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    New frontiers in fibromyalgia treatment

    Research and development are two areas that need emphasis to develop better drugs for the treatment of fibromyalgia. A recent drug, Savella (milnacipran) is being used to treat FB with excellent results. It acts by raising brain levels of serotonin, the stress buffering hormone and...
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    15 years since diagnosis

    I began having insomnia, headaches, diffuse body-wide pain and cognitive problems back in early 2000. By June of that year, I could only work a few hours per week at my senior analyst position at Siemens Power Corp, Nuclear Div. At year's end, with no diagnosis and unable to really perform my...
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    weaning off cymbalta

    I have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia few years ago. My doctor told me to take Savella, that didn't help me at all. So the doctor prescribed Lyrica, and that didn't help me either, I got sick from taking that medication. The last thing he told me to take was cymbalta 60 mg, once daily, and it...
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    Wife has fibro

    We have been unable to find a physician who takes the condition seriously. By that I mean no one cares to do anything but write for medication to the address symptoms. My wife has tried lyrica, Savella, neurontin, you name it. All have made her feel worse. She has used tramadol, Tylenol 3...
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    New pain cream

    Has anyone used the new pain cream FMAware is advertising? On their website there is a coupon for it as well. It's called My Pain Away cream--also at CVS with $2 coupon online. Think I'll give it a try on my painful legs,(burning, aching). The Savella works, as long as I don't have to do much...
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    out of options and need support and help

    I'm 27 and was diagnosed with fibromyalgia almost 2 years ago (after a couple years of seeing the doctor for pain). I have had serious side effects to savella, Lyrica, cymbalta, and neurontin/gabapentin caused seizures. I am starting to feel crazy at the thought that my whole life is going to...
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    Apprehensive about seeing Orthopedic on Monday and hearing "Nothing's wrong with you"

    Apprehensive about seeing Orthopedic on Monday and hearing "Nothing's wrong with you" Let me start by introducing myself, I am a 25yr old female. I have a 6yr old son and a loving boyfriend who has been in our lives for the past 5 years. I am an active person, I enjoy being outdoors. I work...
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    Feeling Anxious!

    I was diagnosed with Fibro in 2012. I continually hurt on each side of neck,shoulders, hips, elbows, and I have muscle tension. I can't seem to relax. I'm to a point that everything around me affects me. It just seems as though I over react to every situation. My teenage daughter was driving the...
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    Just joined

    Hi, I joined last night wanting to connect with others that have fibromyalgia. I have had it for awhile and have lots of body aches, mental fog (hard to concentrate), and of course the natural depression that follows from not having a normal nervous system. I hope to be able to learn how others...
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    I just feel like it's something else...

    I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia 7 months ago when I went into the rheumatologist complaining of weakness and soreness in my arms and shoulders. My doctor did run blood tests which came back normal, and he did do a trigger point test...which were only slightly uncomfortable in the spots that he...
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