Fibromyalgia is a chronic pain disorder with often debilitating symptoms such as muscle, tendon, and joint pain, in addition to fatigue. Because symptoms often overlap with other diseases and the condition is not well understood, it can take years for fibromyalgia to be diagnosed.
THURSDAY, Feb. 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Scientists and doctors still lack good insight into Gulf War illness and other health problems plaguing U.S. veterans of the 1990-91 Persian Gulf War, a new report says. More than $500 million in U.S. government-funded research on Gulf War veterans was conducted between 1994 and 2014, producing many results. [...]
By Maureen SalamonHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, July 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Moderate to heavy drinking might cut the likelihood of disability for people with chronic widespread pain such as that related to fibromyalgia, new Scottish research suggests. But U.S. pain specialists say consuming alcohol is the wrong approach to coping with disabling pain. “It’s an odd way [...]
By Maureen SalamonHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) — The majority of women with fibromyalgia who underwent hyperbaric oxygen therapy — best known for treating “the bends” in scuba divers — experienced relief from pain and other symptoms, a small study found. Brain scans of the patients showed that two months of hyperbaric oxygen therapy [...]
TUESDAY, Aug. 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) — The pain of fibromyalgia might be eased with injections of the painkiller lidocaine, a new study suggests. People with fibromyalgia complain of chronic pain throughout their body as well as an increased sensitivity to pain. Doctors often have trouble treating this pain because it’s unclear what causes it, [...]
By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) — By using magnetic brain stimulation on patients with fibromyalgia, French researchers say they were able to improve some of the patients’ symptoms. Specifically, the technique, called transcranial magnetic stimulation, raised quality of life and emotional and social well-being among patients suffering from the condition, the researchers [...]