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More Evidence Fibromyalgia Patients Don't Benefit From Drugs

Once again, fibromyalgia -- also known as chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) -- responds far better to exercise and behavioral therapy than to drugs, like the antidepressant Duloxetine, according to a study commissioned by the NHS (the UK counterpart to America's FDA).

Based on a meta-review of 70 individual studies, exercise andcognitive therapy were far more effective in reducing the physicalsymptoms and improving the mental functioning of adults stricken withfibromyalgia.

Most drug-based treatments -- think toxic antidepressants that can harm your immune system-- didn't work at all. What's more, the few drugs that did work(immunological and anti-viral treatments) were also associated withharmful side effects.

That's why I believe natural solutions, like the ones listed below, get to the heart of the problem more safely and effectively.

Medical News Today October 1, 2006

BBC News September 29, 2006