Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia Symptoms Improved by Massage Plus Exercise in Women

Fibromyalgia Symptoms Improved by Massage Plus Exercise in Women

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Connective tissue massage combined with exercise was shown to reduce fibromyalgia-associated symptoms and to improve quality of life.

Caffeine and Opioid Use Beneficial for Fibromyalgia-Like Chronic Pain

Caffeine and Opioid Use Beneficial for Fibromyalgia-Like Chronic Pain

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Caffeine is associated with lower pain catastrophizing, greater physical function, and lower pain interference in patients taking opioids to manage fibromyalgia pain.

Nighttime Opioid Combination to Treat Fibromyalgia With PTSD

Nighttime Opioid Combination to Treat Fibromyalgia With PTSD

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In patients with concomitant fibromyalgia and PTSD, opioid therapy was shown to improve quality of life and help patients return to a greater sense of "normalcy."

Childhood Adversity Common in Patients With Fibromyalgia, Chronic Widespread Pain

Childhood Adversity Common in Patients With Fibromyalgia, Chronic Widespread Pain

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Women with fibromyalgia and chronic widespread pain had elevated levels of childhood adversity, including sexual and emotional abuse.

Morphine Lacks Efficacy for RA, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia

Morphine Lacks Efficacy for RA, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia

For patients with chronic fatigue syndrome/fibromyalgia or rheumatoid arthritis, morphine has anti-hyperalgesic effects comparable with placebo.

Pressure Pain Sensitivity Predicts Response to Acupuncture in Fibromyalgia

Pressure Pain Sensitivity Predicts Response to Acupuncture in Fibromyalgia

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Pressure pain sensitivity is differentially linked to response to sham vs verum acupuncture in patients with fibromyalgia.

Response to Pregabalin for Fibromyalgia-Related Pain in Patients Taking Antidepressants

Response to Pregabalin for Fibromyalgia-Related Pain in Patients Taking Antidepressants

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Researchers identified characteristics associated with pain improvement in patients with fibromyalgia who take antidepressant medications.

Transcranial Random Noise Stimulation Effective on Multiple Fibromyalgia-Associated Symptoms

Transcranial Random Noise Stimulation Effective on Multiple Fibromyalgia-Associated Symptoms

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Transcranial random noise stimulation was shown to alleviate fibromyalgia-associated symptoms.

Online Cognitive Behavioral Pain Management Course May Benefit Fibromyalgia

Online Cognitive Behavioral Pain Management Course May Benefit Fibromyalgia

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This is especially important given that patients with fibromyalgia have difficulty attending treatment sessions in person.

Off-label Antidepressant Prescriptions Often Unsupported by Strong Evidence

Off-label Antidepressant Prescriptions Often Unsupported by Strong Evidence

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These findings highlight an urgent need to produce more evidence on the risks and benefits of off-label antidepressant use.

FDA Warns of Experimental Procedure for Autonomic Dysfunction

FDA Warns of Experimental Procedure for Autonomic Dysfunction

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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.

Juvenile Fibromyalgia Pain Treatment Enhanced By Psychosocial Impact Therapies

Juvenile Fibromyalgia Pain Treatment Enhanced By Psychosocial Impact Therapies

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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.

CoQ<sub>10</sub> Supplementation May Improve Fibromyalgia Symptoms

CoQ10 Supplementation May Improve Fibromyalgia Symptoms

There were clinically significant improvement in various items from the Symptom Checklist-90-R.

Anti-TSH Receptor Antibody Levels in Fibromyalgia

Anti-TSH Receptor Antibody Levels in Fibromyalgia

Patients with fibromyalgia syndrome have high prevalence of anti-TSH receptor antibody.

Effect of Opioid Use on Exercise-Based Motivational Interviewing for Fibromyalgia

Effect of Opioid Use on Exercise-Based Motivational Interviewing for Fibromyalgia

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"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."

Treating Migraine in Patients With Major Depressive Disorder Could Curb Muscle Pain

Treating Migraine in Patients With Major Depressive Disorder Could Curb Muscle Pain

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"Clinicians should not ignore migraine when treating MS/P in patients with MDD."

Self-Screening Tests to Identify Anxiety in Rheumatic Disease

Self-Screening Tests to Identify Anxiety in Rheumatic Disease

"The use of a self-applied screening tool can help clinicians to properly detect depression and anxiety associated with diverse rheumatic diseases."

Assessing and Treating Insomnia-Chronic Pain Comorbidities

Assessing and Treating Insomnia-Chronic Pain Comorbidities

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A Pain-Related Beliefs and Attitudes about Sleep scale assesses attitudes about sleep among individuals with chronic pain.

History of Abuse Linked to Greater Pain Severity, Fibromyalgia, Depression and Anxiety

History of Abuse Linked to Greater Pain Severity, Fibromyalgia, Depression and Anxiety

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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.

Updated Guidelines on Neurostimulation for Chronic Pain by the European Academy of Neurology

Updated Guidelines on Neurostimulation for Chronic Pain by the European Academy of Neurology

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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.

Curbing Fibromyalgia-Related Fatigue With Resistance Training

Curbing Fibromyalgia-Related Fatigue With Resistance Training

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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.

Ai Chi to Relieve Fibromyalgia Pain

Ai Chi to Relieve Fibromyalgia Pain

Improvements in almost all variables under study, including pain perception, vitality, mental health

Antidepressants Often Prescribed to Manage Pain, Fibromyalgia, Migraine

Antidepressants Often Prescribed to Manage Pain, Fibromyalgia, Migraine

When physicians prescribed antidepressants for insomnia and pain, they often prescribed antidepressants off-label.

Updated Recommendations for the Management of Fibromyalgia-Related Symptoms

Updated Recommendations for the Management of Fibromyalgia-Related Symptoms

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Publication by the European League Against Rheumatism of updated recommendations on the management of fibromyalgia.

IV Lidocaine Shows Little Reduction of Fibromyalgia-Related Pain

IV Lidocaine Shows Little Reduction of Fibromyalgia-Related Pain

Lidocaine for Fibromyalgia Pain

Physical Activity and Fibromyalgia: What's the Connection?

Physical Activity and Fibromyalgia: What's the Connection?

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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: The Case for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Chronic Pain: The Case for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

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Chronic pain may be inevitable, but chronic suffering may not have to be.

Patient-Reported Outcomes: A New Paradigm for Evaluating Fibromyalgia

Patient-Reported Outcomes: A New Paradigm for Evaluating Fibromyalgia

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Self-report measures capture the complex nature of this debilitating, chronic condition.

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.

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