Women with fibromyalgia and chronic widespread pain had elevated levels of childhood adversity, including sexual and emotional abuse.
For patients with chronic fatigue syndrome/fibromyalgia or rheumatoid arthritis, morphine has anti-hyperalgesic effects comparable with placebo.
Pressure pain sensitivity is differentially linked to response to sham vs verum acupuncture in patients with fibromyalgia.
Researchers identified characteristics associated with pain improvement in patients with fibromyalgia who take antidepressant medications.
Transcranial random noise stimulation was shown to alleviate fibromyalgia-associated symptoms.
This is especially important given that patients with fibromyalgia have difficulty attending treatment sessions in person.
These findings highlight an urgent need to produce more evidence on the risks and benefits of off-label antidepressant use.
The US FDA is warning physicians and patients for the second time to be aware of an experimental procedure that is being promoted as a treatment in autonomic dysfunction.
Novel psychosocial therapies such as cognitive behavioral therapy that have been effective in adults with fibromyalgia need additional neuromuscular fitness training to overcome catastrophizing and fear of exercise in adolescents.
There were clinically significant improvement in various items from the Symptom Checklist-90-R.
Patients with fibromyalgia syndrome have high prevalence of anti-TSH receptor antibody.
"Exercise-based motivational interviewing was associated with sustained clinical benefits 6 months after completion of therapy, but only for those who were not taking opioids."
"Clinicians should not ignore migraine when treating MS/P in patients with MDD."
"The use of a self-applied screening tool can help clinicians to properly detect depression and anxiety associated with diverse rheumatic diseases."
A Pain-Related Beliefs and Attitudes about Sleep scale assesses attitudes about sleep among individuals with chronic pain.
Patients with a history of abuse either in childhood or adulthood have been found to display higher levels of depression, anxiety, pain severity and catastrophizing, as well as reduced physical functioning; in addition, those patients have higher scores on the fibromyalgia survey used to measure "fibromyalgia-ness" than those without a history of abuse.
The lack of evidence base for treating chronic pain with neurostimulation resulted in the development of guideline recommendations based on systematic review and meta-analysis of published studies.
At post-treatment examination, participants in the exercise group demonstrated a significantly greater improvement in general fatigue, physical fatigue, and mental fatigue, compared to the active control group.
Improvements in almost all variables under study, including pain perception, vitality, mental health
When physicians prescribed antidepressants for insomnia and pain, they often prescribed antidepressants off-label.
Publication by the European League Against Rheumatism of updated recommendations on the management of fibromyalgia.
Lidocaine for Fibromyalgia Pain
Since fibromyalgia is characterized by elevated levels of circulating proinflammatory cytokines, looking at measures to reduce these variables is key to treating patients with this condition,
Chronic pain may be inevitable, but chronic suffering may not have to be.
Self-report measures capture the complex nature of this debilitating, chronic condition.
Despite a greater sleep drive, patients with fibromyalgia struggle to stay asleep.
A combination of the anticonvulsant pregabalin and the antidepressant duloxetine may help improve pain relief, physical function, and overall quality of life in patients with fibromyalgia (FM).
A new study suggests that that there is a lack of gender differences in self-reported pain in patients with fibromyalgia.
Clinicians treating patients with fibromyalgia may want to consider LDN as a treatment option.
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