Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation may improve quality of life in patients with fibromyalgia, according to research published online March 26 in Neurology.
Osteoarthritis (OA) patients who experienced pain had brain mechanisms similar to fibromyalgia (FM) patients, according to a study published in the European Journal of Neuroscience.
Although fibromyalgia lacks an effective standardized treatment, one part of the problem is the condition’s diverse constellation of symptoms that include chronic widespread pain, fatigue, and even depression.
Oral supplementation with vitamin D reduces pain in women with fibromyalgia syndrome and low vitamin D levels, according to a study published in the February issue of PAIN.
A small study found that patients with severe pain and fibromyalgia syndrome reported a marked reduction in pain with the cholecalciferol supplementation.
Pregabalin may be added to reduce pain of fibromyalgia in patients who are taking antidepressants for comorbid depression, according to a study presented at the annual meeting of the American College of Rheumatology, held from Oct. 25 to 30 in San Diego.