According to EpiGenetics, Canadians who believe that they have fibromyalgia
will be able to receive the first and only blood test available to accurately and definitively diagnose the disease.
Rheumatic diseases--conditions that cause chronic, often intermittent pain in joints and/or connective tissue, including rheumatoid arthritis (RA), systemic lupus erythematosus (lupus), polymyalgia rheumatica, and scleroderma--are also far more common in women than in men, and patients with these conditions also have a higher risk of fibromyalgia
In The Fibro Fix, he articulates that the functional medicine approach to treating fibromyalgia
is about "changing the way we do medicine and the medicine we do.
But that doesn't mean people with fibromyalgia
should start downing overthecounter cough syrup, the researchers caution.
Clauw describes fibromyalgia
as a centralized pain state.
She presented a 14-week, randomized, double-blind, multicenter study involving 197 patients who met the 1990 American College of Rheumatology criteria for fibromyalgia
And all three groups caution about the side effects of drugs, which may mimic fibromyalgia
symptoms," added Dr.
is not rheumatoid arthritis: We don't have true disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs for fibromyalgia
She suggested that the nerve deficits in patients' skin could reflect systemic nerve damage that causes the deep pain that fibromyalgia
patients have in muscles, tendons, and joints.
In 2004, the Journal of Musculoskeletal Pain published the following description of fibromyalgia
A single dose of dextromethorphan, however, reduced the women's pain response to the tests-with women with fibromyalgia
benefiting as much as those without the condition.
The cause of fibromyalgia
is unknown, but recent evidence suggests it is associated with abnormalities in the central nervous system processing of pain.
Jan Chambers, NFMCPA Founder and President stated that, “During the past few years significant advertising campaigns have raised some public awareness about fibromyalgia
but most people outside of those who have it, and their families and friends, still do not know what it is and how it affects people.
Alliance Health Networks, the leading social networking company serving consumers and the healthcare industry, today announced the addition of Susan Ingebretson, director of program development for the Fibromyalgia
and Chronic Pain Center at California State University, Fullerton, and Christine Miserandino, award-winning writer and lupus patient advocate, as new patient advocates on the Fibromyalgia
Connect and Lupus Connect networks, respectively.