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Fibromyalgia

Behavioral Therapy May Ease Kids' Fibromyalgia

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By Linda Thrasybule

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Teaching teens coping skills to deal with the chronic pain of fibromyalgia may provide them some relief, a small study suggests.

When researchers divided 114 teenagers with the condition into two groups -- one that received behavioral therapy for six months and one that just got information about the condition -- the behavioral therapy group emerged with much lower levels of disability at the end of the study.

"This is the first major breakthrough in...

By Linda Thrasybule

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Teaching teens coping skills to deal with the chronic pain of fibromyalgia may provide them some relief, a small study suggests.

When researchers divided 114 teenagers with the condition...

Fibromyalgia Patient Handbook

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Fibromyalgia Symptoms

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Symptoms

 

Chronic widespread body pain is the primary symptom of fibromyalgia. Most people with fibromyalgia also experience moderate to extreme fatigue, sleep disturbances, sensitivity to touch, light, and sound, and cognitive difficulties. Many individuals also experience a number of other symptoms and overlapping conditions, such as irritable bowel syndrome, lupus and arthritis.Pain
The pain of fibromyalgia is profound, chronic and widespread. It can migrate to all parts of the body...

Fibromyalgia Diagnosis

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Diagnosis

 

Currently there are no laboratory tests available for diagnosing fibromyalgia. Doctors must rely on patient histories, self-reported symptoms, a physical examination and an accurate manual tender point examination. This exam is based on the standardized American College of Rheumatology (ACR) criteria. Proper implementation of the exam determines the presence of multiple tender points at characteristic locations.

 

It is estimated that it takes an average of five years...

Juvenile Fibromyalgia

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Juvenile Fibromyalgia

 

Juvenile Fibromyalgia

Q. How common is juvenile fibromyalgia? A. Currently, there are no prevalence studies in the United States...[ view ]

 

Parenting a Child with Fibromyalgia

Parenting a child with any illness can be hard. Parenting a child with fibromyalgia can be hard on one’s heart...[ view ]

 

How Can I Help my Child with Fibromyalgia?

Any parent who sees their child suffering wants to help; it is a natural instinct. If a child falls over and...