The Cause of Internet and TV Addiction?
"Fibromyalgia was once thought to be an inflammatory condition and later a psychiatric one, but neither of these causes now appears likely. No good evidence of inflammation or arthritis has been found. When depression and anxiety occur they are more often the result than the cause of fibromyalgia. Patients with fibromyalgia are no more likely to be depressed than patients with other chronic painful disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis. Spinal fluid levels four times normal of the main pain neurotransmitter substance P suggest that the pain is not imaginary."
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Uricosuric Drugs and Kidney Stones
"However, there is little proof that uricosuric [promotes the excretion of uric acid] drugs can directly increase phosphate excretion. However, there is some proof that they can increase calcium excretion. For example, an excess of guaifenesin [also known as Guai] has been shown to cause kidney stones. This indicates that insoluble calcium crystals are being formed in the urine, preventing the body from reabsorbing the calcium. This could still be happening at lower doses, but simply not at a rate high enough to produce stones. This may explain why the Bennett study on guaifienesin showed an increase in calcium excretion. And a study on probenecid, the uricosuric drug previously used for fibromyalgia, shows that it has the ability to increase calcium excretion."