2012: A UK woman has spoken out about her struggle with the 'invisible illness' Fibromyalgia, in an effort to raise awareness of the disease.

Phone app tracking of Fibromyalgia, other pain
Monday 28 May 2012: The creator of a smart-phone app for tracking chronic pain has announced that Fibromyalgia is among the top conditions for which people use the app.

Kayla Stewart turns to home-schooling to avoid bullies
Sunday 27 May 2012: A profile of Fibromyalgia and juvenile arthritis sufferer Kayla Stewart.

Chronic pain stigma revealed in new report
Friday 25 May 2012: A report into New Zealanders suffering from chronic pain shows many feel others, including healthcare professionals, underestimate the extent of their suffering.

Fantastic fundraisers: Student suffering from muscle condition takes on Great London Run
Thursday 24 May 2012: A student who has spent the last year battling an unknown muscle condition will face the Great London Run.

Disease often misunderstood
Thursday 24 May 2012: When Denise Hurtubise was feeling achy and sore, having bladder and stomach problems, it took several visits to several doctors to finally find the answer, even though it is the third most common chronic illness: Fibromyalgia.

New free-access Fibromyalgia management guide for primary care doctors
Wednesday 23 May 2012: Four Fibromyalgia specialists have developed an educational framework that primary care doctors can use as a guide to best practices in fibromyalgia case management.

Belgian trial of sodium oxybate for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome announced
Tuesday 22 May 2012: Belgian investigators at University Hospital, Ghent, have announced they're preparing to enroll about 65 patients with chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) but without fibromyalgia in a placebo controlled, randomized, double blind, cross-over efficacy trial of the experimental drug sodium oxybate (Xyrem).

Vitamin D may be of help in Fibromyalgia
Tuesday 22 May 2012: Only 15% of Fibromyalgia patients in a small study had adequate levels of vitamin D, suggesting implications for treatment.

Founder of online Fibromyalgia support group details life with Fibromyalgia, insurance companies
Monday 21 May 2012: John Obenchain, founder of the Alliance Against All Fibromyalgias, explains how dealing with Fibromyalgia extends far beyond physical and mental anguish.

Natividad Medical Foundation receives new grant for Fibromyalgia
Monday 21 May 2012: Natividad Medical Foundation has received new grants from Community Foundation for Monterey County and The Hearst Foundations to support the programs and equipment needs of Natividad Medical Center.

Genetic link to pain sensitivity in Fibromyalgia
Saturday 19 May 2012: A new study published in the European Journal of Pain provides further evidence of a genetic component of Fibromyalgia.

Fatigue not a factor in Fibromyalgia pain, study says
Friday 18 May 2012: Poor sleep is not a significant predictor of pain intensity and duration in patients with Fibromyalgia, a new study says.

Hypervigilance in Fibromyalgia or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Friday 18 May 2012: Some researchers believe that hypervigilance is a feature of Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.

Oxidative stress linked to headache in Fibromyalgia; CoQ10 supports important improvement
Wednesday 16 May 2012: An article from PLoS One entitled "Oxidative Stress Correlates with Headache Symptoms in Fibromyalgia: Coenzyme Q10 Effect on Clinical Improvement".

Study explores role of impaired sleep in Fibromyalgia pain
Tuesday 15 May 2012: Patients coping with fibromyalgia often have difficulty sleeping, and a new study published in The Journal of Pain reports that despite the negative quality of life implications, poor sleep is not a significant predictor of fibromyalgia pain intensity and duration.

Oxidative stress correlates with headache symptoms in Fibromyalgia: Coenzyme Q10 effect on clinical improvement
Monday 14 May 2012: Research published in PLoS One.

Pregabalin (Lyrica) may support meaningful improvement in Fibromyalgia sleep maintenance
Sunday 13 May 2012: An article published in Arthritis Care & Research entitled "Effect of pregabalin on sleep in patients with fibromyalgia and sleep maintenance disturbance: A randomized, placebo-controlled, 2-way crossover polysomnography study".

Pfizer halts late-stage Lyrica study
Sunday 13 May 2012: Pfizer halted a late-stage study of its second-best selling drug, Lyrica, as a possible treatment for a nerve pain in HIV patients.

Perceptions of painful stimuli are not 'exaggerated' in Fibromyalgia patients
Saturday 12 May 2012: A research paper entitled "Behavioral and neuronal investigations of hypervigilance in patients with fibromyalgia syndrome".

Constant suffering for Urris mother
Thursday 10 May 2012: An Irish woman living with chronic pain has revealed she is forced to make an agonising journey to Dublin for regular treatment.

Fatigue supplements are actually misbranded drugs: FDA
Thursday 10 May 2012: A commercial website for people suffering from symptoms of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia is rife with numerous illegal and misleading treatment claims, according to a recent warning letter sent to Dr. Jacob Teitelbaum by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

55% of rheumatologists in Ontario think Fibromyalgia is psychosomatic
Tuesday 8 May 2012: An article from Clinical Rheumatology entitled "Should rheumatologists retain ownership of fibromyalgia? A survey of Ontario [Canada] rheumatologists".

'I was forced to take stock of my life' - bestselling author speaks to the SNJ
Monday 7 May 2012: A profile of UK actress and author Sophie Neville.

Pet lover turns her hobby into a business
Thursday 3 May 2012: An animal lover who has overcome a debilitating muscular condition to set up her own business is encouraging others in a similar position to do the same.

April

An alarm system gone awry: Pain in Fibromyalgia and CFS
Sunday 29 April 2012: Pain is helpful in many ways, but when your body starts processing it abnormally, as in fibromyalgia and some cases of chronic fatigue syndrome, pain ceases to be helpful and starts doing harm.

New drug formulation for Fibromyalgia moves forward
Thursday 26 April 2012: An old drug in a new form is moving forward through trials, and the manufacturer hopes it will eventually be approved for treating Fibromyalgia.

Couple works to remove stigma and isolation associated with Fibromyalgia
Tuesday 24 April 2012: John and Sandra Obenchain openly discuss a very personal struggle to help the millions living with the mental, physical and emotional pain of Fibromyalgia.

UK woman and friends raise over £2,000 for Fibromyalgia Association
Monday 23 April 2012: An epic journey along the north Norfolk coast has left a hardy group of fundraisers battered, bruised and blistered - but it has all proved worth it.

Fibromyalgia's effects
Friday 20 April 2012: A US radio show in which Dr. Gracer interviews Dr. Beth Hodges concerning new surveys that show how severely sufferers of Fibromyalgia are affected and how much the general public knows about this problem.

AD calls for inclusion of ME and FM in list of chronic conditions
Friday 13 April 2012: Maltese political party Alternattiva Demokratika calls for the inclusion of ME (Myalgic Encephalopathy) and FM (Fibromyalgia) in schedule which guarantees entitlement for free medicines.

Pregabalin lets Fibromyalgia patients sleep
Thursday 12 April 2012: Sleep difficulties commonly experienced by patients with fibromyalgia were greatly improved during 4 weeks of treatment with pregabalin (Lyrica), a randomized trial found.

Odds of TMJ disorder in Fibromyalgia may be as high as 1 in 3
Tuesday 10 April 2012: Research entitled "Signs and symptoms of temporomandibular dysfunction in fibromyalgic patients" that was published in the Journal of Craniofacial Surgery.

People with Fibromyalgia aren't crazy
Sunday 8 April 2012: A profile of Fibromyalgia sufferer Mara Mittelman.

March

New surveys reveal striking differences between public perceptions and private realities of people with Fibromyalgia
Saturday 31 March 2012: National US findings suggest better understanding and support may empower people to seek help early for fibromyalgia symptoms.

Personality and physiology in Fibromyalgia: a new discovery
Monday 26 March 2012: New research may resolve a controversy by tying both fibromyalgia AND a personality trait to a physiological root.

Could discovery 'erase' Fibromyalgia pain?
Tuesday 20 March 2012: A team of researchers has made an important discovery about how the memory of pain is stored in the brain.

More weight equals more Fibromyalgia pain
Sunday 18 March 2012: New research now shows that the more severe the obesity, the more severe the fibromyalgia symptoms, and those who have a body mass index of 35 or higher experience the worst symptoms.

Treating pain via immune pathways: Naltrexone and Fibromyalgia
Monday 12 March 2012: New information is available about extremely low doses of the drug naltrexone, which Stanford researchers have for the past several years been investigating as a Fibromyalgia treatment.

Weekend House Call: Fibromyalgia
Sunday 11 March 2012: A video from US TV station WDSU New Orleans featuring Medical Editor Dr. Corey Hebert explaining Fibromyalgia.

Naltrexone may never be approved by the FDA
Thursday 8 March 2012: Although researchers at Stanford University's School of Medicine have conducted two small studies showing that low doses of naltrexone can reduce fibromyalgia symptoms by as much as 50 percent, the FDA has not approved the use of naltrexone to treat fibromyalgia.

For many with Fibromyalgia, stigma bars the way to treatment
Wednesday 7 March 2012: A new survey finds that 59 percent of fibromyalgia patients delayed getting a diagnosis or treatment because of fears that people would think they were complaining or faking symptoms.

Study provides evidence of milnacipran efficacy for the long-term treatment of Fibromyalgia
Monday 5 March 2012: A study that evaluated the effect of discontinuing long-term treatment with milnacipran on the symptoms of fibromyalgia found that once the agent was withdrawn, time to loss of therapeutic response was significantly shorter than in patients who continued treatment.

Researchers test drug, psychotherapy combo for Fibromyalgia
Saturday 3 March 2012: For the first time, researchers will test whether two treatments are better than one for patients with fibromyalgia.

New survey finds majority of Fibromyalgia patients delay diagnosis & treatment due to common misperceptions
Friday 2 March 2012: New research finds Americans living with Fibromyalgia suffer from much more than chronic pain, fatigue and depression – they often endure common misperceptions about their condition.

Confirmation: low-dose naltrexone eases Fibromyalgia pain
Thursday 1 March 2012: A new study, reported at the American Academy of Pain Medicine 28th Annual Meeting, shows that a low dose of the opioid antagonist naltrexone significantly reduces daily pain in patients with fibromyalgia.

February

Coenzyme Q10 in salivary cells correlate with blood cells in Fibromyalgia
Wednesday 29 February 2012: A study published in Clinical Biochemistry.

Working memory problems in Fibromyalgia and CFS
Sunday 26 February 2012: Working memory impairment is a common part of the cognitive dysfunction (brain fog or fibro fog) caused by Fibromyalgia and CFS.

Autonomic dysfunction in women with fibromyalgia
Saturday 25 February 2012: An editorial by J Derek Kingsley published in Arthritis Research & Therapy.

Norwich woman with Fibromyalgia takes on fundraising coastal walk
Friday 24 February 2012: UK Fibromyalgia sufferer Rebecca Wass plans to walk 100 miles around the length of Norfolk's coastline for charity.

Ladies sneak peak at 2012 Olympic stadium site
Friday 24 February 2012: Three UK women got a sneak preview of the 2012 Olympic Park as a thank you for their work in the community.

Men with Fibromyalgia: special problems and symptoms
Thursday 23 February 2012: An article about how Fibromyalgia affects men differently to women.

Bowel parasite may lead to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Friday 17 February 2012: A new study out of Norway suggests that the bowel parasite Giardia lamblia lead to an increased rate of chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS).

Pain negatively affects cognition in Fibromyalgia
Tuesday 14 February 2012: Stefan Duschek, PhD, from the University of Munich has told the 6th World Congress of the World Institute of Pain that pain is the primary factor contributing to cognitive impairment in patients with fibromyalgia syndrome, over and above depression, anxiety, fatigue, sleep complaints, and medication use.

Women with Fibromyalgia walk with an altered muscle synergy
Sunday 12 February 2012: Research results published in the journal Gait & Posture.

Sodium oxybate therapy provides multidimensional improvement in Fibromyalgia
Thursday 9 February 2012: A study published in the Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases entitled "Sodium oxybate therapy provides multidimensional improvement in fibromyalgia: Results of an international phase 3 trial".

EC mom wins suit against Shoprite
Monday 6 February 2012: A South African woman has successfully sued Shoprite Checkers after a box of frozen vegetables fell on her during a shopping trip, injuring her neck and shoulder, resulting in ailments that include Fibromylgia.

Breaking the Shell: Understanding centralization and myofascial trigger point's effects in Fibromyalgia
Wednesday 1 February 2012: An article by Celeste Cooper focusing on her concerns about modifications to the "Preliminary Proposed Diagnostic Criteria for Fibromyalgia."

January

"Governed by the pain": Narratives of Fibromyalgia
Tuesday 31 January 2012: Research results published in the journal Disability and Rehabilitation.

Cortical electrostimulation for Fibromyalgia
Monday 30 January 2012: A study published this month in the journal Pain Medicine supports earlier findings that noninvasive cortical electrostimulation may be somewhat effective against fibromyalgia symptoms.

For many Fibromyalgia patients, pain takes a back seat to other symptoms
Friday 27 January 2012: An article published in the New Zealand Medical Journal entitled "Women with fibromyalgia syndrome in New Zealand: The symptom experience".

Mother suffering debilitating condition tells of verbal abuse distress
Wednesday 25 January 2012: A profile of UK Fibromyalgia sufferer Gemma Hall.

Foods that aggravate Fibromyalgia and their substitutes
Tuesday 24 January 2012: A video from Fox 4 News Kansas City.

Dr. Kevin White's response to Fibromyalgia disbelievers
Monday 23 January 2012: A video from Dr. Kevin White.

Do brain problems drive ME/CFS and Fibromyalgia?
Saturday 21 January 2012: Benjamin H Natelson, MD believes that the seat of CFS and Fibromyalgia lies in the central nervous system, and has published more than a dozen papers on the subject in the past two years alone.

Study demonstrates glutamate dysregulation in Fibromyalgia
Friday 20 January 2012: A new study provides further evidence of high levels of the neurotransmitter glutamate in Fibromyalgia and suggests that lowering glutamate levels could help alleviate symptoms.

Writing a book helps woman deal with chronic disease
Wednesday 18 January 2012: A profile of Sheila Dembowski who has written a book called Leaning Into the Light which details her struggles with Fibromyalgia.

Pageant a platform for Desiree Quinn to spotlight Fibromyalgia, push for cure
Monday 16 January 2012: A profile of Desiree Quinn who was recently crowned Mrs. Clark County International and is using her position to raise awareness for Fibromyalgia.

Does personality relate to Fibromyalgia?
Wednesday 11 January 2012: Can your personality affect the likelihood that you'll develop a health condition? Some scientists believe that may be the case with fibromyalgia.

Illness clusters: the reason Fibromyalgia & Chronic Fatigue Syndrome "bring friends"
Tuesday 4 January 2012: In a review of Fibromyalgia literature, noted researcher Dr. Muhammed Yunus presents evidence for the cluster of illnesses we generally see all having a key feature in common: central sensitization.

2011

December

Chelsea announces positive phase II trial results of droxidopa in fibromyalgia
Friday 30 December 2011: Chelsea Therapeutics International, Ltd. announced results of a Phase II dose-finding study designed to evaluate the safety and determine the potential therapeutic dose range of droxidopa, alone or in combination with carbidopa, that might be effective for the treatment of fibromyalgia.

Sleepless and in pain: a link between Fibromyalgia and sleep
Wednesday 28 December 2011: A new study suggests that sleep deprivation is associated with an increased risk of developing fibromyalgia.

Development and testing of the Fibromyalgia Diagnostic Screen for primary care
Wednesday 21 December 2011: The Fibromyalgia Diagnostic Screen was developed for use by primary care clinicians to assist in the diagnostic evaluation of fibromyalgia, a disorder that predominantly affects women.

November

CFS distinguished from CFS and Fibromyalgia by unique sleep stage pattern
Tuesday 29 November 2011: A paper published in Sleep magazine entitled "Sleep-Stage Dynamics in Patients with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome with or without Fibromyalgia".

Getting to the root of Fibromyalgia
Thursday 24 November 2011: A Korean study of trace elements in hair samples show fibromyalgia patients have lower levels of important minerals compared to healthy adults.

Exercise improves perceived pain in Fibromyalgia patients
Tuesday 22 November 2011: The area of the brain responsible for pain control and cognitive performance decreased after fibromyalgia patients took part in an exercise regimen following a medication holiday, according to a study at Georgetown University Medical Center.

Building compassion
Friday 18 November 2011: Thanks to good Samaritans, students and staff from Milwaukee's Community High School are working with the NARI Foundation to renovate Jacquelyn Windom's home.

Gait markers in Fibromyalgia
Friday 18 November 2011: Research from France entitled "The interest of gait markers in the identification of subgroups among fibromyalgia patients".

Prevalence of Fibromyalgia in France
Thursday 17 November 2011: Research from France about the prevalence of Fibromyalgia there.

Opioid use in Fibromyalgia: potential problems
Monday 14 November 2011: A study published in the American Journal of Medicine discourages long-term use of opioids for treating fibromyalgia pain.

Fibromyalgia sufferer becomes figure champion
Saturday 5 November 2011: Brandi McAtee of Kalispell overcame systemic fibromyalgia and was crowned Figure B champion at the 2011 Washington Ironman Competition in Bellevue, Washington.

'Just breathing makes it hurt more,' chronic pain sufferer says
Tuesday 1 November 2011: A profile of Fibromyalgia sufferer Margaret Bristow.

October

18 very gentle stretches for Fibromyalgia & ME
Saturday 29 October 2011: Get Well From ME host Giles Meehan provides an easy-paced, conversational demonstration of gentle movements and stretches that he believes help him ease muscle tensions and improve tone.

Combination pharmacological management of Fibromyalgia
Wednesday 26 October 2011: An individualized regimen that addresses associated Fibromyalgia symptoms is needed.

National Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain Association issues position paper
Sunday 23 October 2011: The National Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain Association has issued a position paper that calls for an end to step-therapy or fail-first as insufficient treatment options which needlessly prolong the suffering of fibromyalgia and chronic pain patients.

Genetic Fibromyalgia subgroup with higher BMI & inflammation identified
Monday 17 October 2011: An article from Rheumatology International entitled "A brain-derived neurotrophic factor polymorphism Val66Met identifies fibromyalgia syndrome subgroup with higher body mass index and C-reactive protein".

Canadian author hopes to shed new light on Fibromyalgia
Sunday 16 October 2011: A profile of author Lynn Dowdall and her latest book on Fibromyalgia.

"I owe my life to Butterfly"
Saturday 15 October 2011: An article about the positive impact that UK charity the Butterfly Group made on ME/CFS/Fibromyalgia sufferer Dawn Poleon.

Homeless Boca Raton woman turns to Twitter for help
Friday 14 October 2011: An article about the generosity of strangers towards Blair Miller, a homeless woman with Fibromyalgia.

Pregabalin fares poorly for Fibromyalgia outside of US
Monday 10 October 2011: A new study has raised doubts about whether the first FDA-approved Fibromyalgia drug is as effective as previously thought.

The Fibromyalgia drug market will experience minimal growth over the next decade
Wednesday 4 October 2011: In 2010, Eli Lilly/Boehringer Ingelheim’s Cymbalta supplanted Pfizer’s Lyrica as the market- and patient-share leader in the U.S. Fibromyalgia market, according to findings from decision resources.

Body painter fights to overcome pain
Saturday 1 October 2011: A profile of Sam Wheeler, a New Zealand body artist with Fibromyalgia.

September

New hope for fighting Fibromyalgia pain
Wednesday 28 September 2011: A muscle relaxant, Cyclobenzaprine, may ease Fibromyalgia pain.

High court sides with sick 11-year-old, clears block to medical torts
Monday 26 September 2011: Chronically ill welcome high court decision; defense attorneys warn of ‘junk science’ in court.

Growth hormone treatment helpful in Fibromyalgia
Saturday 24 September 2011: Several earlier studies have shown that growth hormone (GH) deficiency is common in FMS — and that treatment with GH can be helpful. A new study adds more evidence.

The brain-gut connection in Fibromyalgia & Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Thursday 15 September 2011: New research demonstrates that bacteria in the digestive tract can have a direct influence on neurotransmitter function in the brain.

Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain LIFE™ magazine announced
Tuesday 13 September 2011: The National Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain Association today released the inaugural issue of Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain LIFE™, the bi-monthly digital magazine for, by and about fibromyalgia and related chronic pain communities.

TONIX advances in nighttime Fibromyalgia meds released
Monday 12 September 2011: In new research released this week, TONIX Pharmaceuticals has shared news that the very first drug being developed for night time usage in the treatment of fibromyalgia syndrome (FM), named cyclobenzaprine (CBP), is working on improving the condition's core symptoms.

Massage as part of a multidisciplinary treatment program for Fibromyalgia
Friday 9 September 2011: Massage therapy and other touch therapies, including craniosacral and myofascial release, have been found through research to reduce pain, anxiety and stiffness associated with Fibromyalgia.

Vagus nerve stimulation shows early promise in Fibromyalgia
Monday 5 September 2011: An open-label phase 1/2 trial of patients with treatment-resistant fibromyalgia shows that a therapy called vagus nerve stimulation is safe and effective and may be a useful treatment addition.

Abnormal brain signals and Fibromyalgia symptoms
Friday 2 September 2011: Recent research out of Korea has linked abnormalities in 2 regions of the brain with fibromyalgia pain.

Among turmeric's benefits: easing Fibromyalgia pain
Thursday 1 September 2011: An article about the health benefits of turmeric.

August

Bringing new life to comedy
Sunday 28 August 2011: A profile of New Zealand comedian Pauline Toye.

The Disabled Equestrian – determination to follow a dream
Tuesday 23 August 2011: An article by Robynn "Bobbie" Dinse about her life with Fibromyalgia.

To work or not to work with Fibromyalgia & Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Sunday 21 August 2011: When do you know it's time to quit work and go on disability?

Living with a double burden: Meanings of pain for women with Fibromyalgia
Saturday 20 August 2011: The results of a study about the impact of Fibromyalgia on women that was published in the International Journal of Qualitative Studies of Health and Well-being.

Dressing with Fibromyalgia: do your clothes cause you pain?
Friday 19 August 2011: An article by Karen lee Richards about the clothing problems facing Fibromyalgia sufferers.

Do FM sufferers have lower pain thresholds?
Thursday 18 August 2011: Some pain researchers have put forth a theory that people with Fibromyalgia have a lower threshold for pain because of increased sensitivity in the brain to pain signals.

Hypnosis, guided imagery, and Fibromyalgia
Wednesday 17 August 2011: According to a recent systematic review published in BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, hypnosis and guided imagery may not improve fibromyalgia-related quality of life.

Fibromyalgia: the facts
Tuesday 16 August 2011: It's one of the most-searched health terms on the internet, but what exactly is Fibromyalgia?

Back-to-school time with Fibromyalgia & CFS
Monday 15 August 2011: Tips from About.com's Adrienne Dellwo.

EEOC sues Children's Hospital Colorado
Sunday 14 August 2011: The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is suing Children's Hospital Colorado, claiming the hospital discriminated against a job applicant because of her Fibromyalgia.

Unsolicited advice about Fibromyalgia & CFS
Thursday 11 August 2011: Those of us with fibromyalgia (FMS) and chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS or ME/CFS) seem to be advice about our illness from people who (usually) mean well but don't have a clue what they're talking about.

Looking for new ways to ease the pain of Fibromyalgia
Saturday 6 August 2011: Audio and transcript of an episode of the Voice of America's Science in the News radio program.

July

Pharmacotherapy of Fibromyalgia
Friday 29 July 2011: Research results published in the American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy.

Wild about flours: Local mom goes totally organic
Wednesday 26 July 2011: A profile of Fibromyalgia sufferer Kathrine Wehrung.

Autism risk from Fibromyalgia and CFS drugs
Monday 18 July 2011: A new study suggests that selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) taken during pregnancy may increase your risk of having a baby with an autism spectrum disorder.

Are women monopolizing Fibromyalgia?
Sunday 17 July 2011: Contrary to popular belief, women do not have a monopoly when it comes to suffering from Fibromyalgia. Men and children are not spared from this disease.

Distinguishing Fibromyalgia from Rheumatoid Arthritis and Systemic Lupus in clinical questionnaires
Tuesday 12 July 2011: An analysis of the revised Fibromyalgia Impact Questionnaire (FIQR) and its variant, the Symptom Impact Questionnaire (SIQR), along with pain locations.

Poll: Onset type in Fibromyalgia & CFS
Monday 11 July 2011: What was the beginning of your illness like?

Lyme Disease in Fibromyalgia & CFS
Sunday 10 July 2011: Dr. W. Ian Lipkin aka the "Virus Hunter," who is currently involved in two CFS studies including one on XMRV, recently spoke at the Whittemore Peterson Institute.

Nerve-zapping implants could relieve Fibromyalgia
Friday 8 July 2011: After 15 years of battling fibromyalgia with medication and exercise, Lisa Simpson still had cramping, spasms, and pain all over her body.

Is autism related to CFS and Fibromyalgia?
Friday 8 July 2011: The nutrient L-carnitine appears effective in treating all three.

Current pain treatments don't work, Fibromyalgia expert says
Thursday 7 July 2011: In a new paper published in the British medical journal The Lancet, authors Dennis C. Turk, Ph.D., and colleagues from the University of Washington, Seattle,assert that current treatments for chronic, non-cancer-related pain are, simply, ineffective.

Inquest: Fibromyalgia sufferer killed on level crossing
Tuesday 5 July 2011: Inquest hears how victim, 58, looked up seconds before impact.

Fibromyalgia on The Doctors
Saturday 2 July 2011: Fibromyalgia was featured on an episode of US TV show The Doctors.

June

Brain fog in CFS and Fibromyalgia
Thursday 30 June 2011: Brain fog is a classic part of CFS and fibromyalgia.

Fibromyalgia prompts woman to write book
Wednesday 29 June 2011: A profile of Linda Mullinax and the Fibromyalgia that prompted her to write a book about her experiences.

Is an enzyme called GAD responsible for Fibromyalgia?
Friday 24 June 2011: A recently published hypothesis raises the possibility that an enzyme involved in type-1 diabetes may also be an underlying cause of Fibromyalgia.

Effective treatment of Fibromyalgia requires multimodal treatment strategies
Monday 13 June 2011: Treatment of Fibromyalgia requires a multidimensional approach that addresses patient symptoms, as well as psychosocial, behavioral, and physical factors, a panel of experts said at the American Pain Society's 30th Annual Scientific Meeting.

Author puts down pen to raise funds
Sunday 12 June 2011: A UK author is using his experience in the world of print to raise money for charities that help people living with the same medical condition afflicting his youngest daughter.

Sodium oxybate for Fibromyalgia
Saturday 11 June 2011: Sodium oxybate was shown to be effective in patients with both moderate to severe fibromyalgia symptoms, according to an analysis presented at the American Pain Society's 30th Annual Scientific Meeting.

Diseases That Get No Respect Show
Thursday 9 June 2011: An episode of a US radio show that focuses on "diseases that get no respect", such as Fibromyalgia.

Dance for a 'fibro' cure
Thursday 9 June 2011: An article about a dance fundraiser for sufferers of Fibromyalgia.

Northwest Portland artist painting mural to beautify neighborhood
Saturday 4 June 2011: A profile of Fibromyalgia sufferer Tara Stansberry who is using her artistic abilities for her neighbourhood.

May

My life with Fibromyalgia
Sunday 29 May 2011: An article by Don Sorensen about his life with Fibromyalgia.

The puzzle of Fibromyalgia
Friday 27 May 2011: Millions of Americans suffer from Fibromyalgia, but who knows the causes – or if there is even a cure?

The permanent flu
Sunday 22 May 2011: A profile of US Fibromyalgia sufferer Becca Southwick.

Fibromyalgia to cause 'bone-crushing fatigue'
Sunday 22 May 2011: A profile of US Fibromyalgia sufferer Laurel Wright.

Miss La Mesa breaks silence on her Fibromyalgia
Wednesday 18 May 2011: US newspaper La Mesa Patch, which focuses on news from the Californian city of La Mesa, has an article written by Katie Martin, the current winner of the Miss La Mesa competition, about her Fibromyalgia.

Lucinda to climb Kilimanjaro with five amputees
Sunday 15 May 2011: A UK student who suffers chronic fatigue and joint inflammation will climb Kilimanjaro with five amputees, after forging an inspirational friendship with the most wounded British soldier to survive battle.

Walk to Cure FM
Tuesday 10 May 2011: A fundraiser from the National Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain Association.

Life of pain is now past
Wednesday 4 May 2011: A profile of Marilynn Graham who has embarked on her second decade living with fibromyalgia.

How to ease Fibromyalgia pain when traveling
Sunday 1 May 2011: Advice on travelling with Fibromyalgia.

April

Do horses get Fibromyalgia?
Wednesday 27 April 2011: A veterinarian believes she has identified a form of Fibromyalgia in horses in her practice.

Five common 'no no's' for people with Fibromyalgia
Sunday 17 April 2011: Dr. Jacob Teitelbaum outlines five common "no no's" people mistakenly do when trying to manage Fibromyalgia.

Brendan's marathon Fibromyalgia effort
Friday 15 April 2011: A runner is going the distance to show his support for a friend with Fibromyalgia.

'ChronicBabe' blogs about pains of Fibromyalgia
Thursday 14 April 2011: A profile of Jenni Prokopy, creator of the ChronicBabe.com health blog.

Mum refused food aid under tough new rules
Monday 11 April 2011: A New Zealand solo mother has been refused a food grant to feed her children because of tight new rules for hardship payments.

Fibromyalgia researcher reveals secrets of a painful mystery
Sunday 10 April 2011: A profile of Fibromyalgia specialist Dr. Jon Russell, a Union College alum living in Texas who spent his career tilting against a malady many colleagues regarded like windmills.

A Fibromyalgia doctor steps out: an interview with Dr. Dantini
Saturday 9 April 2011: An interview with Fobromyalgia specialist Daniel C. Dantini, M.D..

US singer Tony Terry talks about Fibromyalgia
Thursday 7 April 2011: The Fox network's MyFox Houston has a video (with accompanying text) featuring US singer Tony Terry who talks about how both he and his wife struggle with Fibromyalgia.

U.S. Fibromyalgia patients currently taking an approved therapy are more likely to...
Monday 4 April 2011: Approximately 40% of surveyed patients taking an approved therapy indicate they are “very unlikely” to ask their doctor to switch their therapy in the next year, compared with more than half of surveyed patients taking an off-label treatment.

B.C. announces $2 million to study fibromyalgia, Lyme disease, chronic fatigue
Friday 1 April 2011: Health officials in British Columbia announced $2 million for a study and new centre that will focus on screening, diagnoses and treatment of patients with fibromyalgia, Lyme disease and chronic fatigue syndrome.

March

Relationship between gene variant and Fibromyalgia
Wednesday 23 March 2011: Research results published in The Journal of Rheumatology.

Xyrem not recommended for Fibromyalgia in Europe
Tuesday 22 March 2011: UCB announced today that the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) informed UCB that Xyrem® (sodium oxybate) will not be recommended as a treatment for fibromyalgia syndrome in adults.

Validation of new symptom-based Fibromyalgia criteria for IBS co-morbidity studies
Sunday 20 March 2011: The results of a study to determine the diagnostic validity of new symptom-based criteria in patients with FMS and/or IBS using the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) criteria as a gold standard

Get some sleep: Fibromyalgia raises restless leg risk
Monday 14 March 2011: A study showed that the prevalence of Restles Leg Syndrome was approximately 10 times higher in participants with Fibromyalgia than in the group of control subjects.

Fibromyalgia sufferers search for answers
Sunday 13 March 2011: Gaa Holdiman had some information to share and wondered what knowledge others had about her misunderstood condition.

Putting a face on Fibromyalgia
Sunday 13 March 2011: Glenda Smith, of Mt. Mesa, was diagnosed with fibromyalgia in 1989 at the age of 42. Since then she has had to contend with excruciating pain on a nearly daily basis.

Underfunding of Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome research
Friday 11 March 2011: The medical community has been aware of fibromyalgia (FMS) and chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) for decades, but we have incredibly few answers.

Artist pushes through the fog
Thursday 10 March 2011: Painting is not just a hobby for artist Patricia Hill. For her, it’s therapy.

Role model Stacey
Saturday 5 March 2011: As a young girl Amy Stacey struggled with the demands of being a young carer and coping with school life. Since then she has been determined to raise awareness of the role in schools by producing a DVD.

Dealing with dismissive attitude towards Fibromyalgia and CFS
Saturday 5 March 2011: Adrienne Dellwo discusses an unhelpfully common problem for many people with ME/CFS/Fibromyalgia.

Chronic pain sufferers push for treatment
Wednesday 2 March 2011: An article from Canadian newspaper The Sarnia Observer that focuses on Carol Huxley and her struggles with Fibromyalgia.

February

Local problems for citizens with ME/CFS/Fibromyalgia
Monday 28 February 2011: A disabled woman has called for roadworks in Bicester town centre to be made more pedestrian friendly. And a Newmains mum-of-three has hit out at North Lanarkshire Council – after her car was severely damaged by a pothole.

A survey on living with invalidation of Fibromyalgia
Wednesday 23 February 2011: Caroline Kenny, a psychologist in clinical training at the National University of Ireland, Galway, has launched an international online survey to investigate how much Fibromyalgia is treated with disbelief.

Five celebrities with Fibromyalgia
Wednesday 9 February 2011: Five celebrities with Fibromyalgia.

Seven conditions often mistaken for Fibromyalgia
Monday 7 February 2011: If you talk with a room full of fibromyalgia patients, you're likely to hear quite a few stories describing years of uncertainty prior to finally receiving a fibromyalgia diagnosis.

Detection of potential markers of Fibromyalgia in saliva
Thursday 3 February 2011: The results of a study that carried out a proteomic analysis of the whole saliva of FM patients in order to evaluate salivary biomarkers.

Pacing for special events: slaying the dragon of post-exertional malaise
Wednesday 2 February 2011: Pacing is a challenge during normal times, but can be especially difficult for non-routine events, which include vacations, holiday celebrations, moving and remodeling, having dinner guests or houseguests or even, for some people, leaving the house for a doctor's appointment.

January

Poll: Sensitivities in Fibromyalgia & CFS
Monday 31 January 2011: A key component of fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome, according to many researchers, is central sensitization.

Blue Telescope wins event design award
Thursday 27 January 2011: US company Blue Telescope has been given an award for an interactive device that can educate physicians about the diagnosis of fibromyalgia.

Workplace bullying, stress, and Fibromyalgia
Wednesday 26 January 2011: Article author David Yamada has had conversations with three women who have been diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, and each has experienced severe bullying and heavy-duty stress at work.

Oxytocin may offer benefits in treatment of chronic pain
Tuesday 25 January 2011: There is now research evidence that the hormone oxytocin has a valuable role to play in healing fibromylgia in addition to other maladies.

Physician attitudes about Fibromyalgia
Monday 24 January 2011: A published report outlines many reasons doctors give to justify why they view Fibromyalgia in such a poor light.

Handgrip strength test as a complementary tool in the assessment of Fibromyalgia severity in women
Saturday 22 January 2011: The results of a test to determine the ability of handgrip strength test to discriminate between presence and absence of fibromyalgia (FM) and FM severity in women.

Women living with Fibromyalgia may top number with diabetes
Wednesday 19 January 2011: Athena Champneys is no stranger to questions about fibromyalgia, the illness that leaves her feeling wiped out and in pain.

Study probes obesity link to Fibromyalgia
Monday 17 January 2011: A new study in The Journal of Pain reports there is close association between obesity and disability in fibromyalgia patients.

The pain suffered by Fibromyalgia patients
Thursday 13 January 2011: A survey unearths findings on the burden of chronic pain in fibromyalgia patients.

2010

December

Mindfulness therapy no help in Fibromyalgia trial
Thursday 30 December 2010: A program aimed at easing stress with meditation and yoga may not be much help for people with the chronic-pain condition fibromyalgia, a recent study suggests.

Nerve-zapping implants may help Fibromyalgia pain
Wednesday 29 December 2010: An article about a new treatment known as peripheral nerve stimulation.

Woman's struggle brings disease to light
Monday 27 December 2010: When Charles Town resident Claudia Patterson first started experiencing the symptoms of fibromyalgia, one of her biggest fears was that she would have to abandon the stage.

My Fibro story: "The Golden Boy"
Monday 20 December 2010: An article by Ben Ryan about how he has dealt with contracting Fibromyalgia.

Holidays and alcohol with Fibromyalgia and CFS
Friday 17 December 2010: A champagne toast, a hot buttered rum ... these things sound great during the holidays, but for many of us with fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome, that festive drink can make symptoms a whole lot worse.

Survey suggests doctors need to be more familiar with Fibromyalgia
Sunday 12 December 2010: Results of a national survey of women who have fibromyalgia show that it takes too long to be diagnosed.

Possible genetic dysregulation in pediatric CFS
Sunday 12 December 2010: Research results published in the journal Psychology.

Bacteria tied to Fibromyalgia?
Saturday 11 December 2010: New research published in Clinical Rheumatology suggests a link between fibromyalgia and infection with a bacteria called heliobacter pylori, or H pylori.

Researchers aiming to find relation between Fibromyalgia and Hashimoto's thyroiditis
Saturday 11 December 2010: Scientists are currently conducting studies to evaluate whether there is a predisposition for the development of fibromyalgia in patients with Hashimoto's thyroiditis, according to ProHealth.

Generic version of Fibromyalgia drug 'tentatively approved'
Friday 10 December 2010: A generic form of the fibromyalgia drug Cymbalta (duloxetine) has received tentative approval from the U.S. FDA.

Disabled mother and daughter get help with home
Wednesday 8 December 2010: Trina and Patricia Sanzchez were homeless until recently, when the Season of Sharing Fund helped Trina pay the first month's rent on a ground-floor apartment in Vallejo.

Yoga helps relieve Fibromyalgia symptoms
Tuesday 7 December 2010: Practicing mind-body yoga exercises, including stretches and meditation, may help women to manage symptoms of fibromyalgia, a chronic pain syndrome.

Recovering from flares with Fibromyalgia & CFS
Sunday 5 December 2010: A lot of us with fibromyalgia or chronic fatigue syndrome have flares (when symptoms are bad) and remissions (when symptoms are lighter.) While a lot of different things can trigger flares, stress and overexertion are among the most common.

Milnacipran effective for Fibromyalgia independent of depression
Sunday 5 December 2010: Milnacipran improves pain and global status independent of changes in depressive symptoms, and reduces the overall severity of symptoms in patients with fibromyalgia (FM), according to analyses from a double-blind randomized placebo-controlled trial.

Delay in diagnosis significantly impact lives of patients with Fibromyalgia, new survey reports
Friday 3 December 2010: National findings reveal greater awareness, earlier diagnosis, and support help reduce daily life challenges.

November

Bioenergy receives warning over medical foods
Monday 15 November 2010: The FDA issued a warning letter to Bioenergy Inc. regarding the marketing of its Corvalen® products as medical foods, informing the company it does not believe the products meet the statutory definition of a medical food per federal regulations.

Mind-body connection in Fibromyalgia patients studied
Monday 15 November 2010: Fibromyalgia patients often seek massage and other touch therapies to alleviate pain, and research has shown massage eases symptoms, decreases pain and improves sleep in fibromyalgia patients.

Device calms Fibromyalgia symptoms
Sunday 14 November 2010: Electrodes placed on the scalp to deliver weak, high-frequency currents significantly reduced symptoms of fibromyalgia in a double-blind, sham-controlled trial, a researcher said here.

Family that endures much suffering perseveres with thankfulness, an amazing outlook
Saturday 13 November 2010: Where so I start? The mother battles fibromyalgia and endures daily pain. The dad is on his second bout with skin cancer, suffers from kidney stones and is recovering from surgery for a hernia caused by having to constantly lift a son who has a deadly disease. An older brother’s health is in serious flux.

University researcher will receive millions for Fibromyalgia study
Thursday 11 November 2010: The CFIDS Associations of America is hosting a series of seminars broadcast over the web, “webinars,” on topics of high interest to people with CFS, loved ones and health care professionals.

October

Restless leg syndrome prevalence increases among Fibromyalgia sufferers
Sunday 24 October 2010: Adults who have fibromyalgia may be more likely to develop restless leg syndrome, according to findings published in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine.

Sensory Overload: Sources and Strategies
Saturday 16 October 2010: An article about dealing with sensory overload.

Regular exercise may provide pain relief for adolescents with Fibromyalgia
Wednesday 13 October 2010: Young people who have developed fibromyalgia may alleviate painful side effects by exercising regularly, according to findings published in The Journal of Pain.

Fatigue in Fibromyalgia: a conceptual model informed by patient interviews
Monday 11 October 2010: Research in order to better understand aspects of fatigue that might be unique to FM as well as the impact it has on patients' lives.

Fibromyalgia sufferer on The Dr Oz Show
Wednesday 6 October 2010: Audience member Mary Louise was diagnosed with fibromyalgia and has the Epstein Bar Virus [sic].

Right and wrong gifts for someone with Fibromyalgia and CFS
Saturday 2 October 2010: About.com's Adrienne Dellwo discusses an awkward problem.

September

Living with Fibromyalgia: take steps to limit your pain
Thursday 30 September 2010: An article from the San Mateo Daily Journal about strategies to elp minimise symptoms of Fibromyalgia.

You're not alone! Strange symptoms of Fibromyalgia & CFS
Tuesday 28 September 2010: About.com's Adrienne Dellwo reports on unusual symptoms reported with ME/CFS/Fibromyalgia.

Anger amplifies clinical pain in women with and without Fibromyalgia
Friday 24 September 2010: Researchers from Utrecht University who studied the effect of negative emotions on pain perception in women with and without fibromyalgia found that anger and sadness amplified pain equally in both groups.

Study shows difference between Fibromyalgia and major depression
Saturday 18 September 2010: People with fibromyalgia have long battled assumptions that they're "just depressed," but a new study demonstrates a distinct difference between fibromyalgia and major depressive disorder.

Health Matters Show
Wednesday 15 September 2010: The Health Matters Show is a large online resource "for people who want to get well from Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome".

Westford resident's vision grew as energy faded
Tuesday 14 September 2010: In 2005 when Mary McAvoy was diagnosed with fibromyalgia, physical limitations narrowed her world, but she somehow found a creative way to counter-balance the loss with a new-found joy in nature.

Limited evidence supports use of complementary and alternative medicines for Fibromyalgia
Wednesday 1 September 2010: Are complementary and alternative medicines (CAM) effective in treating patients with fibromyalgia?

August

Tai Chi reported to ease Fibromyalgia
Tuesday 24 August 2010: The ancient Chinese practice of tai chi may be effective as a therapy for fibromyalgia, according to a study published in The New England Journal of Medicine.

FBI agent, 19 others vote against Jazz Pharma's drug for Fibromyalgia
Sunday 22 August 2010: An FDA panel of outside experts voted against expanding the use of Jazz Pharmaceuticals’ narcolepsy drug to fibromyalgia, in part because of its potential as a street drug.

Complex brain networks may lead to pain intensity in Fibromyalgia patients
Thursday 5 August 2010: A brain disorder associated with fibromyaglia may cause intense pain episodes, according to a study conducted by Massachusetts General Hospital and the University of Michigan.

July

Why Fibromyalgia has a credibility problem
Sunday 25 July 2010: On top of their daily struggle with pain, fibromyalgia patients are sometimes forced to fight another battle—convincing doctors, friends, coworkers, and others that their condition is real and that their pain is not all in their head.

Fibromyalgia and pregnancy
Thursday 22 July 2010: Women who suffer from fibromyalgia can still enjoy a happy and healthy pregancy.

Positive results reported in Fibromyalgia drug trial
Monday 19 July 2010: About.com's Adrienne Dellwo reports on the encouraging results of a new drug trial.

Starspangled battle for champion horse
Tuesday 13 July 2010: The dream of owning world champion racehorse Starspangledbanner has become a nightmare for ailing Michelle Massey.

Problems with doctors and getting a diagnosis of Fibromyalgia and CFS
Saturday 10 July 2010: About.com's Adrienne Dellwo discusses a problem facing people with ME/CFS and Fibromyalgia.

New criteria proposed for diagnosing Fibromyalgia
Friday 9 July 2010: The American College of Rheumatology is proposing a new set of diagnostic criteria for fibromyalgia that includes common symptoms such as fatigue, sleep disturbances, and cognitive problems, as well as pain.

Spanish court case
Saturday 3 July 2010: A judge in Barcelona, Spain, has passed a sentence that recognizes, for the first time, that the full disability of a woman with Fibromyalgia and MCS was due to an environmental accident that happened in the industrial area of the town of L'Ametlla del Vallès (near Barcelona).

June

IBS & food sensitivities in Fibromyalgia & CFS
Wednesday 30 June 2010: About.com's Adrienne Dellwo discusses overlapping symptoms of ME/CFS/FM and Irritable Bowel Syndrome.

Public meeting swamped by 300-plus advice seekers
Thursday 24 June 2010: When a coalition of pain groups organized a public information session on fibromyalgia in London, they were expecting a turnout of about 35 people. Instead, more than 300 registered.

New findings: acupuncture for symptoms of Fibromyalgia & CFS
Wednesday 16 June 2010: About.com's Adrienne Dellwo discusses new findings about acupuncture and its potential use in helping treat ME/CFS/FM.

Injuries and slow healing with Fibromyalgia and CFS
Sunday 13 June 2010: About.com's Adrienne Dellwo discusses a problematic aspect of ME/CFS/FM.

Managing Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia: A Seven-Part Plan
Wednesday 9 June 2010: The CFIDS & Fibromyalgia Self-Help Program announces the free online edition of "Managing Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia: A Seven-Part Plan" by Bruce Campbell, Ph.D..

May

New criteria proposed for diagnosing Fibromyalgia suggests no longer focusing on tender points
Thursday 27 May 2010: The American College of Rheumatology is proposing a new set of diagnostic criteria for fibromyalgia that includes common symptoms such as fatigue, sleep disturbances, and cognitive problems, as well as pain.

Flexible doses of duloxetine provide greater pain reduction vs placebo for in-patients with Fibromyalgia
Thursday 13 May 2010: Patients with fibromyalgia reported feeling much better and experienced greater pain reduction with flexible doses of duloxetine compared with placebo.

International Awareness Day
Wednesday 12 May 2010: Today is International ME/CFS Awareness Day and National Fibromyalgia Awareness Day.

Laughter instead of exercise for Fibromyalgia & CFS?
Friday 7 May 2010: About.com's Adrienne Dellwo reports on the cheerful results of a recent study.

Finding your energy envelope
Wednesday 5 May 2010: CFIDS & Fibromyalgia Self-Help has a two-part article by Bruce Campbell about understanding and working within your limits with ME/CFS/Fibromyalgia.

Laser treatment for Fibromyalgia
Tuesday 4 May 2010: American laser manufacturer MicroLight Corp. of America has issued a press release about its latest model.

Fibromyalgia affects mental health of those diagnosed and their spouses, MU study finds
Monday 3 May 2010: In a new study, University of Missouri researchers are examining how the diagnosis of Fibromyalgia can affect marriages.

April

New reliable method based on patients' gait helps to diagnose fibromyalgia
Thursday 29 April 2010: Recent research from Spain's University of Granada has discovered a new way to help diagnose Fibromyalgia.

March

Musicians tune up for health group
Saturday 27 March 2010: An article from Canada's Kingston This Week about the Canta Arya School for Strings.

Grocery shopping with Fibromyalgia & CFS
Friday 26 March 2010: About.com's Adrienne Dellwo discusses the difficulties of grocery shoppping for people with ME/CFS/Fibromyalgia.

Effects of acupuncture to treat fibromyalgia
Thursday 25 March 2010: Research from the medical journal Chinese Medicine.

Protecting your liver with Fibromyalgia & CFS
Monday 22 March 2010: About.com's Adrienne Dellwo has written an article about the things people with ME/CFS/Fibromyalgia can do to avoid liver damage.

Fibromyalgia in children and teens
Monday 15 March 2010: ProHealth has an article by Dr Mark J Pellegrino about Fibromyalgia in younger people.

Fibromyalgia study involves medication and conversation
Friday 12 March 2010: HealthCanal.com reports on a Fibromyalgia study involving the combination of medication and conversation.

Doing housework with Fibromyalgia & CFS
Monday 8 March 2010: About.com's Adrienne Dellwo has an article about meeting the challenges of housework for people with ME/CFS/ Fibromyalgia.

February

Fibromyalgia Pain & 'Situational Narcissism'
Saturday 27 February 2010: About.com's Adrienne Dellwo has an interesting article about behaviour that can come about as a result of chronic pain.

Shelly Quarmby
Thursday 18 February 2010: UK singer/songwriter Shelly Quarmby has released a six-song EP entitled Change and proceeds from the sale of one of the tracks will go towards Fibromyalgia Association of the United Kingdom.

Slow breathing can reduce chronic pain
Tuesday 16 February 2010: About.com's Carol and Richard Eustice report the results of research into the benefits of slow breathing for people with chronic pain such as Fibromyalgia.

Carnitine for Fibromyalgia and CFS
Thursday 11 February 2010: About.com's Adrienne Dellwo talks about the potential benefits of carnitine.

January

Debunking myths
Friday 29 January 2010: About.com's Adrienne Dellwo has an article about the ways people can combat the perception of Fibromyalgia and CFS as mere laziness.

Consumer advocates petition FDA to ban Fibromyalgia drug
Sunday 24 January 2010: ProHealth reports on moves by Public Citizen, a Washington, DC-based nonprofit public health advocacy organization, to have Savella banned.

Missense mutations in the MEFV gene
Sunday 10 January 2010: PLoS One has published a research article on a faulty gene in people with Fibromyalgia.

The false promise of miracle cures
Thursday 7 January 2010: The Canary Report has reprinted a two-part article about products such as amygdala retraining that claim to cure diseases such as ME/CFS, Fibromyalgia and Multiple Chemical Sensitivity.

New online survey on children with Fibromyalgia: participants wanted
Tuesday 5 January 2010: ProHealth reports on a new survey.

2009

December

New Year's resolutions with Fibromyalgia & CFS
Thursday 31 December 2009: About.com's Adrienne Dellwo has some advice for the New Year.

KatZen album
Tuesday 29 December 2009: US group KatZen has released an album entitled Overcome which highlights the struggle that lead singer Tamara Cimmerian has had with Fibromyalgia.

World map of CFS and Fibromyalgia
Tuesday 22 December 2009: PR.com reports on a world map of CFS and Fibromyalgia.

FDA gets application for new Fibromyalgia drug
Thursday 17 December 2009: About.com's Adrienne Dellwo reports on a potential new drug for Fibromyalgia.

Early diagnosis vital
Wednesday 16 December 2009: The Star Online has an article about the advantages of early diagnosis with Fibromyalgia.

The relationship between Fibromyalgia and the MCS
Tuesday 15 December 2009: The Scandinavian Journal of Rheumatology has published a research paper that demonstrated the links between Fibromyalgia and Multiple Chemical Sensitivity.

Researchers touch on something new
Sunday 13 December 2009: US newspaper the Times Union has an article about new research that may help expand our knowledge of Fibromyalgia.

November

Drugs affecting the central nervous system effective against fibromyalgia, study finds
Thursday 5 November 2009: The Medical Report has an article on a thesis indicating drugs that can possibly alleviate Fibromyalgia symptoms.

Milnacipran and Fibromyalgia
Tuesday 3 November 2009: MedPage Today reports on the results of a double-blind trial involving the antidepressant milnacipran (brand name Savella) and its success in helping reduce the symptoms of Fibromyalgia.

September

Social media for Fibromyalgia & CFS
Thursday 3 September 2009: Adrienne Dellwo discusses social networking and ME/CFS/Fibromyalgia.

Legitimacy of fibromyalgia still a contentious point
Tuesday 1 September 2009: The Richmond Times-Dispatch has reprinted an even-handed article from the Sam McManis from The Sacramento Bee about Fibromyalgia.

August

Can music ease Fibromyalgia pain?
Monday 31 August 2009: Adrienne Dellwo reports on some remarkable research results involving music and its effectiveness in alleviating Fibromyalgia pain.

Rheumatismo special on Fibromyalgia
Tuesday 25 August 2009: The Italian journal Rheumatismo has published 77 pages of special reports on Fibromyalgia.

Evidence of chiropractic treatment for fibromyalgia "insufficient"
Tuesday 18 August 2009: The UK's Arthritis Research Campaign reports on a review of medical literature involving chiropractic treatments being used on Fibromyalgia patients.

Chronic pain plaintiff awarded millions
Monday 17 August 2009: CBC News reports on a Canadian woman who was awarded $3.5 million after developing Fibromyalgia following a fall in hospital.

Pain Meds for Fibromyalgia: Poll Results
Wednesday 12 August 2009: Adrienne Dellwo conducted an informal poll on what types of pain medications were used by people with Fibromyalgia.

July

Sodium Oxybate for Fibromyalgia
Sunday 19 July 2009: About.com's Adrienne Dellwo reports on promising research involving sodium oxybate for Fibromyalgia.

Salon says your pain is imaginary
Saturday 18 July 2009: The Feministe blog has a scathing review of an article that appeared in the online magazine, Salon.

Nutritional Approaches in Fibromyalgia
Thursday 16 July 2009: Dr Mark Pellegrino has an interesting article about the importance of nutrition in helping to deal with Fibromyalgia.

Treating Fibromyalgia Pain: Medication Options
Monday 13 July 2009: WebMD has published a feature article on medications available to those Fibromyalgia.

History of Fibromyalgia
Sunday 12 July 2009: The Fibromyalgia Resource Center has a history of the disease.

Epidemiology, costs, and the economic burden of fibromyalgia
Saturday 4 July 2009: The journal Arthritis Research & Therapy has published an article entitled "Epidemiology, costs, and the economic burden of fibromyalgia" by Michael Spaeth.

Prevalence of fibromyalgia in low socioeconomic status population
Friday 3 July 2009: 7thSpace has reprinted an article that was first published in BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders.

Fertility and Fibromyalgia
Wednesday 1 July 2009: Planet Thrive's vitality 101: cfs and fibromyalgia solutions section recently had a question about possible fertility problems for people with Fibromyalgia.

June

How to dress for less Fibromyalgia pain
Monday 29 June 2009: About.com's Adrienne Dellwo has written a helpful article on tips for dressing if you have Fibromyalgia.

Brain imaging study sheds light on Fibromyalgia
Sunday 21 June 2009: HealthDay News reports on a "link found between gray matter and dopamine levels in patients."

Fibromyalgia: recent study shows elevated levels of eotaxin
Friday 19 June 2009: The HEIRS Environmental Illness Research Blog reports on elevated levels on eotaxin in Fibromyalgia patients.

Improvement in Fibromyalgia Symptoms Sustained for 1 Year With Milnacipran
Thursday 11 June 2009: Kristina Rebelo reports on a one-year study that found the antidepressant milnacipran (brand name Savella) helped reduce symptoms of Fibromyalgia.

New Fibromyalgia video
Wednesday 10 June 2009: National Fibromyalgia Association and Pfizer have produced a video that features the Association's president, Lynne Matallana, and Kim Dupree Jones, PhD, RN, FNP.

Juvenile Fibromyalgia research
Wednesday 10 June 2009: Dr Ritchie Shoemaker was a speaker at the 9th International IACFS/ME Research and Clinical Conference.

Another Fibromyalgia news item video
Saturday 6 June 2009: In addition to our other news item about Fibromyalgia being reported on a TV news program, WLUC TV6 also has a news item on video about the disease.

Fibromyalgia news item video
Saturday 6 June 2009: FOX 7 News in the US had a recent news item about Fibromyalgia.

Men with Fibromyalgia
Monday 1 June 2009: Here is a list of links that focuses on Fibromyalgia as it affects men.

May

Do Sports Creams Rub the Pain Away?
Sunday 31 May 2009: The New York Times has an article about the use of sports creams for muscular pain.

Gastrointestinal Symptoms Common in Fibromyalgia
Sunday 31 May 2009: Modern Medicine reports that "Nearly all fibromyalgia patients had functional gastrointestinal disorder, compared to 39 percent of study controls".

Arizona Trail for Fibromyalgia
Saturday 30 May 2009: A US woman by the name of Sirena has completed a marathon walk to raise awareness of Fibromyalgia.

Fibromyalgia discussed on "The Doctors"
Saturday 23 May 2009: US TV program The Doctors discussed Fibromyalgia on a recent episode.

Marion Fibromyalgia/ME/CFS/MCS Networking Café Club meetings
Tuesday 19 May 2009: The Marion Fibromyalgia/ME/CFS/MCS Networking Café Club has changed the address of its meetings.

Southern Chronic Illness Links Network meetings
Tuesday 19 May 2009: The Bridges and Pathways Institute Inc / Southern Chronic Illness Links Network is an organisation that provides support for people with CFS and Fibromyalgia.

International Awareness Day
Tuesday 12 May 2009: Today is International ME/CFS Awareness Day and National Fibromyalgia Awareness Day.

April

Survey: Fibromyalgia and food
Sunday 26 April 2009: Jacquie Mayes, a nutritional therapist from the UK, has published the results of a survey she undertook asking the question: “Fibromyalgia: is there a link between symptoms and foods consumed?”

Fibromyalgia, CFS & The Elimination Diet
Sunday 19 April 2009: About.com’s Adrienne Dellwo asks: “Have you tried an elimination diet?”

Coping with Fibromyalgia – massage chairs help
Monday 13 April 2009: Massage therapist Steve Esquire has written an article about the potential benefits of having a massage chair.

Study suggests Fibromyalgia associated with malabsorption
Saturday 11 April 2009: About.com’s Adrienne Dellwo reports on her Fibromyalgia & CFS Blog that people with Fibromyalgia may have problems absorbing various amino acids.

March

Injections of lidocaine 'show good results in fibromyalgia patients'
Thursday 26 March 2009: The UK’s Arthritis Research Campaign reports on research results published in the medical journal Clinical Rheumatology that show a marked improvement in Fibromyalgia patients when given injections of lidocaine, a drug used primarily in dentistry and minor surgery.

Fibromyalgia featured on US TV news
Tuesday 24 March 2009: Fibromyalgia was recently featured on US TV news program WXYZ-TV/Detroit.

Combination therapy eases fibromyalgia symptoms
Tuesday 17 March 2009: Reuters reports that “a review of previous clinical trial results shows that a multifaceted approach can be effective for treating fibromyalgia.”

Study: Are Fibromyalgia patients as inactive as they say they are?
Tuesday 10 March 2009: A small study compared two sets of people – one with Fibromyalgia and the other with rheumatoid arthritis – and found that both groups of people were symptomatically very similar.

February

Impaired Language in Fibromyalgia & CFS
Saturday 21 February 2009: About.com’s Adrienne Dellwo has written an article about dysphasia, a language disorder where people have difficulty with names, places, numbers etc.

The Down Side of Fibromyalgia & CFS Awareness
Sunday 15 February 2009: About.com’s Adrienne Dellwo makes an interesting point about the increasing awareness of ME/CFS/Fibromyalgia in the media.

Fibromyalgia woman awarded payout in the US
Saturday 7 February 2009: SFGate reports that a US woman with fibromyalgia has been awarded a $US75,000 payout after the company she worked for, Georgia-Pacific, forced her to work unreasonable hours, disregarding her condition.

OTC Drugs for Managing Fibromyalgia & Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Symptoms
Sunday 1 February 2009: About.com’s Adrienne Dellwo asks: “What’s in your medicine cabinet? In addition to all of your prescription drugs and supplements, you might want to keep certain over-the-counter (OTC) meds on hand to help you manage symptoms of fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome.”

January

Fibromyalgia on House
Tuesday 27 January 2009: Fibromyalgia got a mention – albeit briefly – on a recent episode of the TV series House, broadcast on 19 January in the US.

Research Finds Healthy Use For Tanning Beds As Pain Treatment
Monday 26 January 2009: Despite the potential risks associated with tanning beds, Digtriad.com reports that “Ultraviolet light may help relieve pain in fibromyalgia syndrome patients, according to a preliminary study at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center conducted by dermatology, rheumatology, and public health sciences researchers.”

Tea & Theanine for Fibromyalgia & Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Sunday 25 January 2009: Adrienne Dellwo reports on the benefits of drinking tea – or, more specifically, an amino acid found in black and green tea that can help alleviate the symptoms of ME/CFS and Fibromyalgia.

New study: antidepressants help patients with Fibromyalgia
Sunday 18 January 2009: Scientific American reports that “Drugs traditionally used to treat depression are also effective in easing widespread pain, sleep disturbances and dismal moods associated with fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS)”.

Fibromyalgia DVD
Thursday 8 January 2009: Fibromyalgia: Fitting the Pieces Together is a new documentary available on DVD which focuses on Sharon Ostalecki’s journey with the disease.

The benefits of massage
Friday 2 January 2009: Here are a couple of articles that discuss the benefits of massage for those with ME/CFS and/or Fibromyalgia.

2008

December

Twin Study suggests that Fibromyalgia Syndrome has a strong genetic background
Tuesday 9 December 2008: The European Journal of Pain is about to publish the results of a study in which fibromyalgia symptoms appear to have a strong genetic component.

November

Fibromyalgia video
Wednesday 26 November 2008: YouTube has a video of a presentation on Fibromyalgia for primary care physicians.

Why Don't Painkillers Work For People With Fibromyalgia?
Monday 24 November 2008: If you’ve tried amitriptyline – or any other drug for that matter – and found that it didn’t help your symptoms, you’re not alone.

Amitriptyline in the treatment of fibromyalgia
Sunday 23 November 2008: The medical journal Rheumatology has published a paper entitled “Amitriptyline in the treatment of fibromyalgia: a systematic review of its efficacy”.

Know Fibro
Tuesday 4 November 2008: Know Fibro is a new website with information and help about Fibromyalgia, and was created by Martha Beck, PhD, in association with National Fibromyalgia Association and Eli Lilly and Company.

Fibromyalgia educational initiative launched in the US
Sunday 2 November 2008: In a concerted effort to raise awareness of fibromyalgia in the US, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, The Institute for Johns Hopkins Nursing, and the National Fibromyalgia Association have banded together to launch the “Fibromyalgia Circle of Care Initiative”.

October

Contribute your bit to a survey on chronic pain
Friday 10 October 2008: Our friends in Queensland are circulating a survey which they’d like as many of us as possible to fill in.

September

Living with Fibromyalgia documentary DVD
Tuesday 23 September 2008: Living with Fibromyalgia is a feature-length documentary that has just been released on DVD.

August

Brain dysfunction may explain fibromyalgia symptoms
Sunday 31 August 2008: Reuters India reports on a recent research paper that links dysfunction in a part of the brain known as the hippocampus to symptoms in fibromyalgia.

Live chat Q&A with Dr Mark Pellegrino
Thursday 21 August 2008: ProHealth’s ImmuneSupport.com will be hosting a live chat Q&A with Fibromyalgia doctor, Mark Pellegrino, MD on Friday 19 September 2008 from 3 to 4pm Pacific Standard Time in the US.

Guaifenesin for Fibromyalgia
Thursday 21 August 2008: The Vancouver Sun reports on the use of guaifenesin in helping alleviate symptoms of Fibromyalgia.

July

Liverpool Daily Post article: “Struck down, but aftermath is striking”
Wednesday 9 July 2008: The Liverpool Daily Post has an article about Madelaina Murthwaite, an artist with Fibromyalgia who has a new exhibition, Beauty Versus the Beast, which was created in order to raise awareness for the illness.

June

Fibromyalgia: Catalan Government passes Resolution
Monday 9 June 2008: We’ve received a message from Hope4all about Spain’s Catalan Government passing a resolution to “organize health services” for people with ME/CFS/FM.

Fibromyalgia SA Education & Information Meeting
Thursday 5 June 2008: Here are the details for the next Fibromyalgia SA Education & Information Meeting.

May

Chronic Pain and Sex: a Couple's Gentle Battle With Fibromyalgia
Tuesday 20 May 2008: ABC News has a helpful article about a problem facing a lot of people with Fibromyalgia: coping with intimacy and chronic pain.

World ME & FM Prayer and Meditation Day
Monday 12 May 2008: In an event that coincides with ME/CFS International Awareness Day, World ME & FM Prayer and Meditation Day (also known as time2link) occurs today between 12 noon 12:30pm.

April

A New Fibromyalgia Remedy: Antiviral Drugs
Wednesday 16 April 2008: U.S. News & World Report has published a news article about a treatment option for fibromyalgia involving antiviral drugs.

A Plan to Reduce Fibromyalgia Pain
Thursday 10 April 2008: The Mayo Clinic publishes the Mayo Clinic Health Letter, a monthly newsletter that highlights various health topics.

Failure to Diagnose Fibromyalgia Costs Taxpayers and Overburdens the Healthcare System
Wednesday 9 April 2008: The American Chronicle’s Lourdes Salvador reports on researchers who have calculated the financial burden on sufferers – and society in general – caused by Fibromyalgia.

March

World ME & FM Prayer and Meditation Day
Sunday 30 March 2008: We’ve had a message from Suzanne Olivante, head of time2link, about an upcoming worldwide day of prayer and meditation.

Cortisol may alleviate chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia symptoms: study
Thursday 20 March 2008: CBC News reports that “Sufferers of fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome may see significant relief from their symptoms when administered the stress hormone cortisol, finds a new study.”

Fibromyalgia ads stir conflict: Is it a disease?
Thursday 13 March 2008: mlive.com’s Ann Arbor Business Review has published a news article about how a TV commercial for a new fibromyalgia medication, Lyrica, has sparked a controversy in the US.

Pain In Fibromyalgia Is Linked To Changes In Brain Molecule
Thursday 13 March 2008: ScienceDaily reports that “Researchers at the University of Michigan Health System have found a key linkage between pain and a specific brain molecule”.

February

FibroMen Support Group
Friday 15 February 2008: Although Fibromyalgia is a disease affected predominantly by women at a ratio of anywhere between 7:1, 9:1, and 20:1 (depending on your source), men do suffer from it.

January

More on the Fibromyalgia debate
Friday 18 January 2008: Three days ago we reported on an article published in The New York Times about a debate currently going on in the US about Fibromyalgia which appears to stem from the approval of Lyrica, a drug used for the disease.

New York Times article on drug approved for Fibromyalgia
Tuesday 15 January 2008: The New York Times has published an article on a potential controversy involving a new drug, Lyrica, which was recently approved in the US for dealing with Fibromyalgia pain.

Mayo Clinic: Fibromyalgia Tips video
Sunday 6 January 2008: The Mayo Clinic has a short video on managing Fibromyalgia.

Recommendations for persons with CFS (or Fibromyalgia) who are anticipating surgery
Saturday 5 January 2008: ME/CFS specialist, Dr Charles W Lapp, has written an article outlining suggestions and recommendations for anyone with ME/CFS or Fibromyalgia and about to have surgery.

 

2007

November

Charity calendar to raise awareness of Fibromyalgia
Thursday 29 November 2007: A calendar is being produced to raise awareness of Fibromyalgia.

October

Social Support and Fibromyalgia Research
Tuesday 23 October 2007: A new research study focusing on fibromyalgia is underway at Victoria University.

September

Help-With-Arthritis-Pain.com
Tuesday 25 September 2007: A website that may be of interest to those with pain associated with ME/CFS or fibromyalgia is Help-With-Arthritis-Pain.com.

Women and Fibromyalgia
Monday 24 September 2007: Author Barbara A Keddy, RN, PhD, has published a book entitled Women and Fibromyalgia: Living with an Invisible Dis-ease.

August

CFIDS & Fibromyalgia Self-Help website
Monday 13 August 2007: CFIDS & Fibromyalgia Self-Help is a US non-profit organisation dedicated to improving the quality of life for people with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and fibromyalgia.

July

American Family Physician: Fibromyalgia
Tuesday 31 July 2007: The latest issue of American Family Physician has a comprehensive article on Fibromyalgia.

Fibromyalgia information session
Monday 16 July 2007: Fibromyalgia SA is providing an information session on Sunday 5 August 2007 at the Arthritis Foundation in Fullarton.

Funding cuts
Monday 9 July 2007: Arthritis SA has sent a letter to members and others. The letter outlines funding cuts, and the figures that they quote are astonishing in terms of cuts to a service that many of our members (particularly those with Fibromyalgia) use currently.

 

2006

May

Fibromyalgia & CFS Self-Management Toolkit Program
11 May 2006: This program is two hours, weekly for eight weeks. The course starts June 21, 2006.

January

FM/ME/CFS Toolkit Self-Management Program
30 January 2006: The Southern Chronic Illness Links Network presents a series of courses beginning in March designed for the special needs of people with complex chronic illnesses such as Fibromyalgia and ME/CFS chronic fatigue syndromes.

 

2005 & earlier

Acupuncture effective for fibromyalgia
12 September 2005: HealthDay reports that people with fibromyalgia have found short-term benefits with acupuncture.

Fibromyalgia SA seminar
24 May 2005: Fibromyalgia SA will be presenting a seminar entitled “Conventional and Complementary Pathways to Living Life Better with Fibromyalgia” on July 3.

Fibromyalgia SA seminars
26 April 2005: Our friends at Fibromyalgia SA are presenting two seminars.

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