New information on Fibromyalgia - guys just found this - very interesting reading

Fibromyalgia now considered as a lifelong central nervous system disorder

Published on May 18, 2015 at 6:10 AM · 75 Comments




Fibromyalgia is the second most common rheumatic disorder behind osteoarthritis and, though still widely misunderstood, is now considered to be a lifelong central nervous system disorder, which is responsible for amplified pain that shoots through the body in those who suffer from it. Daniel Clauw, M.D., professor of anesthesiology, University of Michigan, analyzed the neurological basis for fibromyalgia in a plenary session address today at the American Pain Society Annual Scientific Meeting.

"Fibromyalgia can be thought of both as a discreet disease and also as a final common pathway of pain centralization and chronification. Most people with this condition have lifelong histories of chronic pain throughout their bodies," said Clauw. "The condition can be hard to diagnose if one isn't familiar with classic symptoms because there isn't a single cause and no outward signs."

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  • It was on here - have a browse xx

  • Very interesting, but I'm not surprised at this

  • Thank you so much for sharing this it was an interesting read.

    All my hopes and dreams for you


  • Nothing new or helpful there

  • Sorry I haven't found anything helpful for you this time around. It looks to me like people are finally beginning to listen and acknowledge fibromyalgia. Thought this may be something that those of us who are struggling to get people to understand could perhaps make use of.

  • I agree with mdaisy, it is always handy to have articles flagged. Not just that newer members may not know, but likes of myself, who have seen it, but then forgotten. So the reminder is helpful. Keep posting what you find. If it only helps one person, then at least there is that person with a bit more understanding

  • Hello Marylo,

    Welcome to the community! :)

    We have nearly 17,000 members who vary from newly diagnosed to people who have lived with Fibro for years, due to this Members have varied degrees of knowledge. Therefore, some may find this very interesting depending on their understanding of this condition.

    Please remember that this is a large community with many different posts that hopefully help a wide range of people. I look forward to seeing your positive contributions in the future

    Best Wishes

    Emma :)

    Community Coordinator

  • Very intersting post it to DLA lol

  • That's what I was thinking and the rheumatology department lol 😁

  • Lol u made me chuckle I thought it was funny thankyou for the laugh lol yea do send it to dla xc

  • Very interesting to read.

  • interesting. Thank you for sharing

  • very interesting, it is always good to read positive things about fibro. thanks x

  • That was very interesting I have been on Tramadol had to stop they made me spend the day constantly throwing up. At least with these findings even tho it's American neuroligists makes me feel better coz people who do not suffer from this do not understand the disease and think we are malingering and lazy.

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