affects up to 10 million Americans, according to the National Fibromyalgia
The mean score of the fibromyalgia
impact questionnaire was 53.3+-15.3 and 125(91.9%) patients had a mild level.
There may be a connection between gluten sensitivity and fibromyalgia
, and indeed a few studies have shown a gluten-free diet provided some relief, but more research is needed.
We spoke to members of the team at St Joseph's Hospital's Fibromyalgia
Centre of Excellence to discuss the condition and provide advice for anyone who thinks they may be suffering with fibromyalgia
This article will provide a comprehensive analysis of the problems associated with trauma-induced fibromyalgia
. The first section will examine the medical evidence with regard to the disorder including its origin, diagnostic criteria and the recent research as to its cause.
Indeed, severe fibromyalgia
is one diagnosis (in Illinois) allowing for medical cannabis use.
The researchers used VS to analyze finger-prick blood samples of 121 people: 50 with fibromyalgia
, 29 with rheumatoid arthritis, 19 with osteoarthritis, and 23 with lupus.
Miguel Pappolla, UTMB professor of neurology, said that although the discovery is very preliminary, it may lead to a revolutionary shift on how fibromyalgia
and related forms of chronic pain are treated.
Volunteers will be handing out leaflets and answering questions about living with fibromyalgia
To diagnose fibromyalgia
, doctors now rely on patient-reported information about a multitude of symptoms and a physical evaluation of a patient's pain, focusing on specific tender points, he said.
However, the researchers note that agreement beyond chance between these two types of assessment was only fair, with doctors missing 60 (or 49.6 percent) of the fibromyalgia
cases according to criteria and misdiagnosing 43 (or 11.4 percent) of the individuals who did not match the criteria for this condition.
But researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) have new insight into fibromyalgia
that could lead to the development of more effective treatments.
Saffron (Crocus sativus) versus duloxetine for treatment of patients with fibromyalgia
: A randomized double-blind clinical trial.
Fibro Fix: Get to the Root of Your Fibromyalgia
and Start Reversing Your Chronic Pain and Fatigue in 21 Days, by David Brady, ND Rodale Books, 733 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10017 [c]2016; 278 pages; softcover; $16.99
Objective: To determine the frequency of fibromyalgia
American college of rheumatology (ACR) 2010/2011 criteria) in patients with rheumatoid arthritis and its impact on disease activity score (DAS-28).