Fully 20 percent of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients also are afflicted with fibromyalgia (FM), compared to 2.5 percent in the general population who suffer from FM alone, according to a new study by researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston. Participants were involved in the Brigham and Women’s Hospital Rheumatoid
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What is fibromyalgia? Fibromyalgia is viewed as a rheumatic condition (like arthritis), even though it doesn’t cause inflammation or joint damage. Hallmark fibromyalgia symptoms include fatigue and chronic pain from “tender points”—places on the neck, shoulders, back, hips, arms, and legs that hurt when touched.
Other fibromyalgia symptoms include trouble sleeping,
A decade after its last recommendations for management of fibromyalgia, the European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) has produced updated guidelines based on the body of evidence that has accumulated since the last report, based on scientific evidence from study reviews and meta-analyses rather than predominantly expert opinion, as the 2005