Fibromyalgia

Diagnosing Fibromyalgia in Chronic Pain Patients With Simple Exams

Diagnosing Fibromyalgia in Chronic Pain Patients With Simple Exams

A probable diagnosis of fibromyalgia can be indicated with 2 simple tests in chronic pain patients.

Opioid Combination Improves Quality of Life in Fibromyalgia With PTSD

Opioid Combination Improves Quality of Life in Fibromyalgia With PTSD

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Opioid therapy was shown to improve quality of life in patients with comorbid fibromyalgia and PTSD.

Fibromyalgia May Benefit From Aerobic Exercise

Fibromyalgia May Benefit From Aerobic Exercise

Aerobic exercise appeared to benefit health-related quality of life in patients with fibromyalgia.

Gabapentinoid Prescribing Trends: Are We Using Too Much?

Gabapentinoid Prescribing Trends: Are We Using Too Much?

As a response to the opioid epidemic, clinicians may be overprescribing gabapentinoids.

Fibromyalgia, Chronic Pain Impacted By Childhood Adversity

Fibromyalgia, Chronic Pain Impacted By Childhood Adversity

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Childhood adversity levels are increased in female patients with fibromyalgia and chronic pain.

Patients With Fibromyalgia, Depression May Benefit From Pregabalin

Patients With Fibromyalgia, Depression May Benefit From Pregabalin

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Although there is currently no gold standard therapy for the treatment of fibromyalgia, a number of medications have shown modest efficacy in managing fibromyalgia-related pain, including pregabalin.

Combo Fibromyalgia Treatment Improves Adherence

Combo Fibromyalgia Treatment Improves Adherence

While adherence was improved, health care costs were increased.

Fibromyalgia Pain Reduced With Cold Compress on Trapezius Muscles

Fibromyalgia Pain Reduced With Cold Compress on Trapezius Muscles

A 10-minute application resulted in significant reductions in pain scores.

Fibromyalgia May Benefit From Online Pain Management Course

Fibromyalgia May Benefit From Online Pain Management Course

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Even minor improvements in fibromyalgia symptoms, depression, anxiety, and pain can have a significant impact on the quality of life in patients with fibromyalgia.

Fibromyalgia Symptoms Benefit From Non-Invasive Brain Stimulation Technique

Fibromyalgia Symptoms Benefit From Non-Invasive Brain Stimulation Technique

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Transcranial random noise stimulation improved both physical and cognitive symptoms of fibromyalgia.

CoQ10 May Help Improve Symptoms of Fibromyalgia

CoQ10 May Help Improve Symptoms of Fibromyalgia

Significant improvement were observed for sensitivity, depression, and anxiety, among others.

Possible Link Between Fibromyalgia, Thyroid Function

Possible Link Between Fibromyalgia, Thyroid Function

Patients with fibromyalgia had a high prevalence of TRAb positivity compared with control populations in previous studies.

Self-Regulatory Fatigue Impact Quality of Life in Fibromyalgia

Self-Regulatory Fatigue Impact Quality of Life in Fibromyalgia

Higher self-regulatory fatigue linked to lower QOL scores relating to physical functioning, role limitations-physical, bodily pain, and general health.

Resistance Training May Curb Fatigue in Fibromyalgia

Resistance Training May Curb Fatigue in Fibromyalgia

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Exercise is known to be beneficial in fibromyalgia management; however few studies have examined its specific effects on fatigue.

EULAR Updates Recommendations for Fibromyalgia Management

EULAR Updates Recommendations for Fibromyalgia Management

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A multidisciplinary group reviewed evidence on the pharmacological and non-pharmacological management of fibromyalgia.

Intravenous Lidocaine Has No Clinical Impact on Fibromyalgia

Intravenous Lidocaine Has No Clinical Impact on Fibromyalgia

Combination of lidocaine with amitriptyline showed no meaningful benefits.

Fibromyalgia Diagnosis Criteria Mostly In Agreement

Fibromyalgia Diagnosis Criteria Mostly In Agreement

There is still insufficient agreement for clinical decisions and diagnosis.

Fibromyalgia Has Substantial Social, Economic Burden on Patients, Health Care System

Fibromyalgia Has Substantial Social, Economic Burden on Patients, Health Care System

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Fibromyalgia places a substantial burden on both patients and the health care system.

Comorbid Migraine, Fibromyalgia Heightens Pain Sensitivity

Comorbid Migraine, Fibromyalgia Heightens Pain Sensitivity

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Migraine may exacerbate fibromyalgia symptoms, researchers found.

Pregabalin Treatment Promotes Sleep Consolidation in Fibromyalgia

Pregabalin Treatment Promotes Sleep Consolidation in Fibromyalgia

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Disordered sleep has been implicated in the impairment of descending inhibitory pain pathways that may contribute to abnormal pain sensitization present in fibromyalgia.

Patients With Fibromyalgia Struggle to Stay Asleep

Patients With Fibromyalgia Struggle to Stay Asleep

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Despite a greater sleep drive, patients with fibromyalgia struggle to stay asleep.

Naltrexone May Hold Benefits for Fibromyalgia

Naltrexone May Hold Benefits for Fibromyalgia

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The appropriate dosage of naltrexone for fibromyalgia patients is still unknown.

Personalized Acupuncture Tx Reduces Pain in Fibromyalgia

Personalized Acupuncture Tx Reduces Pain in Fibromyalgia

The reductions in pain intensity persisted at 1 year.

Comorbid Insomnia Contributes to Brain Changes in Fibromyalgia

Comorbid Insomnia Contributes to Brain Changes in Fibromyalgia

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Comorbid disease types appear to elevate dysfunction in the brain.

Fibromyalgia: A Peripheral Pain Disorder?

Fibromyalgia: A Peripheral Pain Disorder?

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New research suggests that fibromyalgia is primarily a peripheral nerve disorder that causes central nervous system sensitization.

Women with Fibromyalgia Are Less Active, More Sedentary

Women with Fibromyalgia Are Less Active, More Sedentary

Women with fibromyalgia spend less time engaged in light to rigorous physical activity than controls.

Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation May Reduce Fibromyalgia Pain

Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation May Reduce Fibromyalgia Pain

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A mean of 15 HD-tDCS sessions was found to reduce fibromyalgia pain by 50%.

Revised Questionnaire May More Accurately Diagnose Fibromyalgia

Revised Questionnaire May More Accurately Diagnose Fibromyalgia

The study looked at differences between fibromyalgia, lupus, and rheumatoid arthritis.

Fibromyalgia Patients Likely Prescribed Opioids Despite Guidelines

Fibromyalgia Patients Likely Prescribed Opioids Despite Guidelines

Those taking opioids are less likely to receive guideline-recommended therapy.

Neuropathic Pain Often a Factor in Rheumatoid Arthritis

Neuropathic Pain Often a Factor in Rheumatoid Arthritis

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Even in remission, many patients with RA experience neuropathic pain-like symptoms.

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