Fibromyalgia

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NEW TREATMENT ADDED BY A MEMBER
Avoid alcohol
Avoid drink things that contain alcohol.
35% of users reported improvements
Home Remedy
Lifestyle
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completely cured
significant improvement
minor improvement
no difference
worse than before
Helps with prevention
0 (0%)
2 (12%)
4 (24%)
10 (59%)
1 (6%)
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Estimates of the prevalence of arthritis and other rheumatic conditions in the United States. Part II.
Estimates for many specific rheumatic conditions rely on a few, small studies of uncertain generalizability to the US population. This report provides the best available prevalence estimates for the US, but for most specific conditions more studies generalizable to the US or addressing understudied populations are needed.
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NEW SYMPTOM ADDED BY A MEMBER
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Fatigue
100% reported this symptom
Fatigue is a subjective feeling of tiredness which is distinct from weakness, and has a gradual onset.
CLINICAL TRIALActive, not recruiting
Nasal Septum Autologous Chondrocytes Transplantation for Condylar Resorption After Orthognathic Surgery
Petropolis, Brazil
All genders
Phase 1
This clinical study has as main objective to evaluate if the Nasal Septum Autologous Chondrocytes Transplantation for Condylar Resorption is safe and effective in the treatment of degenerative lesions of temporomandibular joint (TMJ). It is a case series, in which 10 participants with diagnosis of condylar reabsorption of TMJ will be selected, with orthognathic surgery indicated. Orthognathic surgery is conventionally indicated for patients with condylar resorption to correct dentofacial deformity and, therefore, will not be performed only in function of this clinical study. The selected participants will be submitted to nasal cartilage biopsy, for isolation and preparation of the chondrocytes. The only experimental group to be evaluated will be the group treated with autologous chondrocytes diluted in hyaluronic acid. The experimental treatment will be performed 15 days after orthognathic surgery, and will be injected through arthrocentesis. Clinical follow- up will be performed in the following periods: 7 and 15 days and 1, 3, 6 and 12 months after treatment. During the consultations, participants will also be evaluated for the intensity and severity of the pain experienced, as well as the disability related to it, through the same system used for the diagnostic classification (RDC / TMD). Imaging of the TMJ will be performed before, 6 and 12 months after the injection of the experimental treatment for bone and cartilaginous joint tissue analysis. Autologous chondrocyte implantation is expected to promote the regeneration of TMJ cartilage tissue safely and effectively.
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The American College of Rheumatology preliminary diagnostic criteria for fibromyalgia and measurement of symptom severity.
This simple clinical case definition of fibromyalgia correctly classifies 88.1% of cases classified by the ACR classification criteria, and does not require a physical or tender point examination. The SS scale enables assessment of fibromyalgia symptom severity in persons with current or previous fibromyalgia, and in those to whom the criteria have not been applied. It will be especially useful in the longitudinal evaluation of patients with marked symptom variability.
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The prevalence and characteristics of fibromyalgia in the general population.
Fibromyalgia is common in the population, and occurs often in older persons. Characteristic features of fibromyalgia--pain threshold and symptoms--are similar in community and clinic populations, but overall severity, pain, and functional disability are more severe in the clinic population.
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NEW TREATMENT ADDED BY A MEMBER
1 Study
Massage (reflexology, massage therapy)
Massage therapy for fibromyalgia patients.
63% of users reported improvements
Procedure
Physical
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TRYING
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completely cured
significant improvement
minor improvement
no difference
worse than before
Helps with prevention
0 (0%)
3 (19%)
7 (44%)
3 (19%)
3 (19%)
NEW SYMPTOM ADDED BY A MEMBER
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1
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Muscle pain (myalgia)
100% reported this symptom
A discomfort of muscles. Also known as myalgia
ESSENTIAL RESEARCH
Functional magnetic resonance imaging evidence of augmented pain processing in fibromyalgia.
The fact that comparable subjectively painful conditions resulted in activation patterns that were similar in patients and controls, whereas similar pressures resulted in no common regions of activation and greater effects in patients, supports the hypothesis that FM is characterized by cortical or subcortical augmentation of pain processing.
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CLINICAL TRIALRecruiting
Effect of an Amino-Acid-Based Blend on Human Growth Hormone (hGH) and Fibromyalgia (FM) Symptoms
Los Angeles, United States
All genders
The purpose of the study is to investigate the effect of the amino acid-based blend on growth hormone levels (measured by IGF-1) and clinical symptoms in individuals with treatment-resistant FM and low-normal hGH.
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NEW TREATMENT ADDED BY A MEMBER
2 Studies
Rest
Rest to relieve your symptoms.
69% of users reported improvements
Home Remedy
Physical
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TRYING
How effective is it?
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completely cured
significant improvement
minor improvement
no difference
worse than before
Helps with prevention
0 (0%)
3 (23%)
6 (46%)
3 (23%)
1 (8%)
ESSENTIAL RESEARCH
Fibromyalgia criteria and severity scales for clinical and epidemiological studies: a modification of the ACR Preliminary Diagnostic Criteria for Fibromyalgia.
A modification to the ACR 2010 criteria will allow their use in epidemiologic and clinical studies without the requirement for an examiner. The criteria are simple to use and administer, but they are not to be used for self-diagnosis. The FS may have wide utility beyond the bounds of FM, including substitution for widespread pain in epidemiological studies.
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Fibromyalgia: a clinical review.
Fibromyalgia and other "centralized" pain states are much better understood now than ever before. Fibromyalgia may be considered as a discrete diagnosis or as a constellation of symptoms characterized by central nervous system pain amplification with concomitant fatigue, memory problems, and sleep and mood disturbances. Effective treatment for fibromyalgia is now possible.
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Intrinsic brain connectivity in fibromyalgia is associated with chronic pain intensity.
These findings indicate that resting brain activity within multiple networks is associated with spontaneous clinical pain in patients with FM. These findings may also have broader implications for how subjective experiences such as pain arise from a complex interplay among multiple brain networks.
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CLINICAL TRIALNot yet recruiting
A Phase 3 Study To Evaluate The Efficacy And Safety Of TNX-102 SL In Patients With Fibromyalgia
36 Locations
All genders
Phase 3
This is a Phase 3, randomized, parallel-group, double-blind, placebo-controlled, 14-week study designed to evaluate the efficacy and safety of TNX-102 SL 5.6 mg (2 x 2.8 mg tablets) taken daily at bedtime for the treatment of fibromyalgia.
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Pregabalin for acute and chronic pain in adults.
Pregabalin has proven efficacy in neuropathic pain conditions and fibromyalgia. A minority of patients will have substantial benefit with pregabalin, and more will have moderate benefit. Many will have no or trivial benefit, or will discontinue because of adverse events. Individualisation of treatment is needed to maximise pain relief and minimise adverse events. There is no evidence to support the use of pregabalin in acute pain scenarios.
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Fibromyalgia (FM) is a medical condition characterised by chronic widespread pain and a heightened pain response to pressure. Other symptoms include tiredness to a degree that normal activities are affected, sleep problems, and troubles with memory. Some people also report restless legs syndrome, bowel or bladder problems, numbness and tingling, and sensitivity to noise, lights or temperature. Fibromyalgia is frequently associated with depression, anxiety, and posttraumatic stress disorder. Other types of chronic pain are also frequently present.Wikipedia
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