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Fibromyalgia Pain Caused By Neuron Mismatch, Suggests Study

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Fibromyalgia Pain Caused By Neuron Mismatch, Suggests Study ScienceDaily (Nov. 2, 2007) -- The unexplained pain experienced by patients with fibromyalgia is the result of a mismatch between sensory and motor systems, new research suggests. ---------

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Cheryl B (375)
Saturday November 3, 2007, 9:11 pm
a study based on 29 people and a friggen mirror, this has to be the worst yet. They do not talk about lack of blood flow throughout the body which both ME and FM have,especially ME, and to the BRAIN,, and also gene mutations. As for the other article on gabipention, that was released in the 90's it's a pain modifier, mood stablizer and for seizures it can also cause seizures and water retention and sucides there was a huge class action suit several years back, no doubt still on going, but it was in the US maybe the courts move faster, I doubt it. ., it gives me a rash now and causes me to sleep all the time, I can't tolerate it any more and not at those doses with M.E.. Someone emailed me something else, and it ALSO does not mention that there are test and have been for what seems ages to prove that FM exists, by inserting electrical needles into the tender points, to qualify for FM of the what is 18/19 tender nodes you have to have almost all of them and they are registered on a machine, it is quite painful. Another oddity, is the usually when women get pregnant their symptoms with ME and FM lesson some go into remission, there is another article there that says the opposite.

Even this report that someone sent me the other day is off and for ME and FM in the beginning should be anarobic exercise (more important for ME), but at least it talks about blood flow to the brain and the genes
Dear Reader
A secret in the brain

The typical symptoms of fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) involve inflammation or pain in joints and muscles, often accompanied by fatigue. But such symptoms are impossible to measure, so FMS is often misdiagnosed as a form of arthritis, or the patient is told the pain is imagined.

In the e-Alert "Get Real" (3/2/05), I told you about rheumatologist Daniel Clauw, M.D., of the University of Michigan, who used magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to examine the area of the brain that registers pain. The images revealed an increase of blood flow when FMS patients were given low-pressure stimulus. The identical stimulus showed no change in the brains of control group subjects.

The next step in Dr. Clauw's research was reported in the December 2006 issue of Current Pain and Headache Reports. In a review of neurobiological studies that examined pain, brain activity, and genetics in FMS patients, Dr. Clauw and his University of Michigan colleague, Richard E. Harris, Ph.D., confirmed the presence of abnormalities within central brain structures in subjects with FMS. Genetic research supports the theory that inherited gene mutations are the most probable cause of FMS brain abnormalities.

In a University of Michigan press release, Dr. Harris stated: "It is time for us to move past the rhetoric about whether these conditions are real, and take these patients seriously."

Where to turn

FMS treatment generally focuses on pain management measures that include nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and antidepressants. Less conventional treatments utilize aerobic exercise, massage therapy, and dietary adjustments. But FMS patients have even more alternatives, which I've covered in these e-Alerts.

"Get Real" (3/2/05)
Some years ago, doctors noticed that pregnant women with FMS often experienced temporary relief from their symptoms. The reason: relaxin, a naturally occurring hormone that becomes active during pregnancy. In addition to information about an oral form of relaxin (called Vitalaxin), this e-Alert also examines details about a botanical formula, shown to relieve the degenerative effects of FMS and lupus.

"Getting the Point" (9/8/05)
Mayo Clinic researchers recruited 50 subjects with persistent FMS symptoms. Pain, fatigue, and anxiety were significantly relieved in subjects who received acupuncture.

"Easy Green" (9/27/04)
Chlorella (a freshwater algae that contains a wide variety of vitamins, minerals, enzymes, and amino acids) stimulates immune system function and has been shown to improve pain, sleep, and anxiety in FMS patients.

E-Alert Week in Review (3/18/05)
HSI members with FMS talk about natural therapies that have worked for them.

Exercise combined with proper nutrition and key dietary supplements are just three of the FMS treatment secrets covered in "The Fibromyalgia Relief Handbook" an excellent reference tool for fibromyalgia patients. You can find more information at this link:


Cheryl B (375)
Saturday November 3, 2007, 9:19 pm
watch out for the new drug they have there as well pregabalin for FM it's my Pfizer and alot of side effects, first I've heard of it. If you have M.E. as well as FM, many have adverse reactions or have to micro-dose

KC Curry (32)
Sunday November 4, 2007, 12:09 am
My husband & I kid about me being wired backward because I have adverse reactions to many drugs. I hope this leads to something that will help with the pain.
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