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Women plagued by sleep problems have more than triple the risk of developing the pain disorder fibromyalgia compared with their better-rested peers, a new study from Norway suggests.

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Medical marijuana may help fibromyalgia painupdated: Tue Feb 23 2010 09:36:00

Lynda, a 48-year-old mother of three who lives in upstate New York, got a diagnosis of fibromyalgia in 2000. While there are prescription medications for fibromyalgia, she's found one unconventional drug -- marijuana -- that really does the trick.

Is chronic pain ruining your relationship?updated: Tue Dec 29 2009 09:49:00

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 100 percent sympathetic, however.

Women's health problems doctors still missupdated: Mon Oct 26 2009 12:07:00

Ashley Price felt terrible. She was tired, dizzy spells came and went, dark splotches popped up on her chest for no reason, and she'd gained 50 pounds in two years. Some days she was starving; other days she could barely eat. Her doc suggested that her problems would go away if Price just ate less and exercised more, even though she was dieting and working out regularly. Price demanded thyroid tests, only to have them come back normal.

Plagued by chronic pain? Treatment teams can helpupdated: Thu Mar 26 2009 10:09:00

Up to 15 percent of the U.S. population have chronic pain, and as many as five percent have pain so persistent that they need heavy-hitting painkillers, known as opioids, just to get through the day.

What is fibromyalgia and what causes it?updated: Wed Jan 28 2009 09:53:00

What is fibromyalgia? What causes fibromyalgia? Can it effectively be treated without prescription drugs? What is the difference between gabapentin and Cymbalta?

Managing fibromyalgiaupdated: Mon Jul 14 2008 11:55:00

There is no cure for fibromyalgia, but symptoms can be managed, CNN's Judy Fortin reports in Health Minute.

Fibromyalgia: Little understood, often frustratingupdated: Mon Jul 14 2008 11:55:00

You wouldn't know it by looking at her, but at any given moment Dana Poole hurts all over.

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