Category: Fibromyalgia

Depression and Vitamin D in Fibromyalgia Patients

Research appearing in the July 19, 2006 issue of Clinical Rheumatology, linked anxiety and depression experienced by fibromyalgia patients to vitamin D levels. The subjects of the study were 75 patients with fibromyalgia who filled out a Fibromyalgia Impact Questionnaire and Hospital Anxiety and Depression Score. Blood samples were taken to measure vitamin D levels. Read More …

Vitamin D deficiency may be linked to chronic pain

Vitamin D Deficiency may be Linked to Chronic Pain According to the Mayo Clinic Proceedings (December 9, 2003), vitamin D deficiency is one possible cause of persistent and vague musculoskeltal pain. A study of 150 children and adults suffering from vague musculoskeletal pain performed at the University of Minnesota found that 93% of the subjects Read More …

Vitamin D and Fibromyalgia

Research in the journal Clinical Rheumatology (July 19,2006) published online, looked at vitamin D levels in 75 fibromyalgia patients. The subjects filled out two questionnaires—the Fibromyalgia Impact Questionnaire and the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Score (HADS). Vitamin D levels were also tested. A little over 13% of the subjects were deficient in vitamin D, having Read More …

Muscle pain might be related to vitamin D deficiency

Muscle Pain Might be Related to Vitamin D Deficiency A cross-sectional study was conducted on 150 patients with nonspecific musculoskeletal pain. Researchers measured the calcidoiol–an indicator of vitamin D ingestion–levels and found every patient to be vitamin D deficient. Out of the 150 patients, 28 percent had severely deficient vitamin D levels, 55 percent of Read More …

Is there a link between jaw problems and fibromyalgia

Is There a Link Between Jaw Problems and Fibromyalgia? Temporomandibular disorders (TMD) are conditions that affect the jaw joint (also called the temporomandibualr joint). The term TMD describes issues with the jaw joint including mechanical problems with the joint, muscle imbalance and problems with the nerves. Migraine headaches, sinus headaches, and tooth pain can, in Read More …

Hormonal Connection to Chronic Fatigue

Research published in the November/December 2002 issue ofPsychosomatic Medicine shows a connection between chronic fatigue and a hormonal stress response system called the HPA axis. HPA stands for “hypothalamus, pituitary, adrenal”. It is a system that helps the body to stay stable while under stress. The study involved 40 subjects between the ages of 30 Read More …

Get Fit and Improve Fibromyalgia Symptoms

Research appearing in the journal Arthritis Care and Research (2002; 47:22-28) demonstrated that a combination of aerobic exercise and strength training can benefit fibromyalgia patients. Researchers at Harvard studied women who were put through a progressive exercise regimen, beginning with simple exercises in the pool and progressing to aerobic and strength training. The program lasted Read More …

Fibromyalgia: The Pain is Real

According to research published in the June, 2002 issue of the journal Arthritis and Rheumatism, the pain experienced by fibromyalgia patients is real. Researchers used functional MRE, or fMRI, which is a fast form of MRI to obtain images of the brain. This technology enabled the researchers to see the brain’s response to pain as Read More …

Fibromyalgia, it isn’t Just in Your Head

According to a study published in the June, 2002 issue of Arthritis and Rheumatism, the pain of fibromyalgia is real and demonstrable with fMRI (a super fast form of MRI imaging) scans of the brain. The researchers compared the brain scans of fibromyalgia patients to those without the disease. Sixteen fibromyalgia patients and sixteen control Read More …

Fibromyalgia Strategies

Research has shown a link between magnesium deficiency and fibromyalgia. In The Journal of Nutritional Medicine (1994;4:165-167) research on 100 fibromyalgia patients and 12 controls with osteoarthritis found that the patients with fibromyalgia had very low red blood cell magnesium levels. Other research published in The Journal of Nutritional Medicine (1992;3:49-59) 15 patients with fibromyalgia Read More …