Fibromyalgia

Trial Evaluating BCG Vaccine for Fibromyalgia Given Green Light by FDA

Trial Evaluating BCG Vaccine for Fibromyalgia Given Green Light by FDA

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The investigators hope that the BCG vaccine can increase anti-inflammatory cytokines, which are deficient in patients with fibromyalgia.

The Role of Neurogenic Inflammation in Fibromyalgia Pathophysiology

The Role of Neurogenic Inflammation in Fibromyalgia Pathophysiology

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Geoffrey Littlejohn, MD, provides a clinical perspective on the pathophysiology of fibromyalgia and the role of neurogenic inflammation in the disease process.

Mirtazapine for Fibromyalgia: An Effective Treatment Option?

Mirtazapine for Fibromyalgia: An Effective Treatment Option?

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Mirtazapine is a central alpha-2 antagonist currently FDA-approved for the treatment of major depressive disorder.

Examining the Therapeutic Possibilities of Nutrition in Fibromyalgia

Examining the Therapeutic Possibilities of Nutrition in Fibromyalgia

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Providing guidance to improve dietary behavior, which may include supplementation to achieve an optimal nutritional status, can contribute to improved control of fibromyalgia symptoms.

Tai Chi Beats Aerobic Exercise in Fibromyalgia

Tai Chi Beats Aerobic Exercise in Fibromyalgia

Improvement in fibromyalgia impact questionnaire scores was greater for combined tai chi groups.

Blood Test to Detect Fibromyalgia Now Available

Blood Test to Detect Fibromyalgia Now Available

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A new blood test that uses RNA data to identify fibromyalgia has been released by IQuity.

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.

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