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 2013

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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: 3 Oct 2013

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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 2013

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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: 3 Oct 2013

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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 670 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

The first Israeli fibromyalgia congress, February 2013.
 

Author(s): Howard Amital, Jacob Ablin, Valeire Aloush, Winfried Häuser, Dan Buskila

Journal: Isr. Med. Assoc. J.. 2013 Dec;15(12):789-92.

 

Last Updated: 23 Jan 2014

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Survey criteria for fibromyalgia independently predict increased postoperative opioid consumption after lower-extremity joint arthroplasty: a prospective, observational cohort study.
 

Author(s): Chad M Brummett, Allison M Janda, Christa M Schueller, Alex Tsodikov, Michelle Morris, David A Williams, Daniel J Clauw

Journal: Anesthesiology. 2013 Dec;119(6):1434-43.

 

Variance in pain after total knee and hip arthroplasty may be due to a number of procedural and peripheral factors but also, in some individuals, to aberrant central pain processing as is described in conditions like fibromyalgia. To test this hypothesis, the authors conducted a prospective, ...

Last Updated: 17 Dec 2013

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Presence of fibromyalgia in patients with Takayasu's arteritis.
 

Author(s): Fatma Alibaz-Oner, Meryem Can, Birkan İlhan, Özge Polat, Gonca Mumcu, Haner Direskeneli

Journal: Intern. Med.. 2013 ;52(24):2739-42.

 

Data regarding the frequency of fibromyalgia (FM) in patients with Takayasu's arteritis (TAK) have not been previously reported. We aimed to investigate the frequency of FM in TAK, defined according to the new 2010 ACR Preliminary Diagnostic Criteria for Fibromyalgia. The association ...

Last Updated: 16 Dec 2013

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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 109 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Fibromyalgia: a clinical update.
 

Author(s): Robert A Hawkins

Journal: J Am Osteopath Assoc. 2013 Sep;113(9):680-9.

 

Fibromyalgia is a common chronic syndrome defined by core symptoms of widespread pain, fatigue, and sleep disturbance. Other common symptoms include cognitive difficulty, headache, paresthesia, and morning stiffness. Fibromyalgia is increasingly understood as 1 of several disorders ...

Last Updated: 5 Sep 2013

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Clinical researches on the efficacy of spa therapy in fibromyalgia. A systematic review.
 

Author(s): Antonio Fraioli, Marcello Grassi, Gioacchino Mennuni, Andrea Geraci, Luisa Petraccia, Mario Fontana, Stefano Conte, Angelo Serio

Journal: Ann. Ist. Super. Sanita. 2013 ;49(2):219-29.

 

Fibromyalgia is characterized by chronic widespread pain, tenderness at muscle and tendon insertions point when digital pressure is applied, sleep disorders, chronic fatigue, depressive episodes, anxiety, and other functional somatic syndromes.

Last Updated: 17 Jun 2013

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Acupuncture for treating fibromyalgia.
 

Author(s): John C Deare, Zhen Zheng, Charlie C L Xue, Jian Ping Liu, Jingsheng Shang, Sean W Scott, Geoff Littlejohn

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One in five fibromyalgia sufferers use acupuncture treatment within two years of diagnosis.

Last Updated: 3 Jun 2013

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Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

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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: 6 May 2014

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Prevalence of Fibromyalgia in Israel
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Fibromyalgia

 

Last Updated: 10 Oct 2011

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