Scientists Spot Unexpected Player in Fibromyalgia
Researchers combined metformin with standard drugs used for fibromyalgia and saw a much greater degree of pain relief. (Source: WebMD Health)
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Scientists Spot Unexpected Player in Fibromyalgia
THURSDAY, May 16, 2019 -- Fibromyalgia is a mysterious and misunderstood illness, but researchers may have uncovered at least one key to the disease's origin: insulin resistance. The new research compared a small group of people with fibromyalgia... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Medical News Today: Fibromyalgia: Is insulin resistance 'the missing link?'
A standard drug for insulin resistance can tackle fibromyalgia-related pain. Could this hallmark of prediabetes offer clues about fibromyalgia? (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Fibromyalgia Source Type: news

Insulin resistance may be linked to fibromyalgia
Treating insulin resistance in patients with fibromyalgia can reduce associated chronic pain according to a study published inPLOS ONE.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - May 10, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Metformin could ease the disorder fibromyalgia which affects Lady Gaga
A study by The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston found treating chronic-pain sufferers with metformin 'dramatically' improved their symptoms. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Ask Is Fibromyalgia Considered a Mental Illness
Is Fibromyalgia Considered a Mental Illness? (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
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Does insulin resistance cause fibromyalgia?
(University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston) Researchers led by a team from The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston were able to dramatically reduce the pain of fibromyalgia patients with medication that targeted insulin resistance. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
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Ask What Foods Trigger Fibromyalgia Pain
What Foods Trigger Fibromyalgia Pain? (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
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Medical News Today: What can cause morning back pain?
Waking up with lower back pain can often signal a problem with a person ’s sleeping position or mattress. However, morning back pain can sometimes be a symptom of a medical condition, such as fibromyalgia or degenerative disc disease. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
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State orders review of controversial opioid-tapering proposal
The Oregon Health Authority hired a Washington-based consulting firm to review its proposed policy for some patients taking opioids for chronic pain to taper off, according to an announcement from the Oregon Health Authority. Eighteen months in the making, the policy is pending before the Health Evidence Review Commission and affects patients on Medicaid. The proposal also includes coverage for five pain conditions that were not previously covered, including fibromyalgia. It would also expand… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
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State orders review of controversial opioid-tapering proposal
The Oregon Health Authority hired a Washington-based consulting firm to review its proposed policy for some patients taking opioids for chronic pain to taper off, according to an announcement from the Oregon Health Authority. Eighteen months in the making, the policy is pending before the Health Evidence Review Commission and affects patients on Medicaid. The proposal also includes coverage for five pain conditions that were not previously covered, including fibromyalgia. It would also expand… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
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Fibromyalgia warning - the rash on your skin you shouldn’t ignore
FIBROMYALGIA symptoms vary from person to person, but usually include widespread pain. Up to two million people have fibromyalgia in the UK. You could be at risk of fibromyalgia signs and symptoms if you develop this rash on your skin. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fibromyalgia warning - the burning feeling you should never ignore
FIBROMYALGIA symptoms vary from person to person, but usually include widespread pain. Up to two million people have fibromyalgia in the UK. You could be at risk of fibromyalgia signs and symptoms if you notice this burning pain. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Natural pain relief: Capsicum, lavender and peppermint essential oils can help relieve fibromyalgia pain
(Natural News) Essential oils are known to effectively alleviate pain and increase the energy produced by the cells in the tissues. Given these beneficial effects, researchers believe that the oils drawn from capsicum, lavender, and peppermint could be potential therapies for fibromyalgia. Fibromyalgia is indicated by chronic pain, constant fatigue, and sharp changes in mood. There are only a handful of treatments that can... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
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#MayoClinicRadio podcast: 3/23/19
Listen: Mayo Clinic Radio 3/23/19 On the Mayo Clinic Radio podcast, Dr. Christopher Aakre, an internal medicine specialist in Mayo Clinic's Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Clinic, discusses diagnosing and managing fibromyalgia. Also on the podcast, Dr. Andrew Bentall, a Mayo Clinic nephrologist, explains what can be done to help?sensitized transplant patients?who can be difficult to [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Smokable medicale marijuana hits the market
A North Florida man who ’s struggled with fibromyalgia for years became the state’s first patient to legally buy whole-flower cannabis for smoking Thursday, just days after Gov. Ron DeSantis signed into a law a measure repealing a ban on smokable medical marijuana. Trulieve, the state’s largest medical marijuana op erator, was the first of Florida’s 14 operators to sell whole-flower products, for use in joints, pipes or bongs. Later Thursday, a second firm, Curaleaf, also was approved by… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - March 22, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Dara Kam Source Type: news

Blood test can detect fibromyalgia and may lead to a faster diagnosis for the chronic pain condition
A new study from The Ohio State University has found that biomarkers in the blood samples of patients with fibromylagia distinguish them from the samples of patients with other pain disorders. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Groundbreaking blood test detects fibromyalgia
Researchers have identified a unique 'molecular signature' that distinguishes fibromyalgia from other related disorders that doctors often confuse it with. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Fibromyalgia Source Type: news

Experimental blood test accurately spots fibromyalgia
(Ohio State University) For the first time, researchers have evidence that fibromyalgia can be reliably detected in blood samples -- work they hope will pave the way for a simple, fast diagnosis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
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Clinical Diagnosis of Fibromyalgia Often Disagrees With Published Criteria Clinical Diagnosis of Fibromyalgia Often Disagrees With Published Criteria
Many patients with a clinical diagnosis of fibromyalgia do not satisfy published diagnostic criteria, according to findings from rheumatology clinic attendees.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - February 22, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

A Blood Test for Pain?
Indiana University School of Medicine researchers have developed a test to measure pain pain in patients. The hope is that such a test could help in the fight against opioid abuse. The study was led by Alexander Niculescu, MD, PhD and was published in the Nature journal Molecular Psychiatry. The study tracked hundreds of participants at the Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center in Indianapolis to identify biomarkers in the blood that can help objectively determine how severe a patient's pain is. The blood test would allow physicians far more accuracy in treating pain - as well as a better long-term look at the patient's m...
Source: MDDI - February 19, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: MDDI Staff Tags: Business IVD Source Type: news

CBD oil: Can the cannabis-based product help with fibromyalgia-related pain?
CBD oil has taken the health world by storm over the last couple of years, with claims it can treat a variety of health conditions, from anxiety to epilepsy. There have also been claims the cannabis-based product can help relieve pain, even in conditions like fibromyalgia. But what do experts have to say? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Discord Found in Clinician-, Criteria-Based Fibromyalgia Diagnosis
THURSDAY, Feb. 7, 2019 -- There is disagreement between clinical diagnosis and criteria-based diagnosis of fibromyalgia, according to a study published online Feb. 6 in Arthritis Care& Research. Frederick Wolfe, M.D., from the National Data... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Cells to Society: 130 Years of Innovation / Research News
This study explores experiences related to hearing loss and barriers to hearing health care among older Korean Americans.      Read more   Aging ...
Source: Johns Hopkins University and Health Systems Archive - February 7, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Fibromyalgia: Many may receive wrong diagnosis
Millions of people live with fibromyalgia, a condition causing increased sensitivity to pain. However, a new study suggests many cases may be misdiagnosed. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Fibromyalgia Source Type: news

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)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 6, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Study links adult fibromyalgia to childhood sexual abuse
(American Friends of Tel Aviv University) A new Tel Aviv University study finds that fibromyalgia syndrome -- a chronic condition characterized by widespread pain, fatigue and cognitive difficulties -- may be a consequence of post-traumatic physical and psychological distress associated with childhood sexual abuse. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 6, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The association between bullying victimization in childhood and fibromyalgia. Data from the nationwide Finnish health and social support (HeSSup) study based on a sample of 64,797 individuals - Varinen A, Kosunen E, Mattila K, Suominen S, Sillanmaki L, Sumanen M.
BACKGROUND: Fibromyalgia is a functional pain syndrome presenting with various psychological symptoms. Several studies have shown that adverse life events are associated with fibromyalgia. The aim of the current study is to explore the association between ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 24, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Fibromyalgia | Medscape Fibromyalgia | Medscape
Review in-depth clinical information, latest medical news, and guidelines on fibromyalgia symptoms, fibromyalgia pain, establishing a fibromyalgia diagnosis, and fibromyalgia medications and other fibromyalgia treatment options. (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Resource Center Source Type: news

Insurer Reasonably Found That Disability Was Caused By Depression, Anxiety
ST. LOUIS - A disability insurer reasonably concluded that a claimant's disability was caused by depression and anxiety rather than fibromyalgia because the objective medical records did not support the claimant's complaints of physical pain, the Eighth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals said Jan. 9 (Marianne Thiry v. United of Omaha Life Insurance Co., et al., No. 17-3288, 8th Cir., 2019 U.S. App. LEXIS 613). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News - January 15, 2019 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Ask Can a Person Die from Fibromyalgia
Can a Person Die from Fibromyalgia? (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - January 11, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Painful intercourse in women improved with fibromyalgia drug
(Rutgers University) Women with chronic pain or discomfort around the vulva showed improved sexual function with an oral nerve pain medication used to treat pain caused by a previous herpes infection as well as fibromyalgia, according to a Rutgers study. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 2, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Smoking Linked to Cognitive Dysfunction in Fibromyalgia
MONDAY, Dec. 10, 2018 -- Smoking tobacco is a risk factor for cognitive dysfunction in patients with fibromyalgia (FM), according to a study presented at the 17th Annual Pain Medicine Meeting, a meeting of the American Society of Regional Anesthesia... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - December 10, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

How tai chi may help people with fibromyalgia
(Natural News) Fibromyalgia, or fibromyalgia syndrome, is a long-term condition that causes pain all over the body. Sufferers also experience increased sensitivity to pain, fatigue, or extreme tiredness, as well as muscle stiffness. The first signs usually come in the form of pain and tender points, sleep problems, concentration and memory problems, known as fibro... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What is the difference between multiple sclerosis and fibromyalgia?
Multiple sclerosis and fibromyalgia both involve the nervous system, and they can cause similar symptoms, such as pain and fatigue. However, there are crucial differences. Here, learn about the distinctions, as well as symptoms, diagnostic processes, and treatments for each condition. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
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Extract from soursop leaves can prevent the symptoms of fibromyalgia
(University of Seville) The consumption of extract of Annona muricata L. leaves in pharmaceutical form and in the correct dosage can reduce the chronic pain, anxiety and depression that accompany this disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 28, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Brain Inflammation Seen for First Time in Fibromyalgia Brain Inflammation Seen for First Time in Fibromyalgia
The discovery may open the door to new treatments and bring comfort to those who have been told their symptoms are imaginary.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What is a TENS unit and does it work?
Some people use a transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) unit to treat pain. This device works by sending electrical impulses through the skin. It may give people relief from the painful symptoms of arthritis, multiple sclerosis, fibromyalgia, endometriosis, and other conditions. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pain / Anesthetics Source Type: news

Doctors: A Profusion of Diagnoses. That ’ s Good and Bad.
With millions of Americans taking risky medications for questionable diagnoses, have we medicalized everyday life? (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DHRUV KHULLAR, M.D. Tags: Mental Health and Disorders Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Sleep Depression (Mental) Fibromyalgia Insomnia Testosterone Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Doctors Source Type: news

Lady Gaga: Music Icon, Budding Actress... and Fibromyalgia Patient
(MedPage Today) -- Pop star brings light to common yet frequently misdiagnosed pain condition (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - October 25, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Cannabis and Cannabinoids for Chronic Noncancer Pain Cannabis and Cannabinoids for Chronic Noncancer Pain
This review examines the evidence for the effectiveness of different types of cannabinoids for a variety of chronic non-cancer pain conditions, including neuropathic pain, arthritis, and fibromyalgia.Pain (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Disability Claimant's LTD Benefits Reinstated; Evidence Supports Disability
BOSTON - A disability claimant is entitled to the reinstatement of long-term disability (LTD) benefits and past due benefits because the claimant met her burden of proving that she is disabled as a result of fibromyalgia from working in her own occupation, a Massachusetts federal judge said Sept. 21 (Judith Kamerer v. Unum Life Insurance Company of America, No. 15-40146, D. Mass., 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 161522). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News - October 9, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Brain Scans Suggest Pain of Fibromyalgia Isn't Imaginary
Title: Brain Scans Suggest Pain of Fibromyalgia Isn't ImaginaryCategory: Health NewsCreated: 10/4/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/5/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - October 5, 2018 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

Fibromyalgia Pain Is Real, Brain Scans Suggest
People with fibromyalgia had more brain inflammation than healthy people, according to a study published recently in the journal Brain, Behavior, and Immunity. It’s a finding researchers say could be a bright spot for often-stigmatized people with the chronic pain condition (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - October 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Brain Scans Suggest Pain of Fibromyalgia Isn't Imaginary
People with fibromyalgia had more brain inflammation than healthy people, according to a study published recently in the journal Brain, Behavior, and Immunity. It’s a finding researchers say could be a bright spot for often-stigmatized people with the chronic pain condition (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - October 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Brain Scans Suggest Pain of Fibromyalgia Isn't Imaginary
THURSDAY, Oct. 4, 2018 -- People with fibromyalgia have widespread inflammation in their brains, new research reveals. " Finding an objective neurochemical change in the brains of people who are used to being told that their problems are imaginary... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 4, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

More doctor visits lead to less suicide attempts for fibromyalgia patients
(Vanderbilt University Medical Center) Fibromyalgia patients who regularly visit their physicians are much less likely to attempt suicide than those who do not, according to a new Vanderbilt University Medical Center study published in Arthritis Care& Research. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

'I feel betrayed by my company': TTC subway operator barred while using medicinal cannabis
A subway operator says she’s been forced off medicinal cannabis by the TTC and back on opioids, even though her doctor thinks cannabis is the best treatment for her chronic pain from two herniated discs in her lower back and fibromyalgia. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - September 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

Fibromyalgia symptoms: Feeling like this when you wake up can mean you need to see your GP
FIBROMYALGIA symptoms include widespread pain in the body, as well as problems with memory, changes in mood and feeling worn out. Another sign is feeling a particular way especially when you wake up. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Outpatient engagement lowers predicted risk of suicide attempts in fibromyalgia - McKernan LC, Lenert MC, Crofford LJ, Walsh CG.
OBJECTIVE: Fibromyalgia (FM) patients are 10x more likely to die by suicide than the general population. The purpose of this study was to externally validate published models predicting suicidal ideation and attempts in FM and identify interpretable risk a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news