Study: Signs of Fibromyalgia Show Up on Neurological Exam

Istockphoto FRIDAY, Sept. 25, 2009 (Health.com) — People with fibromyalgia seem to have more neurological abnormalities than those without the chronic pain condition, according to a new study. The new research may shed light ...

Is Chronic Pain Ruining Your Relationship?

trunkarchive.com Athena Champneys, 37, has been in near-constant pain since 2003, when she was diagnosed with fibromyalgia, a chronic condition characterized by widespread pain and tenderness. Her husband hasn’t always been ...

Prescription Medications for Fibromyalgia: Lyrica, Cymbalta, Savella, and Off-Label Remedies

Cymbalta is an antidepressant that may help control fibromyalgia pain and fatigue. In 2007, Pfizer’s Lyrica became the first prescription medication approved for the treatment of fibromyalgia. Since then, two more drugs—Cymbalta ...

Chronic Pain and Fibromyalgia: What Is Normal What Is Not?

Everyone experiences pain occasionally—and then there are people with fibromyalgia, a chronic pain disorder whose often debilitating symptoms overlap with other diseases. So where does your pain fit in? This guide will help. Credit: ...

No More Headaches: 10 Surprising Headache Triggers

(ISTOCKPHOTO) Could it be something you ate? Not enough sleep? Want to know what could be causing your headache? Our comprehensive list just might help you out. 1. Your weightIn a recent study, researchers found that women with mild ...

Headache Remedies: How to Kill the Pain

A variety of drugs have been used to help treat headache pain. Aspirin, ibuprofen, and naproxen all are NSAIDs, which work by blocking natural enzymes and proteins that contribute to pain and swelling. And prescription triptans, including Imitrex, ...

No More Headaches: What Kind of Headache is It?

Got a headache? No wonder. A recent survey by the National Headache Foundation showed that the tough financial times are hiking anxiety and wrecking sleep for many of us, triggering even more headache pain. Sadly, we can’t do much about ...

No More Headaches: Ask the Headache Doctor

This article was first published in Health magazine, May 2009. From eyestrain-induced headaches to memory loss, our resident headache expert, Christina Peterson, MD, author, The Women’s Migraine Survival Guide, and founder of the Oregon ...

No More Headaches: When Your Headache is an Emergency

(ISTOCKPHOTO) Suzy Koelker had been in pain for two weeks before she got help for her headache. “I’d always had a lot of headaches,” the Dubuque, Iowa, woman recalls. “But this one was intense, like a pulsing ...

Quiz: Surprising Migraine Causes and Cures

(GETTY IMAGES) Think you know what really triggers that debilitating pain in your head? This simple test reveals why you might be wrong…and how getting it right can make your migraines much more manageable. ...