Friday

Fibromyalgia News August 2018

I thought we could do a catch up of all the Fibromyalgia information from August.

It is a roundup of all articles in the news about Fibro (FMS) and all the research released in August about Fibromyalgia.

Just click on the purple links to be taken to the full story.

I hope there is something helpful here for you.


Kirsty Young fibromyalgia: Top treatments to ease pful symptoms

Express.co.uk-30 Aug. 2018
Fibromyalgia, also called fibromyalgia syndrome, is a long-term condition that causes pain all over the body. "Casting away some of the world's most fascinating people is a wonderful job - however, I'm having to take some time away from Desert Island Discs as I'm suffering from a form of fibromyalgia," Young said in a statement.

New 'ultralaser' treatment reduces pain for fibromyalgia patients

Clinical Innovation + Technology-30 Aug. 2018
Fibromyalgia patients experienced significant pain reduction thanks to a new device that uses both ultrasound and laser therapy to help treat the disease, according to a pilot study published in the Journal of Novel Physiotherapies.

Fibromyalgia Worsens Depression, Pain Intensity in Migraine

AJMC.com Managed Markets Network-29 Aug. 2018
Both fibromyalgia and migraine are debilitating pain disorders that have far-reaching impacts on quality of life and can add to the morbidity of the other disorder if both present. Building on prior research drawing a link between migraine and fibromyalgia comorbidity, a new study has found that fibromyalgia exacerbates depressive symptoms, migraine intensity, and migraine-related disability.

Fibromyalgia can be difficult to diagnose, tough to treat

CapeGazette.com-29 Aug. 2018
Q. My sister went through a nightmare of doctor visits before she finally found out she has fibromyalgia. Why did it take so long for a correct diagnosis?

Major ME and fibromyalgia conference set for September International ...

Love Belfast (press release) (blog)-27 Aug. 2018
A major conference on ME and Fibromyalgia is set for September at a time when recruitment is underway for the first ever consultant lead on the condition nears completion.
Hosted by the charity, Hope  4 Me and Fibro Northern Ireland, the event on September 17 at Parliament Buildings, will hear a keynote address from US specialist Jose G Montoya MD of Stanford University.

Fibromyalgia: How Pain Management Doctors Can Help Patients Find ...

Health Essentials from Cleveland Clinic (blog)-21 Aug. 2018
General achiness that changes from day to day. Fatigue. Trouble remembering or concentrating. Headaches. These symptoms may point to fibromyalgia, a chronic disease that affects some 4 million people in the U.S. But they may also point to a number of other conditions, which makes diagnosing and treating fibromyalgia particularly tricky.

Barrie woman's book shares recovery from fibromyalgia

Simcoe.com-18 Aug. 2018
A Barrie woman has used her experience overcoming fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue to help others recover from the illness. Rhonda King’s book, “How I Recovered from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia,” outlines her journey from diagnosis to recovery.

Fibromyalgia Researchers Suggest Moving Away From Tender Point ...

Pain Medicine News-23 Aug. 2018
Rethinking how fibromyalgia is diagnosed may allow for better characterization and understanding of unexplained pain and disability in many ...

Music stars join forces with Connah's Quay man to battle fibromyalgia

LeaderLive-20 Aug. 2018
LAST year pop singer Lady Gaga announced the cancellation of the upcoming leg of her world tour due to her ongoing battle with fibromyalgia ...

Explaining Fibromyalgia: The Switchboard Analogy

Yahoo News-17 Aug. 2018
Having had fibromyalgia for 20 years, I've tried many ways to communicate its impact succinctly, so someone not experiencing it can quickly .


Fibromyalgia is a disease that eludes diagnosis: Can artificial intelligence change that?

Genetic Literacy Project-17 Aug. 2018
There's no tissue damage that explains the pain fibromyalgia patients experience all over their body, and contemporary medicine struggles to treat and even accept an illness where pain seems to be rooted in the mind or brain, rather than a bodily injury.

'Fibromyalgia may win the battle, I will win the war'

Times of India-12 Aug. 2018
Arushi is suffering from a condition called Fibromyalgia, which makes it impossible for her to sit or stand for more than 15 minutes at a stretch.


Comorbid Fibromyalgia Influences Disease Activity, Quality of Life in ...

Rheumatology Advisor-9 Aug. 2018
In patients with axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA), fulfilling the criteria for fibromyalgia had a modest effect on axSpA disease activity measures and quality of life. The investigators sought to explore the extent to which comorbid fibromyalgia is associated with higher disease activity, worse quality of life, and poorer response to TNF inhibitors in patients with axSpA. 

AI can spot the pain from a disease some doctors still think is fake

Quartz-9 Aug. 2018
In the 16 years since Liptan had her illness so summarily dismissed in 2002, there are still those who believe fibromyalgia isn't “real.” When Ginevra Liptan came back to medical school after a year’s leave, she told her favorite professor she’d taken time off to deal with the onset of fibromyalgia. “He rolled his eyes and said, ‘That doesn’t exist,’” says Liptan.

Milnacipran poorly modulates pain in patients suffering from ...

Dove Medical Press-9 Aug. 2018
Introduction: Fibromyalgia is characterized by widespread and chronic pain, and its prevalence is increasing worldwide. Milnacipran, an antidepressant, is often prescribed for fibromyalgia with a possible beneficial effect on central pain modulation.... Conclusion: Milnacipran did not display a significant analgesic effect after 1-month treatment, but the tendency of milnacipran to reactivate Conditioned Pain Modulation in a number of patients must be explored with longer treatment duration in future studies and pleads for possible subtypes of fibromyalgia patients.

Lifting the fog on fibromyalgia

Stuff.co.nz-8 Aug. 2018
"I'm not giving up." The angel always wins. Harris's fibromyalgia gives him no reprieve from pain, whether it's a two or a 10 on the pain scale. Every morning before Ben Harris throws the bed covers off his aching body, his angels and demons go into battle. 

Woman with fibromyalgia 'unable to leave house' after hot tub theft

St Helens Star-9 Aug. 2018
A 24-YEAR-OLD woman with fibromyalgia says she is "unable to leave the house" after thieves stole a hot tub used to ease her pain. Kate Wellens from Grange Park was diagnosed with the condition aged 17, which causes pain all over the body as well as increased sensitivity, fatigue and muscle stiffness.

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