Category Archive for: ‘Fibromyalgia’

The Long Search for Fibromyalgia Support

September 23, 2009The New York TimesAnne Underwood In March 2009, after four years of suffering, Judy finally found a new doctor who could name her ailment: fibromyalgia. If there is a circle of purgatory that Dante forgot, it might be the one reserved for fibromyalgia sufferers. The problem isn’t just pervasive pain. It’s the challenge of having a condition that …

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FDA OKs Fibromyalgia Drug Savella

Savella Joins Cymbalta and Lyrica as Drugs Approved for Fibromyalgia PatientsBy Miranda HittiWebMD Health NewsReviewed by Louise Chang, MD Jan. 15, 2009 — The FDA has approved a new drug called Savella for the management of fibromyalgia. Savella belongs to a class of drugs called serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs), which include some antidepressants. The drug companies behind Savella …

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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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Fibromyalgia: Little Understood, Often Frustrating

Dana Poole, left, feels aches all over at any given moment from a condition called fibromyalgia. By Judy FortinCNN Medical Correspondent ATLANTA, Georgia (CNN) — You wouldn’t know it by looking at her, but at any given moment Dana Poole hurts all over.Dana Poole, left, feels aches all over at any given moment from a condition called fibromyalgia. Dana Poole, …

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Fibromyalgia Patients Fight Insurers Over Medication Coverage

Sunday, July 13, 2008By Steve Twedt, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette With the Food and Drug Administration’s approval of a second fibromyalgia medication last month, you’d think the nation’s estimated 10 million acute pain fibromyalgia sufferers would be delighted. Not quite. While welcoming any new treatment, patients also know that insurance companies have been slow to cover Lyrica, which won FDA approval a …

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Cymbalta Gets FDA Approval For Fibromyalgia

Eli Lilly antidepressant approved for new useBUSINESSWEEKThe Associated Press June 16, 2008, 4:41PM ETEli Lilly antidepressant approved for new use Eli Lilly and Co. said Monday it received Food and Drug Administration approval to expand the use of its fastest-growing drug, the antidepressant Cymbalta. Regulators approved Cymbalta to treat fibromyalgia, a chronic pain disorder. The drug already is approved for …

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