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Fibromyalgia Tender Points 2

Fibromyalgia is diagnosed when patients experience pain in 11 out of 18 fibromyalgia tender points in specific locations throughout the body. The pain experienced by patients when these points are stimulated is generally consistent for fibromyalgia patients, leading doctors to come to a diagnostic method of detecting fibromyalgia. These tender …

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Fibromyalgia Symptoms

Fibromyalgia Syndrome is a common and chronic disorder characterized by widespread muscle pain, fatigue, and multiple tender points. The word fibromyalgia comes from the Latin term for fibrous tissue (fibro) and the Greek ones for muscle (myo) and pain (algia). Tender points are specific places on the body—on the neck, …

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Fibromyalgia Medications

Possibly the most useful medications for fibromyalgia are several antidepressants. Antidepressants elevate the levels of certain chemicals in the brain, including serotonin and norepinephrine (which was formerly called adrenaline). Low levels of these chemicals are associated not only with depression, but also with pain and fatigue. Increasing the levels of …

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Fibromyalgia Treatment

Treatment of Fibromyalgia can be difficult. Many doctors are not familiar with fibromyalgia treatment. It is important to find a doctor that has experience and knowledge of successful fibromyalgia treatment. Many rheumatologists, general internists, or family physicians can treat fibromyalgia. Fibromyalgia treatment often requires a team approach, with your physician, …

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