Fibromyalgia in 2015, What Have We Learned?

Fibromyalgia in 2015, What Have We Learned?

National Pain Report continued its broad coverage of fibromyalgia in 2015, reporting on a new research, treatments, advocacy efforts and personal stories.  Here are a few of the highlights from 2015.

Sleep Improvement for Fibromyalgia Sufferers Possible, Study Shows

A new drug being tested in clinical trials to treat fibromyalgia, called Tonmya, is showing promise for sleep improvement and pain reduction. Read More.

Foundation of Fibromyalgia Is Altered Central Nervous System, New Study Validates

The central nervous system has been shown to be the “origin of fibromyalgia,” which National Pain Report broke in the news in May. And now, a new study has taken that finding further. Read More.

A Fibromyalgia Patient’s Letter to her Doctor

Dear Dr. V.

I’m writing to thank you for your understanding, compassion and commitment to helping me. When others, be they colleagues, friends, physicians, or family, rolled their eyes at me and suggested that my numerous fibromyalgia symptoms from widespread chronic debilitating pains, irritable bowel, insomnia, inability to focus and even function were a woman-thing, all in my head …  Read More.

The Health Care Industry Finally Recognizes Fibromyalgia

On October 1, 2015, fibromyalgia will finally be recognized as an official diagnosis in the new ICD-10 list of codes being adopted across the U.S. This is the final culmination of the advances over the last decade in the medical community’s understanding and acceptance of fibromyalgia as a real disease. Read More.

Have You Tried to Zap Fibromyalgia Pain Away?

Clinical studies investigating the use of transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) have increased steadily in recent years, with several focused on reducing fibromyalgia pain. Maybe you’ve heard of it, or maybe you haven’t. We thought we’d tell you about it and ask if you have experience with tDCS. Read More.

A Doctor Treating Fibromyalgia Who Also Has Fibromyalgia

At the National Pain Report, we have been thinking for some time about increasing the amount of coverage on fibromyalgia – which affects depending on who you believe between 6 and 10 million Americans – most of them women. We hear from readers who a thirst for more information. Read More.

Another Fibromyalgia Patient Trying to Make a Difference

44-year old Mildred Velez was diagnosed with fibromyalgia in 2007. The New York woman, like many, is bothered by the fact that fibromyalgia is often not diagnosed correctly. The problem she (and many) believes is that doctors don’t often know what to look for. Read More.

Have Fibromyalgia and Migraines? Study Shows an Increased Risk of Suicide

A new study published in the journal Neurology says that people who suffer from fibromyalgia and migraines are at increased risk of suicide. Researchers from the University of Taipei surveyed 1,318 people with migraine headaches, and 10.1% of them also had fibromyalgia. Four out of five of the survey respondents were women. Read More.

Teaching Patients and Doctors about Fibromyalgia

If you have fibromyalgia, Dr. Ginevra Liptan feels your pain, literally.  Dr. Liptan started experiencing muscle pain and profound fatigue while she was in medical school. And she couldn’t get any answers from doctors who treated her. Read More.

My Story: Good Morning Fibromyalgia!

I feel like crap. I need caffeine.  It started out bad.  It didn’t get better as the day went on.  The prognosis isn’t good for the rest of the evening.  Let me give you a little overview of the day. I don’t know why I’m constantly surprised when …  Read More.

NFL Player Pushing Fibromyalgia Awareness

If you or a loved one has fibromyalgia, let me suggest that you now have a favorite NFL football player.   His name is Dominque Easley, a defensive lineman for the New England Patriots…  Read More.

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  1. Sharon Marable at 6:09 am

    I am constantly finding the big pharma is all about greed and that many meds don’t work as promised. I have found that many naturals actually provide better results and L-tryptophan has done well for sleep verses poison doled out by doctors with inadequate testing and or fudged study results to FDA to gain approval and rake in profits, Needless to say I don’t trust em anymore.