Fibromyalgia

Common Name(s)

Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is a relatively common syndrome that affects a person’s pain receptors in areas such as muscles, soft tissues, and joints. This naturally leads to body wide pains and aches that have the potential to develop into long-term discomfort. Other symptoms include headaches, depression, fatigue and irregular sleep. Fibromyalgia’s cause is unknown. Fibromyalgia is a painful condition that can affect the person’s ability to sleep and carry out day-to-day tasks. This coupled with anxiety and stress can significantly harm a person and lead to more physical pain and even more acute symptoms of fatigue and sleep disturbance.

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Advocacy and Support Organizations

 

Condition Specific Organizations

Following organizations serve the condition "Fibromyalgia" for support, advocacy or research.

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American Chronic Pain Association

To facilitate peer support and education for individuals with chronic pain and their families so that these individuals may live more fully in spite of their pain. To raise awareness among the health care community, policy makers, and the public at large about issues of living with chronic pain.

Last Updated: 15 Feb 2013

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Association of Gastrointestinal Motility Disorders, Inc. (AGMD)

AGMD is a nonprofit international organization which serves as an integral educational resource concerning digestive motility diseases and disorders. It also functions as an important information base for members of the medical and scientific communities. In addition, it provides a forum for patients suffering from digestive motility diseases and disorders as well as their families and members of the medical community.

Last Updated: 28 Feb 2015

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Fibromyalgia Association UK

To make people aware of fibromyalgia and its affects on the public at large and to the health professionals that are responsible for diagnosing and treating people with the condition.

Last Updated: 24 Nov 2009

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HealthyWomen

HealthyWomen (HW) is the nation's leading independent health information source for women. Our core mission is to educate, inform and empower women to make smart health choices for themselves and their families. For more than 20 years, millions of women have been coming to HW for answers to their most pressing and personal health care questions. Through our wide array of online and print publications, HW provides health information that is original, objective, reviewed by medical experts and reflective of the advances in evidence-based health research.

Last Updated: 1 Jul 2015

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Isabella's Aviary Alliance, LLC

Isabella’s Aviary Alliance, LLC actively demonstrates, through Isabella’s passionate and loving care in breeding and raising baby parrots for other special needs children, the possibility for two hearts—bird and child—coming together and connecting in a way which infinitely brightens the lives of both.

Last Updated: 2 Aug 2013

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US Pain Foundation

US Pain Foundation is created by people with pain for people with pain. As a 501 (c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to serving those who live with pain conditions and their care providers, U.S. Pain Foundation exists to help individuals find resources and inspiration.
Our mission is simple: to educate, connect, inform, advocate and empower those living with pain. In addition we work to educate the public on pain issues and to raise awareness on pain in America. We recognize and validate the 100 million Americans who battle pain every day by offering positive programs that empower and ed

Last Updated: 24 Sep 2013

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Advocacy and Support Organizations

 

Condition Specific Organizations

Following organizations serve the condition "Fibromyalgia" for support, advocacy or research.

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American Chronic Pain Association

To facilitate peer support and education for individuals with chronic pain and their families so that these individuals may live more fully in spite of their pain. To raise awareness among the health care community, policy makers, and the public at large about issues of living with chronic pain.

http://www.theacpa.org

Last Updated: 15 Feb 2013

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Association of Gastrointestinal Motility Disorders, Inc. (AGMD)

AGMD is a nonprofit international organization which serves as an integral educational resource concerning digestive motility diseases and disorders. It also functions as an important information base for members of the medical and scientific communities. In addition, it provides a forum for patients suffering from digestive motility diseases and disorders as well as their families and members of the medical community.

http://www.agmd-gimotility.org

Last Updated: 28 Feb 2015

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Fibromyalgia Association UK

To make people aware of fibromyalgia and its affects on the public at large and to the health professionals that are responsible for diagnosing and treating people with the condition.

http://www.fmauk.org

Last Updated: 24 Nov 2009

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HealthyWomen

HealthyWomen (HW) is the nation's leading independent health information source for women. Our core mission is to educate, inform and empower women to make smart health choices for themselves and their families. For more than 20 years, millions of women have been coming to HW for answers to their most pressing and personal health care questions. Through our wide array of online and print publications, HW provides health information that is original, objective, reviewed by medical experts and reflective of the advances in evidence-based health research.

http://www.healthywomen.org

Last Updated: 1 Jul 2015

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Isabella's Aviary Alliance, LLC

Isabella’s Aviary Alliance, LLC actively demonstrates, through Isabella’s passionate and loving care in breeding and raising baby parrots for other special needs children, the possibility for two hearts—bird and child—coming together and connecting in a way which infinitely brightens the lives of both.

http://www.isabellasaviary.com

Last Updated: 2 Aug 2013

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US Pain Foundation

US Pain Foundation is created by people with pain for people with pain. As a 501 (c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to serving those who live with pain conditions and their care providers, U.S. Pain Foundation exists to help individuals find resources and inspiration.
Our mission is simple: to educate, connect, inform, advocate and empower those living with pain. In addition we work to educate the public on pain issues and to raise awareness on pain in America. We recognize and validate the 100 million Americans who battle pain every day by offering positive programs that empower and ed

http://www.uspainfoundation.org

Last Updated: 24 Sep 2013

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Scientific Literature

Articles from the PubMed Database

Research articles describe the outcome of a single study. They are the published results of original research.
The terms "Fibromyalgia" returned 734 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Evidence of different mediators of central inflammation in dysfunctional and inflammatory pain--interleukin-8 in fibromyalgia and interleukin-1 β in rheumatoid arthritis.
 

Author(s): Eva Kosek, Reem Altawil, Diana Kadetoff, Anja Finn, Marie Westman, Erwan Le Maître, Magnus Andersson, Mats Jensen-Urstad, Jon Lampa

Journal: J. Neuroimmunol.. 2015 Mar;280():49-55.

 

The purpose of this study was to relate central inflammation to autonomic activity (heart rate variability (HRV)) in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and fibromyalgia (FM). RA patients had reduced parasympathetic activity and FM patients had increased sympathetic activity compared ...

Last Updated: 16 Mar 2015

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Soluble fractalkine in the plasma of fibromyalgia patients.
 

Author(s): Juan J Garcia, Eduardo Ortega

Journal: An. Acad. Bras. Cienc.. 2014 Dec;86(4):1915-7.

 

Fibromyalgia is a form of non-articular rheumatism in which inflammatory cytokines seem to be involved. However, there is still no analytical specific diagnostic criterion for this disease. The aim was to examine a possible role of fractalkine as a biomarker in fibromyalgia. Plasma ...

Last Updated: 16 Jan 2015

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Preliminary evidence of a blunted anti-inflammatory response to exhaustive exercise in fibromyalgia.
 

Author(s): Britta Torgrimson-Ojerio, Rebecca L Ross, Nathan F Dieckmann, Stephanie Avery, Robert M Bennett, Kim D Jones, Anthony J Guarino, Lisa J Wood

Journal: J. Neuroimmunol.. 2014 Dec;277(1-2):160-7.

 

Exercise intolerance, as evidenced by a worsening of pain, fatigue, and stiffness after novel exertion, is a key feature of fibromyalgia (FM). In this pilot study, we investigate whether; insufficient muscle repair processes and impaired anti-inflammatory mechanisms result in an exaggerated ...

Last Updated: 2 Feb 2015

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Reviews from the PubMed Database

Review articles summarize what is currently known about a disease. They discuss research previously published by others.
The terms "Fibromyalgia" returned 113 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

[Alexithymia in fibromyalgia: prevalence].
 

Author(s): F Maes, B G C Sabbe

Journal: Tijdschr Psychiatr. 2014 ;56(12):798-806.

 

In fibromyalgia, problems of affect regulation are considered important. Alexithymia, too, is related to disturbed affect regulation. Recognising alexithymia is important with regard to the doctor-patient relationship, the pitfalls in this relationship and the therapeutic strategy.

Last Updated: 16 Dec 2014

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Fibromyalgia, autism, and opioid addiction as natural and induced disorders of the endogenous opioid hormonal system.
 

Author(s): Brian Johnson, Scott Ulberg, Swati Shivale, Jeffrey Donaldson, Ben Milczarski, Stephen V Faraone

Journal: Discov Med. 2014 Oct;18(99):209-20.

 

Because of their circulation through the blood, the multiplicity of receptor sites, and the diversity of functions, opioids may most accurately be designated as a hormone. Opioids modulate the intensity of pain. In mammals, the opioid system has been modified to modulate social interactions ...

Last Updated: 22 Oct 2014

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Efficacy of acupuncture on fibromyalgia syndrome: a meta-analysis.
 

Author(s): Bai Yang, Guo Yi, Wang Hong, Chen Bo, Zhankui Wang, Yangyang Liu, Zhao Xue, Yinhong Li

Journal: J Tradit Chin Med. 2014 Aug;34(4):381-91.

 

To comprehensively evaluate the effectiveness of acupuncture as a treatment for fibromyalgia syndrome.

Last Updated: 4 Sep 2014

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Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

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Clinical Trial Information This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov

Trial of Acupuncture in the Treatment of Fibromyalgia
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Fibromyalgia; Diffuse Myofascial Pain Syndrome; Fibromyalgia-Fibromyositis Syndrome; Fibromyositis-Fibromyalgia Syndrome; Myofascial Pain Syndrome, Diffuse

 

Last Updated: 3 Sep 2010

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Neurotropin to Treat Fibromyalgia
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Fibromyalgia

 

Last Updated: 3 Mar 2015

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Prevalence of Fibromyalgia in Israel
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Fibromyalgia

 

Last Updated: 10 Oct 2011

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