Category Archive for: ‘Chronic Fatigue Syndrome’

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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Depression Ups Pain Sensitivity

The Times of India4 Nov 2008 A new study by researchers at the University of California San Diego, La Jolla, has revealed that brains of individuals with major depressivedisorder appear to react more strongly when anticipating pain and also display altered functioning of the neural network that modifies pain sensitivity. “Chronic pain and depression are common and often overlapping syndromes,” …

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Tired Of Being Misunderstood – Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

As a major conference on chronic fatigue syndrome and its related conditions prepares to hit town, we look at the effects this often devastating illness can have — and the hope for those who are dealing with it. Michele MagnanCalgary HeraldThursday, October 09, 2008 Q&A with Dr. Alison Bested Dr. Alison Bested is one of a handful of Canadian doctors …

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