Fibromyalgia: Understand how it's diagnosed
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Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed - September 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The prevalence of suicidal behaviour in fibromyalgia patients - Gill H, Perez CD, Gill B, El-Halabi S, Lee Y, Lipsitz O, Park C, Mansur RB, Rodrigues NB, McIntyre RS, Rosenblat JD.
OBJECTIVE: Fibromyalgia (FM) is a condition associated with chronic pain in muscles and soft tissues. Extant literature has demonstrated an association between FM, mood symptoms and suicidal behaviour. This systematic review aims to synthesize available li... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 31, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

COVID-19 Pandemic ARDS Survivors: Pain After the Storm? COVID-19 Pandemic ARDS Survivors: Pain After the Storm?
This article addresses the long-term consequences for survivors of COVID-19 who developed acute respiratory distress syndrome, which may include PTSD, chronic pain, and a fibromyalgia-like syndrome.Anesthesia & Analgesia (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - July 16, 2020 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Risk Factors for Fibromyalgia and Chronic Widespread Pain Risk Factors for Fibromyalgia and Chronic Widespread Pain
This review demonstrates a wide variety of risk factors for fibromyalgia, strongly suggesting that there are multiple etiological routes into fibromyalgia and chronic widespread pain.Pain (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Journal Article Source Type: news

EpicGenetics teams with U of Illinois on test for severe Covid-19
Santa Monica, California-based EpicGenetics Inc. has partnered with the University of Illinois College of Medicine to deploy a test to determine which patients may be at the least at risk for severe and life-threatening cases of Covid-19.   Frederick Behm, head of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago Department of Pathology, and EpicGenetics CEO Bruce Gillis said they have identified a new application for a blood test EpicGenetics developed to diagnose fibromyalgia, the FM/a… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 12, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: I-Chun Chen Source Type: news

Interrogator, Therapist, Nurse: What it Takes to be a Coronavirus Contact Tracer
(SALT LAKE CITY) — Health investigator Mackenzie Bray smiles and chuckles as she chats by phone with a retired Utah man who just tested positive for the coronavirus. She’s trying to keep the mood light because she needs to find out where he’s been and who he’s been around for the past seven days. She gently peppers him with questions, including where he and his wife stopped to buy flowers on a visit to a cemetery. She encourages him to go through his bank statement to see if it reminds him of any store visits he made. Read more: Here’s How Quickly Coronavirus Is Spreading in Your State Midway...
Source: TIME: Health - May 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Brady Mccombs / AP Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 News Desk wire Source Type: news

Ultraviolet Light Treats Influenza?
The healing power of ultraviolet light (UV) has flown under the radar for decades. Yet, it’s one of the most powerful detoxifying agents known to man. It kills bacteria and viruses and can be used in a clinical setting. The therapeutic benefits of light have been known for millennia. Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine, believed light was essential to balance the body and emotions. And there is good reason why, during the Spanish flu pandemic of 1918, medics discovered that severely ill patients had hugely better recovery rates when they were nursed outside and had regular exposure to sunlight.1 You see, UV r...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - May 21, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Dr.A.Sears Tags: Health Source Type: news

A preliminary study of the child abuse and central sensitization in adolescent patients with chronic non-organic chest pain and an overlooked condition: juvenile fibromyalgia syndrome - Mansiz-Kaplan B, Ayhan FF, Cagli M, Atik F, Ece İ.
BACKGROUND: Only a small percentage of pediatric chest pain is of cardiac origin and the most common detected cause is musculoskeletal. Among musculoskeletal causes, acute chest pain is better described, with the causes of chronic pain not being adequately... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 6, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

"Imaginary" pain could be caused by serotonin deficiency, study says
(Natural News) Somatic awareness refers to a type of mindfulness that focuses on what happens to your body. More often than not, heightened somatic awareness is often accompanied by “medically unexplained symptoms” like headaches, nausea constipation, itchy skin or sore joints. This condition is also often associated with illnesses like fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis and temporomandibular... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

History of Abuse Tied to Worse Fibromyalgia
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Source: Lippincott's Bone and Joint Newsletter - February 15, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Snapshot Source Type: news

Podcast: Flexibility exercise training for adults with fibromyalgia
In conclusion therefore, although our review has shown no significant long-term benefits of flexibility exercise training, there is so much variability in how trials have been conducted that we cannot be sure if there will, or won ’t, be lasting benefits for people doing this form of exercise intervention. It’s also not possible to make specific recommendations about the optimal design of flexibility exercise training protocols without a larger body of high‐quality studies with clearly outlined flexibility training prot ocols that meet the recommended FITT principles and ACSM guidelines. Such studies would gr...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - February 13, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

Cost-effectiveness of "Tele-Square Step exercise" for falls prevention in fibromyalgia patients: a study protocol - Carlos-Vivas J, P érez-Gómez J, Delgado-Gil S, Campos-López JC, Granado-Sánchez M, Rojo-Ramos J, Muñoz-Bermejo L, Barrios-Fernandez S, Mendoza-Muñoz M, Prado-Solano A, Garcia-Gordillo MÁ, Adsuar JC.
BACKGROUND: Women with fibromyalgia (FM) have 2.5 falls per year compared to the 0.5 falls in people without FM. This fact poses a significant health expense. Square Stepping Exercise (SSE) is a balance training system that has been shown to be effective i... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Nerve Stimulation Therapy Could Cut Fibromyalgia Pain
Title: Nerve Stimulation Therapy Could Cut Fibromyalgia PainCategory: Health NewsCreated: 1/16/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/17/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - January 17, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

Nerve Stimulation Therapy Could Cut Fibromyalgia Pain
THURSDAY, Jan. 16, 2020 -- For people with the mysterious chronic pain condition fibromyalgia, researchers say nerve stimulation may offer some relief. In a recent study, use of TENS -- transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation -- during movement... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 16, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Four Weeks of Active TENS Beneficial for Fibromyalgia
THURSDAY, Jan. 9, 2020 -- Four weeks of active transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) results in significant improvement in movement-evoked pain and other clinical outcomes compared with placebo-TENS or no TENS, according to a study... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 9, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Nerve stimulation may benefit women with fibromyalgia
(Wiley) Published in Arthritis& Rheumatology, a treatment involving electrical nerve stimulation helped women with fibromyalgia in a recent clinical trial. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 6, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Medical Discovery 101: Fibromyalgia Syndrome (FMS) mostly caused by consuming chemicalized food 
(Natural News) Got chronic widespread pain from an overactive nervous system? If you’re answer is yes, then you’ve been consuming chemicals. Fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) is commonly characterized by doctors very vaguely in an effort to prescribe their patients useless and harmful medications that do nothing to solve the “disorder,” which, believe it or not, is... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Researchers take a page from ancient TCM practices for treating fibromyalgia
(Natural News) Fibromyalgia is a disorder that causes widespread pain in the muscles, bones, tendons, ligaments and nerves. It is usually caused by an infection, physical trauma, psychological stress or surgery. The intense pain caused by fibromyalgia is often accompanied by other issues such as fatigue, memory and mood problems and sleep issues. In a study published in The Journal of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Domestic Abuse Increases Risk for Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue
Female survivors of domestic abuse are at double the risk for developing functional syndromes (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - December 16, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Psychiatry, Rheumatology, Anesthesiology & amp; Pain, Journal, Source Type: news

Domestic Abuse Increases Risk for Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue
MONDAY, Dec. 16, 2019 -- There is an association between a history of intimate partner violence (IPV) and the development of functional syndromes, including fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), in women, according to a study published... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - December 16, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Intimate partner violence and the risk of developing fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome - Chandan JS, Thomas T, Raza K, Bradbury-Jones C, Taylor J, Bandyopadhyay S, Nirantharakumar K.
Intimate partner violence (IPV) is a global public health issue with a variety of ill health consequences associated with exposure. Due to the stimulation of chronic stress and inflammatory pathways, childhood abuse has been associated with the subsequent ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 10, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Patients With Fibromyalgia Find Relief in Group Treatment Patients With Fibromyalgia Find Relief in Group Treatment
Multidisciplinary programs can be used to teach patients to manage the symptoms of fibromyalgia, for which there is no'magic pill,'experts explain.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - December 4, 2019 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Treat your pain and fatigue from fibromyalgia naturally with L-carnitine
(Natural News) Patients with fibromyalgia suffer from depression, fatigue, and muscle pain. Taking L-carnitine supplements offers a natural method of alleviating the symptoms of muscle disorder. L-carnitine is a natural substrate that serves as an electron transporter. It brings electrons to the mitochondria, the energy-producing structures of the cells. The mitochondria convert the particles into adenosine triphosphate (ATP), a... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Humid, Windy Days Worse For Pain, Says New Study
(CNN) — Humid, windy days with low pressure make pain worse in those with long-term health conditions, according to new research. People with conditions like arthritis, fibromyalgia, migraine and neuropathic pain are 20% more likely to suffer pain in such weather, reveals a study carried out by scientists from the University of Manchester, UK. “This would mean that, if your chances of a painful day on an average weather day were 5 in 100, they would increase to 6 in 100 on a damp and windy day,” said study author Will Dixon, professor of Digital Epidemiology, in a statement. Relatively high humidity is th...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - October 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Healthwatch Syndicated CBSN Boston CNN Pain Study Source Type: news

The relationship of intimate partner violence with psychiatric disorders and severity of pain among female patients with fibromyalgia - G ündüz N, Erzincan E, Polat A.
This study aims to compare the prevalence of intimate partner violence and comorbid psychiatric disorders among patients with fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) and healthy controls and also to investigate the relationship of intimate partner violence... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

New Mayo Clinic Press book offers help, hope to fibromyalgia patients
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Fibromyalgia, a disorder that causes pain, fatigue, chronic headaches and a host of other symptoms, is often misunderstood by patients, families and health care providers. A new book from Mayo Clinic Press aims to change that. "Mayo Clinic Guide to Fibromyalgia: Strategies to Take Back Your Life," by Andy Abril, M.D., a [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - September 24, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Neuropsychological Dysfunction in Fibromyalgia and RA Neuropsychological Dysfunction in Fibromyalgia and RA
How often do patients with fibromyalgia or rheumatoid arthritis experience cognitive difficulties?Journal of Clinical Rheumatology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology Journal Article Source Type: news

The Link Between Menopause and Chronic Pain
A study has found that women with menopause symptoms are nearly twice as likely to have chronic pain diagnoses, such as fibromyalgia, migraine, and back pain. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - September 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Power of Flowers May Ease Fibromyalgia
Symptoms (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - August 20, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

The Power of Flowers May Ease Fibromyalgia Symptoms The Power of Flowers May Ease Fibromyalgia Symptoms
The beneficial impact of floristry on pain and psychiatric symptoms may be due to a multistimulatory effect that involves different senses, researchers suggest.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - August 19, 2019 Category: Neurology Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Vibrotactile Stimulation and Symptom Relief in Fibromyalgia Vibrotactile Stimulation and Symptom Relief in Fibromyalgia
Might vibrotactile stimulation provide effective relief of fibromyalgia symptoms?Arthritis Research & Therapy (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology Journal Article Source Type: news

FDA approves first generics of Lyrica
On July 19, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved multiple applications for first generics of Lyrica (pregabalin) for the management of neuropathic pain associated with diabetic peripheral neuropathy, for the management of postherpetic neuralgia, as an adjunctive therapy for the treatment of partial onset seizures in patients 17 years of age and older, for the management of fibromyalgia, and for the management of neuropathic pain associated with spinal cord injury. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - July 22, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured FDA Regulatory Affairs Source Type: news

' First Evidence' Links Gut Bacteria, Fibromyalgia'First Evidence' Links Gut Bacteria, Fibromyalgia
Patients with fibromyalgia appear to have microbiome alterations, including deletions and an abundance of specific gut bacteria that differ from healthy controls.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - July 9, 2019 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Natural relief for fibromyalgia pain: Omega-3 fatty acids reduce inflammation, improve immunity
(Natural News) Patients with fibromyalgia might find relief by eating more foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids. Studies show that the inflammation-fighting and immune system-boosting properties of the good fatty acids alleviate the symptoms of the disease. Fibromyalgia is a chronic disease that inflicts unrelenting depression, fatigue, and pain in the form of tender points on the muscles. The result is absolute... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Woman with fibromyalgia has list of daredevil challenges 'because adrenaline is the best medicine'
Victoria Hotson, of Lancashire, has been in chronic pain every day since her diagnosis in 2008. The fear and risk involved in challenges is the only thing that takes her mind off the condition. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: People with fibromyalgia have different gut bacteria
A new study shows that gut bacteria composition is different in people with fibromyalgia and that it varies with the severity of pain and other symptoms. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Fibromyalgia Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What can cause lower back and leg pain?
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)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Back Pain Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What can cause a tingling sensation on the back?
A persistent or recurring tingling, or pins and needles, sensation in the back can be a sign of an underlying medical condition. Causes can include infections, injuries, spinal problems, fibromyalgia, and vascular malformations. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Back Pain Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Q and A: How is fibromyalgia diagnosed?
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Is there a specific test to definitively diagnose fibromyalgia? If not, how do doctors confidently diagnose this disorder? ANSWER: No one test can be used to diagnose fibromyalgia. But unlike in the past, fibromyalgia is no longer a diagnosis of exclusion, which means that all other conditions that could trigger similar symptoms [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - June 7, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

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)
Source: WebMD Health - May 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 16, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Scientists Spot Unexpected Player in Fibromyalgia
Title: Scientists Spot Unexpected Player in FibromyalgiaCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/16/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/16/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - May 16, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

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)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ask Is Fibromyalgia Considered a Mental Illness
Is Fibromyalgia Considered a Mental Illness? (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - May 7, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

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)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Ask What Foods Trigger Fibromyalgia Pain
What Foods Trigger Fibromyalgia Pain? (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - May 6, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

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)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Back Pain Source Type: news

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)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - April 13, 2019 Category: Health Management Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news