ProHealth fibromyalgia Vitamin and Natural Supplement Store and Health
Log In  |  My Account  |  View Cart  View Your ProHealth Vitamin and Supplement Shopping Cart
800-366-6056  |  Contact Us  |  Help

|
|
|
 
Print Page
Email Article

Fibromyalgia and Ear-Related Symptoms

  [ 2 votes ]   [ Post a Comment ]
www.ProHealth.com • May 29, 2013

previous article next article

Why do patients with fibromyalgia complain of ear-related symptoms? Ear-related symptoms and otological findings in patients with fibromyalgia.

By Fusako Iikuni, et al.

Abstract:

While fibromyalgia is frequently associated with ear-related symptoms such as feeling of ear fullness, earache, and tinnitus, the pathogenesis of these ear-related symptoms in fibromyalgia patients is unknown. Here, we focused on clarifying the pathogenesis of ear fullness, a particularly common symptom observed in fibromyalgia patients.

Twenty patients diagnosed with fibromyalgia on outpatient psychosomatic treatment complaining of ear-related symptoms answered our questionnaire and underwent neurotological examination, including pure tone audiometry and Eustachian tube function testing.

While ear-related symptoms were significantly exacerbated after onset of fibromyalgia, we noted no correlation between the presence or absence of feeling of ear fullness and abnormal findings on neurotological examination.

Given our findings, we suspect that onset of ear fullness may be associated not with abnormal findings in the middle and inner ear function tests but with other causes, such as central desensitization.

Source:
Clinical Rheumatology, May 23, 2013. By Fusako Iikuni, Yasuyuki Nomura, Fumiyuki Goto, Masato Murakami, Shuntaro Shigihara, and Minoru Ikeda.  Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Nihon University School of Medicine, 30-1, Oyaguchi-kamicho, Itabashi-ku, Tokyo, 173-8610, Japan.



previous article
  Rating 3.5 (2 votes) next article




DISCUSS THIS ARTICLE   (0 existing comments) Post a Comment 




[ Be the first to comment on this article ]




 
Free Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia Newsletters
Subscribe to
Our FREE
Newsletter
Subscribe Now!
Receive up-to-date ME/CFS & Fibromyalgia treatment and research news
 Privacy Guaranteed  |  View Archives

Save on Your Next Order

Featured Products
Curcumin, Longvida™ by Nutrivene Curcumin, Longvida™ by Nutrivene
Helps Support Cognition, Memory & Overall Health
FibroSleep™ by ProHealth FibroSleep™ by ProHealth
The All-in-One Natural Sleep Aid
Fibro Energy Formula Fibro Energy Formula
13 Top Nutrients for Effective Energy Support
Fibro Freedom™ Fibro Freedom™
Soothes, strengthens & revitalizes
Dr. Pall Products Value Pack Dr. Pall Products Value Pack
A New Protocol for ME/CFS & FM Relief

Most Viewed Articles
What's the Hidden Cause Behind YOUR Fibromyalgia Flares? [more]

Pridgen Reports Fibromyalgia Antiviral Trial Results “Very Positive”: Predicts New Approach Will Be ... [more]

VIDEO: IACFS/ME Conference - Summary of Research by Dr. Komaroff [more]

How to Limit or Minimize Your Fibromyalgia Flare [more]

Mitochondrial Dysfunction, Post-Exertional Malaise and CFS/ME [more]

The Devil Is In The Details – A Herpes Simplex Virus Inquiry For Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Sy... [more]

Sympathetic Nervous System Dysfunction in FIbromyalgia and Overlapping Conditions [more]

Review of Nutritional Supplements Used for ME/CFS and FM [more]

FREE: Stop Feeding Yourself PAIN Guide [more]

Sympathetic nervous system dysfunction in fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, irritable bowel sy... [more]


FIBROMYALGIA RESOURCES
What is Fibromyalgia?
Fibromyalgia 101
Fibromyalgia Symptoms
Fibromyalgia Treatments
| CFS RESOURCES
What is CFS?
ME/CFS 101
ME/CFS Symptoms
ME/CFS Treatments
| FORUMS
Fibromyalgia
ME/CFS
ADVANCED MEDICAL LABS
WHOLESALE  |  AFFILIATES
GUARANTEE
CONTACT US
PRIVACY
RSS
SITE MAP
ProHealth on Facebook  ProHealth on Twitter  ProHealth on Pinterest  ProHealth on Google Plus
Credit Card Processing