Fibromyalgia Is Real, and Medications Are Not the Only Answer

Today we are discussing fibromyalgia. It has been at least 4 months since our last broadcast on the topic.  Not only do we want to bring you up to speed on the newest research over the last few months, but also we will be covering how fibromyalgia is a real entity as well as the definitive causal mechanisms for this disorder.  If you or someone you know suffers with fibromyalgia, please tune in and enjoy the newest data supporting why there is pain, brain fog, and often irritable bowel syndrome associated with this illness.
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5.The role of sleep in pain and fibromyalgia.
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6.Is balance exercise training as effective as aerobic exercise training in fibromyalgia syndrome?
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7.Nonpharmacological Treatments of Insomnia for Long-Term Painful Conditions: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Patient-Reported Outcomes in Randomized Controlled Trials.
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10.Physical Trauma and Infection as Precipitating Factors in Patients with Fibromyalgia.
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11.Common questions about the diagnosis and management of fibromyalgia.
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12.Shortness of filum terminale represents an anatomical specific feature in fibromyalgia: a nuclear magnetic resonance and clinical study.
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13.Pregabalin for chronic pain: does one medication fit all?
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14.Mind and body therapy for fibromyalgia.
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15.Fibromyalgia is characterized by altered frontal and cerebellar structural covariance brain networks.
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16.Fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue: the underlying biology and related theoretical issues.
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17.Fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome: management issues.
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18.New concepts on functional chronic pelvic and perineal pain: pathophysiology and multidisciplinary management.
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20.The inflammatory hypothesis of mood spectrum broadened to fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome.
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21.Hyperexcitability in pain matrices in patients with fibromyalgia.
Truini A, Gerardi MC, Di Stefano G, La Cesa S, Iannuccelli C, Pepe A, Sarzi-Puttini P, Cruccu G, Di Franco M.
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22.Relationship between sympathetic activity and pain intensity in fibromyalgia.
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23.Agreement between self-reported sleep patterns and actigraphy in fibromyalgia and healthy women.
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24.Vagal modulation and symptomatology following a 6-month aerobic exercise program for women with fibromyalgia.
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26.Oxidative stress, mitochondrial dysfunction and, inflammation common events in skin of patients with Fibromyalgia.
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28.Reduction of Intraepidermal Nerve Fiber Density (IENFD) in the skin biopsies of patients with fibromyalgia: a controlled study.
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29.Evidence of abnormal epidermal nerve fiber density in fibromyalgia: clinical and immunologic implications.
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31.Small nerve fiber involvement in patients referred for fibromyalgia.
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34.Gluten-free diet in the management of patients with irritable bowel syndrome, fibromyalgia and lymphocytic enteritis.
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Slim M, Molina-Barea R, Garcia-Leiva JM, Rodríguez-Lopez CM, Morillas-Arques P, Rico-Villademoros F, Calandre EP.
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38.Celiac symptoms in patients with fibromyalgia: a cross-sectional study.
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