Press Release: American Pain Society, May 16, 2015 – 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... [Read More]
As a fibromyalgia patient, you've probably had doctors or nurses ask you, “How would you rate your pain on a scale of 0 to 10, with 0 being no pain and 10 being the worst pain you can imagine?” That sounds like a...
Editor's comment: This is a case report of a woman with fibromyalgia taking Cymbalta who experienced the side effect hyponatraemia. Hyponatraemia is a condition of abnormally low sodium level...
Press Release: American Pain Society, May 16, 2015 – Fibromyalgia is the second most common rheumatic disorder behind osteoarthritis and, though still widely misunderstood, is now considered to be a lifelong...
Dr. Robert Bennett is a world-renowned FM expert and researcher with more than 35 years of experience in the FM field.
Can fibromyalgia affect your breathing and lungs? Q:I was recently seen in the ER for pain in my shoulder and pain when breathing. After several work ups, the doctor stated that he felt it was due to my fibromyalgia. Can fibromyalgia affect your breathing and lungs?
Fibromyalgia does not affect the lungs. However, if a fibromyalgia patient becomes very deconditioned they will feel breathless on minimal exertion. Shoulder pain in fibromyalgia patients is... [more]
The Functional Capacity Evaluation (FCE) and Your Disability Insurance Benefits
People with Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) face many challenges when pursuing their claim for long term disability insurance benefits, and the Functional Capacity Evaluation (FCE) is one of them. The Functional Capacity Evaluation is a bad test for anyone who is disabled – but for people suffering from Fibromyalgia or CFS, it’s often a complete disaster.
Disability insurance companies have terminated benefits based on the results of the FCE, so... [more]