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The Prevalence of Fibromyalgia in Other Chronic Pain Conditions

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia' started by Marco, Jan 2, 2012.

  1. Marco

    Marco Grrrrrrr!

    Near Cognac, France
    You may or may not like this.

    While largely written from the perspective of Fibromylalgia it refers to Fibro as one of a number of 'Central Sensitivity Syndromes' which include 'CFS'.

    The Prevalence of Fibromyalgia in Other Chronic Pain Conditions

    Muhammad B. Yunus *

    Section of Rheumatology, Department of Medicine, University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria, One Illini Drive, Peoria, IL 61605, USA

    Some of it is not so good - e.g. the recommended use of CBT;

    and some quite a lot better - e.g. :

    All in all quite a sympathetic treatment but one that relies on the conception of all these syndromes as arising from central (over) sensitisation.
  2. sianrecovery

    sianrecovery Senior Member

    Manchester UK
    interesting paper, thanks for posting. I think we are going to see a lot of stuff on the same theme, as the time and costs of treating long term illness and long term pain spiral
  3. Mya Symons

    Mya Symons Mya Symons

    They also find higher rates of Fibromyalgia in persons with viruses like HTLV, AIDS and hepatitis.

    Higher prevalence of fibromyalgia in patients infected with human T cell lymphotropic virus type I.
    Boris A Cruz, Bernadete Catalan-Soares, and Fernando Proietti
    + Author Affiliations

    Rheumatology Department, Biocor Instituto, Nova Lima, Minas Gerais, Brazil.

    OBJECTIVE:. Inflammatory rheumatic conditions including rheumatoid arthritis and Sjgren's syndrome have been reported in individuals infected with human T cell lymphotropic virus type I (HTLV-I). Other chronic lymphotropic virus infections such as hepatitis C and human immunodeficiency virus are associated with fibromyalgia (FM). There are no reports about the association between HTLV-I infection and FM. We evaluated the association between FM and HTLV-I infection. METHODS: We conducted a case-control study with prevalent cases. Ex-blood donation candidates with HTLV-I infection from a blood bank cohort, and healthy blood donors as a control group, were submitted to rheumatologic evaluation to compare the prevalence of FM. The following covariables were also evaluated: other rheumatic diseases, age, sex, personal income, level of education, and depression. RESULTS: One hundred individuals with HTLV-I infection and 62 non-infected blood donors were studied. Thirty-eight (38%) HTLV-I infected individuals and 3 (4.8%) individuals from the control group presented the diagnosis of FM (OR 12.05, 95% CI 3.53-41.17). Other rheumatic diseases were also more prevalent in the infected group (37% vs 12.9%; OR 3.80, 95% CI 1.63-8.86). In multivariate analysis adjusted by the covariables, the association between HTLV-I and FM was statistically significant (OR 9.14, 95% CI 2.42-34.52). CONCLUSION: Our study shows a greater prevalence of FM in HTLV-I infected individuals, suggesting that FM may be associated with this viral infection.

    I am completely baffled on why they still think Cognitive Behavioral Therapy will work. If Fibromyalgia is found with other viruses and autoimmune diseases, isn't it obvious that it is another PHYSICAL symptom, probably related to something going on with the immune system? What the heck is wrong with people? How do they jump from this conclusion to that?
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