Fibromyalgia

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.

Examining the Therapeutic Possibilities of Nutrition in Fibromyalgia

Examining the Therapeutic Possibilities of Nutrition in Fibromyalgia

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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.

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

Tai chi treatment results in similar or greater improvement in symptoms than aerobic exercise for a variety of outcomes for patients with fibromyalgia.

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.

RNA Blood Test Available to Identify Fibromyalgia

RNA Blood Test Available to Identify Fibromyalgia

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IQuity has released a blood test called IsolateFibromyalgia, which uses RNA data to identify fibromyalgia.

Fibromyalgia Pain, Fatigue May Be Improved With Acupuncture

Fibromyalgia Pain, Fatigue May Be Improved With Acupuncture

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A group acupuncture program may be beneficial for women with fibromyalgia.

Insufficient Evidence for Cranial Electrical Stimulation in Fibromyalgia, Chronic Conditions

Insufficient Evidence for Cranial Electrical Stimulation in Fibromyalgia, Chronic Conditions

No statistically significant benefit was reported in pain or anxiety outcomes among those with fibromyalgia or anxiety, respectively.

Screening for ADHD Should Be Performed in Patients With Fibromyalgia

Screening for ADHD Should Be Performed in Patients With Fibromyalgia

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ADHD in adults typically co-occurs with fibromyalgia syndrome, and may negatively affect FMS-related morbidity.

Optimal Fibromyalgia Management Includes Individualized, Multimodal Therapy

Optimal Fibromyalgia Management Includes Individualized, Multimodal Therapy

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Fibromyalgia has remained a clinically nebulous entity, and one that is very difficult to manage effectively.

Cold Application on Trapezius Decreases Fibromyalgia Pain

Cold Application on Trapezius Decreases Fibromyalgia Pain

A 10-minute cold application on the trapezius muscle was tied to a significant decrease in pain score.

Transcranial Random Noise Stimulation Reduces Pain, Depression in Fibromyalgia

Transcranial Random Noise Stimulation Reduces Pain, Depression in Fibromyalgia

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Transcranial random noise stimulation improved both physical and cognitive symptoms in fibromyalgia.

Efficacy of Internet-Delivered Cognitive Behavioral Pain Management for Fibromyalgia

Efficacy of Internet-Delivered Cognitive Behavioral Pain Management for Fibromyalgia

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

The Handoff: Your Week in Rheumatology News - 3/3/17

The Handoff: Your Week in Rheumatology News - 3/3/17

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Connecticut considers rheumatoid arthritis and fibromyalgia for medical marijuana treatment, while Lyme disease-carrying deer ticks continue to invade Michigan. All this and more in this week's edition.

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.

Addressing Cardiovascular Disease Risks May Prevent Shoulder Tendinitis

Addressing Cardiovascular Disease Risks May Prevent Shoulder Tendinitis

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Study examines relationship between cardiovascular disease risk factors, rotator cuff tendinopathy, and glenohumeral joint pain.

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

Fibromyalgia Symptoms Improve With CoQ10 Supplementation

Clinically significant improvement in several fibromyalgia symptoms highlighted by researcher from Spain.

High Prevalence of Autoimmune Thyroid Disease in FM

High Prevalence of Autoimmune Thyroid Disease in FM

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A high prevalence of anti-TSH receptor antibodies were found in patients with fibromyalgia syndrome.

Sustained Benefits of Exercise-Based Motivational Interviewing for FM

Sustained Benefits of Exercise-Based Motivational Interviewing for FM

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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."

Validated Self-Screening Tests Identify Anxiety in Rheumatic Disease

Validated Self-Screening Tests Identify Anxiety in Rheumatic Disease

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Levels of depression and anxiety varied by disease. Special attention should be paid to patients with fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis.

Biopsychosocial Paradigm Proposed for FM, Abuse, Pain Interaction

Biopsychosocial Paradigm Proposed for FM, Abuse, Pain Interaction

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New research suggests approaching the association between traumatic experiences and pain in a biopsychosocial paradigm, wherein affective distress and fibromyalgia features interact.

Novel Sublingual Cyclobenzaprine Formulation Improves FM Pain

Novel Sublingual Cyclobenzaprine Formulation Improves FM Pain

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Preliminary data from a phase 3 trial evaluating the safety and efficacy of a new sublingual formulation of cyclobenzaprine HCl for the treatment of fibromyalgia has been released.

Self-Regulatory Fatigue Associated With Decreased QoL in FM

Self-Regulatory Fatigue Associated With Decreased QoL in FM

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This is the first study to relate increased self regulatory fatigue with worsened quality of life for patients with fibromyalgia.

Fibromyalgia Pain Perception Improved With Aquatic Therapy

Fibromyalgia Pain Perception Improved With Aquatic Therapy

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Water-based aquatic Ai Chi therapy was found to be associated with measurable reductions in pain and decreased fibromyalgia syndrome impact and quality of life

Effects of Progressive Resistance Training on Fatigue in FM

Effects of Progressive Resistance Training on Fatigue in FM

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Person-centered progressive resistance training in women with FM for 15-weeks resulted in MFI-20 physical fatigue subscale improvements after adjustment for baseline differences in sleep.

Updated EULAR Fibromyalgia Management Recommendations

Updated EULAR Fibromyalgia Management Recommendations

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EULAR has issued updated recommendations on the management of fibromyalgia based on systematic reviews and meta-analysis of data

Does Addition of IV Lidocaine to Amitriptyline Improve FM Symptoms?

Does Addition of IV Lidocaine to Amitriptyline Improve FM Symptoms?

While the addition of lidocaine to amitriptyline promoted a better analgesic effect in patients with FM at the 2 weeks time point, no meaningful improvements were noted at 8 weeks.

A Natropathic Approach To Chronic Pain

Gina Nick, NMD, PhD, discusses a naturopathic approach to chronic pain, a difficult condition to treat both in conventional medicine and in naturopathic medicine.

Comparing MD-Based and Pt-Based Criteria for FM Diagnosis

Comparing MD-Based and Pt-Based Criteria for FM Diagnosis

A comparison was made between the physician-based (MD) 2010 American College of Rheumatology (ACR) criteria for diagnosing fibromyalgia (FM) and the patient-based (PT) 2011 survey/research modified ACR criteria for FM diagnosis.

Considerable Lack of Rigorous Studies on Cannabinoid Use in Rheumatic Disease

Considerable Lack of Rigorous Studies on Cannabinoid Use in Rheumatic Disease

A systematic review of medical cannabinoid use for rheumatic disease shows that research has been limited by weak available evidence.

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