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New Hope for Fibromyalgia Sufferers

Low-Dose Naltrexone May Provide Relief for Fibromyalgia Patients

When it comes to the treatment of that strange condition fibromyalgia, doctors do not have great choices. Heretofore the usual treatments of this most debilitating condition were the standard non-steroidal anti-inflammatory, which incidentally do not work. After that there was the antidepressants and after that the anti-seizure drugs like Lyrica. Usually patients end up on a little of each depending on response.

Depression Symptoms

Depression Symptoms

All of us from time to time can feel low or fed up or even sad for no particular reason. That’s normal and we usually pull out of it in a few hours or, at worse, in a day or so. What distinguishes the illness that we call depression from these fleeting mood swings is that with depression the feelings and mood are fixed and locked in, they are unrelenting, last all day and every day and can be overwhelming. They take you over.

Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar Disorder is a mental disorder where the mood swings from extreme depression to extreme euphoria over the space of a few weeks. It is the same as depression with the added in phase of elation or euphoria. Bipolar Disorder used to be called Manic Depressive Psychosis when I was going to medical school. The more politically correct term, Bipolar Disorder has only gained currency in over the last 25 years or so.

Fibromyalgia chronic pain definition and management

Fibromyalgia chronic pain may be defined as a chronic pain or a recurring type of arthritis affecting mainly the muscles all over the body but particularly those of the arms, shoulders, back and thighs. Here are some of the salient features.

Fibromyalgia treatment

Definition of Fibromyalgia

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Fibromyalgia symptoms and treatment

Fibromyalgia -- the disease doctors don’t want to know about

Recently I had a woman, 33, from Devon in the UK consult with me online about severe pains that she had been experiencing over the previous 3 years. She had been forced to find medical advice online as she was unhappy with her previous diagnoses from her GP. In brief, her symptoms were: