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 1018 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Home-Based Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation Device Development: An Updated Protocol Used at Home in Healthy Subjects and Fibromyalgia Patients.
 

Author(s): Fabiana Carvalho, Aline Patrícia Brietzke, Assunta Gasparin, Franciele Pereira Dos Santos, Rafael Vercelino, Rafael Firmino Ballester, Paulo Roberto Stefani Sanches, Danton Pereira da Silva, Iraci L S Torres, Felipe Fregni, Wolnei Caumo

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Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) is a non-invasive brain stimulation (NIBS) method, which modulates the membrane potential of neurons in the cerebral cortex by a low-intensity direct current. tDCS is a low-cost technique with minimal adverse effects and easy application. ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Characterization of postural control impairment in women with fibromyalgia.
 

Author(s): Núria Sempere-Rubio, Juan López-Pascual, Marta Aguilar-Rodríguez, Sara Cortés-Amador, Gemma Espí-López, Israel Villarrasa-Sapiña, Pilar Serra-Añó

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The main goal of this cross-sectional study was to detect whether women with fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) have altered postural control and to study the sensory contribution to postural control. We also explored the possibility that self-induced anxiety and lower limb strength may ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Executive function impairments in fibromyalgia syndrome: Relevance of clinical variables and body mass index.
 

Author(s): Cristina Muñoz Ladrón de Guevara, María José Fernández-Serrano, Gustavo A Reyes Del Paso, Stefan Duschek

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Several investigations suggest the presence of deterioration of executive function in fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS). The study quantified executive functions in patients with FMS. A wide array of functions was assessed, including updating, shifting and inhibition, as well as decision ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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

Concomitant fibromyalgia complicating chronic inflammatory arthritis: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
 

Author(s): Stephen J Duffield, Natasha Miller, Sizheng Zhao, Nicola J Goodson

Journal: Rheumatology (Oxford). 2018 08;57(8):1453-1460.

 

This systematic review and meta-analysis will describe the prevalence of concomitant FM in adults with inflammatory arthritis and quantify the impact of FM on DAS.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Serotonin and noradrenaline reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs) for fibromyalgia.
 

Author(s): Patrick Welsch, Nurcan Üçeyler, Petra Klose, Brian Walitt, Winfried Häuser

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Fibromyalgia is a clinically defined chronic condition of unknown etiology characterized by chronic widespread pain that often co-exists with sleep disturbances, cognitive dysfunction and fatigue. People with fibromyalgia often report high disability levels and poor quality of life. ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Effectiveness of Therapeutic Exercise in Fibromyalgia Syndrome: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Clinical Trials.
 

Author(s): M Dolores Sosa-Reina, Susana Nunez-Nagy, Tomás Gallego-Izquierdo, Daniel Pecos-Martín, Jorge Monserrat, Melchor Álvarez-Mon

Journal: Biomed Res Int. 2017 ;2017():2356346.

 

The aim of this study was to summarize evidence on the effectiveness of therapeutic exercise in Fibromyalgia Syndrome.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

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Clinical Trial Information This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov

Dextromethorphan in Fibromyalgia
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Fibromyalgia

 

Last Updated: 26 Jun 2018

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Neurostimulation Applied to Fibromyalgia
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Fibromyalgia

 

Last Updated: 20 Dec 2017

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Phase II Clinical Trial: Multi-dosing the BCG Vaccine for Fibromyalgia
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Fibromyalgia

 

Last Updated: 13 Jul 2018

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