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How The Opioid Epidemic Is Affecting People With Fibromyalgia In The US
Sunday 18 November 2018: People in the US who rely on opioids for managing pain, such as Fibromyalgia sufferers, are being affected by a crackdown on opioid prescriptions.

'WE CAN’T SURVIVE' – Disabled Welsh Mum Says Universal Credit Is Driving Her To Food Banks 'After Losing Hundreds Of Pounds a Month'
Wednesday 14 November 2018: A profile of Welsh Fibromyalgia, Depression, and PTSD sufferer Debbie Clark.

South Australian Fibromyalgia Research – Healthy Volunteers Wanted
Wednesday 14 November 2018: Healthy South Australian volunteers are asked to participate in Adelaide research investigating MRI markers of brain inflammation in Fibromyalgia.

2019 ME/CFS International Research Symposium
Monday 12 November 2018: Healthy women are wanted as volunteers for innovative Adelaide research investigating MRI markers of brain inflammation in Fibromyalgia.

Fibromyalgia Research – Healthy Volunteers Wanted
Monday 12 November 2018: Healthy women are wanted as volunteers for innovative Adelaide research investigating MRI markers of brain inflammation in Fibromyalgia.

South Australian Fibromyalgia Research – Healthy Volunteers Wanted
Wednesday 7 November 2018: Healthy South Australian volunteers are asked to participate in Adelaide research investigating MRI markers of brain inflammation in Fibromyalgia.

Medicinal Cannabis Now Legal On Prescription In The UK
Tuesday 6 November 2018: Consultants in the UK will be able to prescribe medicinal cannabis after a campaign by mother Charlotte Caldwell prompted a change in the law.

What Questions To Ask A Doctor About Fibromyalgia Or Getting Diagnosed
Monday 5 November 2018: A video by Australian Fibromyalgia sufferer Jessica Stephens Young.

Fibromyalgia Research – Healthy Volunteers Wanted
Monday 5 November 2018: Healthy women are wanted as volunteers for innovative Adelaide research investigating MRI markers of brain inflammation in Fibromyalgia.

New Study Shows Brain Inflammation In Fibromyalgia Patients For The First Time
Sunday 4 November 2018: A new study has found "visible" evidence of brain inflammation in people with Fibromyalgia.

Fibromyalgia Research – Healthy Volunteers Wanted
Monday 29 October 2018: Healthy women are wanted as volunteers for innovative Adelaide research investigating MRI markers of brain inflammation in Fibromyalgia.

The Heartwarming Story Of How Ex-Soldier And Homeless Dog Ended Up Rescuing Each Other
Friday 26 October 2018: Welsh Fibromyalgia sufferer John Riddler trained up Coz as his assistance dog to carry out the every day tasks he struggles to do.

Fibromyalgia Research – Healthy Volunteers Wanted
Monday 22 October 2018: Healthy women are wanted as volunteers for innovative Adelaide research investigating MRI markers of brain inflammation in Fibromyalgia.

A 16-Year-Old Girl With Fibromyalgia Got A 'Halloween'-Themed Birthday Surprise After All But Two Friends Canceled On Her Party
Sunday 21 October 2018: A 16-year-old girl with Fibromyalgia got a "Halloween"-themed birthday surprise from the film's producer Jason Blum after all but two friends canceled on her Michael Myers-themed party.

A New Immunotherapy Paradigm: It's Not Just For Cancer Anymore
Sunday 21 October 2018: A profile of Dr Bruce Gillis, CEO of EpicGenetics, who is heading research into immunotherapy for Fibromyalgia.

Chronic Pain Patients Rally, Say They Are Being Punished By New Opioid Guidelines
Saturday 20 October 2018: US chronic pain patients held a rally because they say they are being punished by recent CDC guidelines that discourage doctors from writing prescriptions for pain medication.

Glasgow Artist Giving Insight Into Chronic Illness Suffered By Lady Gaga
Friday 19 October 2018: A profile of Scottish Fibromyalgia sufferer Amy Rosa.

South Australian Fibromyalgia Research – Healthy Volunteers Wanted
Wednesday 17 October 2018: Healthy South Australian volunteers are asked to participate in Adelaide research investigating MRI markers of brain inflammation in Fibromyalgia.

Eliminating Gender Bias Lowers Estimated Fibromyalgia Prevalence In Women, Study Reports
Monday 15 October 2018: According to a new study, when gender bias is eliminated the proportion of women with Fibromyalgia is lowered to 60% from the generally accepted view of 90%.

Fibromyalgia Research – Healthy Volunteers Wanted
Monday 15 October 2018: Healthy women are wanted as volunteers for innovative Adelaide research investigating MRI markers of brain inflammation in Fibromyalgia.

MY STORY: Pain Is My Constant Companion
Sunday 14 October 2018: A profile of Kenyan Fibromyalgia sufferer Karambu Muthaura.

5 Things You Should Know About Dysautonomia If You Have Fibromyalgia
Saturday 13 October 2018: An article by Celeste Cooper about Dysautonomia and Fibromyalgia.

Brain Inflammation Imaged For First Time In Fibromyalgia Patients, Study Reports
Saturday 13 October 2018: Combining two imaging techniques has allowed researchers, for the first time, to visualize widespread inflammation, specifically mediated via glial cells, in the brains of Fibromyalgia patients.

South Australian Fibromyalgia Research – Healthy Volunteers Wanted
Wednesday 10 October 2018: Healthy South Australian volunteers are asked to participate in Adelaide research investigating MRI markers of brain inflammation in Fibromyalgia.

Lena Dunham Has Fibromyalgia
Monday 8 October 2018: US actor Lena Dunham revealed on Instagram that she has Fibromyalgia.

Fibromyalgia Research – Healthy Volunteers Wanted
Monday 8 October 2018: Healthy women are wanted as volunteers for innovative Adelaide research investigating MRI markers of brain inflammation in Fibromyalgia.

Brain Scans Suggest Pain Of Fibromyalgia Isn't Imaginary
Friday 5 September 2018: People with Fibromyalgia have widespread inflammation in their brains, new research reveals.

South Australian Fibromyalgia Research – Healthy Volunteers Wanted
Wednesday 3 October 2018: Healthy South Australian volunteers are asked to participate in Adelaide research investigating MRI markers of brain inflammation in Fibromyalgia.

Fibromyalgia Research – Healthy Volunteers Wanted
Monday 1 October 2018: Healthy women are wanted as volunteers for innovative Adelaide research investigating MRI markers of brain inflammation in Fibromyalgia.

Fibromyalgia, Migraines & The Science Of Clinical Endocannabinoid Deficiency
Saturday 29 September 2018: A theoretical syndrome, clinical endocannabinoid deficiency, could provide new insight into painful conditions suffered by millions.

Macquarie University Studies Hypochondria In Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, MCS And Fibromyalgia
Saturday 29 September 2018: Macquarie University are recruiting people with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, gastrointestinal disorders and Multiple Chemical Ssensitivity for a study measuring somatic symptoms, hypochondria, anxiety and depression, catastophising and co-morbid diseases.

Research Teams Find Widespread Inflammation In The Brains Of Fibromyalgia Patients
Friday 28 September 2018: A study by Massachusetts General Hospital researchers - collaborating with a team at the Karolinska Institutet in Sweden - has documented for the first time widespread inflammation in the brains of patients with Fibromyalgia.

Therapies For Fibromyalgia May Be On The Horizon
Thursday 27 September 2018: Researchers at Karolinska Institutet, Sweden, and Harvard University, USA, have made a groundbreaking step towards finding new therapies for Fibromyalgia.

One Writer Tells Us Everything To Know About Living With Fibromyalgia
Wednesday 26 September 2018: An interview with author and Fibromyalgia sufferer Claire Allan.

South Australian Fibromyalgia Research – Healthy Volunteers Wanted
Wednesday 26 September 2018: Healthy South Australian volunteers are asked to participate in Adelaide research investigating MRI markers of brain inflammation in Fibromyalgia.

Hartlepool Venue To Launch CD Telling Incurable Condition To 'Rock Off'
Monday 24 September 2018: A charity CD that will boost support for people with an incurable illness will be launched in Hartlepool.

Fibromyalgia Research – Healthy Volunteers Wanted
Monday 24 September 2018: Healthy women are wanted as volunteers for innovative Adelaide research investigating MRI markers of brain inflammation in Fibromyalgia.

65km Trek For Fibromyalgia
Wednesday 19 September 2018: Australian Fibromyalgia suffer Erin Hext will be hiking Tasmania's Overland Trail to raise finds for Fibromyalgia research.

South Australian Fibromyalgia Research – Healthy Volunteers Wanted
Wednesday 19 September 2018: Healthy South Australian volunteers are asked to participate in Adelaide research investigating MRI markers of brain inflammation in Fibromyalgia.

Fibromyalgia Research – Healthy Volunteers Wanted
Monday 17 September 2018: Healthy women are wanted as volunteers for innovative Adelaide research investigating MRI markers of brain inflammation in Fibromyalgia.

'I Couldn't Hold A Pen' Mum Reveals Fibromyalgia Battle – Same Illness As Kirsty Young
Friday 14 September 2018: A profile of UK Fibromyalgia sufferer Claire Allan.

Lady Gaga Opens Up In Vogue Interview About Struggling With Fibromyalgia And PTSD
Thursday 13 September 2018: In her cover interview for the October 2018 issue of Vogue, Lady Gaga has opened up further about her health and about the misconceptions that inevitably follow diagnoses of Fibromyalgia and other chronic illnesses.

65km Trek For Fibromyalgia
Wednesday 12 September 2018: Australian Fibromyalgia suffer Erin Hext will be hiking Tasmania's Overland Trail to raise finds for Fibromyalgia research.

Fibromyalgia Research – Healthy Volunteers Wanted
Monday 10 September 2018: Healthy women are wanted as volunteers for innovative Adelaide research investigating MRI markers of brain inflammation in Fibromyalgia.

We Know Pain That Radio 4's Kirsty Is Facing With Fibromyalgia
Thursday 6 September 2018: Profiles of two Irish Fibromyalgia sufferers in addition to BBC Radio 4 radio presenter Kirsty Young.

Fibromyalgia Patients Show Poorer-Than-Usual 'Selective Learning' Of Pain Triggers In Study
Thursday 6 September 2018: Patients with Fibromyalgia show a poorer ability for "selective learning" of pain triggers, which may contribute to their widespread pain, a study reports.

Donate A Dress For A Good Cause
Wednesday 5 September 2018: A collection of dresses forms part of the "Feel like a Princess" campaign in South Africa.

South Australian Fibromyalgia Research – Healthy Volunteers Wanted
Wednesday 5 September 2018: Healthy South Australian volunteers are asked to participate in Adelaide research investigating MRI markers of brain inflammation in Fibromyalgia.

Fibromyalgia Research – Healthy Volunteers Wanted
Monday 3 September 2018: Healthy women are wanted as volunteers for innovative Adelaide research investigating MRI markers of brain inflammation in Fibromyalgia.

Fibromyalgia: 'Like Red Hot Lava Radiating Through My Body'
Sunday 2 September 2018: A video from the BBC about living with Fibromyalgia.

Kirsty Young Fibromyalgia: Desert Island Discs Host Steps Down - What Is Fibromyalgia?
Friday 31 August 2018: Kirsty Young, the host of BBC Radio 4 program Desert Island Discs, has stepped down due to Fibromyalgia.

Major ME And Fibromyalgia Conference Set For September International Speakers For Belfast Event
Friday 31 August 2018: A major conference on ME and Fibromyalgia in Northern Ireland is set for September at a time when recruitment is underway for the first ever consultant lead on the condition nears completion.

South Australian Fibromyalgia Research – Healthy Volunteers Wanted
Wednesday 29 August 2018: Healthy South Australian volunteers are asked to participate in Adelaide research investigating MRI markers of brain inflammation in Fibromyalgia.

South Australian Fibromyalgia Research – Healthy Volunteers Wanted
Wednesday 22 August 2018: Healthy South Australian volunteers are asked to participate in Adelaide research investigating MRI markers of brain inflammation in Fibromyalgia.

Music Stars Join Forces With UK Man To Battle Fibromyalgia
Wednesday 22 August 2018: A profile of UK music fan David Williams.

Fibromyalgia Research – Healthy Volunteers Wanted
Monday 20 August 2018: Healthy women are wanted as volunteers for innovative Adelaide research investigating MRI markers of brain inflammation in Fibromyalgia.

South Australian Fibromyalgia Research – Healthy Volunteers Wanted
Wednesday 15 August 2018: Healthy South Australian volunteers are asked to participate in Adelaide research investigating MRI markers of brain inflammation in Fibromyalgia.

UK Woman With Fibromyalgia 'Unable To Leave House' After Hot Tub Theft
Wednesday 15 August 2018: A 24-year-old UK woman with Fibromyalgia says she is "unable to leave the house" after thieves stole a hot tub used to ease her pain.

Lady Gaga Talks Battling Fibromyalgia During A Star Is Born
Tuesday 14 August 2018: US entertainer and Fibromyalgia sufferer Lady Gaga talks about living with the disease and how it affected her during the making of her latest movie.

Fibromyalgia Research – Healthy Volunteers Wanted
Monday 13 August 2018: Healthy women are wanted as volunteers for innovative Adelaide research investigating MRI markers of brain inflammation in Fibromyalgia.

Lifting The Fog On Fibromyalgia
Friday 10 August 2018: A profile of New Zealand Fibromyalgia sufferer Ben Harris.

South Australian Fibromyalgia Research – Healthy Volunteers Wanted
Wednesday 8 August 2018: Healthy South Australian volunteers are asked to participate in Adelaide research investigating MRI markers of brain inflammation in Fibromyalgia.

UK Man Grew Cannabis To Help Cope With Pain Of Long-Term Medical Condition
Tuesday 7 August 2018: A 47-year-old man with Fibromyalgia grew cannabis plants to ease his pain - but ended up with a criminal record and orders to do 100 hours community work.

Fibromyalgia Research Participants Wanted
Monday 6 August 2018: South Australian researcher Carolyn Berryman is inviting people participate in a study investigating body representation in Fibromyalgia.

Physician Judgment May Be Best Strategy For Accurate Fibromyalgia Diagnosis, Review Says
Friday 3 August 2018: When it comes to identifying Fibromyalgia, the objective judgment of a physician appears to be better than any of the current diagnostic scale scores and may be the only reliable method for an accurate and valid diagnosis, a review study suggests.

South Australian Fibromyalgia Research – Healthy Volunteers Wanted
Wednesday 1 August 2018: Healthy South Australian volunteers are asked to participate in Adelaide research investigating MRI markers of brain inflammation in Fibromyalgia.

ADHD More Common In Women With Fibromyalgia, Study Shows
Tuesday 31 July 2018: A study has found that attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder seems to be more frequent in women with Fibromyalgia than in those without this disorder, and those patients tend to have more occurrences of impulsive behavior.

Fibromyalgia Research Participants Wanted
Monday 30 July 2018: South Australian researcher Carolyn Berryman is inviting people to participate in a study investigating body representation in Fibromyalgia.

Taiwan Group Calls For Public Awareness Of Fibromyalgia
Friday 27 July 2018: The Taiwan Fibromyalgia Association and New Power Party Legislator Kawlo Iyun Pacidal have called for better public awareness of Fibromyalgia.

How Grief And Health Challenges Have Pushed Me To Become My Own Hero
Friday 27 July 2018: An article by Fibromyalgia sufferer Paige Jordan.

South Australian Fibromyalgia Research – Healthy Volunteers Wanted
Wednesday 25 July 2018: Healthy South Australian volunteers are asked to participate in Adelaide research investigating MRI markers of brain inflammation in Fibromyalgia.

US Woman Who Lived With Chronic Illnesses For 44 Years Gets Relief
Tuesday 24 July 2018: A profile of US Fibromyalgia sufferer Cindy Tedrow.

Fibromyalgia Research Participants Wanted
Monday 23 July 2018: South Australian researcher Carolyn Berryman is inviting people to participate in a study investigating body representation in Fibromyalgia.

Fibromyalgia Research Participants Wanted
Monday 16 July 2018: South Australian researcher Carolyn Berryman is inviting people to participate in a study investigating body representation in Fibromyalgia.

The Unintentional Victims Of The War On Opioids
Friday 13 July 2018: Chronic pain sufferers in the United States are facing another obstacle in their daily quest to manage their pain: the government's crackdown on opioid painkillers.

Fibromyalgia Research Participants Wanted
Monday 9 July 2018: South Australian researcher Carolyn Berryman is inviting people to participate in a study investigating body representation in Fibromyalgia.

Immune System May Play Role In Fibromyalgia, Study Suggests
Friday 6 July 2018: Through a new genetic analysis, researchers have found evidence suggesting the involvement of the immune system in Fibromyalgia, a study reports.

Mystery Pain In The Muscle
Thursday 5 July 2018: An article about Fibromyalgia in the Indian newspaper The Telegraph.

Fibromyalgia Research Participants Wanted
Monday 2 July 2018: South Australian researcher Carolyn Berryman is inviting people to participate in a study investigating body representation in Fibromyalgia.

Western Hoedown Helps Raise Awareness
Monday 2 July 2018: A profile of Canadian Fibromyalgia sufferer Nigel Thom and his involvement with the Fibromyalgia Well Spring Foundation's Western Hoedown.

US College Student Interviewing Men With Fibromyalgia For Summer Research Project
Monday 2 July 2018: US college student Shannon Lunn is working on a project entitled "Male Experiences with Fibromyalgia: A Focus Group Comparative Study".

UK MP Andrea Jenkyns 'Cannot Remember A Day Without Pain' In 15 Years
Monday 18 June 2018: A profile of UK MP and Fibromyalgia sufferer Andrea Jenkyns.

Shock Figures In Scotland Show North-East Victim Of Postcode Lottery Of Chronic Pain Treatment Waiting Times
Thursday 14 June 2018: Chronic pain sufferers in the north-east of Scotland are waiting far longer for treatment than elsewhere in the country according to the figures, which cover the first three months of this year.

My Battle With Fibromyalgia: Some Days I'm Crippled With Pain But I Won't Let It Hold Me Back
Thursday 14 June 2018: A profile of UK Fibromyalgia sufferer Charlotte Mole.

13-Year-Old, Woman's Rescue Of Boy From Drowning In Pool Caught On Camera
Wednesday 13 June 2018: A young friend and woman are now considered heroes after they teamed up to perform the incredible rescue of a boy drowning in a pool.

Super Slimming Husband And Wife In National Competition
Monday 11 June 2018: A super-slimming couple from the UK, one of whom suffers from Fibromyalgia, are seeing a lot less of each other after losing 8st 13lbs between them and making it to the semi-finals of a national competition.

Mirtazapine For Fibromyalgia: An Effective Treatment Option?
Wednesday 6 June 2018: The antidepressant mirtazapine appears to be a safe and effective treatment option for patients with Fibromyalgia, according to a systematic review published in Rheumatology International.

Fibromyalgia May Frequently Occur Along With A Variety Of Other Diseases, Review Finds
Saturday 2 June 2018: Fibromyalgia commonly occurs alongside rheumatological diseases as well as certain non-rheumatological disorders such as neurological, gastrointestinal, and psychological conditions, a review study found.

Fibromyalgia Best Treated As Inflammatory Disease
Friday 1 June 2018: Fibromyalgia is best understood and treated as a central inflammatory syndrome, and rheumatologists should understand that pain is not its primary symptom, according to findings presented at the 2018 Congress of Clinical Rheumatology.

A Woman's Life With Lupus And Fibromyalgia
Thursday 31 May 2018: A profile of US Lupus and Fibromyalgia sufferer Miranda Gradnigo.

Fibromyalgia: Symptoms Of Painful Condition Revealed - Are You At Risk?
Thursday 31 May 2018: An article from the UK's Daily Express about Fibromyalgia.

Ravyn's Doll: A Fibromyalgia Awareness Campaign
Wednesday 30 May 2018: A video featuring a children's book about Fibromyalgia.

Ketamine Eliminated Pain In Patients With Fibromyalgia And RA, Case Study Says
Thursday 24 May 2018: Treatment with intravenous ketamine eased pain significantly in a patient with Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) and Fibromyalgia, a case report shows.

UK Dad With Incurable Illness Pens Song For Charity Album
Tuesday 22 May 2018: A UK dad who suffers from Fibromyalgia has penned a song for a new charity album which is hoped to raise funds and help those battling the condition.

Ruby Ruin's Retirement From Burlesque A Big Loss To Industry
Monday 21 May 2018: A profile of New Zealand burlesque performer and Fibromyalgia sufferer Ruby Ruin.

Crumbling Carriageways Proving Painful For Fuming Motorist Abby
Friday 18 May 2018: A UK motorist who suffers from Fibromyalgia which can lead to increased pain sensitivity across the body has told how Renfrewshire's pothole epidemic has left her in agony.

When A Client "Hurts All Over," Fibromyalgia Might Be To Blame
Wednesday 16 May 2018: An article from Massage Magazine about Fibromyalgia.

Overcoming Fibromyalgia; 70-Year-Old Runs In Pear Blossom 5K
Saturday 5 May 2018: A profile of US Fibromyalgia sufferer Melonie Jorgensen.

Women With Fibromyalgia Have Impaired Trunk Posture, Study Shows
Thursday 3 May 2018: Women with Fibromyalgia have altered trunk posture and are unable to maintain trunk position, a Spanish study shows.

University Of Arizona Researcher Says Green LED Light May Help Chronic Pain
Tuesday 1 May 2018: Inexpensive, green LED light bulbs are showing promise in helping patients alleviate chronic pain, a University of Arizona researcher says.

Did Frida Kahlo Suffer From Fibromyalgia?
Monday 30 April 2018: Doctors and art historians are starting to speculate whether Mexican artist Frida Kahlo actually suffered from Fibromyalgia.

Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Patients Show Similar Issues With Postural Control In Study
Saturday 28 April 2018: Patients with Fibromyalgia and patients with ME/CFS both show similar differences in postural control in comparison with healthy subjects, researchers found in a study.

Fibromyalgia Sufferer To Complete Westminster Mile In Aid Of "Invisible Illnesses"
Thursday 26 April 2018: A profile of UK Fibromyalgia sufferer Stephanie Smith.

Rock Stars Rally To Raise Funds For UK's First Fibromyalgia Centre In Deeside
Wednesday 25 April 2018: With the support of rock stars and politicians, David Williams aims to pave the way for better treatment for Fibromyalgia.

Chloe Silcock, 23, Of Fordingbridge, Diagnosed With Fibromyalgia, Aiming To Become Miss Hampshire
Monday 23 April 2018: A profile of UK Fibromyalgia sufferer Chloe Silcock.

Biomarkers In Saliva Of Fibromyalgia Patients May Be Diagnostic Tool
Saturday 21 April 2018: Researchers have found that increased levels of three proteins in the saliva may help differentiate Fibromyalgia patients from those with other inflammatory diseases.

Game Of Thrones And Spiderman 2 Actors Star In Vikings And Vampires Film Being Made In Swansea
Thursday 19 April 2018: A new film about Vikings and vampires is being made in Swansea and features a Game of Thrones actor.

Low-Dose Naltrexone Explored As Option For Chronic Pain
Thursday 19 April 2018: Low-dose naltrexone holds promise for treating chronic pain associated with a wide range of conditions, including Fibromyalgia and ME/CFS.

Fibromyalgia No Barrier For Dundee Mum Starting Her Own Business
Wednesday 18 April 2018: A profile of Scottish Fibromyalgia sufferer Deborah Breen.

Disabled Welshman 'Feared For His Life' While Visiting Town
Friday 13 April 2018: A disabled grandfather from Wales is demanding an apology from Gwynedd Council after his seaside break with his grandson was ruined due to little or no disabled access, he claims.

Fibromyalgia Symptoms - Why You Should Never Ignore Frequent Headaches
Wednesday 11 April 2018: An article about Fibromyalgia published in UK newspaper the Express.

Chillin' At The Coolest Place In Erie
Monday 9 April 2018: An article from the US about the use of cryotherapy to alleviate symptoms of Fibromyalgia.

Good Spousal Relationships Can Improve Lives Of Fibromyalgia Patients, Study Suggests
Wednesday 4 April 2018: A study entitled "The role of spousal relationships in fibromyalgia patients' quality of life" that was published in the journal Psychology, Health & Medicine.

My Battle With Invisible Illness - Evie Thompstone, Tolworth Girls' School
Monday 2 April 2018: An article by UK Fibromyalgia sufferer Evie Thompstone.

Small-Fiber Polyneuropathy Could Be The Answer Some Fibromyalgia Patients Are Seeking
Sunday 1 April 2018: Research suggests small-fiber polyneuropathy may actually be the cause of Fibromyalgia in some patients.

Study Identifies The Types Of Cognitive Dysfunction That Are Most Prevalent In Fibromyalgia
Thursday 22 March 2018: Learning and memory problems, difficulty paying attention, and inability to control movement are the cognitive problems that Fibromyalgia patients experience the most, a study reports.

Derby Man With Painful Condition Takes On Amazing Challenge For Little Cancer Sufferer
Sunday 18 March 2018: A 21-stone welder from the UK with Fibromyalgia is defying medical advice and running a half-marathon to raise money for a little girl who was diagnosed with kidney cancer.

Studies Show CBD Could Be Solution For Those Who Suffer From Fibromyalgia
Saturday 17 March 2018: Research has suggested that cannabidiol may be an effective treatment for Fibromyalgia.

City Buzz: Ribbons, Necklaces And Beating Fatigue
Wednesday 14 March 2018: A profile of UK jeweller and ME/CFS and Fibromyalgia sufferer Julie Herbert.

Medicine Has A Sexism Problem, And It's Making Sick Women Sicker
Saturday 10 March 2018: A lack of knowledge about women's health, and a lack of trust in their reports of their symptoms, conspire to leave many women misdiagnosed, dismissed, and sick.

Is There Evidence To Prescribe Cyclobenzaprine For Long-Term Pain Management?
Friday 9 March 2018: Research published in the medical journal Practical Pain Management.

Dwelling On Pain Interferes With Fibromyalgia Patients' Ability To Control It, Study Finds
Thursday 8 March 2018: Researchers have found that dwelling on pain, magnifying its threat, and feeling helpless about it impairs Fibromyalgia patients' ability to control it and leads to its exacerbation.

Clinical Study Shows Medical Cannabis Relieves Fibromyalgia
Thursday 8 March 2018: In a study published in February in peer review Journal of Clinical Rheumatology, researchers found that medical cannabis had "significant favorable effect on patients with fibromyalgia, with few adverse effects."

RNA Blood Test For Fibromyalgia Launched
Monday 5 March 2018: Data science company IQuity has announced the launch of a new blood test called IsolateFibromyalgia, which uses RNA gene expression analysis to diagnose Fibromyalgia, according to a press release.

Study Finds Insufficient Evidence On Use Of Multiple Versus Single Fibromyalgia Therapies
Saturday 3 March 2018: There is insufficient evidence to prove whether multiple or single therapies are the best way to treat Fibromyalgia, a study reports.

'I Was Sleeping My Life Away' - How Exercise Helped Ali Bounce Back From Fibromyalgia Battle
Thursday 1 March 2018: A profile of UK woman Ali Musgrave and her battle with Fibromyalgia.

Cold Therapy Can Improve Quality Of Life In Fibromyalgia Patients, Trial Shows
Thursday 1 March 2018: Exposure to extreme cold can help improve the quality of life in Fibromyalgia patients by reducing musculoskeletal pain and inflammation, according to a clinical trial.

How Fibromyalgia Affects Men
Monday 26 February 2018: Often thought of as a 'woman's disease,' Fibromyalgia can attack men differently.

Fibromyalgia/CFS Patients Fighting For Awareness Of Career-Ending Illness
Monday 26 February 2018: A profile of Canadian Fibromyalgia and ME/CFS sufferer Peter Dawe.

Research Participants Wanted To Develop A Creative Resource About Living With ME/CFS And Fibromyalgia
Sunday 25 February 2018: South Australian PhD candidate Gipsy Hosking is looking for Adelaide-based people, aged 18-30, who are currently living with ME/CFS and/or Fibromyalgia, to help her with research.

I Used To Run Marathons But Now There Are Days I Can't Even Dress Myself - The Pain Of Living With Fibromyalgia
Monday 19 February 2018: A profile of UK Fibromyalgia sufferer Jag Cunliffe.

Opioids Are Survival, Not An Epidemic, For Some People
Sunday 18 February 2018: An article by newspaper columnist Kirk Seminoff about opioid use and abuse in the US.

Research Participants Wanted To Develop A Creative Resource About Living With ME/CFS And Fibromyalgia
Sunday 18 February 2018: South Australian PhD candidate Gipsy Hosking is looking for Adelaide-based people, aged 18-30, who are currently living with ME/CFS and/or Fibromyalgia, to help her with research.

Research Participants Wanted To Develop A Creative Resource About Living With ME/CFS And Fibromyalgia
Sunday 11 February 2018: South Australian PhD candidate Gipsy Hosking is looking for Adelaide-based people, aged 18-30, who are currently living with ME/CFS and/or Fibromyalgia, to help her with research.

Understanding Pain - Fibromyalgia
Wednesday 14 February 2018: ABC Radio announcer Sonya Feldhoff interviews Professor Mark Hutchinson, Director of the Centre for Nanoscale Biophotonics, in the School of Medicine, at the University of Adelaide.

Research Participants Wanted To Develop A Creative Resource About Living With ME/CFS And Fibromyalgia
Sunday 11 February 2018: South Australian PhD candidate Gipsy Hosking is looking for Adelaide-based people, aged 18-30, who are currently living with ME/CFS and/or Fibromyalgia, to help her with research.'s Nayantara Narayanan Wins ISSP Journalist Of The Year Award For Article On Fibromyalgia
Tuesday 6 February 2018: journalist Nayantara Narayanan won the Indian Society for Study of Pain's Journalist of the Year Award for 2017.

UK Disabled Man Fined By Cornwall Council Parking Officers Twice Despite Having Adapted Vehicle And Clear Signs
Tuesday 6 February 2018: Derek Gibbin, a man from St Austell who suffers from Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, has slammed Cornwall Council for wrongly giving him parking tickets on two separate occasions.

Lady Gaga Says She's 'Devastated' As She Cancels World Tour Due To 'Severe Pain'
Sunday 4 February 2018: US singer Lady Gaga has cancelled the rest of her world tour due to "severe pain" caused by the bone and muscle condition by Fibromyalgia.

Research Participants Wanted To Develop A Creative Resource About Living With ME/CFS And Fibromyalgia
Sunday 4 February 2018: South Australian PhD candidate Gipsy Hosking is looking for Adelaide-based people, aged 18-30, who are currently living with ME/CFS and/or Fibromyalgia, to help her with research.

Fibromyalgia And Thyroid Resistance
Friday 2 February 2018: An article about the possible between thyroid dysfunction and Fibromyalgia.

Danielle Lloyd's Mum, Jackie, On Living With Fibromyalgia And Depression
Tuesday 30 January 2018: A profile of UK Fibromyalgia sufferer Jackie Lloyd.

Research Participants Wanted To Develop A Creative Resource About Living With ME/CFS And Fibromyalgia
Sunday 28 January 2018: South Australian PhD candidate Gipsy Hosking is looking for Adelaide-based people, aged 18-30, who are currently living with ME/CFS and/or Fibromyalgia, to help her with research.

Mechanically Assisted Breathing Improves Autonomic Function In FM Patients, Study Finds
Saturday 27 January 2018: Mechanically assisted breathing improved autonomic nervous system functions, according to a study of a small group of Fibromyalgia patients.

Severity Of Symptoms Persists For Decades In Fibromyalgia - A 26-Year Follow-Up Study
Friday 26 January 2018: A study published in the medical journal Clinical Rheumatology.

Small Changes Resulted In Big Weight Loss For Irish Mum With Fibromyalgia
Thursday 25 January 2018: A profile of Irish Fibromyalgia sufferer Lorna Miller.

Morgan Freeman Wore A Single Glove To The SAG Awards
Wednesday 24 January 2018: An article about US actor Morgan Freeman's struggles with health, including Fibromyalgia.

Research Participants Wanted To Develop A Creative Resource About Living With ME/CFS And Fibromyalgia
Sunday 21 January 2018: South Australian PhD candidate Gipsy Hosking is looking for Adelaide-based people, aged 18-30, who are currently living with ME/CFS and/or Fibromyalgia, to help her with research.

UK Woman Who's Spent £20,000 Dressing Like A Doll To Cope With Pain Of Fibromyalgia Divides 'This Morning' Viewers
Saturday 20 January 2018: A UK woman who has spent £20,000 dressing up like a doll says it helps her deal with the chronic pain of Fibromyalgia.

Fibromyalgia Symptom Severity Remains Mostly Unchanged For Decades, Study Finds
Thursday 18 January 2018: A study in Finland that revisited patients with Fibromyalgia 26 years after their diagnoses found that the severity of symptoms had remained relatively unchanged.

Dublin Blogger Aisling Chan Vows To Be More Open With Followers As She Reveals She Has A Chronic Illness
Wednesday 17 January 2018: A profile of Irish blogger and Fibromyalgia sufferer Aisling Chan.

Researchers Say Hypersensitive Brain Network Causes Chronic Headaches
Tuesday 16 January 2018: A new study has found that brain networks of patients with Fibromyalgia prime for rapid and global, responses to minor changes.

Research Participants Wanted To Develop A Creative Resource About Living With ME/CFS And Fibromyalgia
Sunday 14 January 2018: South Australian PhD candidate Gipsy Hosking is looking for Adelaide-based people, aged 18-30, who are currently living with ME/CFS and/or Fibromyalgia, to help her with research.

Benefit Mix-Up Forces Mum Back To Work Despite Crippling Illness That Causes Her Extreme Pain And Fatigue
Saturday 13 January 2018: UK Fibromyalgia sufferer June Peatman says she has been forced back into work despite suffering from her illness because of a benefits mix-up.

Research Participants Wanted To Develop A Creative Resource About Living With ME/CFS And Fibromyalgia
Sunday 7 January 2018: South Australian PhD candidate Gipsy Hosking is looking for Adelaide-based people, aged 18-30, who are currently living with ME/CFS and/or Fibromyalgia, to help her with research.

With Men, Fibromyalgia Diagnosis May Be Tougher
Friday 5 January 2018: Although 80 to 90 percent of Fibromyalgia diagnoses are women, that still leaves about 1.5 million men in the United States who are affected.

Ian's 2,000 Mile Cycle Challenge Down Under
Thursday 4 January 2018: A profile of Isle of Wight Fibromyalgia sufferer Ian Gregory who will be cycling around Australia in aid of charity.



What 'Downsizing' Got Right (And Wrong) About Pain
Sunday 31 December 2017: An article about the movie Downsizing.

Study Suggests Screening Patients With Fibromyalgia Syndrome For ADHD
Sunday 31 December 2017: A recent study found patients with Fibromyalgia have a higher rate of co-occurring adult Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder.

Amazing: See How A Disabled Grandmother Can Now Play Football With Her Grandchildren
Wednesday 28 December 2017: A profile of UK Fibromyalgia sufferer Deb Carey.

Woman With Fibromyalgia Sues Carlsbad Police Department For Excessive Use Of Force
Thursday 28 December 2017: A US woman with Fibromyalgia says a police officer from a southern New Mexico police department got unnecessarily rough with her, then made fun of her.

This West Belfast Mum Is Barely Recognisable After Body Transformation
Wednesday 27 December 2017: A profile of Irish Fibromyalgia sufferer Louise McGonnell.

'Invisible Disease' Of Fibromyalgia – Campaigner Fighting For A Change In The Law
Thursday 21 December 2017: A UK woman is taking her fight to get Fibromyalgia recognised as a disability in UK law to Parliament.

Tokyo Fibromyalgia Patient Looks For Successor To Spread Awareness
Thursday 21 December 2017: A profile of Japanese Fibromyalgia sufferer Michiko Asano.

Carrying A Load Of Debt And Pain, And Determined To Get Stronger
Friday 15 December 2017: A profile of US ME/CFS and Fibromyalgia sufferer Kristian Hidalgo.

As The Holidays Approach, Pace Yourself
Thursday 14 December 2017: An article by Robin Dix for Fibromyalgia News Today.

PG Goodfellows: She Enriches Her 'Angels' – And Vice Versa – But Help Is Needed
Wednesday 13 December 2017: A profile of US Fibromyalgia sufferer Tracey Copeland.

Inkersall Sisters Speak Out On Living With Fibromyalgia
Monday 11 December 2017: Three sisters from the UK have told radio station Peak FM of their struggle in coping with Fibromyalgia.

My Fibromyalgia Christmas Wish List
Friday 8 December 2017: US Fibromyalgia sufferer Robin Dix shares a list of things that people with Fibromyalgia would appreciate being given for Christmas.

New Comic Tells The Story Of Fibromyalgia
Thursday 30 November 2017: A series of comics from the University of Dundee that are designed to inform the public about common but poorly understood conditions will launch with the first edition focusing on Fibromyalgia.

Billy's Petition To Get Condition Recognised
Thursday 30 November 2017: A former UK criminology student will be taking a petition to parliament in the hope that the Fibromyalgia he suffers from will be recognised.

Young Woman Trapped At Home In Constant Pain Stripped Of Benefits In Time For Christmas
Friday 24 November 2017: Faye Dempsey, a UK Fibromyalgia sufferer in such constant agony that she said she could barely leave her home, has been stripped of her benefits.

Injectafer Iron Replacement Therapy Safely Improves Fibromyalgia Symptoms, Phase 2 Study Finds
Friday 24 November 2017: The administration of Injectafer, an iron replacement therapy, was shown to safely help manage Fibromyalgia symptoms when compared to a placebo in patients with iron deficiency, according to data from a Phase 2 clinical trial.

Lyrica Found To Be Effective In Reducing Neuropathic Pain In Fibromyalgia Patients, Study Shows
Wednesday 22 November 2017: Physicians may consider prescribing Lyrica (pregabalin) for Fibromyalgia patients who have a primary complaint of neuropathic pain, new research shows.

Massachusetts Researchers Make Major Discovery About IBS, Fibromyalgia
Saturday 18 November 2017: Researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital have made a groundbreaking discovery that could ease symptoms for millions of people suffering from conditions such as Chronic Fatigue, Fibromyalgia, and Irritable Bowel Syndrome.

350km Walk By Father With ME
Thursday 16 November 2017: A profile of Irish ME/CFS and Fibromyalgia sufferer Conor Cahill who has walked more than 350 km of the "Camino de Santiago" pilgrimage in aid of charity.

Brett's Bid To Raise Awareness Of Fibromyalgia
Monday 13 November 2017: A profile of UK Fibromyalgia sufferer Brett Robertson.

What It's Like To Travel Again After 14 Years Of Being Housebound
Saturday 11 November 2017: An article by Welsh ME/CFS/Fibromyalgia and Multiple Chemical Sensitivity sufferer Juliette Llewellyn.

Jackie Ellis And Son Riley Claim Snooker Success
Thursday 9 November 2017: UK snooker player Jackie Ellis overcame ME/CFS and Fibromyalgia to finish runner-up in the two-day Eden Masters Seniors (40+) event on the World Ladies Billiards and Snooker circuit.

Few Fibromyalgia Patients Adhere To Treatment Regimens, Study Reveals
Saturday 4 November 2017: Adherence to treatment is very poor among Fibromyalgia patients, according to a study conducted in a real-life setting that was published in The Journal of Rheumatology.

Artists Donate Work For Fibromyalgia Silent Auction
Wednesday 1 November 2017: A silent auction in the UK where bespoke artwork will go under the hammer to help raise awareness and money for Fibromyalgia research.

Phlebotomist Sidelined By Fibromyalgia Owed Disability Benefits - 9th Circuit
Wednesday 1 November 2017: A US federal appeals court has awarded disability benefits to a former phlebotomist who suffers from fibromyalgia, reversing an administrative law judge’s ruling that failed to follow agency guidance on the disease.

Benefits Of Medical Cannabis Extend To Many Areas
Tuesday 31 October 2017: The benefits of medical cannabis extend to many areas, and now threaten the manufacturers of opioids, benzodiazepines and alcohol.

Opioid Crisis Hurts Chesterfield Mom Battling Chronic Disorder
Monday 30 October 2017: A US mother struggling with Fibromyalgia blamed the national fight against the opioid epidemic for causing much of her pain.

Farming Family Devastated By Quad Bike Theft From Holywell
Monday 30 October 2017: A Welsh woman who suffers from Fibromyalgia expressed her devastation after a vital piece of farming equipment was stolen.

Lady Gaga Helps Shine Spotlight On Devastating Fibromyalgia
Thursday 26 October 2017: Lady Gaga's tweet on September 12 announcing that she suffers from Fibromyalgia and its chronic pain heightened attention to what once was deemed a women's hysterical and made-up chronicle of woes.

Cannabis For Fibromyalgia May Be More Effective Than Anything On The Market
Thursday 26 October 2017: An article about the use of cannabis for treating the symptoms of Fibromyalgia.

'Doctors Call It Bull**** Disease - But I Can't Get Out Of Bed'
Monday 23 October 2017: A profile of UK entertainer and ME/CFS/Fibromyalgia sufferer Faye Dempsey.

Judge Finds Care Home Worker Was Unfairly Dismissed
Saturday 21 October 2017: A judge found an employee at a UK care home was unfairly dismissed and ordered employers to pay compensation.

Fibromyalgia And Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease Are Linked, New Study Shows
Saturday 21 October 2017: Fibromyalgia and gastroesophageal reflux disease have a bidirectional association, a new population-based study in Taiwan shows.

Irish Singer Bláithín Carney On Fighting Illness And Beating Ed Sheeran To The Top Of The Charts
Friday 20 October 2017: A profile of Irish singer-songwriter and Fibromyalgia sufferer Bláithín Carney.

Scientists Develop Cannabis Pain Patches For Fibromyalgia
Friday 20 October 2017: A press release from Cannabis Science has announced that they have developed two new cannabis-based medications for patients suffering from Fibromyalgia and diabetic neuropathy nerve pain.

The Painful Truth About Living With Fibromyalgia
Wednesday 18 October 2017: A profile of Irish Fibromyalgia sufferer Eileen Howard.

Fibromyalgia Patients Have Decreased Brain Connectivity In Some Regions, Study Reports
Wednesday 18 October 2017: Using specialized magnetic resonance imaging technology, a study from Taiwan found that patients with Fibromyalgia have decreased brain connectivity in specific regions, including the insula and the default mode network.

Burlesque Performance Set To Raise Money For Chronic Condition
Tuesday 17 October 2017: A UK burlesque performer and a lingerie designer have teamed up to raise money for the Andover Fibromyalgia and ME Community Group.

FDA Approves Extended-Release Lyrica
Monday 16 October 2017: The US Food and Drug Administration has approved a new extended-release version of Lyrica for the treatment of neuropathic pain.

My Story: 'Constant Pain Does Not Deter Me'
Saturday 14 October 2017: A profile of Kenyan Fibromyalgia sufferer Benedettah Wangui Mwangi.

UK Man Endures Body Wax To Raise Awareness Of Fibromyalgia
Saturday 14 October 2017: An Otley man has undergone a full body wax for charity.

Truth About Cannabis Fibromyalgia Pain Patch
Saturday 7 October 2017: An announcement by US company Cannabis Science Inc about their product Cannabis Patch.

Me, Lady Gaga, And The Medical Establishment That Failed Us Both
Sunday 1 October 2017: An article by US Fibromyalgia sufferer Leah Vincent.

'Doctors Told Me I Was Crazy And It Was In My Head ... But There's Days When I Can't Get Out Of My Bed'
Friday 29 September 2017: A profile of Irish model and Fibromyalgia sufferer Lisa McCabe.

Lady Gaga Shines A Light On Fibromyalgia
Friday 29 September 2017: The singer's discussion of the painful ailment in the documentary, Gaga: Five Foot Two, raises awareness of the misunderstood disease.

Fibromyalgia Is A Painful Condition, Of Which Little Is Understood
Wednesday 27 September 2017: An article in The Sydney Morning Herald by Fibromyalgia sufferer Jonathan Lyon.

Lady Gaga's Fibromyalgia: 'It Was Hard To Be Near Someone Who Was In Pain Like That'
Tuesday 26 September 2017: Irish people living with Fibromyalgia know only too well what Lady Gaga is going through, writes Rachel Lynch.

New Medical Device Successfully Treating Fibromyalgia Pain In The EU
Monday 25 September 2017: An article from medical company AVACEN about one of their products which claims to alleviate Fibromyalgia pain.

Lady Gaga's New Netflix Documentary Is A Rallying Cry To Those Who Suffer From Chronic Pain
Saturday 23 September 2017: An article from Vogue about the recent announcenent by Lady Gaga of her battle with Fibromyalgia.

Lisa Living Life To The Full In Face Of Hidden Illness
Sunday 17 September 2017: A profile of Irish fashion designer and Fibromyalgia sufferer Lisa McCabe.

Lady Gaga Reveals Chronic Illness, With Fibromyalgia Featuring In Her New Documentary
Thursday 14 September 2017: A profile of US entertainer and Fibromyalgia sufferer Lady Gaga.

How I've Learned To Live In Constant Pain
Tuesday 12 September 2017: A profile of UK Fibromyalgia sufferer Alison Morton.

UK Woman Talks Of 'Constant Struggle' With Illnesses
Sunday 10 September 2017: A profile of UK ME/CFS and Fibromyalgia sufferer Alison Ballott.

One In Three Patients Develop Fibromyalgia After A Surgical Mesh Implant, Warns Patient Support Group
Thursday 7 September 2017: Sling The Mesh support group ran a poll which revealed that 54 out of 187 people developed diagnosed Fibromyalgia following a polypropylene plastic implant – 29 per cent.

Dumfries Biker Suzy Says Curvy Riders Gave Her Hope
Tuesday 22 August 2017: A profile of Scottish ME/CFS/Fibromyalgia sufferer Susan Dunn.

Inspirational Author Kristi Patrice Carter Releases Illustrated Children's Book "Chronic Illness Can't Beat My Superhero Mommy"
Thursday 17 August 2017: Self-help author Kristi Patrice Carter has announced the release of Chronic Illness Can't Beat My Superhero Mommy, a picture book for children explaining life with Fibromyalgia.

Pop Artist Donates Elvis Portrait To Chester Fibromyalgia Charity
Monday 14 August 2017: Organisers of a UK charity art exhibition were delighted to receive a portrait of Elvis Presley by renowned pop artist Simon Dixon.

Doctors Call For Greater Access To Medical Cannabis
Monday 7 August 2017: An article about the current state of medical cannabis use in Malta.

Boston Researcher Investigating Possible Fibromyalgia Vaccine
Friday 28 July 2017: A researcher at Massachusetts General Hospital hopes to start work on a potential vaccine that could be a game changer for these patients.

Danielle Lloyd's Mum Jackie In Tears On UK TV Show As She Opens Up About Fibromyalgia
Wednesday 26 July 2017: UK Fibromyalgia sufferer Jackie Lloyd had to be supported by pregnant daughter (and UK celebrity) Danielle Lloyd as she was left in tears after revealing her debilitating illness on ITV chat show Lorraine.

Invisible: Interview With Filmmaker Nick Demos
Monday 24 July 2017: An interview with filmmaker Nick Demos about his Fibromyalgia documentary Invisible.

Fibromyalgia Patients Exhibit Changes In Cerebral Blood Flow, Study Says
Friday 21 July 2017: Fibromyalgia patients may have different cerebral blood flow parameters compared with the general population, according to a recent study.

Another Potential Fibromyalgia Drug Bites The Dust
Thursday 20 July 2017: The Fibromyalgia community suffered yet another disappointment earlier this month when drugmaker Daiichi Sankyo announced mirogabalin, a potential new treatment, failed to meet its pain-reducing goals in clinical trials.

Patients Find Freedom From Fibromyalgia Pain With Cannabis
Thursday 20 July 2017: A profile of Fibromyalgia sufferer Vicki, who is finding symptom relief with the use of cannabis.

Asthma Is More Difficult To Control In Patients With Fibromyalgia, Study Shows
Tuesday 18 July 2017: A study published in Current Medical Research and Opinion.

Woman Who Uses Opioids For Chronic Pain Says Negative Attention Hurts Legitimate Patients
Monday 17 July 2017: A profile of US Fibromyalgia sufferer and opioid user Anna.

They May Look Like A Typical Couple, But Severe Fibromyalgia Cripples Shulamis Daily
Friday 14 July 2017: A profile of Orthodox Jew and Fibromyalgia sufferer Shulamit M.

Fibromyalgia Is Common In People With Jaw And Neck Muscle Conditions, Study Shows
Sunday 2 July 2017: A large percentage of patients with craniomandibular and craniocervical disorders – musculoskeletal conditions that affect the jaw and the neck – also have Fibromyalgia, according to a study by researchers at the University of Heidelberg in Germany.

Poor Sexual Health Among Women With Fibromyalgia Needs More Attention, Researchers Say
Thursday 29 June 2017: A study published in the Journal of Advanced Nursing.

One Year After Nomoreloss' Death, Wife, Phoenix Suffering From Chronic Illness
Tuesday 27 June 2017: A profile of Nigerian Fibromyalgia sufferer Adeola "Phoenix" Osinuga.

Writing, Living, Laughing: How One Woman Lives Her Best Life With Fibromyalgia In Ghana
Friday 23 June 2017: A profile of K, a Fibromyalgia sufferer in Ghana.

Student Spotlight: NMB Student Diagnosed With Fibromyalgia Defies Tough Odds
Thursday 22 June 2017: A profile of US Fibromyalgia sufferer Madelyn Babson.

Bright-Light Treatment Shows Promise For Fibromyalgia
Thursday 15 June 2017: Morning bright-light treatment may be an effective adjunctive treatment for Fibromyalgia, improving function and easing pain sensitivity, perhaps by shifting sleep patterns in a way that appears to help Fibromyalgia, results of a pilot study suggest.

Both Gluten-Free And Low-Calorie Diets Ease Gastrointestinal Ills In Fibromyalgia, Study Finds
Tuesday 13 June 2017: Two diets – one gluten-free and the other a low-calorie plan called the hypocaloric diet – have been shown to alleviate the discomfort experienced by Fibromyalgia patients.

Severe Forms Of Fibromyalgia Prove Costly To Healthcare System In Germany, Study Finds
Sunday 11 June 2017: The average cost of hospital care in Germany for patients with fibromyalgia with acute episodes of pain was reported in a new study to be 3,725.84 euros (roughly $4,163 in US dollars), a high cost to the healthcare system.

Research Participants Wanted To Develop A Creative Resource About Living With ME/CFS And Fibromyalgia
Sunday 4 June 2017: South Australian PhD candidate Gipsy Hosking is looking for Adelaide-based people, aged 18-30, who are currently living with ME/CFS and/or Fibromyalgia, to help her with research.

John Takes On UK Cycle Marathon For Fibromyalgia
Friday 2 June 2017: John Stammers from Stanford-le-Hope in the UK will cycle in the Thurrock Cycle Marathon on 4th June to support Fibromyalgia Action UK because his mother lives with Fibromyalgia.

Irish Author Shares Her Story On Health Battle
Thursday 1 June 2017: A profile of Irish author and Fibromyalgia sufferer Brigid Gallagher.

Pilot Study Reports Beneficial Effects Of Ambroxol For Fibromyalgia Pain
Saturday 20 May 2017: Results from a pilot clinical study published in the journal Clinical Rheumatology showed that ambroxol may help manage pain in Fibromyalgia patients.

Fibromyalgia More Common In People With Certain Diseases, Study Finds
Wednesday 17 May 2017: An analysis of data from more than 3.5 million people showed that Fibromyalgia is more common in patients with certain diseases such as type 2 diabetes and Behçet syndrome than in the general population overall.

Data Doesn't Support Vitamin/Mineral Deficiency Link, Study Says
Tuesday 16 May 2017: Data pooled from 27 studies of vitamin and mineral deficiencies in Fibromyalgia and ME/CFS patients showed no evidence for a link to these diseases, a recent study reports.

Purple Is More Than Just A Color For A Tewksbury Family
Thursday 11 May 2017: A profile of US Fibromyalgia sufferer Kiley Reitano.

Interview With Norman Hanley, Founder Of Men With Fibromyalgia - Part 1
Saturday 6 May 2017: Melissa Swanson interviews Norman Hanley, founder of "Men With Fibromyalgia".

New Study Could Radically Change Fibromyalgia Treatment As We Know It
Friday 5 May 2017: New research from Dr Jarred Younger at the University of Alabama at Birmingham in the US.

Petition For Illness To Be Recognised As Disability In UK
Tuesday 2 May 2017: A UK woman who suffers from Fibromyalgia is campaigning to see the disease recognised as a disability in UK law.

Fibromyalgia Patients Sleep Less And Worse Than Healthy People, Study Says
Wednesday 26 April 2017: People with Fibromyalgia have more difficulty falling asleep and sleep worse and less compared to the general population, according to the results of a new review.

'It Robs You Of Your Very Being': Life With The Invisible Illness
Sunday 23 April 2017: A profile of UK Fibromyalgia sufferer Jo Allen.

Medical Marijuana Could Be An Effective Weapon Against Fibromyalgia Pain
Sunday 16 April 2017: According to a report on, cannabinoids present in medical marijuana help to ease pain, as well as increase appetite and relieve the feeling of nausea.

First Light-Activated Analgesic May Change How Pain Disorders Are Treated, Study Suggests
Friday 14 April 2017: Scientists at the Institute of Neurosciences of the University of Barcelona helped develop the first light-activated drug, called JP-NP-26, for the treatment of pain.

Proof That A Gluten-Free Diet For Fibromyalgia Really Works
Monday 10 April 2017: A study published in Rheumatology International reveals that Fibromyalgia patients who have not been diagnosed with celiac disease may still benefit from going on a gluten-free diet.


This Cannabis Patch Is Changing Lives When It Comes To Pain Relief
Wednesday 15 March 2017: A profile of Cannabis Science, a US company that has developed cannabis pain patches for the relief of pain in conditions such as Fibromyalgia.

Fibromyalgia Patients Make Their Case For Medical Marijuana
Tuesday 7 March 2017: An article from Maltese website Lovin Malta.

Neural Signature For Fibromyalgia
Monday 6 March 2017: Researchers recently found a neural signature that can identify fibromyalgia with incredible accuracy.

Sick Cornish Mum Too Sick To Work Asks For Help To Raise Funds To Make Her Son's 'Dream Come True'
Thursday 2 March 2017: Cornish ME/CFS and Fibromyalgia sufferer Joanne Bawden has put out a plea for people to help raise funds in a race against time to help make her son's 'dream come true'.

List Of Medical Marijuana Use May Expand In New Jersey
Tuesday 28 February 2017: A video from US (New Jersey) TV program SNJ Today.

When It's An Effort To Just Get Out Of Bed
Monday 27 February 2017: A profile of Irish Fibromyalgia sufferer Catherine Keaney.

Four New Ailments Being Added To Connecticut Medical Marijuana Program
Friday 24 February 2017: Proposals to add fibromyalgia, muscular dystrophy, shingles and rheumatoid arthritis to the list of painful ailments that qualify for Connecticut's medical marijuana program were recently endorsed by a state agency.

Halstead Resident Bids To Start Support Group After Feeling 'Alone' During Battle With Fibromyalgia
Tuesday 21 February 2017: A UK woman with Fibromyalgia is hoping to kick-start a support group after feeling "alone" during her battle with the disease.

Relief At Last? The Next Generation Of Opioid Drugs, Fibromyalgia And Chronic Pain
Monday 20 February 2017: An article by Cort Johnson of Health Rising.

The Invisible Disease: Fibromyalgia Sufferers Speak Out
Saturday 18 February 2017: A profile of West Australian Fibromyalgia sufferer Michelle Greenwood.

Gross And Fine Motor Function In Fibromyalgia And Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Wednesday 15 February 2017: A research paper published in Dove Medical Press.

Some 270 Norwegian Students Drop School For Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Monday 13 February 2017: In the last academic year, there were about 270 primary and secondary students in Norway who did not participate in education due to ME/CFS.

Medicinal Cannabis Still Too Costly For Christchurch Woman
Friday 10 February 2017: The high cost of medicinal cannabis means the drug will remain out of reach for a New Zealand woman with Fibromyalgia, despite the Government making it more accessible.

Illness With Pain 'Like Being Hit By A Bus' Forces Cafe Owner To Leave Business Behind
Thursday 9 February 2017: A profile of UK Fibromyalgia sufferer Joanne Cartwright.

AM Tells Fibromyalgia To Rock Off In A Bid To Raise Funds For Treatment
Thursday 9 February 2017: A caring husband in the UK is saying "rock off" to Fibromyalgia in a bid to raise funds for treatment for all local sufferers.

Scottish Drummer Hit By Crippling Pain To Share Story Of Recovery To Help Others Battling Conditions
Saturday 4 February 2017: A profile of Scottish drummer Mairi Newberry.

Prevalence Of Fibromyalgia Increases With Age, Linked To Poor Quality Of Life, Study Says
Sunday 29 January 2017: The prevalence of Fibromyalgia may increase with age, according to results obtained in a study with Turkish patients.

Wearables - Hope For Chronic Fatigue Syndrome And Fibromyalgia?
Thursday 26 January 2017: Health Rising's Cort Johnson discusses the potential of wearable technology for use in ME/CFS and Fibromyalgia.

Brookin Johnson, 30, Defies The Odds After Nearly Dying Three Times
Monday 23 January 2017: A profile of UK Fibromyalgia sufferer Brookin Johnson.

Fibromyalgia Patient Outcomes Can Be Improved, 2-Year Prospective Study Reveals
Saturday 21 January 2017: A two-year study that assessed clinician and patient-reported outcomes among Fibromyalgia patients reveals this patient population can experience certain health improvements.

Panel Recommends Medical Pot For Four More Diseases
Saturday 14 January 2017: A US panel has recommended that people in Connecticut suffering from Muscular Dystrophy, Rheumatoid Arthritis, the pain of Fibromyalgia and shingles should be allowed to join that state's medical marijuana program.

'I Went From Being A Salsa Dancer To Someone Who Couldn't Put On My Own Socks'
Friday 13 January 2017: An article by Irish Fibromyalgia sufferer Deirdre Ryan about her experience with the disease.

A Year In Review: 2016's Top Fibromyalgia Stories
Tuesday 10 January 2017: An article by Donna Gregory Burch about developments in Fibromyalgia research in 2016.

Happy Birthday? Another Year With Fibromyalgia
Saturday 7 January 2017: An article by Fibromyalgia sufferer Lori Galpeer.

Study: Grey Matter Abnormalities Associated With Fibromyalgia
Friday 6 January 2017: A research article entitled "Gray matter abnormalities associated with fibromyalgia: A meta-analysis of voxel-based morphometric studies."

What You Should – And Should Not – Say To Someone With Fibromyalgia
Tuesday 3 January 2017: An article by US Fibromyalgia sufferer Robin Dix.

Arthritis Society Of Canada Funds Medical Marijuana Research For Fibromyalgia Pain
Monday 2 January 2017: The Arthritis Society of Canada is awarding a three-year research grant to Dr. Mark Ware to study the use of medical marijuana (cannabis) for Fibromyalgia pain.



'There's Never A Minute In The Day I Don't Feel Pain'
Friday 30 December 2016: A profile of Irish Fibromyalgia sufferer Eleanor O'Farrell.

Neural Signature For Fibromyalgia May Aid Diagnosis, Treatment
Wednesday 28 December 2016: University of Colorado Boulder researchers have discovered a brain signature that identifies Fibromyalgia sufferers with 93 percent accuracy, a potential breakthrough for future clinical diagnosis and treatment of the highly prevalent condition.

Fibromyalgia Patient Shaves Head For Charity Which Supported Her
Thursday 22 December 2016: A UK woman who has suffered from Fibromyalgia since she was a teenager has shaved her head to raise money for the charity which supported her.

After Being Diagnosed With ME Viki Now Offers An Alternative Therapy To Other Sufferers
Monday 19 December 2016: A profile of UK ME/CFS and Fibromyalgia sufferer Viki Clarke.

2016 Fibromyalgia Gift Guide
Sunday 18 December 2016: Donna Gregory Burch has some Christmas gift ideas for Fibromyalgia sufferers.

Higher Probability Of Hearing Loss In Fibromyalgia Patients, Study Shows
Monday 5 December 2016: A group of Norwegian researchers has learned that patients with Fibromyalgia or widespread pain have an increased probability for hearing loss.

UK Author Uses Writing To Escape The Realities Of Chronic Pain Diagnosis
Thursday 24 November 2016: A profile of UK author and Fibromyalgia sufferer Kristy Nicolle.

Scientists Find Link Between DNA And Chronic Widespread Joint Pain, A Fibromyalgia Symptom
Tuesday 22 November 2016: Scientists at King's College London have discovered a link between specific alterations in DNA (called epigenetics) and chronic widespread joint pain, one of fibromyalgia’s main symptoms.

Growing Support For Legal Cannabis In US Spurs Development, Creates Hope For New Chronic Pain Therapies
Monday 21 November 2016: The legal cannabis industry scored landmark victories in concurrent ballot measures in several US states, raising hope for those who support developing new cannabis-based therapies for unmet medical needs, especially in the management of chronic pain.

New CBD Patches Combat Nerve Pain And Fibromyalgia
Tuesday 8 November 2016: Cannabis Science, Inc., a company in the US, has developed two new pain relief patches that are specifically for patients with Diabetic Neuropathy nerve pain and Fibromyalgia.

'We Are Going To Tell Our Stories To Give People A Bit Of Hope'
Saturday 5 November 2016: A Scottish woman who recovered from chronic fatigue has created a support group in her area to help others plagued by long-term health conditions.

"It Will Take Me About An Hour And A Half For A 10 Minute Walk": Woman With Fibromyalgia Is Shaving Her Hair For Charity
Wednesday 26 October 2016: A woman who has suffered with Fibromyalgia since she was a teenager is fundraising for the charity that supported her.

US Woman Sues Hospital Claiming It Discriminated Against Her Because Of Her Fibromyalgia
Tuesday 25 October 2016: A physician diagnosed with fibromyalgia has sued Memorial Hospital in Colorado Springs claiming a doctor discriminated against her because of her disability.

Me Vs. Fibromyalgia: Founder Of "Spoon Theory" Needs Your Help
Monday 24 October 2016: A call to help Christine Miserandino, founder of "The Spoon Theory".

MRI Could Help Diagnose Fibromyalgia: Study
Saturday 22 October 2016: A study published in the journal Pain has, for the first time, identified a different brain response to pain and non-pain stimuli in people suffering from Fibromyalgia.

Personality Traits May Impact Severity Of Fibromyalgia Symptoms
Sunday 16 October 2016: Research entitled "Distinctive personality profiles of fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome patients", published in PeerJ.

Review Finds Nondrug, Complementary Health Approaches Effective For Pain Relief In Fibromyalgia, Other Conditions
Wednesday 5 October 2016: Results from a review of US-based clinical trials indicate that some popular complementary health techniques – such as yoga, tai chi, and acupuncture – are effective in helping to manage common pain conditions, including Fibromyalgia.

Inspirational Student Turns Negatives Into Positives
Tuesday 4 October 2016: A profile of US Fibromyalgia sufferer Kiley Reitano.

Invisible – Fibromyalgia Film Closer To The Screen
Thursday 29 September 2016: An article about a new documentary, due to be released in 2017, which focuses on people with Fibromyalgia.

Son Taken On Fitness Challenge For Mum's Fibromyalgia Battle
Sunday 25 September 2016: A UK man is taking part in a series of fitness challenges in support of his mum who suffers from Fibromyalgia.

Fibromyalgia Finally Recognised As Long-Term Condition In Northern Ireland
Saturday 24 September 2016: Fibromyalgia has finally been recognised as a long-term condition in Northern Ireland.

Genetic Testing May Provide Faster Path To The Right Fibromyalgia Medication
Tuesday 20 September 2016: An article by Genevra Lipton, MD, about pharmacogenetics, a form of testing for a person’s gene-drug interactions.

Diagnosing Fibromyalgia May Be Possible Using Noninvasive Eye Examination
Sunday 18 September 2016: In a study titled "Fibromyalgia Is Correlated with Retinal Nerve Fiber Layer Thinning," published in the journal PloS One, researchers revealed that a noninvasive eye examination can aid in diagnosing Fibromyalgia.

Fibromyalgia: No One Believed Me When I Was Living In Constant Pain
Sunday 11 September 2016: For those who would like a more sensory friendly shopping experience, Foodland Frewville has a special hour on Tuesdays 6:30pm-7:30pm.

Can Fibromyalgia Be Hereditary?
Saturday 3 September 2016: An article by Robin Dix about the possibility of Fibromyalgia occurring more frequently in families than in the general population.

New Genetics Testing Could Improve Fibromyalgia Diagnosis, Treatment
Thursday 1 September 2016: Proove Biosciences, a California-based firm specializing in pain medicine, has developed a new tool to help physicians better diagnose and treat fibromyalgia.

Recovering From Chronic Fatigue Syndrome And Fibromyalgia – The Lerner Way
Monday 15 August 2016: A profile of ME/CFS specialist Dr Martin Lerner.

Fibromyalgia Patients Seen In Brain Scans To Have 'Different Response' To Hypnosis
Thursday 11 August 2016: New research published in Psychosomatic Medicine.

"But You Don't Look Sick": What Does "Sick" Look Like in Fibromyalgia?
Wednesday 10 August 2016: An article by Robin Dix for Fibromyalgia News Today.

UK Woman Beats Her Demons To Become A Successful Model And Fashion Designer
Saturday 6 August 2016: A profile of Fibromyalgia and ME/CFS sufferer Ella Vine.

Doubling Up To Fight Fibromyalgia Pain
Monday 1 August 2016: Combining two drugs used to treat Fibromyalgia safely improves patient outcomes, according to research at Canada's Queen's University.

The Fatigue And Pain Hormone? Leptin Shows Up Again – In Fibromyalgia
Sunday 24 May 2016: An article about the hormone leptin being implicated in the symptoms of Fibromyalgia.

Will A Gluten-Free Diet "Fix" Fibromyalgia?
Monday 4 July 2016: When it comes to looking at gluten as the ONLY problem rather than part of the problem, Sue Ingebretson offers five points to consider.

Fibromyalgia, Chronic Pain Study Records Disease 'Ebb and Flow' Over 2 Years
Monday 4 July 2016: A two-year study of Fibromyalgia and chronic pain by an international team of investigators concluded that fibromyalgia patients experience symptom ebbs and flows that affect diagnosis and treatment.

In Fibromyalgia Patients, Going Gluten-Free May Be A Potential Dietary Intervention: Study
Sunday 26 June 2016: Research has shown that for Fibromyalgia patients, going gluten-free may be a potential dietary intervention.

Gluten-Free Diet Impact On Comorbid Celiac Disease, Fibromyalgia, And IBS Patients
Saturday 18 June 2016: Recent studies show that a gluten–free diet can impact fibromyalgia, IBS, and celiac disease occurring simultaneously in people.

Symptom Fluctuations In Fibromyalgia Patients May Affect Diagnosis And Treatment, Study Finds
Thursday 16 June 2016: A study has found that patients with Fibromyalgia may experience fluctuations in symptoms over time, which may affect diagnosis and treatment.

In Fibromyalgia Patients, Influenza Vaccination Is Safe And Effective
Monday 13 June 2016: A study has found that influenza vaccination is safe and effective for Fibromyalgia patients.

Fibromyalgia Teens Have Worse Symptoms Than Adults, Pain And Fatigue Continue In Adulthood
Monday 13 June 2016: Research shows that Fibromyalgia in teens leads to pain and fatigue in adulthood, and teens experience worse symptoms than adults.

Immune Cell Defect Linked To Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Monday 13 June 2016: Scientists in Australia believe they've figured out a potential cause of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.

Fibromyalgia Symptoms: Does Menopause Make Them Worse?
Sunday 12 June 2016: Research has shown that Fibromyalgia symptoms worsen post-menopause.

A New Form Of Magnesium: Can It Help Brain Fog And Fibromyalgia Pain?
Sunday 12 June 2016: A new form of magnesium, known as magnesium-L-threonate, may be helpful for people with Fibromyalgia.

Online Survey: Fibromyalgia – Coping And Functioning
Saturday 11 June 2016: An online survey from The University of Adelaide's Heather Trainor.

Fibromyalgia Pain Eased With Lidocaine Painkiller Injection And Lyrica Drug
Saturday 11 June 2016: Fibromyalgia pain can be eased with lidocaine painkiller injection and Lyrica drug, according to research.

Have Doctors Gone Too Far On Exercise For Fibromyalgia?
Friday 10 June 2016: An article by Cort Johnson.

Fibromyalgia And Rheumatoid Arthritis Cause A Negative Body Image Perception In Women: Research
Monday 6 June 2016: Fibromyalgia and Rheumatoid Arthritis cause a negative body image perception in women, according to research from the National Institutes of Health, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute.

Fibromyalgia Patient Survey Shows Diversity In Approach
Sunday 5 June 2016: An article by Donna Gregory Burch.

Online Survey: Fibromyalgia – Coping And Functioning
Saturday 4 June 2016: An online survey from The University of Adelaide's Heather Trainor.

Fibromyalgia Onset Has High Impact On Work Ability In Australians
Friday 3 June 2016: Research published in PubMed.

Lasers Work For Fibromyalgia, But Why So Pricey?
Thursday 2 June 2016: An article by Ryan Baker.

Fibromyalgia Treatment Often Depends On Physician's Specialty
Wednesday 1 June 2016: Nikki Albert discusses allodynia, a type of pain associated with Fibromyalgia.

Allodynia And Fibromyalgia
Tuesday 31 May 2016: Nikki Albert discusses allodynia, a type of pain associated with Fibromyalgia.

Why Are Fibromyalgia Researchers Wasting Time And Money On The Obvious?
Tuesday 31 May 2016: An article by Donna Gregory Burch about research into Fibromyalgia.

Online Survey: Fibromyalgia – Coping And Functioning
Saturday 28 May 2016: An online survey from The University of Adelaide's Heather Trainor.

Medical Marijuana News Update: Marijuana Is Said To Effectively Treat Fibromyalgia
Saturday 21 May 2016: Researchers are now pushing the benefits of medical marijuana as the leading cure for Fibromyalgia relief.

Lyrica Linked To Slight Risk Of Birth Defects
Saturday 21 May 2016: The widely prescribed drug pregabalin (Lyrica) may slightly increase the risk for birth defects, a new study suggests.

Michael Turner's Not Lazy: He's Just Been 'Tired My Whole Life'
Wednesday 18 May 2016: A profile of New Zealand Fibromyalgia sufferer Michael Turner.

Beth Urmston's Lifelong Battle With Fibromyalgia Inspires Warrington Town Hall To Be Lit Up
Saturday 14 May 2016: Warrington Town Hall in the UK was lit up in purple, blue and green on 12 May, inspired by a woman who has battled Fibromyalgia for nearly all her life.

Judge Awards Ex-Lilly Manager $500,000 After Lawsuit
Friday 13 May 2016: A US federal judge has awarded more than $500,000 to a former manager at Indianapolis-based Eli Lilly and Co. who quit as a result of ME/CFS and severe depression and was later dropped from the company’s extended disability plan.

UK Research Team Launches Clinical Trial Aimed At Fibromyalgia And Chronic Widespread Pain Onset Prevention
Wednesday 11 May 2016: A UK research group has launched what they say is the first ever randomized clinical trial conducted with the objective of preventing the onset of chronic widespread pain (CWP — the characteristic feature of Fibromyalgia).

Low-to-Moderate Alcohol Consumption Is Associated With Hippocampal Volume In Fibromyalgia And Insomnia
Tuesday 10 May 2016: Research published in the journal Behavioral Sleep Medicine.

Study Shows Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy As Reliable Treatment For Fibromyalgia
Saturday 7 May 2016: According to researchers of Rice University and some institutes in Israel, Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy may be helpful for women suffering from Fibromyalgia.

Coming Soon – A Happy Seven: An Experimental Short Film About Fibromyalgia
Friday 6 May 2016: An interview with Sophie Meath, director of A Happy Seven: An Experimental Short Film About Fibromyalgia.

Antiviral Combo May Be Next Blockbuster Fibromyalgia Drug
Wednesday 4 May 2016: A profile of Dr William "Skip" Pridgen, who is having success with ME/CFS patients trialling a combination therapy involving the pairing of famciclovir (Famvir), a common antiviral, with celecoxib (Celebrex), an anti-inflammatory arthritis drug.

Fibromyalgia May Affect Sensory Perception And Blunt Touch Perception, Studies Show
Wednesday 4 May 2016: The findings of a study reveal that there is abnormal processing of signals in C-type skin nerves (associated with the perception of touch) in Fibromyalgia.

Hyperactive Parathyroid May Trouble Women With Fibromyalgia, Study Reports
Sunday 1 May 2016: Women with Fibromyalgia have a high incidence of hyperparathyroidism, a disease caused by an overactive parathyroid, according to a new study.

Fibromyalgia Pain Levels Can Be Predicted By Leptin, Study
Thursday 28 April 2016: Fibromyalgia pain levels can be predicted by leptin, according to research.

Taiwanese Singer Ken Chu Suffering From Fibromyalgia
Sunday 24 April 2016: A profile of Taiwanese boy band member and Fibromyalgia sufferer Ken Chu.

Fibromyalgia Vs Lyme Disease: Differences In Symptoms, Causes, And Treatment Options
Sunday 24 April 2016: An article about the similarities and differences between Fribromyalgia and Lyme Disease.

Music Therapy Can Reduce Pain, Depression, Anxiety, And Improve Sleep In Fibromyalgia Patients
Saturday 23 April 2016: Research from the University of Granada shows that music therapy combined with relaxation techniques can help improve many areas in the lives of Fibromyalgia patients.

Individualized Acupuncture Protocols For Fibromyalgia Reduce Pain Up To A Year
Friday 22 April 2016: Research has shown that individualized acupuncture treatment of Fibromyalgia in primary care relieved patients' pain and enhanced their quality of life for up to a year compared with placebo treatment of sham acupuncture.

Migraine Worsens Fibromyalgia Symptoms, Study Reports
Friday 22 April 2016: High frequency and chronic migraine increase the sensitivity to pain in Fibromyalgia patients, according to a study published in The Journal of Headache and Pain.

Fibromyalgia Vs Multiple Sclerosis: Comparing Symptoms, Diagnosis, And Treatment
Thursday 21 April 2016: An article outlining the differences between Fibromyalgia and Multiple Sclerosis.

Researchers Map Full-Length Protein Involved In Chronic Pain, With Hopes For Future Therapies
Tuesday 19 April 2016: Researchers have discovered the full-length structure of a protein named Transient Receptor Potential Vanilloid subtype 2 (TRPV2), with implications for the development of new treatments for chronic pain and cancer.

Pair Of Canadian Women In Running For YWCA Award
Monday 18 April 2016: Cheryl Young, founder of the Canadian Fibromyalgia Well Spring Foundation, is one of two women nominated for a YWCA Women of Distinction award.

Researchers Aiming To Shorten Fibromyalgia Diagnostic Time Find That Certain Enzyme And Hormone Don't Need Testing
Monday 11 April 2016: Researchers from the Netherlands recently released study results that aim to increase the diagnostic capabilities of healthcare providers in an effort to shorten the length of time from the onset of symptoms to clinical diagnosis of Fibromyalgia.

Scottish Woman's Drumming Career Saved After Devastating Illness
Sunday 10 April 2016: A UK musician who trained with Beyonce's drummer has told of her joy after she was "cured" of her Fibromyalgia.

Supermarket Apology To UK Woman Over Evacuation 'Distress'
Saturday 9 April 2016: A UK woman with Fibromyalgia, a condition that leaves her in constant pain, is unhappy at the way a supermarket handled an evacuation after the smoke alarm activated.

Leptin Tied To Bodily Pain, Predicts Fibromyalgia Pain Levels, Researchers Say
Thursday 7 April 2016: Leptin – a factor well-known for its role in controlling appetite – might be a driver of bodily pain, according to a new report.

This Could Be Big: Intravenous Ketamine For Fibromyalgia
Monday 4 April 2016: An article by Ginevra Liptan, MD, about the potential benefits of ketamine for Fibromyalgia.

Fibromyalgia Patients Have Blunted Touch Perception, Study Finds
Sunday 3 April 2016: A study has found that Fibromyalgia patients perceive touch differently compared to healthy individuals, suggesting that there is abnormal processing of signals in C-type skin nerve fibers in those with Fibromyalgia.

Understanding Brain Immune Interactions In Fibromyalgia May Lead To Better Treatments
Friday 1 April 2016: New brain research may prove the notion that Fibromyalgia is in the head – just not in the way of condescending criticism.

Disability Status In Fibromyalgia Patients Related To Occupation, Severity Of Symptoms, Study Shows
Thursday 31 March 2016: A study published in The Journal of Rheumatology.

Patients With Fibromyalgia Struggle To Stay Asleep
Saturday 26 March 2016: Newly published research suggests that sleep in patients with Fibromyalgia is characterized by an inability to maintain continuous sleep.

UK Student's Fibromyalgia Causes Three-Day Hangovers
Friday 25 March 2016: A profile of UK Fibromyalgia sufferer Shannon Birse.

Disability In Fibromyalgia Patients Linked To Symptom Severity, Physically Demanding Jobs
Thursday 24 March 2016: About one-third of Canadian patients with fibromyalgia had disability status, which was associated with symptom severity, increased use of medications and more physically demanding occupations, according to recently published research.

Are Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) And Fibromyalgia Immune Exhaustion Disorders?
Tuesday 22 March 2016: An article by Cort Johnson about the Lipkin/Hornig research into the immune system's involvement in ME/CFS.

Fibromyalgia – Can We Crack The Code And Put The Patient First?
Tuesday 22 March 2016: A profile of US ME/CFS researcher Dr Jarred Younger.

Pain And Fatigue Linked To Perception Of Function In Women With Fibromyalgia
Sunday 20 March 2016: In a recently published study of women with Fibromyalgia, investigators found pain and fatigue explained at least one-third of the variance in patients' perceived physical performance and function.

Fibromyalgia Not Linked To Vitamin B12 Deficiency, Study Shows
Saturday 19 March 2016: A study published in Rheumatology International.

Fibromyalgia Predictors Can Range From Headaches To Sleeping Problems
Friday 18 March 2016: Researchers in Finland suggest that Fibromyalgia could be predicted through symptoms related to regional pain, frequent headache, persistent back/neck pain, sleeping problems, and excess weight.

This Woman Joined Little Mix On Stage After Learning To Walk On Crutches Especially For The Concert
Thursday 17 March 2016: A profile of Welsh Fibromyalgia sufferer Hayley Strong.

Female Fibromyalgia Patients Experience Sexual Dysfunction And Mood, Anxiety Disorders, According To Study
Sunday 13 March 2016: A collaborative research study between several institutions in Turkey found that female patients with fibromyalgia often suffer from sexual dysfunction, mood, and anxiety disorders.

Pregabalin Effective In Reducing Pain, Improving Sleep In Patients With Fibromyalgia
Saturday 12 March 2016: Pregabalin was effective in reducing pain and improving sleep quality among patients with fibromyalgia through 12 weeks, according to data published in Current Medical Research and Opinion.

Fibromyalgia Awareness – Short Film
Friday 11 March 2016: Filmmaker Sophie Meath is planning on making a short film about Fibromyalgia, and is asking for financial help.

Younger Adult Fibromyalgia Patients At Increased Risk Of Stroke, According To Study
Friday 11 March 2016: Fibromyalgia is likely associated with an increased risk for stroke, according to the results of a new study from China, “Increased Risk of Stroke in Patients With Fibromyalgia,” published in the journal Medicine.

Student Living With Unpredictable Pains
Thursday 10 March 2016: A profile of Kenyan Fibromyalgia sufferer Makau Mulli.

Fibromyalgia Distinguished From Lupus With 100% Specificity Using New Test
Wednesday 9 March 2016: California researchers found that analyzing cell-bound complement activation products (CB-CAPs) ably distinguishes between Systemic Lupus Erythematosus and Fibromyalgia, and complements current test methods.

Fibromyalgia Pain May Also Result From Neurogenic Inflammation Of Peripheral Nerves
Monday 7 March 2016: A review study by Monash University researcher Geoffrey Littlejohn points out that peripheral neurogenic inflammation of the nerves likely contributes to Fibromyalgia symptoms.

"You're Not Disabled": Woman Snubbed By Manchester Arena
Saturday 5 March 2016: A UK Adele fan with long-term illness and mobility problems was told she 'didn’t have a disability' when booking tickets for the singer’s world tour at the Manchester Arena.

Lactate – Is it Everywhere In Fibromyalgia And Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS)?
Thursday 3 March 2016: An article about the abnormal presence of lactate in ME/CFS/Fibromyalgia.

Acupuncture Can Relieve Fibromyalgia Pain, If It's Tailored Per Patient
Monday 29 February 2016: A new analysis by researchers in Spain found that although standard acupuncture does not reduce pain in women with Fibromyalgia, the therapy does alleviate pain when it is individualized for each patient.

Restoring Sleep Patterns Could Bring Relief To Fibromyalgia Patients
Sunday 28 February 2016: American researchers have identified sleep-related treatment as a possible means of relief from Fibromyalgia.

Severe Fatigue May Be Prevalent Among Patients With Inflammatory Rheumatic Diseases
Saturday 27 February 2016: Patients with inflammatory rheumatic diseases were more likely than patients with osteoarthritis to experience severe fatigue, which was prevalent among patients, according to allied researchers from Europe and the United States.

Fibromyalgia Study Finds Paroxetine Best Of Newer Antidepressants To Combine With Drug Treatment
Saturday 27 February 2016: The combined use of pregabalin and the antidepressant paroxetine is more effective in reducing somatic symptoms and depression in fibromyalgia patients than pregabalin with other relatively new antidepressants, according to a new study.

My Kitchen Rules Contestant Hazel Reveals 12-Year Battle With Fibromyalgia
Tuesday 23 February 2016: A profile of TV program My Kitchen Rules contestant and Fibromyalgia sufferer Hazel.

Acupuncture May Help Ease Fibromyalgia Pain, Study Finds
Monday 22 February 2016: Acupuncture may help ease pain and improve quality of life for people with Fibromyalgia, a new study suggests.

Irish Fibromyalgia Sufferer Left Penniless After Welfare Cuts
Sunday 21 February 2016: An Irish man who relies on Employment and Support Allowance after being diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, was left penniless last Christmas after having his benefit cut.

Fibromyalgia Pain May Be Linked To Spinal Cord Dysfunction, Researchers Say
Sunday 21 February 2016: Dysfunction in spinal cord processing may be responsible for pain in Fibromyalgia patients, according to a study published in the journal PLOS One.

Are Opiates Really That Bad for Fibromyalgia?
Saturday 20 February 2016: Ginevra Lipton MD discusses opiate use in people with Fibromyalgia.

Microglia In Fibromyalgia & Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Thursday 18 February 2016: Adrienne Dellwo describes microglia and discusses their importance in ME/CFS/Fibromyalgia.

Fibromyalgia And Chocolate: What New Research Says About Health Benefits
Tuesday 16 February 2016: Sue Ingebretson discusses the health benefits of chocolate for people with chronic illnesses such as Fibromyalgia.

Many Women With Fibromyalgia Suffer From Pelvic Pain
Sunday 14 February 2016: Researchers have found that Fibromyalgia patients were recently found to have more symptom burden from bothersome pelvic pain syndromes that women seeking care for pelvic floor disease at an urogynecology clinic.

Fibromyalgia Symptoms Often Go Undiagnosed In Men
Friday 12 February 2016: Information on men and Fibromyalgia is far scarcer than on women and Fibromyalgia, and women are far more likely to receive a Fibromyalgia diagnosis, compared to men.

Fibromyalgia Incidences Low In Acute Whiplash Injury: Study
Tuesday 9 February 2016: A study has found that experiencing whiplash injury could result in some cases of Fibromyalgia.

Welsh Teenager's Skydive Inspired By "Hero" Mum's Condition
Monday 8 February 2016: A daughter's love for her "hero" mum is to take her 10,000ft up in the air for charity.

5 "Do's" For A Better Relationship With A Fibromyalgia/ME/CFS Doctor
Sunday 7 February 2016: An article by Adrienne Dellwo about improving the relationship between patient and doctor.

US Military Veterans Seek Access To Medical Marijuana
Friday 5 February 2016: An article about military veterans and their success in treating various ailments, including Fibromyalgia, with medical marijuana.

How Lyrica Changes The Fibromyalgia Brain
Thursday 4 February 2016: New research may help explain how Lyrica works to combat pain in Fibromyalgia patients.

Chronic Pain Doesn't Stop David's Plans For Charity Expansion
Monday 1 February 2016: A charity founded by Irish man David Moore to support people suffering with Fibromyalgia continues to go from strength to strength.

Melbourne Fibromyalgia Sufferers Wanted For Floatation Project
Sunday 31 January 2016: Inner Outer Health, a Melbourne-based floatation therapy private centre, is enrolling Australian fibromyalgia sufferers to further test the potential benefits of this partcular therapy.

Acupuncture Does Not Reduce Pain For Women With Fibromyalgia
Thursday 28 January 2016: Research has found that acupuncture, along with two other pain relief methods, proved to be insufficient in providing the analgesia that patients with Fibromyalgia crave.

New Headgear Device Delivers Pain Relief For Fibromyalgia And Migraine
Wednesday 27 January 2016: A new pain-relieving device, the brain-stimulating "PainX tDCS Therapy", has been approved for Fibromyalgia and migraine after 14 studies over the course of eight years.

Fibromyalgia: Can Probiotics Ease Chronic Pain?
Sunday 24 January 2016: Research suggests that probiotics may help with decreasing the symptoms of Fibromyalgia and its chronic pain.

Patients With Fibromyalgia May Fit One Of Two Distinct Subclusters
Saturday 23 January 2016: Symptoms expressed by patients with Fibromyalgia may align with one of two distinct subclusters, and further study may lead to personalized treatments, according to a recently published analysis.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Has High Prevalence In Women With Fibromyalgia
Friday 22 January 2016: Research has found that people with Fibromyalgia are four to six times more likely to develop Carpal Tunnel Syndrome compared to the general population.

Electricity To Treat Fibromyalgia? Not So Fast!
Thursday 21 January 2016: An op-ed piece by Rosemary Lee about a treatment for Fibromyalgia called High Definition trans cranial Direct Current Stimulation, a form of electric shock therapy.

Hyperbaric Oxygen Tanks Found To Treat And Cure Fibromyalgia
Tuesday 19 January 2016: Researchers from Tel Aviv University have noted that women who have tried hyperbaric oxygen treatment were able to drastically reduce or entirely eliminate their need for pain medication.

Finding The Right Dose Of Electricity To Treat Fibromyalgia Pain
Monday 18 January 2016: Researchers are narrowing in on defining the right dose of electrical current to treat chronic Fibromyalgia pain via high-definition transcranial direct current stimulation (HD-tDCS).

Cannabis And Fibromyalgia
Sunday 17 January 2016: An article about why medical marijuana can be effective for Fibromyalgia.

Fibromyalgia Foundation Is Latest Langley Charity To Be Hit By Thieves
Thursday 14 January 2016: A Canadian Fibromyalgia charity shop was broken into.

IV Ketamine For Fibromyalgia
Monday 11 January 2016: An article about how ketamine is helping people with Fibromyalgia.

When Fibromyalgia Is More Than Pain
Sunday 10 January 2016: Celeste Cooper lists a number of disorders that can be associated with Fibromyalgia.

Severe Fibromyalgia Symptoms Linked To Obesity, Weight Gain
Saturday 9 January 2016: Research has found a link between severe Fibromyalgia symptoms and obesity, and also suggests that being obese increases a person's risk of Fibromyalgia.

Fibromyalgia Finally Has A Code Of Its Own
Friday 8 January 2016: An article by Seth Lederman, MD.



A Drug That Treats BOTH Insomnia And Pain?
Wednesday 30 December 2015: A new drug being trialled in the US is promising to treat both insomnia and pain in Fibromyalgia sufferers.

Physiological Parameters As A Fibromyalgia Diagnosis Tool
Sunday 27 December 2015: A study entitled "Physiological parameters as a tool in the diagnosis of fibromyalgia syndrome in females: A preliminary study."

Fibromyalgia Study Focuses On Surprising Epsom Salt Benefits
Sunday 27 December 2015: A new study is focusing on the potential use of Epsom salt to help Fibromyalgia patients.

UK Woman Left Housebound After Contracting Deadly Virus In Mexico Makes Desperate Plea For Wheelchair
Tuesday 22 December 2015: A profile of UK Fibromyalgia sufferer Gemma Speht.

How To Use Medical Marijuana Without Getting High
Tuesday 22 December 2015: An article by Donna Gregory Burch for National Pain Report.

My Life With Fibromyalgia: An Open Letter To The CDC
Wednesday 16 December 2015: An open letter by US Fibromyalgia sufferer Emma Christensen.

Maker Of Pain-Relieving Copper Clothing Slammed With $1.35 Million Settlement
Wednesday 9 December 2015: US company Tommie Copper Inc. is in big trouble with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) for claiming that its copper clothing can relieve the pain associated with multiple conditions, including Arthritis, Fibromyalgia, and Multiple Sclerosis.

Cough Medicine Drug Comes From Herb That Helps Pain, Possibly Fibromyalgia
Saturday 5 December 2015: An article about the potential benefits of guaifenesin.

Nesta The Dog Is Woman's Best Friend For UK Mum Jill Who Suffers ME, Fibromyalgia And CFS
Tuesday 1 December 2015: A UK woman who suffers with three debilitating health conditions has spoken about getting her life back thanks to a charity dedicated to improving people's lives through specially trained dogs.


Medical Marijuana Great For Migraine, Fibromyalgia And Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Survey Finds
Saturday 28 November 2015: One-hundred percent (100%) of people with migraine headache, Fibromyalgia or Irritable Bowel Syndrome who use medical marijuana for a minimum of 30 days report a reduction in pain and discomfort, a survey found.

'Nostalgia' Art Exhibit Brings To Life Visual Representations Of The Past
Wednesday 25 November 2015: Canada's Summerside Art Club has an all-new show entitled “Nostalgia,” which brings to life memories and interpretations of artists in a dazzling display.

Fibromyalgia Patients Benefit From Surprisingly Simple Exercise
Monday 23 November 2015: Researchers have focused on a group of female Fibromyalgia patients who were able to decrease their pain by simply walking.

Muscle Strength And Flexibility Linked To Pain For Women With Fibromyalgia
Sunday 22 November 2015: A study released earlier in the year found that Fibromyalgia patients who took more steps each day experienced less pain.

New Approach To Fibromyalgia Tackles Poor-Quality Sleep
Thursday 19 November 2015: For patients with Fibromyalgia, directing treatment toward nonrestorative sleep, a key feature of the syndrome, leads to improvements in other symptoms of the disease, including pain, according to two analyses of data from the phase 2b placebo-controlled BESTFIT study.

MitoQ Trial For Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia And Mitchondrial Disorders Begins
Wednesday 18 November 2015: Charles Moore asks "Could mitochondrial problems be key to explaining CFS/FM symptoms?".

No Sound Evidence To Support Use of Cannibinoids
Monday 16 November 2015: There is "no sound evidence" for clinicians to recommend that patients with rheumatic diseases take cannabinoid treatments, according to a review published online November 9 in Arthritis Care & Research.

Research Highlights Altered CNS Processing For Fibromyalgia Patients
Friday 6 November 2015: A new German study in BMC Neurology, using functional near-infrared spectroscopy on the brain, has discovered altered central nervous processing in patients with Fibromyalgia, as well as a distinction between Fibromyalgia and major depression.

Solving The Mysteries Of Fibromyalgia Could Help Patients Break Free
Wednesday 4 November 2015: The latest research into Fibromyalgia from the University of Alabama.

Influenza Vaccination Is Safe And Effective In Patients Suffering From Fibromyalgia Syndrome
Wednesday 4 November 2015: Research published in the medical journal Reumatismo.


Capsaicin For Fibromyalgia And Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Saturday 31 October 2015: An article about the potential benefits of using capsaicin topical cream for the relief of Fibromyalgia and ME/CFS symptoms.

Foundation of Fibromyalgia Is Altered Central Nervous System, New Study Validates
Monday 26 October 2015: A new study validates the recent finding that Fibromyalgia appears to originate from the central nervous system.

A Mother Daughter Team Fights Fibro, RA, CRPS, And More
Friday 23 October 2015: A profile of Elaine Gomez and her daughter, Michelle DeMont, who suffers from Fibromyalgia and other diseases.

Chronic Illness Doesn't Define Me
Thursday 22 October 2015: An article by Lucy Brown about her life with Fibromyalgia.

Passion And Pain: Photographer Trains Human Trafficking Survivors
Saturday 17 October 2015: A profile of US photographer and Fibromyalgia sufferer Brooke Shaden.

Voices: What It's Like To Live With An Invisible Disability
Thursday 15 October 2015: A look at how schools in the US accommodate students with invisible disabilities such as Fibromyalgia.

Fibromyalgia Aggravates Pain And Cognitive Capabilities Of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Patients
Friday 9 October 2015: A team of researchers from Vrije Universiteit Brussel and the University of Antwerp, in Belgium, found that Fibromyalgia increases the disability of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome patients.

The US Health Care Industry Finally Recognises Fibromyalgia
Friday 2 October 2015: On October 1, 2015, Fibromyalgia will finally be recognized as an official diagnosis in the new ICD-10 list of codes being adopted across the US.

6 Reasons Why Trigger Point Injections Aren't Helping Your Fibromyalgia
Friday 2 October 2015: An article by registered nurse Celeste Cooper about the difference between a tender point and a trigger point, and how injections in one might not help the other.

Fibromyalgia Linked To Deficiencies In RBC Magnesium, IGF-1
Thursday 1 October 2015: Patients with Fibromyalgia show deficiencies in red blood cell (RBC) magnesium and insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1), a small study shows, suggesting potential clues to underpinnings of the condition and avenues for treatment.


Irish Woman To Run For Fibromyalgia Awareness
Wednesday 30 September 2015: Fibromyalgia sufferer Dawn McEvoy will tackle her very first 5km run when she takes part in Belfast Telegraph Titanic Runher.

Ultrasound For Pain Therapy Discussed At PAINWeek Conference
Saturday 26 September 2015: Ultrasound technology has been used for decades in medical imaging of soft-tissue structures and bony surfaces, but its potential for use in managing pain — particularly chronic pain — is being less than fully exploited, according to some pain experts.

Vitamin D Levels Linked To Fibromyalgia Pain
Friday 25 September 2015: Low levels of serum vitamin D were associated positively with patients with Fibromyalgia who had chronic, widespread pain, according to the results of a recently published meta-analysis.

Fibromyalgia Tied To Hysterectomy, Gynecologic Disease
Monday 21 September 2015: A study published in mid-2015 shores up the link between gynecologic surgery and Fibromyalgia onset.

No Unusual Activity With Lactic Acid Seen In Patients With Fibromyalgia, Migraine
Sunday 20 September 2015: According to a recently published study, patients with Fibromyalgia, migraine or both did not exhibit any differences in the metabolism of lactic acid before, during or after aerobic or anaerobic exercise compared to healthy volunteers.

Ultrasonography Useful In Deciding Treatment For FM/RA Patients
Friday 18 September 2015: Ultrasonograph research suggests that disease activity scores in patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis and concomitant Fibromyalgia may be artificially inflated due to pain and patient distress.

Female Pain: Living With An Illness That No One Believes In
Thursday 17 September 2015: An essay on the social effects of Fibromyalgia.

Chiropractic Foundation And National Fibromyalgia Association Collaborate At Chronic Pain Conference
Tuesday 15 September 2015: The National Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain Association and the International Myopain Society have collaborated to create the Inaugural Treating and Preventing Chronic Pain Conference to be held in October 2015 in the US.

Mayor Of Reading Raising Fibromyalgia Awareness
Monday 14 September 2015: A UK mayor is hosting an evening reception in support of National Fibromyalgia Awareness Week.

People's Campaign For Preventing Chronic Pain
Friday 11 September 2015: The International Myopain Society and the National Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain Association have initiated the People’s Campaign for Preventing Chronic Pain to support helping every person who has or will have chronic pain.

Over 30% Of Patients With Primary Sjögren's Syndrome May Have Fibromyalgia
Friday 11 September 2015: Overlapping Fibromyalgia may be present in 30% or more of patients with primary Sjögren’s syndrome based on the American College of Rheumatology 2010 criteria, but only 19% of the same patients met 1990 criteria, according to the results of a study.

Fibromyalgia In Children: No Medication Required
Thursday 10 September 2015: An article by Dr David Sherry, director of the Amplified Pain Program at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Hormonal Changes May Affect Fibromyalgia Onset
Wednesday 9 September 2015: To determine if the clinical features and timing of hormonal changes have a relationship in a cohort of ethnically diverse individuals, a group of US researchers conducted a year-long review of Fibromyalgia patients.

Otago University Locals Programme Raises Funds For Fibromyalgia Foundation In Bake Sale
Tuesday 8 September 2015: A New Zealand university's "Locals" programme raised over $700 for Fibromyalgia Foundation as part of their fundraising campaign for the charity.

Daytime Napping Associated With Increased Symptom Severity In Fibromyalgia Syndrome
Monday 7 September 2015: A study that explored how people use daytime naps and to determine the links between daytime napping and symptom severity in Fibromyalgia.

New Business In The UK Says Floating Therapy Can Help
Saturday 5 September 2015: UK MP Alok Sharma visited a new business in Pangbourne which could help people with Fibromyalgia.


New Potential Therapeutic Strategy For Severe Pain Based On Nanorods
Sunday 30 August 2015: Researchers at Kyoto University’s Institute for Integrated Cell-Material Sciences in Japan recently reported a novel technique with potential therapeutic relevance for the management of pain.

Juvenile Fibromyalgia: Intensive Therapy Relieves Pain
Saturday 29 August 2015: Children with Fibromyalgia experienced significant improvements in pain and function without medications after an intensive program of physical therapy, occupational therapy, and psychosocial services, according to a new study.

A Doctor Treating Fibromyalgia Who Also Has Fibromyalgia
Friday 28 August 2015: An interview with US Fibromyalgia specialist and sufferer Ginevra Liptan, MD.

Duloxetine Effective For Fibromyalgia Patients In Japan
Thursday 27 August 2015: A study recently published in the journal Arthritis Research & Therapy revealed new data from a phase III clinical trial showing that duloxetine (Cymbalta) is a safe and effective therapy for Fibromyalgia patients.

Fibromyalgia – Does Melatonin Help?
Wednesday 26 August 2015: An article about the use of melatonin to help alleviate sleep problems in people with Fibromyalgia.

Southern Research Receives $4.5M NIH Grant To Develop Opioids With Milder Side Effects
Tuesday 25 August 2015: US drug research company Southern Research was recently awarded a grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse of the National Institutes of Health to fund the development of opioid drugs for chronic pain.

NeuroMetrix Reports Positive Preliminary Results On Quell Wearable Pain Relief Device For Chronic Pain
Monday 24 August 2015: Healthcare company and wearable medical device developer, NeuroMetrix, Inc., has just announced it arrived at positive preliminary clinical trial results with Quell Wearable Pain Relief, an easy-to-use, over-the-counter device for chronic pain.

Suffering In Silence
Saturday 22 August 2015: A profile of Canadian Fibromyalgia sufferer Leah, who will participate in the "Just One More Step" Fibromyalgia awareness walk.

Melatonin Helps Fibromyalgia Pain: A Double-Blind Study
Tuesday 18 August 2015: Melatonin is popularly used as a sleeping pill, but several double blind studies suggest that Melatonin might also help in combating Fibromyalgia pain.

Lack Of Sleep May Exacerbate Chronic Illnesses
Monday 17 August 2015: Getting a good night's sleep can be difficult for the average person, but for those living with chronic illness the struggle can be much worse.

Latest Non-Invasive Medical Treatment Stimulates Neurons To Reduce Symptoms Of Fibromyalgia
Friday 14 August 2015: In a unique double-blind study, the Monash Alfred Psychiatry Research Centre (the Research Centre) is investigating the clinical potential of repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS), a non-invasive treatment that uses magnetic fields to stimulate neurons in the brain, for the treatment of Fbromyalgia.

Myofascial Pain Syndrome And Fibromyalgia: Similar Symptoms, Distinct Diseases
Thursday 13 August 2015: An article on the similarities and differences between myofascial pain syndrome and Fibromyalgia.

Fibromyalgia Symptoms May Mimic High Disease Activity In Patients With RA
Wednesday 12 August 2015: Symptoms of Fibromyalgia may mimic high disease activity in patients with rheumatoid arthritis, according to recently presented data.

Jade Plans To Fight Through The Pain On 200-Mile Walk
Tuesday 11 August 2015: An aricle about Jade Pierce, a Welsh woman with Fibromyalgia who plans to walk 150 miles (241 km) across England for charity.

Fibromyalgia: Battling An Invisible Internal Enemy
Saturday 8 August 2015: Australian photographer Desiree Robinson was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia in 2009, and has made a video about the disease.

Fibromyalgia Drinking Therapy Concerns Doctors
Friday 7 August 2015: A new study reveals that drinking therapy may help reduce the symptoms of chronic pain and Fibromyalgia, but doctors are concerned that encouraging patients to drink more alcohol will lead to serious consequences and make their health worse.

Can Car Crashes Cause Fibromyalgia?
Friday 7 August 2015: A new study has found that people with Fibromyalgia had more than double the risk of being in a serious automobile accident, landing them in an emergency room, compared to others.

One More Step For Fibromyalgia
Thursday 6 August 2015: An article about Cheryl Young, a Canadian woman with Fibromyalgia who has created a charity walk called Just One More Step.

Tramadol/Paracetamol Improves Quality of Life in Chronic Pain Patients
Tuesday 4 August 2015: A study entitled "Impact of Fibromyalgia Pain on Health-Related Quality of Life Before and After Treatment With Tramadol/Acetaminophen" that was published in the journal Arthritis & Rheumatism.

Ex-Squaddie Given £8,000 Of Free Dentistry So He Can Smile At His Wedding
Sunday 2 August 2015: An ex-soldier from Scotland who completed three tours during his military service with the Royal Scots is receiving the ultimate wedding gift – having his smile rebuilt by a team of dental experts.

Aquatic Aerobic Exercise Offers Therapeutic Benefits To Fibromyalgia Patients
Saturday 1 August 2015: Researchers at Cukurova University in Turkey recently revealed that aquatic aerobic exercise offers clinical benefits to patients with Fibromyalgia.


The Next Lyrica?
Friday 31 July 2015: A Japanese drug company, Daiichi Sankyo, is making a huge bet on a new drug called mirogabalin for Fibromyalgia and other diseases.

Canadian Drivers With Fibromyalgia More Likely To Be Involved In Serious Traffic Accidents: Study
Sunday 26 July 2015: Canadian drivers who have been diagnosed with Fibromyalgia appear to have an elevated risk of being involved in motor vehicle crashes, even years after their initial diagnosis, research suggests.

New Syndrome Links Anxiety And Physical Disorders
Saturday 25 July 2015: Patients with anxiety disorder may suffer from a range of comorbid physical conditions that constitute a novel syndrome, say US researchers, who claim that the syndrome has been overlooked by physicians who have previously dismissed the connections as simply somatic disorders.

Fibromyalgia Sleep Study
Friday 24 July 2015: A US doctor has published a sleep study that simplifies the diagnosis for Fibromyalgia, could improve pain and stress, as well as address the lack of sleep in patients affected by the syndrome.

Alcohol And Fibromyalgia
Thursday 23 July 2015: Reseachers found that people with chronic widespread pain who drank the equivalent of two pints of beer a day were better off than those who did not touch a drop.

The 50/10 Guide For Fibromyalgia Mobility
Thursday 23 July 2015: An article about strategies to counter stress in people with Fibromyalgia.

Canadian ME/CFS/FM Group In The Running For Good Karma Contest
Wednesday 22 July 2015: Canada's National ME/FM Action Network has been nominated to win $2000 for research in the Karma Wellness Water contest.

US Couple Uses Mustang Week To Raise Fibromyalgia Awareness
Tuesday 21 July 2015: A couple in South Carolina is using Myrtle Beach Mustang Week to raise fibromyalgia awareness by introducing the first "Fibromyalgia Awareness Mustang."

Fibromyalgia Common In Sleep Apnea
Monday 20 July 2015: Researchers in Italy recently reported that Fibromyalgia is common among patients with obstructive sleep apnea.

Vitamin D Levels Associated With Fatigue, Musculoskeletal Pain In Patients With Fibromyalgia
Sunday 19 July 2015: Researchers from South Korea have presented study results on vitamin D deficiency in patients with rheumatic diseases such as Fibromyalgia.

When Fibromyalgia Strikes
Thursday 16 July 2015: An article about the difficulties of life for people with Fibromyalgia in Malta.

Neurodynamic Mobilization Alleviates Symptoms Of Fibromyalgia
Wednesday 15 July 2015: According to a new study, a form of exercise called neurodynamic mobilization may be able to help with reducing Fibromyalgia pain and other ailments associated with Fibromyalgia.

Cholecalciferol Injection May Help Fibromyalgia
Monday 13 July 2015: Patients with Fibromyalgia may have improvements in fatigue and musculoskeletal pain by increasing vitamin D levels through monthly, intramuscular cholecalciferol injection, according to recently presented research.

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Saps Its Victims, But New Research May Find The Cause
Sunday 12 July 2015: In this article from California newspaper, Palo Alto Weekly, ME/CFS patients offer first-hand accounts of their illness.

Fibromyalgia: UK MP Suggests Soap Operas Could Raise Awareness
Thursday 9 July 2015: A UK Member of Parliament is urging writers of hospital soap operas to consider storylines about Fibromyalgia.

How Multiple Chronic Illnesses Shaped One Woman Into A Patient Advocate
Thursday 9 July 2015: A profile of ME/CFS/Fibromyalgia and patient advocate Michele Krisko.


Fibromyalgia Considered Lifelong Central Nervous System Disorder
Tuesday 30 June 2015: Fibromyalgia is now considered to be a central nervous system disorder, according to University of Michigan professor of anesthesiology, Daniel J Clauw, MD.

Researchers Compare Twins' DNA To Discover Fibromyalgia Diagnosis
Monday 29 June 2015: Researchers from King's College London are trying to develop an effective strategy to diagnose Fibromyalgia by comparing the DNA of twins in which one has the disease and the other one does not.

Conflicts Of Interests Affect Fibromyalgia Drug Development
Thursday 25 June 2015: Studies have demonstrated that industry-funded research into Fibromyalgia is linked to an increased probability of pro-industry results.

Extended-Release Gabapentin May Hold Promise For Treatment Of Fibromyalgia
Monday 22 June 2015: A new study has revealed that gabapentin, a drug originally developed to treat epilepsy, may hold promise for treating Fibromyalgia as well.

Study Assesses Economic Burden Of Fibromyalgia In The US
Wednesday 17 June 2015: A team of scientists recently conducted research to assess the economic burden of those suffering with Fibromyalgia and chronic widespread pain in the United States.

US Football Star Dominique Easley Helps Raise Awareness Of Treatment For Fibromyalgia
Saturday 13 June 2015: US footballer, New England Patriot star Dominique Easley has partnered with the Centers for Integrative Medicine and Healing to educate and generate awareness on Fibromyalgia and an all-natural treatment of Fibromyalgia.

Online Publisher Battles Fibromyalgia Symptoms
Friday 12 June 2015: A profile of Fibromyalgia sufferer, Joe Steck, who is the publisher of online newspaper,

ME/CFS And Fibromyalgia As Functionally Impairing As Major Diseases In Medical World
Sunday 7 June 2015: An in-depth look by Cort Johnson at ME/CFS, Fibromyalgia, and other diseases classified as "functionally somatic syndromes", meaning that they have an unexplained pathology.

Hyperbaric Hope For Fibromyalgia Sufferers
Thursday 4 June 2015: Women who suffer from Fibromyalgia benefit from a treatment regimen in a hyperbaric oxygen chamber, according to researchers at Rice University and institutes in Israel.

Tai Chi Practice Can Help Fibromyalgia Patients
Tuesday 2 June 2015: A study published in the journal Cell Transplantation demonstrated the benefits of Tai Chi in terms of aging and in Fibromyalgia patients.

'Fibromyalgia Falsehoods, Fakers, And Facts': Author's Interview
Monday 1 June 2015: An interview with Dr. Kenneth Muhich, the author of his book, Fibromyalgia Falsehoods, Fakers, and Facts.


New Group Intervention Program Improves Self-Management Of Fibromyalgia
Wednesday 27 May 2015: A study recently published in the journal PLoS One showed that a group intervention program called PASSAGE was effective in helping patients with Fibromyalgia cope with the disease.

Strong Correlation Discovered Between Fibromyalgia Pain And Quality Of Sleep
Friday 22 May 2015: Research has found that not only does poor sleep result in more pain for Fibromyalgia patients, but it is also linked to a lower pain threshold.

Fibromyalgia Origins Found In Central Nervous System
Tuesday 19 May 2015: Research suggests that Fibromyalgia is a lifelong central nervous disorder, which causes chronic pain.

New Research Could Lead To A Blood Test For Fibromyalgia
Sunday 17 May 2015: Scientists at King's College London are hoping their latest research into Fibromyalgia will lead to a reliable blood test to enable doctors to make a proper diagnosis.

Canadian Clock Tower To Light Up For International Fibromyalgia Day
Tuesday 12 May 2015: In order to bring attention to the often misunderstood condition of Fibromyalgia, the City of Mississauga will be joining various places across the globe that will be lit up in purple, blue or green to mark International Fibromyalgia Day on Tuesday (May 12).

UK Fibromyalgia Sufferer Receives Insulting Note In Parking Lot
Saturday 9 May 2015: A mum who battles chronic pain and used a disabled parking space in Tesco found a note on her car saying "being fat and ugly doesn't count as disabled - park elsewhere".

Wearable Device For Fibromyalgia, Back Pain, And Diabetic Nerve Pain Comes With iOS App
Monday 4 May 2015: A new wearable device for chronic pain uses electrical stimulation to help people with Fibromyalgia, back pain and diabetic nerve pain gain relief, and it comes with its own iOS app to work the device.

When Physical Trauma And Infection Trigger Fibromyalgia
Friday 1 May 2015: A study entitled "Physical Trauma and Infection as Precipitating Factors in Patients with Fibromyalgia".


New Broadway Extravaganza Raises Funds For ME/CFS/FM Awareness Week
Tuesday 28 April 2015: Multi-award-winning young performers from Vancouver's Opera Mariposa raise voices for Awareness Week by performing hit songs from 'Wicked,' 'Spamalot,' 'Sweeney Todd' and more in support of the National ME/FM Action Network.

Fibromyalgia Sufferer Shares Experience In Theatre Performance
Friday 24 April 2015: Nathan Barone details his life as a male with Fibromyalgia in a spoken-word piece of theatre in the US.

Patients With Fibromyalgia Have Eye Differences
Tuesday 21 April 2015: Women with Fibromyalgia had a thinner average stromal nerve thickness in their eyes, as well as decreased corneal sub-basal plexus nerve density per square millimeter compared with healthy control participants, and corneal confocal microscopy could be a useful tool to identify patients with FM, according to the results of recently published research.

"I Didn't Know What Fibromyalgia Was – I Had To Google It To Find Out"
Friday 17 April 2015: A profile of Irish author and Fibromyalgia sufferer Sinead Cox.

Inverse Correlation Seen Between Symptoms, Fitness Level In Women With FM
Sunday 12 April 2015: In a study of women with Fibromyalgia in southern Spain, physical fitness was inversely correlated with symptom severity, according to data from the al-Ándalus project.

A Safe Space: Support Group A Refuge For Fibromyalgia Sufferers
Saturday 11 April 2015: A profile of Canada's Sudbury Fibromyalgia Support Group.

Canadian Tribunal: Province Doesn't Have To Pay For Fibromyalgia Diet
Wednesday 8 April 2015: In a decision handed down March 12, Adjudicator Jo-Anne Pickel of the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario rejected an appeal from a Toronto man who launched a human rights complaint in an attempt to force the province to pay for a high-protein diet he says eases his fibromyalgia symptoms.

Does Whiplash Really Trigger Fibromyalgia?
Wednesday 1 April 2015: A Canadian researcher reports in RMD Open that whiplash injury most likely does not lead to Fibromyalgia.


Fibromyalgia Patients Have Higher Risk For IBS
Monday 30 March 2015: The risk for developing Irritable Bowel Syndrome was 1.54-times higher in patients with Fibromyalgia, according to recently published data.

US Mayor Proclaims May 12 Fibromyalgia Awareness Day
Saturday 28 March 2015: Newark, New Jersey, Mayor Ras Baraka and local citizens are joining communities around the US to raise awareness about Americans living with Fibromyalgia.

Disabled UK Woman Says: Scooters Give Us Freedom, So Please Show Tolerance
Friday 27 March 2015: An article by UK ME/CFS/Fibromyalgia sufferer Janet Warner.

UK Fibromyalgia Sufferer To Complete Monumental Task
Tuesday 24 March 2015: Rosina Thomas, who has severe Fibromyalgia among a range of health issues, is aiming to walk 10,000 steps a day for a week – the equivalent of many kilometres – to raise money and awareness for safer water points in African villages.

Pfizer's Lyrica Pain Drug Fails FDA Test For Fibromyalgia In Adolescents
Monday 16 March 2015: Pfizer's Lyrica pain drug has failed to meet US Food and Drug Administration requirements in a post-marketing study testing the treatment of Fibromyalgia in adolescents.

Using Wearable Tech To Relieve Chronic Pain
Thursday 12 March 2015: An advertisement for a new wearable device that can administer pain relief on a regular basis.

Welsh Teenager's Auction Will Help Battle Fibromyalgia
Wednesday 11 March 2015: A Welsh student is hoping to raise £400 for charity over the next few weeks by organising a charity event in the city of Newport.

Poor Sleep Quality Linked To Increased Pain And Reduced Activity In Fibromyalgia
Sunday 8 March 2015: A study that tested whether pain, positive affect, and negative affect mediated the association between sleep quality and subsequent activity interference in Fibromyalgia.

US Woman Shares Fibromyalgia Story
Saturday 7 March 2015: A Fibromyalgia sufferer from South Dakota is sharing her story in book form with anyone who wants to read about it.

Memory Problems In Patients With Fibromyalgia Not Linked To Risk For Alzheimer's
Wednesday 4 March 2015: Patients with Fibromyalgia and severe episodes of memory problems or cognitive dysfunction, known as "fibrofog," were not at higher risk for the development of Alzheimer’s disease, which has a different profile of memory loss, according to new research in the US.

US Fibromyalgia Patients Kicked Out Because Of Service Dogs
Monday 2 March 2015: Two unrelated Fibromyalgia patients in the US recently encountered problems in public places because of their service dogs.


Fighting Back Against Fibromyalgia: US Woman Turns To The Arts To Cope With Her Chronic Illness
Monday 23 February 2015: Fibromyalgia sufferer Kelly Kvenlog Wichlacz has discovered her artistic side, hand-sewing tote bags, crafting jewelry, writing an essay, setting it to her photography on YouTube, and now hoping to publish a book.

UK Woman Puts Chronic Pain At The Top Of The Agenda
Saturday 21 February 2015: A profile of UK Fibromyalgia sufferer Ella Vine, chief executive of national charity FibroAction, who took the need to improve diagnosis and care of people living with chronic pain directly to UK parliamentarians.

Music and Acupuncture For Fibromyalgia
Friday 20 February 2015: A study that investigated the effect of music combined with vibration on acupuncture points for the treatment of Fibromyalgia.

Retired US Police Offer Will Get Enhanced Disability Pension
Thursday 19 February 2015: A retired US police officer who developed Fibromyalgia after being exposed to toxins after the 2001 World Trade Center attack has won a five-year legal battle for an enhanced disability pension.

Health Care Use Remains High in Patients With Fibromyalgia After Treatment
Monday 16 February 2015: Utilization of the health care system remained high for patients with Fibromyalgia after initiating treatment with either amitriptyline, Cymbalta, Neurontin or Lyrica, according to researchers from Utah's Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

Fibromyalgia Imaging Study Shows Unique Brain Connectivity
Saturday 14 February 2015: A new brain imaging study reveals that patients with Fibromyalgia show unique brain activity in response to pain.

Tips On How To Live A Normal Life With Fibromyalgia
Wednesday 11 February 2015: The cause of Fibromyalgia is unknown, but a WDSU News New Orleans video featuring Dr Corey J. Hebert, MD, shows there is treatment to help a person cope with the physical and psychological symptoms.

New Criteria Would Double Fibromyalgia Cases
Monday 9 February 2015: More than 5% of the general population fulfill the modified 2010 criteria for Fibromyalgia, compared with less than 2% who fulfilled the 1990 and the proposed 2010 criteria, report researchers in Arthritis and Rheumatology.

Patients With Fibromyalgia More Likely To Experience Anxiety
Saturday 7 February 2015: Patients with Fibromyalgia were more likely to show symptoms of anxiety than patients with other rheumatic diseases, according to findings by Robert S. Katz, MD, and Frank Leavitt, PhD.

Altered Gait, Biomechanics Seen In Patients With Juvenile Fibromyalgia
Thursday 5 February 2015: Patients with juvenile Fibromyalgia showed alterations in walking patterns, greater knee weakness, lower bilateral hip abduction strength, reduced ankle dorsiflexion and other physical and psychosocial alterations compared with a group of healthy controls, according to researchers.

BBC Documentary Series Features ME/CFS And Fibromyalgia Sufferers
Sunday 1 February 2015: A recent episode of the BBC One documentary series about loneliness, Operation Meet the Street, featured ME/CFS sufferer Kate, and Fibromyalgia sufferer Simon.


A Life Of Helping Women
Saturday 31 January 2015: South Australian Fibromyalgia sufferer Effy Kleanthi has been awarded an Order of Australia Medal on Australia Day.

Patients With RA, Fibromyalgia Less Likely To Achieve Remission, Low Disease Activity
Friday 30 January 2015: Patients with both Rheumatoid Arthritis and Fbromyalgia were less likely to achieve remission or low disease activity scores, according to finding presented recently at the American College of Rheumatology Annual Meeting.

New US Public Transport Ads Focus On Fibromyalgia And Other Invisible Disabilities
Tuesday 27 January 2015: The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority is focusing on people with health problems and disabilities that may not be visible to others, such as Fibromyalgia.

Fibromyalgia Flares: A Qualitative Analysis
Monday 26 January 2015: A research paper that aimed to describe Fibromyalgia flares in a sample of patients with Fibromyalgia.

Fibromyalgia sufferer shares pain of ignorance
Sunday 11 January 2015: Shelly Van Winkle' Fibromyalgia tale is playing out across the globe as other patients face similar problems.

Slow access to the mental lexicon in Fibromyalgia
Friday 9 January 2015: A study that looked at lexical access speed (i.e., the time needed for the brain to access the catalogue of words in long-term memory) in Fibromyalgia patients.

"Passing" is not a privilege
Thursday 8 January 2015: Having an invisible disability can mean you're able to choose whether or not to disclose your disability status, but being able to "pass" as a non-disabled person can also mean your access needs are often ignored completely.

A Fibromyalgia patient's ten strategies for healing
Wednesday 7 January 2015: A post on Cort Johnson's Health Rising blog in which Fibromyalgia sufferer Darden Burns outlines her strategies for dealing with the disease.

AVACEN Medical launches $2M campaign in response to positive outcomes of Fibromyalgia study
Monday 5 January 2015: US medical company AVACEN Medical announced that it has launched a $2 million campaign on to support further company clinical trials and FDA applications.

New studies find causes of Fibromyalgia, offer hope of relief
Sunday 4 January 2015: Two new studies on Fibromyalgia focus the problem on the thyroid, pituitary and hypothalamus, and suggest new avenues of relief for sufferers.

Can a vegan diet help Fibromyalgia patients?
Saturday 3 January 2015: A study from researchers in the United States found that a vegan diet can help some Fibromyalgia patients.



Fibromyalgia sufferer accused of exploiting disabled parking spot
Wednesday 31 December 2014: A Queensland woman who suffers from Fibromyalgia is being accused of exploiting a disabled parking spot at a store.

Nocturnal blood pressure pattern unusual in Fibromyalgia patients
Tuesday 30 December 2014: Nocturnal blood pressure is less likely to dip for patients with fibromyalgia when compared to healthy controls, according to researcher from Gazi University Medical School in Ankara, Turkey.

Fibromyalgia patients turn to controversial Whole30 diet
Saturday 27 December 2014: There is a new diet trend among some Fibromyalgia patients, and it involves eliminating all grains in favor of a high protein menu.

Guided imagery relaxation can reduce pain and depression in Fibromyalgia patients
Monday 22 December 2014: A research paper entitled "Effectiveness of guided imagery relaxation on levels of pain and depression in patients diagnosed with fibromyalgia".

Cryotherapy treatment used by Fibromyalgia sufferers
Sunday 21 December 2014: Some Fibromyalgia sufferers have turned to cryotherapy, a treatment that involves exposing the body to freezing temperatures, as they fight chronic pain and fatigue.

Know someone chronically ill this holiday season? You can help
Saturday 20 December 2014: Tips from EmpowHER's Jody Smith.

Research finds nerve damage in patients with Fibromyalgia
Friday 19 December 2014: New findings have revealed that patients with Fibromyalgia may also have a diagnosable small fiber neuropathy.

Specific cytokine lower in Fibromyalgia patients
Thursday 18 December 2014: Plasma from female patients with Fibromyalgia had lower levels of fractalkine cytokines than healthy control patients, according to results of a recently published study.

Lyme disease, Fibromyalgia link evaporates
Tuesday 16 December 2014: Lyme disease is not a trigger for Fibromyalgia, according to a long-term assessment of patients with culture-confirmed Lyme disease.

Seven Fibromyalgia seasonal stress strategies
Sunday 14 December 2014: Tips from Sue Ingebretson about how to cope with the holidays.

Warning about Fibromyalgia poison ivy treatment
Friday 12 December 2014: A homeopathic poison ivy treatment has appeared in multiple online forums, but although there are studies related to the treatment, it is important not to attempt DIY or home remedies.

Fibromyalgia connected to problems with sense of smell
Monday 8 December 2014: A new study from researchers at Tel-Aviv University reveals that Fibromyalgia has a connection to problems with the sense of smell.

Acupuncture soothes Fibromyalgia and helps sleep
Wednesday 3 December 2014: Researchers have determined that "acupuncture is an effective form of treatment for individuals with Fibromyalgia" in a meta-analysis of eleven studies.

Fibromyalgia gift ideas for the holidays
Tuesday 2 December 2014: Lana Bandoim lists a few things that people with Fibromyalgia may find very helpful in the holiday season.


5-Hydroxytryptophan debated as Fibromyalgia treatment
Sunday 30 November 2014: A look at 5-Hydroxytryptophan, a supplement that has become a newly recommended treatment for Fibromyalgia.

UK Fibromyalgia sufferers petition the National Health Service to integrate and pay for ActiPatch® therapy
Saturday 29 November 2014: The UK's Pifflers United Chronic and Invisible Illnesses Support Community is petitioning the National Institute for Health & Care Excellence (NICE) for new guidelines for effective Fibromyalgia pain management.

New oral medication shows promise in treating Fibromyalgia
Tuesday 25 November 2014: A new oral medication known as IMC-1, developed by Innovative Med Concepts, proved highly effective at reducing pain and other symptoms of Fibromyalgia in patients in a recent clinical trial.

Irish TV show Doctor in the House addresses Fibromyalgia
Monday 24 November 2014: Irish TV health program Doctor in the House is challenging the usual coverage of common diseases on TV by presenting an episode that deals with Fibromyalgia.

US couple wins national scholarships to help people with chronic pain
Wednesday 19 November 2014: Louis and Kristen Ogden recently won scholarships to attend the National Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain Association’s national training program, Leaders Against Pain, to learn how to effectively advocate for the 110 million people with chronic pain illnesses in the United States.

Men versus women on pain
Monday 17 November 2014: According to various studies, there is a gender gap in who feels more pain, with women pulling ahead of men.

Aspartame connections to Fibromyalgia continue to be questioned
Sunday 16 November 2014: A study from France has found a connection between Fibromyalgia and aspartame consumption.

Medical marijuana beats three leading Fibromyalgia drugs
Thursday 13 November 2014: An article about the specifics of medical marijuana for use in Fibromyalgia.

Fibromyalgia correlated with decreased brain connectivity
Monday 10 November 2014: According to research published in Brain Connectivity, people with Fibromyalgia have less brain connectivity than people without the condition.

US woman with Fibromyalgia wins disability discrimination lawsuit
Friday 7 November 2014: A woman with Fibromyalgia has ended her long battle with Baywood Home Care in Minneapolisby winning an Equal Employment Opportunity Commission disability discrimination lawsuit and was awarded $30,000.

Exercise for Fibromyalgia: comparison between aquatic and land-based programs
Tuesday 4 November 2014: Exercise therapy can improve some symptoms of Fibromyalgia, but conclusive evidence favoring aquatic or land-based programs as the best way to achieve those improvements is still lacking, according to a new review of randomized controlled trials.


Cognitive dysfunction of Fibromyalgia does not impair driving ability
Thursday 30 October 2014: A study entitled "Assessing Cognitive and Psychomotor Performance in Patients with Fibromyalgia Syndrome".

Fibromyalgia sufferer: 'I can't escape the pain'
Tuesday 28 October 2014: A profile of Scottish Fibromyalgia sufferer Sarah Pollard.

More evidence needed on benefits of BT, HT in Fibromyalgia management
Sunday 26 October 2014: Results of a literature review on management of Fibromyalgia showed more high-quality studies with larger sample sizes and a focus on long-term results and maintenance of the beneficial effects are needed to confirm the therapeutic benefit of balneotherapy and hydrotherapy.

Fibromyalgia sufferer creates successful doll clothing business
Saturday 25 October 2014: A Californian mom and former girl scout leader has created her own business by hand-making and selling Earth-friendly American Girl doll clothing.

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.


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.


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.


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.


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:'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.


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:'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.


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:'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.


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.


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".


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:'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'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:'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.



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'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.


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:'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'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.


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.


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'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.


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:'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.


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".


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'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'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.


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:'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:'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".


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.


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:'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.


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.


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'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:'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 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.



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'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'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.


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:'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:'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.


Disaster survival with Fibromyalgia & Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Wednesday 31 October 2012: Advice from'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.


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.


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.


Lifescript launches new online Fibromyalgia Health Center
Tuesday 31 July 2012:, 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.


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

Understanding the pain response of Fibromyalgia
Wednesday 27 June 2012:'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.


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.


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.


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.


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."


"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.



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.


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.


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.


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.


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'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.


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.


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.


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.


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.

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


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.


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.


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.



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.


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.


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:'s Adrienne Dellwo discusses an awkward problem.


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:'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?


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.


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:'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:'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).


IBS & food sensitivities in Fibromyalgia & CFS
Wednesday 30 June 2010:'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:'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:'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..


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:'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.


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.


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:'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:'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: reports on a Fibromyalgia study involving the combination of medication and conversation.

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


Fibromyalgia Pain & 'Situational Narcissism'
Saturday 27 February 2010:'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:'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:'s Adrienne Dellwo talks about the potential benefits of carnitine.


Debunking myths
Friday 29 January 2010:'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.



New Year's resolutions with Fibromyalgia & CFS
Thursday 31 December 2009:'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: reports on a world map of CFS and Fibromyalgia.

FDA gets application for new Fibromyalgia drug
Thursday 17 December 2009:'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.


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.


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.


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.


Sodium Oxybate for Fibromyalgia
Sunday 19 July 2009:'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.


How to dress for less Fibromyalgia pain
Monday 29 June 2009:'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.


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.


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:’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:’s Adrienne Dellwo reports on her Fibromyalgia & CFS Blog that people with Fibromyalgia may have problems absorbing various amino acids.


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.


Impaired Language in Fibromyalgia & CFS
Saturday 21 February 2009:’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:’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:’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.”


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, 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.



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.


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”.


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.


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


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 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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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:’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”.


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.


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.




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


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

Tuesday 25 September 2007: A website that may be of interest to those with pain associated with ME/CFS or fibromyalgia is

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.


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.


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.




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


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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