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  • Fibromyalgia is a syndrome that causes muscle pain and general fatigue. It is a condition that is often misunderstood.


    Fibromyalgia is a syndrome that causes muscle pain and general fatigue… your family doctor may consult with a rheumatologist. This type of doctor specializes in pain in the joints and soft tissue. Can fibromyalgia be prevented or avoided? You cannot prevent fibromyalgia because no one…

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    Chronic Pain

    Chronic pain cannot often be cured but it can be treated with lifestyle changes and other means… known cause for the pain. Conditions that may trigger or cause chronic pain include: Infections Headaches or migraines Back problems Cancer Arthritis Fibromyalgia Nerve damage Previous surgery Depression…

  • Ways to Manage Pain Outside of Opioids

    Opioids are powerful medicines that treat pain. However, they can be addictive. Your doctor may be able to help you… many types of chronic pain, including nerve pain, back pain, and pain caused by some medical conditions (such as rheumatoid arthritis or fibromyalgia). Medicines These…

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    Chronic Pain Medicines

    Chronic pain can last from 3 months to many years. Medicines to treat it include pain relievers, antidepressants, and… chronic pain. For example, antidepressants can improve function and provide pain relief. Antidepressants may be used to treat nerve damage, arthritis, and fibromyalgia. They also may…

  • Lyme Disease

    Lyme disease is a bacterial infection caused by a tick bite… help you find ways to ease your symptoms. Some patients have found relief with treatments typically used for chronic fatigue syndrome or fibromyalgia. Other things you can do to help manage Lyme disease include: Educate yourself…