Fibromyalgia Information Center
For women with fibromyalgia, comorbid posttraumatic stress disorder may contribute to blunted cardiovascular reactivity to stress.
In adjusted analysis, smoking tied to worse symptom severity, sleep problems, anxiety, depression.
In a randomized control trial, researchers found that internet-delivered exposure therapy was more cost-effective for patients with fibromyalgia than a waitlist control, which did not involve any treatment during the experimental phase of the study.
Patients with migraine may exhibit higher prevalence of restless leg syndrome, fibromyalgia, and depressive symptoms compared with individuals not experiencing migraines.
Tai chi interventions may be more effective at treating fibromyalgia than aerobic exercise.
No difference was recorded between patients treated with lidocaine plus amitriptyline versus patients treated with acetaminophen and tramadol.
The benefits of CranioSacral Therapy may not outweigh the intensive training and medical costs associated with the treatment.
Due to the limited amount of high-quality human studies, craniosacral therapy should not be suggested as a first-line treatment.
Spatial extent of pain, pain aftersensation and negative mood were better predictors of pain variance than measures of poor sleep.
Patients with sleep abnormalities are three- to five- times more likely to develop chronic pain from fibromyalgia, research shows.