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  • Vitamin D Supplements Can Help Fibromyalgia Sufferers

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    Fibromyalgia sufferers may also experience occasional anxiety or depression, poor concentration, morning stiffness and sleep disorders. All the horrible symptoms of FMS can often reduce a patient’s quality of life. Often the symptoms can lead to a withdrawal from any social life to loss of employment or careers. A patient with FMS will often need ongoing physical therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy and multimodal therapies. Some will also go through temporary drug therapy and take meds such as: pregabaline, amitriptyline, and duloxetine. For those suffering with FMS, there is no cure known.

    Philadelphia, January 17, 2014 – Patients with fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) typically have widespread chronic pain and fatigue. For those with low vitamin D levels, vitamin D supplements can reduce pain and may be a cost-effective alternative or adjunct to other treatment, say researchers in the current issue of PAIN®.
    In addition to pain and fatigue, individuals diagnosed with FMS may experience sleep disorders, morning stiffness, poor concentration, and occasionally mild-to-severe mental symptoms such as anxiety or depression. The condition can have a significant impact on the patient's quality of life, resulting in loss of employment and/or withdrawal from social life. There is no cure, and no treatment will address all of the symptoms, but some symptoms may be alleviated by physical therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, temporary drug therapy (such as amitriptyline, duloxetine, or pregabaline) and multimodal therapies.

    Calcifediol (also known as calcidiol, 25-hydroxycholecalciferol, or 25-hydroxyvitamin D (OH)D) is a prehormone produced in …

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