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Q. I've been on Cymbalta for six years. My rheumatologist prescribed it for fibromyalgia neuropathy in my feet. (It felt like my feet were in a bonfire all the time.) When I first began taking it, the pain stopped. But... (Read More)
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Q. I have used golden raisins soaked in gin as recommended to me by a nurse who had Fibromyalgia as I have. I have used a teaspoon a day for over 15 years and I have gone from major muscle... (Read More)
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Q. My fibromyalgia causes me chronic pain, which makes it very hard to sleep. If I can get to sleep at all, I'll wake every hour, go to the bathroom and just maybe drop off to sleep before I have... (Read More)
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Tune in to our radio show on your local public radio station, or sign up for the podcast and listen at your leisure. Here's what it's about: Inflammation is a primary cause of many chronic conditions, from Alzheimer's disease and... (Read More)
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The causes of fibromyalgia remain somewhat mysterious. People who have this condition often complain of pain and tenderness in the joints, muscles, tendons, and other soft tissues. Sensitive points are frequently found on the back, shoulders and neck. Now Norwegian... (Read More)
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A few days ago retired physicist Derek H. Page and his colleague Hugh Smailes submitted an article to The People's Pharmacy titled "Why Does Soap Soothe Nighttime Leg Cramps?" It was an interesting hypothesis and we invite you take a... (Read More)
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Q. My wife accidentally stumbled upon a liquid NSAID, Pennsaid. It is a blessing. I have had uncontrollable fibromyalgia for more than a decade. All my healthcare providers say mine is the worst case they've ever seen. I have knots... (Read More)
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The causes of fibromyalgia remain somewhat mysterious. People who have this condition often complain of pain and tenderness in the joints, muscles, tendons, and other soft tissues. Sensitive points are frequently found on the back, shoulders and neck. Now Norwegian... (Read More)
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Q. I read that turmeric could help relieve muscle pain, so I began taking three capsules each day for my fibromyalgia. The pain has eased somewhat, but the greatest benefit was that the neuropathy in my feet has almost entirely... (Read More)
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The ancient Chinese martial art called tai chi may be helpful for people with fibromyalgia. In this condition, patients often experience widespread muscle pain and severe fatigue as well as sleep difficulties and cognitive impairment. Researchers in Boston compared the... (Read More)
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Exercise Beats Anxiety

People with chronic health problems often feel anxious about their condition, but adding an anti-anxiety drug to numerous other medications may not be the best solution. A new analysis of 40 studies shows that regular exercise can reduce anxiety significantly.... (Read More)
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The full podcast of this program will be available on Monday, January 25. Fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome are both elusive and debilitating conditions. They are difficult to diagnose and even trickier to treat. Many physicians chalk them up to... (Read More)
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Pregabalin

Lyrica is an anticonvulsant used to manage fibromyalgia, neuropathic pain resulting from diabetic peripheral neuropathy, postherpetic neuralgia, and as adjunctive therapy for those with partial onset seizures.  Find out more about side effects and withdrawal from this link. Full prescribing... (Read More)
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Duloxetine

Cymbalta is an antidepressant used for treating major depressive disorder and Generalized Anxiety Disorder. It is also prescribed to manage pain resulting from fibromyalgia, as well as for diabetic peripheral neuropathic pain. Full prescribing information is available at: http://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?id=8728Check out Wikipedia... (Read More)

691 Sleep & Snoring

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Before industrialization made it easy to light city streets and homes late into the night, people had very different sleep patterns. When these patterns resurface today, they get labeled as pathology, but they might not be as dangerous as we... (Read More)
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Q. I have spinal cerebellar ataxia and fibromyalgia. Tart cherry concentrate is the greatest thing for easing my discomfort. I don't even take pain pills any more. A. Others have told us that tart cherries, as juice or concentrate, is... (Read More)
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Magnets For Pain?

Q. My husband says that his magnetic bracelet helps his arthritis pain. What do you have to say about that? Would it also help fibromyalgia? Are there side effects? A. A few randomized studies suggest that magnets may help arthritis... (Read More)
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