Researchers trying to fathom the causes of fibromyalgia

The disease mainly affects women (about 75-90 percent of cases), causing pain all over the body. Because not all healthcare professionals are adept at identifying and diagnosing fibromyalgia, reported rates of the condition vary greatly from country to country. In China, it affects only 0.8 percent of people, in France around 1.5 percent, in Canada 3.3…

Fight Fatigue and Fibromyalgia event comes to Limerick This February

At this Fibromyalgia event, Practical life solutions, coping strategies and support for symptom control are all offered to sufferers, their extended family and friends and a wider audience. Fight Fatigue and Fibromyalgia event comes to Limerick This February In 2015 Fibromyalgia was recognized by the World Health Organisation as an official long-term illness affecting 20% of the…

Comorbid Fibromyalgia Interferes With Disease Activity, Biologic Therapy Response in Inflammatory Rheumatic Diseases

There may be an association between comorbid fibromyalgia and poorer response to biologics in patients with inflammatory rheumatic diseases, according to study results published in Rheumatology International. Fibromyalgia was also associated with increased rheumatic disease activity and poorer quality of life. Investigators performed a literature search of PubMed/MEDLINE, Cochrane, and Web of Science databases for English…

The relationship between fibromyalgia and pain

Fibromyalgia has long been a misunderstood medical condition. For example, in the past, people diagnosed with rheumatism may have had fibromyalgia. Characterized by a vast array of symptoms, fibromyalgia was once only rarely diagnosed, and even then such diagnoses may only have been made after multiple doctor visits. Even members of the medical community had…

3 Reasons Why Fibromyalgia May Affect Women More Than Men

t’s a fact. Fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome, as well as many autoimmune conditions such as arthritis, lupus, and multiple sclerosis, affect millions of women. In a disproportionate ratio, they affect women more than men. “Of the estimated 50 million Americans living and coping with autoimmune disease, more than 75% of them are women.” (1)…

Cancer and Fibromyalgia: Addressing the Needs of Patients Despite Limited Research

Having either cancer or fibromyalgia is a challenge that millions of Americans face every year. But how do those with comorbid cancer and fibromyalgia fare? Addressing comorbidity between cancer and fibromyalgia is an emerging, but still lacking, area of research. Multiple studies dating as far back as 2001 show a link between developing cancer after…

Advantages of Water for People With Fibromyalgia

Controversy over denied beach access due to the coronavirus has brought to mind the large role that water plays in fibromyalgia treatment. Not that the ocean is where I wish to be at this time. The nearby ocean temperatures are way too cold for me! For now, I’m content (relatively speaking) to stay at home and be…

Tryptophan Pathway May Control Anxiety Levels in Women with Fibromyalgia,

Fibromyalgia patients’ anxiety symptoms vary according to the pathway-specific metabolism of tryptophan, a precursor to the “happy hormone” serotonin, a small study suggests. Lower levels of tryptophan also were associated with increased pain intensity in people with muscle pain from temporomandibular disorders affecting the movement of the jaw, the researchers found. Titled “Plasma tryptophan and kynurenine in females with temporomandibular…

New Phase 3 Trial of Non-opioid Pain Relief Tablet to Open in US, Tonix Says

  Tonix Pharmaceuticals announced it is opening a new Phase 3 trial to evaluate the efficacy and safety of its investigational therapy TNX-102 SL, a sublingual tablet, in easing the widespread pain linked to fibromyalgia. Called RELIEF (NCT04172831) and taking place at sites across the U.S., the study is expected to enroll a first patient by year’s…

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