Wednesday, 28 March 2012

The Concept of Incomplete Fibromyalgia Syndrome

The Concept of Incomplete Fibromyalgia Syndrome: Comparison of Incomplete Fibromyalgia Syndrome With Fibromyalgia Syndrome by 1990 ACR Classification Criteria and Its Implications for Newer Criteria and Clinical Practice
Journal of Clinical Rheumatology (JCR), 03/28/2012
Yunus MB et al. – Fulfillment of the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) 1990 criteria is not necessary for a diagnosis of fibromyalgia/fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) in the clinic. For diagnosis and management of FMS in the clinical setting, incomplete FMS (IFMS) patients, along with consideration of the total clinical picture, may be considered to have FMS, albeit generally mild.

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  1. Recently the FDA approved medications (Lyrica, Cymbalta, and Savella) for fibromyalgia patients, and many are thrilled that the medical community is finally recognizing their struggle. But I have to say, I think women with fibromyalgia deserve more than a prescription for their pain and suffering, especially since the initial FDA reviewers of Lyrica (which was first examined for treatment of diabetic nerve pain) felt its effects were unimpressive. Lyrica's popularity soared when the FDA approved it for use in treating people suffering from fibromyalgia. It is also used for diabetic nerve pain.