fibromyalgia

  1. Pyrrhus

    Fibromialgia: Critérios de diagnóstico em português

    AAPT Diagnostic Criteria for Fibromyalgia (Arnold et al., 2018) https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpain.2018.10.008 Os critérios diagnósticos atuais para fibromialgia foram definidos em 2018 por um grupo de trabalho internacional de clínicos e pesquisadores com experiência em fibromialgia. O processo...
  2. Pyrrhus

    Fibromialgia: Criterios de diagnóstico en español

    AAPT Diagnostic Criteria for Fibromyalgia (Arnold et al., 2018) https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpain.2018.10.008 Los criterios diagnósticos actuales para la fibromialgia fueron definidos en 2018 por un grupo de trabajo internacional formado por clínicos e investigadores expertos en fibromialgia. El...
  3. SWAlexander

    A Herpesvirus for Fibromyalgia?

    Active Herpes Simplex Virus Found in FM Patients’ Guts A New Virus for Fibromyalgia (and ME/CFS?) Despite Pridgen’s success at getting a large trial together, we’ve been missing a significant piece of data – evidence that the herpes simplex viruses he’s stated that he believes are causing FM...
  4. Pyrrhus

    Unbiased immune profiling reveals a natural killer cell-peripheral nerve axis in fibromyalgia (Verma et al., 2021)

    Unbiased immune profiling reveals a natural killer cell-peripheral nerve axis in fibromyalgia (Verma et al., 2021) https://doi.org/10.1097/j.pain.0000000000002498 Main points: The authors investigated the Natural Killer (NK) cells of fibromyalgia patients. The authors found low numbers of NK...
  5. SWAlexander

    Fibromyalgia likely the result of autoimmune problems

    Summary: New research has shown that many of the symptoms in fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) are caused by antibodies that increase the activity of pain-sensing nerves throughout the body. The results show that fibromyalgia is a disease of the immune system, rather than the currently...
  6. Pyrrhus

    Fibromyalgia (FM): Diagnostic Criteria

    Fibromyalgia: Diagnostic Criteria In 1995, as an undergraduate, I was asked to put together a brief review of the literature on fibromyalgia. At the time, I knew little about fibromyalgia and absolutely nothing about ME/cfs. In my brief review, which I recently unearthed, I noted that there...
  7. Shanti1

    The Role of the Vagus Nerve in Fibromyalgia Syndrome

    The Role of the Vagus Nerve in Fibromyalgia Syndrome Daniel F Martins 1, et al. Neurosci Biobehav Rev 2021 Oct 25;S0149-7634(21)00463-2. PMID: 34710514 DOI: 10.1016/j.neubiorev.2021.10.021 Abstract Fibromyalgia (FM) syndrome is a common illness characterized by chronic widespread pain, sleep...
  8. nerd

    Central sensitisation in chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia; a case control study

    Authors: Julius H Bourke, Theresa Wodehouse, Lucy V Clark, Elena Constantinou, Bruce L Kidd, Richard Langford, Vivek Mehta, Peter D White Published: November 2021 Published in: Journal of Psychosomatic Research PMID: 34600309 doi: 10.1016/j.jpsychores.2021.110624 Abstract
  9. nerd

    Kynurenine metabolites and ratios differ between Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, and healthy controls

    Groven N, Reitan SK, Fors EA, Guzey IC. Kynurenine metabolites and ratios differ between Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, and healthy controls. Psychoneuroendocrinology. 2021 Sep;131:105287. doi: 10.1016/j.psyneuen.2021.105287. Epub 2021 May 27. PMID: 34090138. Abstract
  10. WantedAlive

    Fibromyalgia: transfer of patient IgG antibodies produce FM symptoms in mice

    Passive transfer of fibromyalgia symptoms from patients to mice I'm always dubious about symptom evaluation in mice. I guess it adds weight to the autoimmune theory for both FM and likely ME/CFS. But I believe some ME/CFS patients have had plasmapharesis without success, is that true?
  11. Pyrrhus

    Pope calls for more attention to fibromyalgia

    The pope is not a scientist, of course, but I hear he has a pretty decent following so this should be good news! Pope calls for more attention to fibromyalgia https://aleteia.org/2021/05/09/pope-calls-for-more-attention-to-fibromyalgia/
  12. W

    Inspired to find what my problem is and need guidance. I've felt like death my entire life, the rare times I didn't tell me this isn't normal.

    Piggybacking off https://www.mechanicalbasis.org/ + https://forums.phoenixrising.me/threads/have-you-ruled-out-chiari-or-craniocervical-instability-cci-as-a-cause-of-your-cfs.56908/#post-945253 , a story of a man that suffered CFS alongside POTS...I'm inspired to sort out my body, especially...
  13. pattismith

    Characterization of dermal skin innervation in fibromyalgia syndrome 2020

    Characterization of dermal skin innervation in fibromyalgia syndrome Dimitar Evdokimov, Philine Dinkel, Johanna Frank, Claudia Sommer, Nurcan Üçeyler Published: January 13, 2020 Abstract Introduction We characterized dermal innervation in patients with fibromyalgia...
  14. Hip

    Is insulin resistance the cause of fibromyalgia? In a subset of fibromyalgia patients, metformin dramatically improved pain

    A new study published in May 2019 finds preliminary evidence that fibromyalgia might be due to insulin resistance: Is insulin resistance the cause of fibromyalgia? A preliminary report The study found highly significant association between fibromyalgia and glycosylated haemoglobin (HbA1c)...
  15. Jackb23

    Research teams find widespread neuroinflammation in the brains of fibromyalgia patients

    PET imaging studies reveal elevated glial activation, correlation with fatigue levels The results from both centers found that glial activation in several regions of the brains of fibromyalgia patients was significantly greater than it was in control participants. Compared to the MGH team's...
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    Evidence of both systemic inflammation and neuroinflammation in fibromyalgia patients

    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5344444/# J Pain Res. 2017; 10: 515–525. Published online 2017 Mar 3. doi: 10.2147/JPR.S128508 PMCID: PMC5344444 Evidence of both systemic inflammation and neuroinflammation in fibromyalgia patients, as assessed by a multiplex protein panel applied...
  17. B

    Identification of a MicroRNA Signature for the Diagnosis of Fibromyalgia

    Spain: Universidad Católica de Valencia "San Vicente Mártir".
  18. Legendrew

    Fibromyalgia or ME/CFS?

    Hi, this is just a general discussion about my general health and a query as to whether I now better fit a diagnosis of fibromyalgia over ME/CFS. Initially my symptoms were dominated by nausea, vomiting, swollen lymph nodes and general weakness - my guess is that this was an "acute phase" which...
  19. B

    Unique Cytokine Signature in the Plasma of Patients with Fibromyalgia

    USA Unique Cytokine Signature in the Plasma of Patients with Fibromyalgia Jamie Sturgill, Elizabeth McGee, and Victoria Menzies 11 March 2014 Journal of Immunology Research Volume 2014 (2014), Article ID 938576, 5 pages http://www.hindawi.com/journals/jir/2014/938576/ Full Text Available.
  20. Ecoclimber

    Impact of the fibromyalgia in the chronic fatigue syndrome

    Med Clin (Barc). 2014 Jan 2. pii: S0025-7753(13)00741-0. doi: 10.1016/j.medcli.2013.06.030. [Epub ahead of print] [Impact of the fibromyalgia in the chronic fatigue syndrome.] [Article in Spanish] Faro M1, Sáez-Francàs N2, Castro-Marrero J2, Aliste L2, Collado A3, Alegre J2. Author information...
  21. Elisa

    Evidence of Nerve Damage in About Half of Fibromyalgia Patients

    Evidence of Nerve Damage in About Half of Fibromyalgia Patients http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/07/130730163138.htm July 30, 2013 — About half of a small group of patients with fibromyalgia -- a common syndrome that causes chronic pain and other symptoms -- was found to have damage...
  22. B

    Fibromyalgia Research: Potential blood test for fibromyalgia

    It seems that this paper has been available since April, but I haven't seen it before, and I can't see it posted on the forum. A bloodspot-based diagnostic test for fibromyalgia syndrome and related disorders Kevin V. Hackshaw, Luis Rodriguez-Saona, Marçal Plans, Lauren N. Bell and C. A...
  23. T

    "Another Fibromyalgia & Exercise Study. Sigh." by Adrienne Dellwo

    "Another Fibromyalgia & Exercise Study. Sigh." by Adrienne Dellwo: continues at: http://chronicfatigue.about.com/b/2013/06/11/another-fibromyalgia-exercise-study-sigh.htm
  24. MeSci

    Differentiating ME/CFS and FM re mitochondrial dysfunction

    I hope this isn't another duplication, but I can't find any threads in the latest ME/CFS research threads featuring the names of these researchers: Could mitochondrial dysfunction be a differentiating marker between Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia? Castro-Marrero J, Cordero MD...
  25. Ecoclimber

    Unique immunologic patterns in fibromyalgia

    Unique immunologic patterns in fibromyalgia Frederick G Behm1, Igor M Gavin2, Oleksiy Karpenko2, Valerie Lindgren1, Sujata Gaitonde1, Peter A Gashkoff1 and Bruce S Gillis1* * Corresponding author: Bruce S Gillis bsgmd@hotmail.com Author Affiliations 1 Department of Pathology, University of...
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    Many Fibromyalgia Patients Have Small-Fiber Polyneuropathy

    This may be of interest to those of us diagnosed with fibromyalgia. This was my first diagnosis - later joined by CFS and Lyme Disease. http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/772864?src=nl_topic
  27. L

    Do You Have Fibromyalgia

    I'm certain 99.9% of you know the definition of Fibromyalgia but just in case... Fibromyalgia is a disorder characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain accompanied by fatigue, sleep, memory and mood issues. Researchers believe that fibromyalgia amplifies painful sensations by affecting the...