Category Archive for: ‘CFIDS’

Brainstorming Brings About New Fibromyalgia Drug

Company looked for existing medicationBy Terri SomersUnion-Tribune Staff Writer January 18, 2009 The Food and Drug Administration’s approval last week of a new fibromyalgia drug, Savella, brought needed relief to the Massee family in San Diego’s Sabre Springs neighborhood. Penny Massee, 59, the matriarch, chief cook, bottle washer and grandson spoiler, said she experienced “miraculous” results from the medication since …

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Hypnosis and Chronic Pain

BIOPSYCHOSOCIAL HEALTHNovember 05, 2008By Jennifer Gibson, PharmD Chronic pain is a widespread challenge, affecting as many as 50 million Americans, and lacks effective treatment options. The American College of Rheumatology defines chronic pain as pain occurring at least 4 days per week for at least 3 months. If there is pain at 11 or more of the 18 defined trigger …

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Study: Fibromyalgia Sufferers’ Pain Is Mainly In The Brain

Los Angeles TimesNovember 3, 2008 The pain that is the hallmark of the condition called fibromyalgia doesn’t show up on images and scans of muscle and bone — a fact that has led many sufferers to be dismissed as hypochondriacs. But it is there in the brain for all to see — all, at least, who happen to have a …

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