Have a symptom?
See what questions
a doctor would ask.
News » Cough medicine to treat fibromyalgia

Cough medicine to treat fibromyalgia

Muscle pain experienced in fibromyalgia, a condition where sufferers also feel run down and have sleeping difficulty, can be dampened with cough suppressant mixture as it decreases the pain signal from the nerve to the brain. However, side effects with large doses occur and include disorientation and amnesia. Fibromyalgia is believed to be caused by a hypersensitivity of the pain perception area in the brain which over processes pain signals from the body's nerves. In a study to investigate the usefulness of cough medicine for pain control both women with and without fibromyalgia reported lower thresholds for pain after taking the suppressant.

Source: summary of medical news story as reported by Pak Tribune

Related Disease Topics:

Related Symptom Topics:

Article Source Details

About: Cough medicine to treat fibromyalgia

Date: 9 January 2006

Source: Pak Tribune


Related Medical Topics

This summary article refers to the following medical categories:

More News Topics

  • Woman with lung cancer misdiagnosed with pneumonia and bronchitis
  • Woman wrongly diagnosed and treated for HIV
  • Woman wrongly diagnosed as dead
  • Woman wrongly pronounced dead by paramedics
  • Woman's bowel cancer was not diagnosed until after her death
  • Woman's ulcers misdiagnosed as cancer
  • Woman's worrying weight loss took years to be diagnosed
  • Woman’s brain surgery to correct depression ends up in disaster
  • Woman’s brain tumour receives 35 different misdiagnoses over 20 years
  • Women can benefit from moderate exercise during breast cancer recovery
  • Women considering abortion are being misguided about link to breast cancer
  • Women display different heart attack symptoms to men leading to misdiagnosis
  • Women face greater hardships with AIDS
  • Women face greater risks with epilepsy
  • Women needlessly scared off using HRT

    By using this site you agree to our Terms of Use. Information provided on this site is for informational purposes only; it is not intended as a substitute for advice from your own medical team. The information on this site is not to be used for diagnosing or treating any health concerns you may have - please contact your physician or health care professional for all your medical needs. Please see our Terms of Use.

    Home | Symptoms | Diseases | Diagnosis | Videos | Tools | Forum | About Us | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Site Map | Advertise