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: 9 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: 9 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 899 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Adjudicating fibromyalgia. Confusion, concerns and possible solutions.
 

Author(s): Ellen Nergård Thompson

Journal: Pain Res Manag. ;20(4):220-1.

 

Last Updated: 8 Aug 2015

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The Treatment of Juvenile Fibromyalgia with an Intensive Physical and Psychosocial Program.
 

Author(s): David D Sherry, Lori Brake, Jenna L Tress, Jennifer Sherker, Katherine Fash, Kelly Ferry, Pamela F Weiss

Journal: J. Pediatr.. 2015 Sep;167(3):731-7.

 

To assess the short-term and 1-year outcomes of children with fibromyalgia treated with intensive physical and occupational therapy (PT/OT) and psychotherapy.

Last Updated: 31 Aug 2015

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Heart rate turbulence analysis in female patients with fibromyalgia.
 

Author(s): Huseyin Dursun, Ersel Onrat, Emine Ercan, Umit Secil Demirdal, Alaettin Avsar, Umit Dundar, Ozlem Solak, Hasan Toktas

Journal: Clinics (Sao Paulo). 2015 Apr;70(4):296-300.

 

Fibromyalgia is characterized by diffuse musculoskeletal pain and discomfort. There are several reports regarding autonomic nervous system dysfunction in patients with fibromyalgia. Heart rate turbulence is expressed as ventriculophasic sinus arrhythmia and has been considered to ...

Last Updated: 28 May 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 129 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

[Measuring alexithymia in fibromyalgia: the need for a multimodal measurement method to replace the TAS-20].
 

Author(s): F Maes, B G C Sabbe, P Luyten, T Beukeleirs

Journal: Tijdschr Psychiatr. 2015 ;57(5):343-51.

 

In an earlier publication that investigated alexithymia in fibromyalgia, we showed the Toronto Alexithymia Scale was the only instrument being used to measure alexithymia.

Last Updated: 1 Jun 2015

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What has functional connectivity and chemical neuroimaging in fibromyalgia taught us about the mechanisms and management of 'centralized' pain?
 

Author(s): Vitaly Napadow, Richard E Harris

Journal: Arthritis Res. Ther.. 2014 ;16(5):425.

 

Research suggests that fibromyalgia is a central, widespread pain syndrome supported by a generalized disturbance in central nervous system pain processing. Over the past decades, multiple lines of research have identified the locus for many functional, chronic pain disorders to the ...

Last Updated: 20 Jan 2015

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Routine use of punch biopsy to diagnose small fiber neuropathy in fibromyalgia patients.
 

Author(s): Todd D Levine, David S Saperstein

Journal: Clin. Rheumatol.. 2015 Mar;34(3):413-7.

 

Fibromyalgia is a clinical syndrome that currently does not have any specific pathological finding to aid in diagnosis. Therefore, fibromyalgia is most likely a heterogeneous group of diseases with similar symptoms. Identifying and understanding the pathological basis of fibromyalgia ...

Last Updated: 4 Mar 2015

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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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Prevalence of Fibromyalgia in Israel
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Fibromyalgia

 

Last Updated: 10 Oct 2011

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Fibromyalgia Activity Study With Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (FAST)
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Fibromyalgia

 

Last Updated: 2 Jun 2015

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