Effects of aerobic exercise versus stress management treatment in fibromyalgia

To determine and compare short- and long-term effects of aerobic exercise (AE), stress management treatment (SMT), and treatment-as-usual (TAU) in fibromyalgia, 60 patients were randomized to 14 weeks of treatment by either AE, SMT or TAU. Outcome measures at baseline, midway through treatment, at treatment completion, and at 4 year follow up included a patient…

Drug-Induced Sun Sensitivity in Fibromyalgia/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Verywell Health Search Search Verywell FitVerywell MindVerywell Family Ad CFS & FIBROMYALGIA  RELATED CONDITIONS Drug-Induced Sun Sensitivity in Fibromyalgia/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome By Adrienne Dellwo Updated July 29, 2016 apomares / Getty Images I’ve never heard of fibromyalgia or chronic fatigue syndrome causing sun sensitivity (although it wouldn’t surprise me – we can be sensitive to just about everything.) But now, I’ve discovered…

Treating Low Serotonin in Fibromyalgia and CFS

  The serotonin dysregulation many of us with fibromyalgia or chronic fatigue syndrome experience can cause myriad symptoms. Now, let’s take a look at what might be able to help. You can influence your serotonin levels in 4 ways: Drugs Supplements Food Sunlight Drugs for Serotonin Dysregulation You’ve probably heard of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) or serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake…

Going to the Dentist With Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Verywell Health Search Search Verywell FitVerywell MindVerywell Family Ad CFS & FIBROMYALGIA  LIVING WITH Going to the Dentist With Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Problems to Expect and What to Do About Them By Adrienne Dellwo Medically reviewed by a board-certified physicianUpdated April 24, 2019 Peter Dazeley Collection/Photographer’s Choice/Getty Images Having dental work done can be painful for anyone….

Going Gluten-Free With Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Are you living gluten free with fibromyalgia or chronic fatigue syndrome, or are you considering a gluten-free diet? This is a tough diet to follow because gluten hides in a lot of different places. Fortunately, it’s become popular enough that you have a lot more options that we did even a few years ago. I’ve learned several things…

Living With Fibromyalgia and Lupus

Pain. Fatigue. Malaise. These symptoms are just part of life when you have fibromyalgia (FMS) or lupus. When you have both fibromyalgia and lupus, you get a double helping of those symptoms, in addition to the other symptoms of both conditions. FMS and lupus are both hard to diagnose, and because their primary symptoms can be very similar, people with…

11 Recipes to Fight Fibromyalgia Symptoms

Even though a miracle diet plan for painful fibromyalgia symptoms doesn’t exist, you shouldn’t underestimate the effect your diet can have on your energy levels day to day. Remember, eating a clean, healthy diet supports your immune system, helps you maintain a healthy weight, and may help fight inflammation in the body. So, what should…

Shiitake Mushrooms and fibromyalgia

Shiitake Mushrooms have been called the “miracle mushroom” due to their powerful immune boosting and cancer fighting properties. They contain all eight of the essential amino acids and vitamins such as B12, A, D, and C. Shiitake Mushrooms also contain interferons which are natural proteins that have strong antiviral effects on the body. Interferons have…

The Connection Between Fibromyalgia and Thyroid Disease

Given their many shared symptoms and the fact that both are conditions that can be hard to diagnose, it may seem obvious that thyroid disease (specifically, hypothyroidism) and fibromyalgia could be connected to one another. Having one of these conditions may, in fact, predispose you to the other, and having both impacts each disease. Despite…

13 Mistakes Fibromyalgia Patients Make

Dealing with the constant, daily pain of fibromyalgia can be tough. But the task can be even tougher if you fall into some common traps. Learn how to avoid mistakes that can make it even harder to cope with fibromyalgia. NAVIGATING FIBRO Dealing with the constant, daily pain of fibromyalgia can be tough. But the…

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