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  • 1. Understanding Fibromyalgia<br />Photos Courtesy of BK Biz Fibromyalgia<br /> An Explanatory Photo Gallery By Maggie Lohmiller<br />
  • 2. What is Fibromyalgia?<br />Photo Courtesy of Scientific American.<br />“…chronic widespread muscular pain and symptoms such as fatigue, sleep disturbances, stiffness, cognitive and memory problems, and symptoms of depression and anxiety…”<br /> - American College of Rheumatology<br />
  • 3. Common Symptoms<br />Photo Courtesy of A Disease A Day<br />Above shows a short list <br />of the most common symptoms.<br />
  • 4. Fibromyalgia Cycle<br />Photo Courtesy of The Medical Symptoms Database<br />Symptoms tend to <br />appear in a cyclical series.<br />
  • 5. The 18 Tender Points<br />Photo Courtesy of www.fibromyalgia-leesburg.com <br />Fibromyalgia sufferers experience tenderness in the parts of the body illustrated above.<br />
  • 6. Stressors Can Exacerbate Symptoms<br />Photo Courtesy of Fibro Center.<br />Patients were polled on what <br />stressors aggravate their symptoms.<br />
  • 7. Treatments: Medication<br />Photo Courtesy of Photo Courtesy of Lyrica, Savella.<br />There are few fibromyalgia-specific drugs, however there are numerous other types of drugs prescribed to best fit the patient’s symptoms.<br />
  • 8. Treatments: Alternative and Complementary<br />Photo Courtesy of Web MD.<br />Diet, massage therapy, exercise, stress-management, acupuncture, herbal supplements, and ample sleep are all treatments for Fibromyalgia.<br />
  • 9. Fibromyalgia Awareness<br />Photo Courtesy of National Fibromyalgia Association.<br />The mission of the National Fibromyalgia Association is to bring awareness and <br />promote research about this disorder.<br />

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