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Fibromyalgia Symptoms and Causes

Fibromyalgia is a disorder that causes muscle pain and fatigue. People with Fibromyalgia have "tender points" on the body. Tender points are specific places on the neck, shoulders, back, hips, arms, and legs. These points hurt when pressure is put on them.

People with Fibromyalgia may also have other symptoms, such as

  • Trouble sleeping
  • Morning stiffness
  • Headaches
  • Painful menstrual periods
  • Tingling or numbness in hands and feet
  • Problems with thinking and memory (sometimes called "fibro fog")

No one knows what causes Fibromyalgia. Anyone can get it, but it is most common in middle-aged women. People with rheumatoid arthritis and other autoimmune diseases are particularly likely to develop Fibromyalgia. There is no cure for Fibromyalgia, but medicine can help you manage your symptoms. Getting enough sleep, exercising, and eating well may also help.

NIH: National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases

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Recent Reviews

Can i take valium with neutrotin?

I am decreasing Neurontin. I am experiencing feeling of bugs crawling on me and itching all over. Could this be from Neurontin?

I began this drug for a muscle strain in my back 2 years ago. I am a healty 56 year old with no health problems whatsoever. At about that time I began using this drug I rapidly and unexpectedly lost my libido and suffered impotence problems.

I started Neurontin 4 nights ago...I've taken 4 - 300 mg.pills. One 300 mg. each night. I can't sleep and my tongue is swollen this morning. Called pharmacist and he said insomnia is a side effect of neurontin.... :'( I have terribel pheriphial n

I was put on neurontin and bextra. I had severe auditory hallucinations for a very long time. My children were taken from me for a year! I would hear people in the basement and I would chase them - I used a nail gun once, I would try to video them

Med worked for 5days then began feeling tingling on other parts of my body. My doc uped the med. We will see!

My side effects of Gabapentin are weekness, pain in extremetis, fatigue, memory loss, sometimes confusion., constipation, more pain in shoulders, knees, arms, some shaking, and cramping.

Neurontin is for my vascular surgery to make my leg feel..better..but the drug make he dizzy and i have a high..i was given 600 mg..i cut in half ..60 is too much and makes me sick to my stomach

Post chest infection, have asthma.Never had any allergy before.age 42. was on 700mg for cervical radiculopathy. Initally had side effects of dry mouth stuffed nose and afew upper resp. infections aswell as short term memory loss/forgetful,constipatio

Side effects are dizziness and makes me sick to my stomach

<span style='font-family: Arial;'>I was subscribed Lyrica for my fibromyalgia and took it for about 3 weeks and as a result I ended up jumping through a window (resulting in permanent injuries) and wound up in a mental inst

<span style='color: #808080;'>I would like to share my experience with anyone that can read this.I have Fibromyalgia.I use guaifenesin to expell all the calcium phosphates from my body.I have been taking it over 6 years.Mucinex pretty much has

Afer five years of Famera treatment for breast cancer, I was anticipating feeling so much better. Now diagnosed with CFS and Fibromyalgia my doctor is trying to treat me lately with Chronic Behavorial Therapy. Yesterday my daughter took me to another

After long treatment with Nexium I got fibromyalgia. Do you thinsk Laprazol can be a solution or is it going to promote a similar side effect?

Does Amtriptyline help tinnitus. I'm taking it at a low dose for jaw problems and fibromyalgia. the 25 mg dose seems to make my tinnitus worse but my pain better. I don't know what to do?

Extreme muscle pain in legs, shoulders, neck and back. already had fibromyalgia and this was worse than any pain had previous to taking simvastatin. I was on it a yr. I had chonic insomnia, chest pain like pneumonia, so tired couldn't hardly move. co

Hello, My wife has severe fibromyalgia. I would like to try the Guaifenesin treatment for her. We can't seem to get our many doctors to do anything for her. Can you tell me what

Hey everyone with Fibro on this site talking about Mucinex, hear me: Mucinex is a med that is used to reverse your Fibro. It will make you sick. But it is supposed to. Please read: What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Fibromyalgia" By Dr. St

Hey if you have Fibromyalgia and got sick on Mucinex, it's because you are supposed to. Please read the book:'What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Fibromyalgia' by Dr. St. Amand. It's called the Guaifenisen Protocol and we use Mucinex/Guaifenisen

Hi Barbie, My sister has fibromyalgia and uses Magnesium plus malic acid for the pain. She also takes guaifenisen capsules and her fibro is managed much better. Maybe this will help.

Fibromyalgia Clinical Trials and Studies

Treatments might be new drugs or new combinations of drugs, new surgical procedures or devices, or new ways to use existing treatments. The goal of clinical trials is to determine if a new test or treatment works and is safe. Clinical trials can also look at other aspects of care, such as improving the quality of life for people with chronic illnesses. People participate in clinical trials for a variety of reasons. Healthy volunteers say they participate to help others and to contribute to moving science forward. Participants with an illness or disease also participate to help others, but also to possibly receive the newest treatment and to have the additional care and attention from the clinical trial staff.
Rank Status Study
1 Recruiting Blinded, Randomized Study of Gabapentin (Neurontin®) and Gabapentin Enacarbil (Horizant™) in Restless Leg Syndrome
Condition: Restless Leg Syndrome
Interventions: Drug: Gabapentin immediate release (Neurontin);   Drug: Gabapentin enacarbil extended release (Horizant)
Outcome Measures: International Restless Leg Syndrome Rating Scale (IRLS);   Restless Leg Syndrome Quality of Life Scale (RLSQoL)
2 Recruiting Effectiveness of Gabapentin on Chronic Irritability in Neurologically Impaired Children
Conditions: Neurologically Impaired;   Irritable Mood;   Signs and Symptoms, Digestive;   Sleeplessness;   Chronic Pain
Interventions: Drug: Gabapentin;   Drug: placebo
Outcome Measures: Symptom relief for chronic irritability in neurologically impaired children using gabapentin.;   Prevalence of associated gastrointestinal and sleep problems in neurologically impaired children and improvement using gabapentin.
3 Not yet recruiting Pain Control in Pediatric Posterior Spine Fusion Patients: The Effect of Gabapentin
Condition: Pain, Postoperative
Interventions: Drug: Gabapentin;   Drug: Simple Syrup
Outcome Measures: Difference in pain control when adding gabapentin to a multimodal pain management protocol in pediatric post-operative posterior spinal fusion patients.;   Determine if opiate usage is less in the gabapentin group versus control.
4 Recruiting Does a Perioperative Course of Gabapentin Improve Analgesia After Cesarean Delivery?
Condition: Pain
Interventions: Drug: Gabapentin;   Drug: lactose
Outcome Measures: VAS score (VAS 0-100 mm) for maternal pain on movement at 24 hours after surgical incision.;   VAS score on movement at 48 hours after surgical incision;   VAS scores at rest at 24 and 48 hours after surgical incision;   Maternal satisfaction scores at 24 and 48 hours after surgical incision.;   Opioid use in the first 48 hours after surgical incision;   Time to first analgesic;   Sedation;   Neonatal apgar scores;   Breastfeeding issues;   NICU admission
5 Recruiting Postoperative Tramadol/Gabapentin/Acetaminophen Versus Tramadol/Placebo/Acetaminophen
Condition: Pain
Interventions: Drug: gabapentin;   Drug: Tramadol;   Drug: Ibuprofen
Outcome Measures: Efficacy of scheduled tramadol + PRN ibuprofen vs. scheduled tramadol + scheduled gabapentin + PRN ibuprofen;   Side effects of scheduled tramadol + PRN ibuprofen vs. scheduled tramadol + scheduled gabapentin + PRN ibuprofen
6 Recruiting The Effect of Gabapentin on Thoracic Epidural Analgesia Following Thoracotomy
Condition: Pain, Postoperative
Interventions: Drug: Gabapentin;   Drug: Placebo
Outcome Measures: Persistent post surgical pain;   Acute postoperative pain;   Usage of epidural infusion of local and opioid analgesics (ml);   Early postoperative pain;   Consumption of opioid analgesics;   Time to first request for additional analgesics;   Analgesia related side-effects;   Convalescence of gastrointestinal function;   Health related quality of life;   Patient satisfaction;   Intensity of preoperative anxiety;   Convalescence of lung function (spirometry);   Sleep quality;   Walking distance (meters);   Fatigue;   Hospital length of stay (days);   Use of a vasopressor agent to correct hypotension
7 Recruiting GRASSP: Gralise® for Spine Surgery Pain
Condition: Post-laminectomy Pain Syndrome
Interventions: Drug: Gralise®;   Drug: Placebo
Outcome Measures: Numeric Rating Scale (NRS);   Visual Analog Scale (VAS);   Patient Global Assessment (PGA);   McGill Pain Questionnaire-2 (MPQ-2);   Modified Brief Pain Inventory- short form (mBPI-sf);   Insomnia Severity Index (ISI)
8 Recruiting Quality of Life Study Using Gabapentin Versus Venlafaxine in Treating Hot Flashes in Patients With Prostate Cancer
Condition: Hot Flashes in Men With Prostate Cancer Receiving Androgen Ablation Therapy
Interventions: Drug: Gabapentin;   Drug: Venlafaxine
Outcome Measures: Changes in quality of life;   compare toxicity rates between the gabapentin and venlafaxine treatment groups;   Assess changes in the hot flash scores for the two arms;   Assess changes in quality of life using the Hot flash related Daily Interference Scale (HFRDIS)
9 Recruiting Gabapentin for Insomnia Symptoms and Nighttime Vasomotor Symptoms in Peri- and Postmenopausal Women
Conditions: Menopause;   Hot Flashes;   Vasomotor Disturbance
Intervention: Drug: Gabapentin
Outcome Measures: Tolerability of gabapentin;   VMS frequency, severity, and bothersomeness;   Subjective sleep quality;   Anxiety;   Depressed mood
10 Unknown  Comparison of Oral Gabapentin and Pregabalin in Postoperative Pain Control After Photorefractive Keratectomy
Condition: Postoperative Pain
Interventions: Drug: Gabapentin;   Drug: pregabalin
Outcome Measure: Decreased overall pain score as measured by the visual analogue scale
11 Recruiting Once Daily Gabapentin in the Treatment of Post Amputation Pain
Conditions: Pain;   Quality of Life
Intervention: Drug: Gralise
Outcome Measures: Change in Pain Numeric Rating Scale at rest;   Change in Pain numeric rating scale at movement.
12 Recruiting A Trial of Gabapentin in Vulvodynia: Biological Correlates of Response
Condition: Vulvodynia
Intervention: Drug: Gabapentin extended-release
Outcome Measures: The primary outcome measure of this project are to test the prediction that pain from tampon insertion is lower in PVD patients when treated with gabapentin compared to when treated with placebo.;   The secondary outcome measure is to perform a mechanism-based analysis of gabapentin effectiveness, and to gain insight into the underlying pathophysiology of subtypes of PVD that may lead to more specific treatment options.
13 Unknown  Gabapentin in Functional Dyspepsia Refractory to Proton Pump Inhibition
Condition: Functional Dyspepsia
Interventions: Drug: Gabapentin;   Drug: Placebo
Outcome Measures: The primary outcome will be the adequacy of symptom control during the last week of the study.;   Secondary outcomes equate dyspepsia symptoms with quality of life. The Nepean Dyspepsia Index scores patients on five categories while the Global Overall Symptom Scale measures the severity of dyspepsia on a 1-7 scale.
14 Recruiting Preoperative Gabapentin for Post-tonsillectomy Pain in Children
Condition: Post Operative Pain Management in Children With Tonsillectomy/Adenoidectomy
Interventions: Drug: Gabapentin;   Drug: liquid placebo
Outcome Measures: Total oral analgesia consumption;   Self-report pain score
15 Recruiting Gabapentin Treatment of Cannabis Dependence
Conditions: Cannabis Dependence;   Cannabis Withdrawal;   Cognitive Deficits
Interventions: Drug: gabapentin 1200mg/day;   Drug: Placebo
Outcome Measure: Cannabis Use
16 Recruiting Efficacy and Safety of Gabapentin in Treating Overactive Bladder
Conditions: Urinary Frequency;   Urinary Urgency;   Nocturia;   Incontinence;   Detrusor Uninhibited Activity;   Quality of Life
Interventions: Drug: Gabapentin;   Drug: Solifenacin Succinate;   Drug: Placebo drugs
Outcome Measures: improvement of symptom domain means decreased frequency to less than 8 micturitions per 24 hours, no urgency noted per 24 hrs and less that 3 wakening at bedtime for micturation.;   Improvement of bladder function domain means increased bladder capacity and decreased overactive detrusor as recorded in urodynamic study.;   Improvement in quality of life domain means increased overall quality of life as perceived and result in OAB-q
17 Recruiting Maintenance Gabapentin to Prolong Pregnancy.
Condition: Preterm Labor, Premature Birth
Intervention: Drug: Gabapentin
Outcome Measure: Rate of premature birth (before 37 weeks gestation)
18 Recruiting Clinical Trial of Gabapentin to Improve Postoperative Pain in Surgical Patients
Condition: Postoperative Pain
Intervention: Drug: Gabapentin
Outcome Measures: Postoperative delirium and cognitive decline;   Postoperative opioid doses and pain scores
19 Recruiting Treatment of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome With Once Daily Gastric-Retentive Gabapentin (Gralise)
Condition: Complex Regional Pain Syndrome I (CRPS I)
Intervention: Drug: Gabapentin
Outcome Measures: Visual Analog Scale (VAS);   Functional status;   Side Effect Profile;   Drop Out Rate
20 Not yet recruiting Oral Clonidine & Gabapentin: Improving Recovery and Pain Management After Outpatient With Major Orthopedic Surgery
Conditions: Shoulder Arthroscopy;   Knee Arthroscopy
Interventions: Drug: Sugar pill;   Drug: Gabapentin;   Drug: Clonidine
Outcome Measures: Postoperative Pain using a Verbal Rating Scale (VRS);   Opioid consumption obtained from the recorded data;   postoperative nausea and vomiting using a Verbal Rating Scale;   return to normal activities of daily living using follow up questionnaires;   Patient satisfaction using a verbal rating scale from 0 to 100