Alina Lieber

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Brain study hints at how fibromyalgia works

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Brain scans show that people with the pain disorder fibromyalgia react differently to what others would consider non-painful sights and sounds, new research suggests.<p>The small new study provides clues to what might be going wrong in the nervous system of people with …

Vitamin D Could Ease Chronic Pain In Fibromyalgia Patients

By Bahar Gholipour, Staff Writer<p>Published: 01/17/2014 10:23 AM EST on LiveScience<p>Taking vitamin D supplements may alleviate chronic pain in people with fibromyalgia who have low levels of the vitamin, according to a new study from Austria.<p>Patients with fibromyalgia syndrome suffer from chronic, …

Is Fibromyalgia Syndrome a Myth? No, But It Just Might Be a Sleep Disorder

<i>By Gerard Meskill, M.D.</i><p>Nobody says, "I don't believe hypertension exists," or "I don't believe 'stroke' is a real thing." People with fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) suffer not only from constant widespread pain, but they also sometimes face judgment and distrust from medical professionals who doubt if …

8 Things You Should Know About Fibromyalgia And Sleep

<i>By Robert Rosenberg, DO</i><p>Sleep disturbances are among the most common symptoms of fibromyalgia, a chronic condition affecting the spinal cord and brain that causes people to feel pain and fatigue, and affects concentration. In fact, along with the tiredness, pain and psychosocial distress, sleep …

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia

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Medical marijuana may help fibromyalgia pain - CNN.com

"There are more places to purchase medical marijuana than banks or Mexican restaurants now," medical assistant says.<p><b>(Health.com)</b> -- Lynda, a 48-year-old mother of three who lives in upstate New York, got a diagnosis of fibromyalgia in 2000. While there are prescription medications for fibromyalgia, …