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Scientists Discover Skin Also Senses Via Blood Vessels And Sweat Glands And Not Just Nerves

An international team of scientists has discovered that the human body has an entirely unique and separate sensory system that is largely imperceptible in most people and is based on blood vessels and sweat glands and not on nerves. They found that people lacking known nerve receptors can still touch and feel, and the discovery of how this is possible may help us understand unexplained pain such as fibromyalgia.

Medical News Today

Durability of Therapeutic Response to Milnacipran Treatment for Fibromyalgia

Objective. To evaluate the durability of improvement and long-term efficacy of milnacipran treatment in fibromyalgia, to assess efficacy in patients re-randomized from placebo to milnacipran, and to collect additional information on the tolerability and efficacy of long-term treatment with milnacipran.

Wiley InterScience

Efficacy of duloxetine in patients with fibromyalgia: pooled analysis of 4 placebo-controlled clinical trials

OBJECTIVE: To investigate the efficacy of duloxetine in the treatment of pain and improvement in functional impairment and quality of life in patients with fibromyalgia from a pooled analysis of 4 placebo-controlled, double-blind, randomized trials.

NCBI

Early diagnosis vital

GIVING a name to the pain you have provides some relief. Although fibromyalgia was known some 20 years ago, most doctors doubted that it was an actual neurological condition. Instead, they put it down as an imaginary one. Only in the past five to 10 years was the existence of fibromyalgia confirmed, said Dr Henry Lu, head of the Makati Medical Centre Pain Control Clinic in the Philippines.

The Star Online

Fibromyalgia a challenging disease

Tomorrow morning you will wake up feeling exhausted and find every inch of your body is aching. Your brain feels like it is in a fog; you can think but it is very difficult to understand. You presume that you are getting the flu and you stay home from work so you won’t infect anyone else.  A week later you don’t feel any better. You are so tired you can’t function but you aren’t sleeping. A quick trip to the doctor and you find out there is ‘nothing wrong with you’.

Tillsonburg News

Addition of Lyrica Significantly Improved Generalized Anxiety Disorder Symptoms in Patients Who Responded Only Partially to Previous GAD Treatments

The addition of Pfizer’s Lyrica® (pregabalin) capsules CV to other generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) treatments significantly improved the symptoms of the condition in patients who responded only partially to previous treatments, according to a study presented today at the American Psychiatric Association annual meeting in San Francisco, Ca. In this study, patients treated with Lyrica showed significant improvements in both their psychological and physical symptoms of anxiety.

FMS Global News

The Mental Side of FM & CFS

Book an Appointment with FFC Many who suffer from Fibromyalgia and/or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome at one time or another find themselves depressed over how they feel, the difficulties in finding effective treatment, lack of energy, the ongoing pain, or how loved ones respond to their illness. For many just being “happy” is a daily task in itself. In reaching out to one of the largest online support resources, Fibro360.com, one of the most common questions I found were sufferers asking ”how to stay positive and deal with depression when you’re always in pain and hurting”?

Fibromyalgia & Chronic Fatigue Blog

AZT for Treating XMRV, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Research Brief: According to a study published in the journal Virology, the anti-retroviral drug AZT may be useful for preventing or treating XMRV infection, which may be linked to chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS or ME/CFS).

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