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 1003 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Embodied pain in fibromyalgia: Disturbed somatorepresentations and increased plasticity of the body schema.
 

Author(s): Endika Martínez, Zigor Aira, Itsaso Buesa, Ibane Aizpurua, Diego Rada, Jon Jatsu Azkue

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Fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) is a highly prevalent, chronic musculoskeletal condition characterized by widespread pain and evoked pain at tender points. This study evaluated various aspects of body awareness in a sample of 14 women with FMS and 13 healthy controls, such as plasticity ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Lower regulatory frequency for postural control in patients with fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome.
 

Author(s): Omid Rasouli, Ottar Vasseljen, Egil A Fors, Håvard W Lorås, Ann-Katrin Stensdotter

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As many similar symptoms are reported in fibromyalgia (FM) and chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), underlying defcits may potentially also be similar. Postural disequilibrium reported in both conditions may thus be explained by similar deviations in postural control strategies. 75 females ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Effect of tai chi versus aerobic exercise for fibromyalgia: comparative effectiveness randomized controlled trial.
 

Author(s): Chenchen Wang, Christopher H Schmid, Roger A Fielding, William F Harvey, Kieran F Reid, Lori Lyn Price, Jeffrey B Driban, Robert Kalish, Ramel Rones, Timothy McAlindon

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To determine the effectiveness of tai chi interventions compared with aerobic exercise, a current core standard treatment in patients with fibromyalgia, and to test whether the effectiveness of tai chi depends on its dosage or duration.

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

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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New insights into the genetics of fibromyalgia.
 

Author(s): Dong-Jin Park, Shin-Seok Lee

Journal: Korean J. Intern. Med.. 2017 Nov;32(6):984-995.

 

Although debate on the concept of fibromyalgia (FM) has been vigorous ever since the classification criteria were first published, FM is now better understood and has become recognized as a disorder. Recently, FM has come to be considered a major health problem, affecting 1% to 5% ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Mindfulness Meditation for Fibromyalgia: Mechanistic and Clinical Considerations.
 

Author(s): Adrienne L Adler-Neal, Fadel Zeidan

Journal: Curr Rheumatol Rep. 2017 Sep;19(9):59.

 

Fibromyalgia is a disorder characterized by widespread pain and a spectrum of psychological comorbidities, rendering treatment difficult and often a financial burden. Fibromyalgia is a complicated chronic pain condition that requires a multimodal therapeutic approach to optimize treatment ...

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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