Are most patients with fibromyalgia misdiagnosed?

(Wiley) Recent studies have suggested that most people who have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia by physicians may not actually have the condition. A new Arthritis Care&Research study found that overall agreement between clinicians' diagnosis of fibromyalgia and diagnosis by published criteria is only fair.
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

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Sensory disturbances in fibromyalgia extend beyond nociception. It has been proposed that imbalance in the mutual competition between painful input and non-painful sensory activity may, to a significant extent...
Source: Arthritis Research and Therapy - Category: Rheumatology Authors: Tags: Research article Source Type: research
Lower back and leg pain can result from poor posture and overstraining the back muscles. However, persistent or recurring pain can be a sign of an underlying condition, such as arthritis or fibromyalgia. Learn more about the possible causes of lower back and leg pain here.
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Back Pain Source Type: news
Abstract The 73rd Annual Meeting of The Canadian Rheumatology Association was held at the Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth, Montreal, Quebec, Canada February 27 - March 2, 2019. The program consisted of presentations covering original research, symposia, awards, and lectures. Highlights of the meeting include the following 2019 Award Winners: Distinguished Rheumatologist, Edward Keystone; Distinguished Investigator, Diane Lacaille; Teacher-Educator, Shirley Tse; Emerging Investigator, Glen Hazlewood; Best Abstract on SLE Research by a Trainee - Ian Watson Award, Alexandra Legge; Best Abstract on Clinical or Epidemiolo...
Source: J Rheumatol - Category: Rheumatology Authors: Tags: J Rheumatol Source Type: research
By just engaging in the basic strategies in the Wheat Belly Total Health, Wheat Belly 10-Day Grain Detox, or Undoctored programs, many mild cases of small intestinal bacterial overgrowth, SIBO, reverse. These efforts thereby restore your ability to ingest prebiotic fibers without diarrhea, bloating, gas, abdominal discomfort, joint pain, and dark emotional feelings. Many people thereby are relieved of irritable bowel syndrome symptoms, fibromyalgia, or restless leg syndrome, or have greater power in reversing autoimmune conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis. Unfortunately, not everybody enjoys reversal of SIBO with our b...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: SIBO grain-free probiotic undoctored wheat belly Source Type: blogs
ConclusionsThis study shows that RA, endometriosis and IBD are all risk factors for later fibromyalgia and chronic widespread pain, consistent with a hypothesis of central sensitization as an effect of a painful underlying condition.
Source: European Journal of Pain - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research
I was speaking with someone recently who has a series of chronic and painful conditions; some of which are noticeable and some ‘invisible’. What is particularly distressful is that people sometimes say to her, “At least you don’t have cancer.” How dismissive is that? I know they are trying to help her feel better about what she does have and perhaps even attempt to minimize the impact, but it is not compassionate or helpful. There are diagnoses such as fibromyalgia, lupus, diabetes, arthritis or neuropathy which some people have to navigate. It might mean taking naps on an as-needed basis, en...
Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Chronic Pain Health-related Inspiration & Hope Personal Arthritis Chronic Illness Diabetes Fibromyalgia Lupus Lyme disease neuropathy peer support Source Type: blogs
We’re excited to share the topic and questions for this week’s #HITsm chat happening Friday, 5/17 at Noon ET (9 AM PT). This week’s chat will be hosted by Amanda (@LALupusLady) on the topic of “Awareness and Social Media Fundamentals for Patient Communities”. May is Lupus Awareness Month, Fibromyalgia Awareness Month, Mental Health Awareness Month, Arthritis Awareness […]
Source: EMR and HIPAA - Category: Information Technology Authors: Tags: #HITsm Communication and Patient Experience Healthcare IT #HITsm Topics Amanda Green Healthcare Social Media LALupusLady Patient Communities Patients Source Type: blogs
ConclusionsFatigue and functional impairment are common in rheumatic diseases and strongly related to disease activity and severity. Good control of fatigue and functional impairment can be achieved through early control of disease activity and severity.
Source: The Egyptian Rheumatologist - Category: Rheumatology Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: A 3-week multidisciplinary biopsychosocial program combined with DSC induced positive changes in the clinical parameters of Norwegian patients presenting with chronic musculoskeletal pain. PMID: 31032567 [PubMed - in process]
Source: The Israel Medical Association Journal - Category: General Medicine Tags: Isr Med Assoc J Source Type: research
We examined the expression of TRPV1 in peripheral tissue and DRG neurons of CPIP model rats and we studied whether CPIP model could induce peripheral sensitization of TRPV1 channel and enhance DRG neuron excitability. Then we examined the therapeutic effects of locally applied TRPV1 specific antagonist AMG9810 on pain responses of CPIP model rats. Lastly, we explored the effects of AMG9810 on DRG neuron hyperexcitability and spinal glial activation induced by CPIP. Our results demonstrate that TRPV1 plays an important role in mediating the behavioral hypersensitivity of CPIP model rats via promoting peripheral nociceptor a...
Source: Frontiers in Pharmacology - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
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