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someone sent me this article, is it just clickbait ?

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia' started by ash0787, Mar 18, 2017.

  1. ash0787

    ash0787 Senior Member

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    I don't think this is new; did a couple of searches and it seems to have been a study done in 2013.
    But there's this:http://gaia-health.com/conventional-medicine/pharmaceuticals/study-claims-cfsme-cause-found-really/

    "A new study, financed by Eli Lilly & Forest Labs, claims to have found the cause of fibromyalgia, along with proposing a treatment. The claim falls flat on examination, but Eli Lilly & Forest Labs now have a pathway to reinvent old drugs for a new disease—so they can repatent the drugs!"
     
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    CFS_for_19_years Hoarder of biscuits

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    Here's the original study:
    Excessive peptidergic sensory innervation of cutaneous arteriole-venule shunts (AVS) in the palmar glabrous skin of fibromyalgia patients: implications for widespread deep tissue pain and fatigue.
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23691965
    Albrecht PJ1, Hou Q, Argoff CE, Storey JR, Wymer JP, Rice FL.
    "AVS were identified in hypothenar skin biopsies from 18/24 FM patient and 14/23 control subjects" - it doesn't sound like they studied enough subjects to come to the conclusion that this is a feature of just FM patients since it was also present in so many control subjects.

    Full text:
    https://academic.oup.com/painmedicine/article-lookup/doi/10.1111/pme.12139
    More discussion:
    https://www.verywell.com/new-pathology-discovered-in-fibromyalgia-3972942
     
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    It sounds like everyone is expected to have AVS, but the FM patients differed in that theirs featured a lot more innervation.
     
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    CFS_for_19_years Hoarder of biscuits

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    That makes more sense now. I missed that part!
     

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