Archive for SFN

Are Both Small AND Large Fiber Neuropathy Present in Fibromyalgia?

We report here a surprisingly high prevalence of clinical and electrodiagnostic (EDX) abnormalities implying a demyelinating polyneuropathy, suggestive of chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP), in FMS. Caro et. al 2008 With three studies finding evidence of small fiber neuropathy Read more [...]

The ‘Body’ is Back in Fibromyalgia: Small Nerve Fiber Damage Suggests The Pain Begins There

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 [...]

From Chronic Fatigue Syndrome to Fibromyalgia To POTS To Success: One Woman’s Journey Through the Medical Profession

This is a story about missed diagnosis after missed diagnosis, a persistent patient, and finally some answers that brought substantially improved health. It brings home a certain unsteadiness about diagnosing disorders like chronic fatigue syndrome and POTS (Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome) Read more [...]

Small Fiber Nerve Study Suggests New Era in Fibromyalgia (and Perhaps Chronic Fatigue Syndrome) Could Be At Hand

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 [...]