Fibromyalgia

Endocannabinoids May Be Elevated in Women With Fibromyalgia

Endocannabinoids May Be Elevated in Women With Fibromyalgia

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Women with fibromyalgia were found to have elevated levels of endocannabinoidome lipid mediators.

Restless Leg Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, and Depression Frequent in Migraine

Restless Leg Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, and Depression Frequent in Migraine

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Patients with migraine may exhibit higher prevalence of restless leg syndrome, fibromyalgia, and depressive symptoms compared with individuals not experiencing migraines.

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.

Alleviating Fibromyalgia-Related Muscle Pain Through Nutrition

Alleviating Fibromyalgia-Related Muscle Pain Through Nutrition

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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.

Incidence of Musculoskeletal Disorders, Depression in Migraine

Incidence of Musculoskeletal Disorders, Depression in Migraine

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Fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis, sciatic syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis, and moderate depression may be more prevalent in working-age individuals with vs without migraine.

Catastrophizing, Fibromyalgia, and the Cognitive Modulation of Pain

Catastrophizing, Fibromyalgia, and the Cognitive Modulation of Pain

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Pain catastrophizing may be associated with a reduced ability to effectively distract the mind from pain in patients with fibromyalgia.

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.

Comorbid Fibromyalgia and Axial Spondyloarthritis: Response to TNF Blocker Therapy

Comorbid Fibromyalgia and Axial Spondyloarthritis: Response to TNF Blocker Therapy

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Researchers sought to confirm whether concomitant fibromyalgia has a negative effect on TNF blocker response.

New Blood Test Shows High Accuracy for Diagnosing Fibromyalgia

New Blood Test Shows High Accuracy for Diagnosing Fibromyalgia

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A new blood test called IsolateFibromyalgia, which uses RNA data to identify fibromyalgia, has been released by IQuity.

Acupuncture May Be Effective on Pain, Fatigue Associated With Fibromyalgia

Acupuncture May Be Effective on Pain, Fatigue Associated With Fibromyalgia

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A group acupuncture program may represent a safe, tolerated and effective management strategy for women with fibromyalgia by providing greater improvement in global symptom impact, pain, and fatigue compared with education.

Limited Evidence Supporting Effectiveness of Cranial Electrical Stimulation for Chronic Pain

Limited Evidence Supporting Effectiveness of Cranial Electrical Stimulation for Chronic Pain

Researchers reviewed evidence relating to the benefits and harms of cranial electrical stimulation for adults with chronic painful conditions, depression, anxiety, and insomnia.

Weight Loss in Obesity: An Effect on Pain?

Weight Loss in Obesity: An Effect on Pain?

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Weight loss may result in improved pain, symptom severity, depression, and fibromyalgia scores in patients with obesity.

Understanding Fibromyalgia for Optimal Patient Care

Understanding Fibromyalgia for Optimal Patient Care

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Fibromyalgia — which affects an estimated 4% to 10% of the US population, with a 7-time higher prevalence in women vs men — has remained a clinically nebulous entity, and one that is very difficult to manage effectively.

On the Importance of Screening for ADHD in Patients With Fibromyalgia

On the Importance of Screening for ADHD in Patients With Fibromyalgia

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Adult attention deficit hyperactivity disorder frequently co-occurs with fibromyalgia syndrome and may negatively affect FMS-related morbidity.

Pregabalin Monotherapy Superior to Opioids With or Without Pregabalin in Patients With Fibromyalgia

Pregabalin Monotherapy Superior to Opioids With or Without Pregabalin in Patients With Fibromyalgia

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The use of pregabalin alone vs pregabalin plus opioids or opioids alone may result in more favorable outcomes in terms of pain interference and pain severity in patients with fibromyalgia.

Fibromyalgia Screening in Patients With Chronic Pain: Two Simple Tests

Fibromyalgia Screening in Patients With Chronic Pain: Two Simple Tests

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Achilles tendon pressuring and inquiry about "persistent deep aching pain over most of [the] body" may effectively screen for fibromyalgia in patients with chronic pain.

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.

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