Fibromyalgia

//Fibromyalgia
Fibromyalgia 2015-06-30T01:31:53+00:00

FM is a musculoskeletal pain syndrome, more common in females, where patients experience generalized muscle pain, with several trigger points throughout the body.

There is no specific test to diagnose FM. Diagnosis is based on the clinical presentation and physical examination. Tests (blood tests, imaging, ..) however are done to rule out other disorders that can mimic FM.

Available treatment for FM include antidepressant (Cymbalta, nortriptyline, Savella), anticonvulsant (Lyrica, Neurontin). Furthermore, patients might benefit from muscle relaxants (Zanaflex, baclofen), tramadol and opioids and interventional procedures (trigger point injections).