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What are the cause(s) of fibromyalgia?

I have had a pain management course a couple of years ago - this was my research topic. As you pointed out the reasons are still unknown, also the treatment is basically aimed at treating symptoms an ...
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What causes fibromyalgia to flare up even though medicine is used?

Uptodate discusses secondary failure after an initial response to drug therapy. FACTORS LIMITING TREATMENT EFFICACY — Several factors may limit the degree of benefit achieved with prescribed ...
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Is there a link between fibromyalgia and sugar intake?

The following is what I have found, which shows promise on your hypothesis. Yanmaz, at al. (2012) found an increased prevalence rate of [Fibromyalgia Syndrome] in patients with [diabetes mellitus] ...
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Why do some General Practioners not consider Fibromyalgia as a genuine, real auto-immune disorder?

Medicine, more than almost any other discipline, requires continuing education through the entire career. It changes rapidly, and whatever a doctor was taught 20 years ago in med school, or even 10 ...
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Can Babesiosis be confused with Fibromyalgia?

Here's a brief description of tests for babesiosis (PubMed, 2003): A CBC [Complete Blood Count] is a useful screening test since anemia and thrombocytopenia are commonly observed and parasites ...
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What could cause pain in one's shoulder blade and collar bone?

According to Drug.com, Fibromyalgia can cause pain and stiffness in the muscles and joints almost anywhere in the body, including the trunk, neck, shoulders, back and hips. People often have pain ...
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What could cause pain in one's shoulder blade and collar bone?

There are several theories on the cause of fibromyalgia but you have to keep in mind that these theories about the causes of myalgia are merely speculative. One of the theories states that it may be ...
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Fibromyalgia and Neuroplasticity

In general, for various kinds of pain, you can re-train your brain to block some of the pain signals coming from your body in various ways: TENS, biofeedback, meditation, massage, guided imagery are ...
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