The 12th Invest in ME Research Conference June, 2017, Part 2
MEMum presents the second article in a series of three about the recent 12th Invest In ME International Conference (IIMEC12) in London.
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Clinical Research Study for Teen Fibromyalgia

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia' started by *GG*, May 24, 2011.

  1. *GG*

    *GG* senior member

    Concord, NH
    Does your teen complain of pain, tenderness, stiffness, and fatigue?

    If so, he or she may have a condition called fibromyalgia. Juvenile fibromyalgia is a chronic condition among teenagers that is characterized by significant widespread pain and fatigue and other symptoms that can make performing their daily activities a real struggle.

    Approximately 12 million people in the United States have fibromyalgia, and nearly 1 out of every 6 people with fibromyalgia is younger than 18 years old.

    Because there is no approved treatment for this condition in patients younger than age 18, researchers want to learn more about how fibromyalgia affects young people and find out if any drugs might be safe and effective for teenagers with fibromyalgia. That's why physicians are conducting a research study called MyFi.

    To be eligible to participate in the MyFi study, your child must:

    Be 13 to 17 years old at the start of the study

    Receive a diagnosis at the first study visit or already have a diagnosis of fibromyalgia

    Have had unsatisfactory results after trying other non-drug treatments for fibromyalgia (e.g., diet, exercise, acupuncture)
    To learn more about the MyFi study, visit our website

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