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        Things to Consider



  • "Chronic muscle pain, muscle spasms or tightness, and leg cramps
  • Moderate or severe fatigue and decreased energy
  • Insomnia or waking up feeling just as tired as when you went to sleep
  • Stiffness upon waking or after staying in one position for too long
  • Difficulty remembering, concentrating, and performing simple mental tasks
  • Abdominal pain, bloating, nausea, and constipation alternating with diarrhea (irritable bowel syndrome)
  • Tension or migraine headaches
  • Jaw and facial tenderness
  • Sensitivity to one or more of the following: odors, noise, bright lights, medications, certain foods, and cold
  • Feeling anxious or depressed
  • Numbness or tingling in the face, arms, hands, legs, or feet
  • Increase in urinary urgency or frequency (irritable bladder)
  • Reduced tolerance for exercise
  • A feeling of swelling (without actual swelling) in the hands and feet
  • Painful menstrual periods
  • Dizziness"

Understanding Fibromyalgia -- Symptoms



A Patient's Frequently Asked Questions about Fibromyalgia



"Fibromyalgia was once thought to be an inflammatory condition and later a psychiatric one, but neither of these causes now appears likely. No good evidence of inflammation or arthritis has been found. When depression and anxiety occur they are more often the result than the cause of fibromyalgia. Patients with fibromyalgia are no more likely to be depressed than patients with other chronic painful disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis. Spinal fluid levels four times normal of the main pain neurotransmitter substance P suggest that the pain is not imaginary."

A Patient's Frequently Asked Questions about Fibromyalgia



Frequently Asked Questions

A Patient's Frequently Asked Questions about Fibromyalgia


Stretches for Fibromyalgia

"Here are five recommended stretches, each done for at least 15 seconds per stretch. They should be gentle and painless. Hold onto a tree or post for support for #'s 3-5:


Shrug your shoulders in a circular motion.


Reach your arm over your head and bend to the opposite side.


Bend forward and try to touch your toes. Go only as far as is comfortable. [Note: Make sure  you keep your knees slightly bent. Avoid locking your knees.]


Pull your foot toward your buttock with your hand while standing on the other leg.


With your feet flat on the ground and one foot ahead of the other, lean forward,
bending just the front knee."

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Things to Consider

Uricosuric Drugs and Kidney Stones

"However, there is little proof that uricosuric [promotes the excretion of uric acid] drugs can directly increase phosphate excretion.  However, there is some proof that they can increase calcium excretion.  For example, an excess of guaifenesin [also known as Guai] has been shown to cause kidney stones.  This indicates that insoluble calcium crystals are being formed in the urine, preventing the body from reabsorbing the calcium.  This could still be happening at lower doses, but simply not at a rate high enough to produce stones.  This may explain why the Bennett study on guaifienesin showed an increase in calcium excretion.  And a study on probenecid, the uricosuric drug previously used for fibromyalgia, shows that it has the ability to increase calcium excretion."

The Truths and Myths of the use of Guaifenesin for Fibromyalgia by Mark London


          Dehydration: Effects: Kidney Stones



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