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Sleeping Tablet 'Eases The Agony Of Fibromyalgia' For Sufferers Like Lady Gaga
Friday 25 January 2019
REST ASSURED Sleeping tablet ‘eases the agony of fibromyalgia’ for sufferers like Lady Gaga
Melatonin is a natural substance that people tend to take for better sleep - but it may also be effective at calming chronic pain too
FIBROMYALGIA can have a devasting impact on sufferers' lives.
The chronic pain condition, which celebs like Lady Gaga, Kirsty Young and Sinéad O'Connor have, has no treatment - so people often have to just leave with the headaches, tiredness and muscle stiffness.
But scientists now believe that taking melatonin might help improve fibromyalgia patients' quality of life.
Oral doses of the sleep aid have been found to improve mood, decrease anxiety and stress levels in those with the condition.
People with fibromyalgia tend to have mood disorders and mental conditions which can severely impact their quality of life.
Without specific treatments, patients are forced to use painkillers, sleeping tablets and anti-anxiety medications.
But melatonin is a natural substance that has all of these properties build in.
And according to a new study, it's been shown to have positive results in fibromyalgia patients, Fibromyalgia News Today reports.
Scientists got 36 women aged 40-60 (all suffering from fibromyalgia) to start a 110-day trial. For ten days, they didn't receive any treatment and that was then followed by five rounds of melatonin treatment.
Each round involved taking the substance for ten days in a row, followed by a placebo for ten days.
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