At least five studies have found significantly increased rates of small fiber neuropathy (SFN) in the skin of people with Fibromyalgia. SFN refers to the damage or destruction of the small unmyelinated sensory and/or autonomic nerve fibers. It’s believed that damage to these nerve fibers may cause Read more [...]
Last year researchers associated with a company called Integrated Tissue Dynamics (INTiDYN) in New York discovered excessive numbers of nerve fibers in the skin of the hands of a high percentage of Fibromyalgia patients. We covered that study in a blog called “Hands up! A key to the fatigue, Read more [...]
I suspect many you are like me: there is something dramatically wrong with your body and it has been that way for quite a while. You surf the ups and downs of your symptoms and occasionally wonder, "What does this symptomatic change mean?"
If you are like me, you have learned that most medical Read more [...]
The Missing Body
“It's commonly claimed that, despite its severity and widespread nature, FM has not been associated with an identifiable peripheral-tissue lesion” Authors
The 'word' on Fibromyalgia, which was originally proposed to be a disorder of the muscles, has been that it's a disorder Read more [...]
Sometimes you don't know if you should laugh or cry. This study starts off with a list of abnormal findings in fibromyalgia: there's the central nervous system sensitization which involves increased activity in the brain’s pain processing regions, increased responsiveness in regions that that process Read more [...]
I think that this is such big news because it gives proof that this disease is not in peoples heads. I really hope that we can get the word out to patients and even more importantly… the primary care docs and rheumatologists. These studies are “game changers” because they make an incredibly elusive Read more [...]
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