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New Fibromyalgia Treatments

Fibro Daily November 6, 2013

Many new treatments are available for patients with fibromyalgia, such as Xyrem, which decreases pain in fibromyalgia patients by 30-55 percent and only takes days to begin working, Gabapentin, a medication for peripheral nerve pain, and a device called the “Thermal Exchange Method.” The Thermal Exchange Method, a non-invasive device that is applied twice daily

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Antidepressants and Pregabalin Successfully Manages Pain in Fibromyalgia

Fibro Daily November 1, 2013

New research has shown that a combination of antidepressants and pregabalin can  successfully manage pain in patients with fibromyalgia. Previous clinical trails conducted with pregabalin excluded patients on antidepressant drugs, and though the combination was found to be effective, 77.3 percent of patients in the trail faced adverse effects. However, 59.9 percent of patients given

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New Treatment For Sinusitis

Fibro Daily October 29, 2013

Patients who suffer from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome caused by sinusitis, an infection that affects millions of Americans each year, can now have their symptoms eliminated by a minimally-invasive treatment, balloon sinuplasty. Balloon sinuplasty is a procedure in which a small catheter is inserted into the nose and a balloon-like device is inflated, clearing the nasal

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Poor Maintenance of Body Temperature Thought to Cause Fibromyalgia

Fibro Daily October 24, 2013

New research has claimed to find a pathological cause for fibromyalgia: alterations in core body temperature. The body requires the maintenance of a constant temperature, but researchers claim that sufferers from fibromyalgia cannot maintain this constant temperature in their muscles and major organs. When aterio-venous shunts, valves between arterioles or veins which act as internal

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Cognitive Therapy Found to Help Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Recovery

Fibro Daily October 24, 2013

New research suggests that coupling cognitive therapy with medical treatment can greatly increase the likelihood of a patient with chronic fatigue syndrome seeing improvement. After a 12-month evaluation, researchers found that 60 percent of patients who received medical care in addition to cognitive therapy reported significant improvement, as opposed to only 23 percent who reported

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UCLA to House Worldwide Chronic-Pain Database.

Fibro Daily October 17, 2013

Fourteen institutions in North America and Europe are working together to create the first ever standardized database for brain imaging associated with chronic pain. Housed in UCLA and intended to accelerate research and the development of treatment, the database will grant researches access to over 1000 brain scans of patients with migraines, irritable bowel syndrome,

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