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 (Fm) [fer´me-um]
a chemical element, atomic number 100, atomic weight 253. (See Appendix 6.)
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Abbreviation for:
facial myokimia
facilities management 
facility manager
faecal matter
family medicine
family member
foetal membranes
foetal movement
fibrosing mediastinitis
fine motor
Fire Marshal
flavin mononucleotide
foramen magnum
forensic medicine
frequency modulation (radio)
freedom medicine (Pakistan)
friable material
front material (books)
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Patient discussion about Fm

Q. Do any of you with FM have silicone breast implants, or have you ever had them? How about saline? My silicone implants expired on the surgeon's shelf before they went in my body. Both implants ruptured and disintegrated within 5 years of implantation. I was diagnosed with FM shortly after 2 surgeries to remove silicone goo. Just wondering if anyone else has made the connection. Thank you!

A. As far as I know several studies failed to prove there is a connection between rupture of breast implants and fibromyalgia, as did the FDA conclude. Indeed I heard about one study that found this connection, but it seemed like a very problematic one.

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Q. Why does it feel like in the morning I wake up and am in such pain! Is FM worsening? I mean I hobble and it takes a good 2-3 hours for the meds to kick in. And these dumb doctors onl gave me ultram as a pain killer!

A. a good friend of mine had the same problem with Fibromyalgia- she would wake up in the morning in pain. she investigated it and couldn't understand the reason- it's not one of the regular symptoms (or so she told me anyway..). apparently she just had a very uncomfortable bed... sounds funny but when she changed to a good mattress and stopped sleeping on the stomach she wouldn't wakeup in unbearable pain. you can take one of those mattresses that give you 14 days expiriance and see if that helps. or go to a sleeping lab and see if there is a problem.
good luck!

Q. Do you have an outline of a specific protocol to follow to improve the quality of life when living with FM? Hello my new friends, I have been living with fibromyalgia for more than eight years and about three years ago the symptoms got so bad that I was not able to go to work and barely look after myself. Over the last three years I have tried many different medications and treatments but have not had many long term improvements. I am currently using narcotics, Lyrica, to manage the pain and am going to massage and cranial secreal therapy on a regular basis as I have found they assist with coping. Do you have an outline of a specific protocol to follow to improve the quality of life when living with FM? Anything that may assist with improving would be greatly appreciated.

A. Hi friend, are u ready to Get Well? Our study titled "Effective Treatment of CFS and Fibromyalgia showed that over 90 percent of patients improved with treatment (p. 0001 vs. placebo), with an average improvement in quality of life of 90 percent. Many patients no longer even qualified for the diagnosis of CFS or fibromyalgia after treatment! In support of our work, an editorial in the Journal of the American Academy of Pain Management (the largest multidisciplinary society of pain specialists in United States) noted " the comprehensive and aggressive metabolic approach to treatment detailed in the Teitelbaum study are all highly successful approaches and make fibromyalgia a very treatment responsive disorder. The study by Dr. Teitelbaum et al. and years of clinical experience make this approach an excellent and powerfully effective part of the standard of practice for treatment of people who suffer from fibromyalgia and myofascial pain syndrome”.

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