Information And Resources
|CFS isn't the only illness with widespread muscle
and joint pain, intense fatigue and disturbed sleep
patterns. The American College of Rheumatology, in
Atlanta, estimates that a similar condition,
fibromyalgia, afflicts between three million and six
million Americans, the vast majority of them women of
|Typically, patients with fibromyalgia have
widespread chronic achiness and/or certain areas that are
exquisitely painful to the touch. These "tender
points" occur within muscles, tendons or joints,
distinguishing them from arthritis pain, which affects
only the joints. They are clustered around the neck,
shoulders, chest, hips, knees and elbows. Patients with
fibromyalgia may also suffer periodic bouts of irritable
bowel syndrome, marked by constipation and diarrhea, as
well as severe, recurrent headaches.
provided on this web site is for informational purposes only, and
is not intended as a substitute for a professional medical
opinion. If you
have questions about a medical problem please contact your
- Offering extensive information, the latest articles as
well as a monthly newsletter, helping to keep people with
fibromyalgia or chronic fatigue syndrome informed about
critical developments concerning their conditions.
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia on About.com.
Finding Treatments That Work for You
used to treat Parkinson's disease may be beneficial in
treating fibromyalgia, 07/28/2005.
finds fibromyalgia prohibits sufferers from
IBS - What Works, and What Doesn't
suggests cause for restless leg syndrome. (Link added
Is it FMS? Or could it be Familial
Mediterranean Fever? - THE MELUNGEON
HEALTH EDUCATION AND SUPPORT NETWORK. (Link added
Is there now a lab test for
Test - The APA Assay, 07/2001.
Finally! Something special for the guys
- a guy's perspective on Fibromyalgia! Not to slight the
gals here either; there is truly something for everyone
at this site. "PETER'S
FIBROMYALGIA AND PERSONAL INFO SITE" has
personal insights from the author, information about FM,
disability, symptoms, treatments, inspiration, humor and
poetry, just to name a few things. This is a site you'll
want to spend some time browsing through. (Link added
FACTOR PLUS - Many doctors have just started using
this product with their fibro patients and are seeing
incredible results. Take a look at these independent
studies that were just released. 01/29/2001.
DISABILITY BENEFITS - DAVID VERSUS GOLIATH?
Disability attorney Scott E. Davis explains how to
address the special challenges of CFS and Fibromyalgia
ALTERNATIVES When the newly approved Lotronex doesn't
help, acidophilus, chamomile and peppermint oil can all
help alleviate irritable bowel syndrome. Guide Amber
Tresca has the details. 07/01/2000
Fibromyalgia in Men
- New study shows that men with FMS face fewer symptoms,
Table of Contents
Is this over-the-counter supplement an effective way to
ease pain and depression,
- FMS? CFS? What is it? Various
excerpts from articles on FMS.
Are FMS and Chronic MPS? by Devin Starlanyl
- Diagram showing location of FMS
Guide for Relatives and Companions" of FM, by
Pain - A Neuromuscular Disease by Devin Starlanyl
- New Test
for FMS! : Algotensiometry
for Your Health Care Team by Devin Starlanyl
- Symptoms which must be present for
a dx of fibromyalgia.
- A Word of Caution - don't explain
away new symptoms.
- "Aches and Pains that Fool
- Article on FM and the quality of
life. From The Backletter, Nov. 1993.
- Overview of fibromyalgia by David
A. Nye, M.D.
- "Fibromyalgia - A Guide for
Patients," David A. Nye, M.D.
- "How to Find a Fibromyalgia
Specialist," Dr. David Nye, M.D.
- "A Physician's Guide to
Fibromyalgia," David A. Nye, M.D.
- FMS and dental work.
FM with Transfer Factor?
regarding R. Paul St. Amand, M.D.'s treatment of
fibromyalgia with Guaifenesin
or just another example of marketing hype?
Pamphlet, "Fibromyalgia: A
Patient Primer" by Benjamin Gilliote, M.D.
Fibromyalgia Glossary, from
Heart of America News newsletter, Spg./Sum. 1994.
Discussions about the `Tilt-Table
Test' by Johns Hopkins researchers on the alt.med.cfs
and fibromyalgia conferences.
"Fibromyalgia and Muscle
Article on Post-Traumatic
Fibromyalgia Syndrome, by Thomas J. Romano, M.D.,
A book review of "Understanding
Post-Traumatic Fibromyalgia," by Mark
"Psychological Status in
Fibromyalgia and Associated Syndromes,"
interview with Muhammad B. Yunus, M.D.
"Researchers Find Physical
Proof of Fibro Pain, April, 1998.
Preliminary Study of Multi-faceted
Approach to CFS & FMS, August 10, 1998.
3 FMS Research Briefs, 6/16/98.
Highlights from the Fibromyalgia
"Fibromyalgia: 1993 A
Perspective for Patients" by Geo. Waylonis,
M.D., Ohio State Univ.
Related Info Texts
- "Keys to Accepting a Chronic
- "Fingering the Phony
Nutritionists of the Yellow Pages." From
- "Coping With Chronic
Illness," from Charter Hospital of Mobile,
- A solution for cold toes of
- New treatment for carpal tunnel
- Description of the hormone DHEA.
- Suggested doctor management
techniques to aid in finding useful medical care.
- Tips on minimizing fatigue.
- Simple exercises that can be done
at desk or in front of TV.
- Info on headaches, by Lindsay
R. Curtis, M.D.
- How to make your own "Heat
Sock" to deal with perpetually cold feet.
- "Natural Migraine Treatment
FAQ," by Catherine Woodgold.
- Discussion of nutritional
supplement pycnogenol on CFS Echo, April 23, 1994.
- Facts about Raynaud's Syndrome,
NIH Pub. No. 93-2263, July 1993.
- Info about Reconstructive Therapy
treatment for loose joints.
- Helpful hints on getting to sleep.
- Recommended meds to aid sleep for
FMS patients, with starting doses, by David Nye, M.D.
- FAQ: "Snoring and Sleep
Apnea," by David Nye, M.D.
- Massage video
suitable for patient self-help for those patients who
cannot afford regular massage or do not have a trained
practitioner in their own area, by a nationally certified
massage therapy instructor.
- New Internet Health Care Directory
offers free information on more than 100,000 resources!
- How to contact the American Chronic
- List of catalog sources.
- FMS Information Resource List.
- Drug companies which have programs
that make free RX drugs available for low income
of Prescription Drug Patient Assistance Programs -
Lists company programs that provide drugs to physicians
whose patients could not otherwise afford them.
- More Links for Help in Obtaining Free/Low Cost
Prescription Drugs are on my Links
- John A.
Gatell, MD, Medical Director, Atlanta Pain Relief
Center - A published, Board Certified Anesthesiologist
and Medical Pain Specialist who has been able to reduce
pain in fibromyalgia by 75-80%.
- FMS-Recovery List - A public,
semi-moderated support group list for anyone interested
in discussing various recovery protocols from symptoms of
- "Winning Your Disability
Case" - by Scott E. Davis, Esq., a Social
Security and long-term disability insurance attorney.
- How to obtain the brochure,
"Understanding Your Medical Records."
- Tips and info about light sources for
Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD).
- AbilityHub -
Assistive Technology for computers and disability.
- LINKS TO EVEN MORE INFORMATION AND WEBSITES!
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