Ann Rheum Dis 2002 Jul;61(7):644-5 Baumgartner E, Finckh A, Cedraschi C, Vischer TL. Division of Rheumatology, University Hospital, Geneva, Switzerland.
OBJECTIVES: To examine the long term prognosis in patients with fibromyalgia (FM).
METHODS: Forty five of 70 patients who had participated in a three week trial six years earlier completed again the same questionnaires used previously.
RESULTS: Most symptoms had remained stable. Pain had increased, but some aspects of quality of life had improved over time.
CONCLUSION: Symptoms of FM persisted over the six years, but patients appeared better able to cope with them.