Small-fiber neuropathy and fibromyalgia

An intriguing study done in the University of Würzburg and published in Brain march 9, 2013 indicates fibromyalgia pain is due to small fiber neuropathy. There has been the suggestion of nerve dysfunction in the past but this would demonstrate nerve damage. At one time fibromyalgia pain was thought to be in the muscles but … Continue reading Small-fiber neuropathy and fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia and sensitivity to non-painful stimuli

  Fibromyalgia is a chronic syndrome defined by widespread muscle pain, fatigue, sleep dysfunction and cognitive dysfunction. Fibromyalgia pain dysfunction involves an increased sensitivity to pain known as hyperalgesia for example. But we all feel hypersensitive to other stimulus as well. And many of us mention things like sound sensitivity and light sensitivity. Well, there … Continue reading Fibromyalgia and sensitivity to non-painful stimuli

Anxiety, depression, and migraines

Anxiety and depression are both comorbid with migraines. The study in Headache looked at 588 patients. They were attending and outpatient headache clinic and it was found that more frequent migraine was experienced by those with symptoms of depression and anxiety. The study's investigators noted that factors such as emotional distress and frequency of headache … Continue reading Anxiety, depression, and migraines

Fibromyalgia: Sleep, quality of life, and Vitamin D

Vitamin D and Sleep Research suggests for certain types of pain a good nights rest and Vitamin D are beneficial. We see a lot about Vit D and chronic pain in fact. For a lot of chronic pain conditions. I will get into FM below in fact. But first sleep and D. Journal of Endocrinologysays … Continue reading Fibromyalgia: Sleep, quality of life, and Vitamin D