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Parkinsons drug may prove effective against fibromyalgia symptoms

A trial conducted by a rheumatologist has provided evidence that a drug used to treat Parkinsons may also significantly improve symptoms of fibromyalgia. Fibromyalgia sufferers experience stiffness, muscle spasms, general pain, fatigue and sleep disruptions. 42% of tested patients indicated that their pain had decreased by at least half whereas only 14% of those on a placebo had pain improvement. Other benefits of the drug included better functioning, less fatigue and weight loss.

Source: summary of medical news story as reported by Yahoo News – National Fibromyalgia Association

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About: Parkinsons drug may prove effective against fibromyalgia symptoms

Date: 18 October 2004

Source: Yahoo News – National Fibromyalgia Association


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