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Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is a medical condition characterised by chronic widespread pain and a heightened and painful response to pressure. In 2007 Fibromyalgia was recognized as a disorder by the US National Institutes of Health and American College of Rheumatology

Symptoms other than pain may occur, leading to the use of the term fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS). Other symptoms include fatigue, to a degree that normal activities are affected; sleep disturbance, joint stiffness. Some people also report difficulty with swallowing, bowel and bladder issues, numbness and tingling in hands and feet and cognitive dysfunction.

There’s no cure for Fibromyalgia currently prescribed medications include Anti-inflammatory drugs to reduce inflammation, immuno-suppressants, anaticonvulsants, antidepressant and prescription pain medication. Like all existing treatment there are significant side effects to the treatments many side effects from meds – flu like symptoms, elevated liver functions, allergic reactions.

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In two separate clinical studies shows that a low dose naltrexone and opioid antagonist naltrexone has been able to significantly reduce daily pain in patients with fibromyalgia. In addition to the reduction in pain the drug is easily tolerate, with no significant side effects.

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