Fibromyalgia clinical trials

Common Questions and Answers about Fibromyalgia clinical trials


4861077 tn?1360159739 Hi all just a quick question I have just been diagnosed with fibromyalgia and live with pain everyday. I find it hard to do all my daily things to the point that it hurts to peel potatoes what kind of help can I get for this as it is all new to me. I take lots of medication and am still in pain please help.
Avatar f tn Does anyone know if the FDA has approved the APA Assay kit (Anti-polymer antibody assay) to diagnose FIbromyalgia patients. I know the autoimmune technologies LLC is doing FDA clinical trial on this in New Orleans, Lousiana, USA. I just want to know if they have done the FDA clinical trial and if the FDA has approved this diagnostic test for Fibromyalgia Patients?
401095 tn?1351395370 This association led to the discovery of the link between low serotonin levels and fibromyalgia, as well as to the use of 5-HTP in the treatment of fibromyalgia. Several clinical studies confirm the usefulness of 5-HTP in treating fibromyalgia. In one double-blind study, fifty patients with fibromyalgia were given either 5-HTP (100 mg) or a placebo three times per day. The group that received the 5-HTP experienced significant improvements in their symptoms.
Avatar m tn Franke: "No, you don't have fibro- you have side effects from Interferon!" I don't know how fibromyalgia fits into the autoimmune disorder spectrum. I thought that yes, tx can 'awaken' underlying autoimmune disorders or worsen pre-existing ones. Fibromyalgia, though, is treated with interferon, so I'm not sure how that plays out.
1130715 tn?1262104030 I getting ready to go ffor Clinical Trials on the 8th of Feb, I don't know what to expect, do you get your shots down their ???
975514 tn?1325001538 It is not approved in the U.S. yet except for clinical trials of fibromyalgia. It seems to be helping me. If you are interested in it maybe you should talk about it with your doctor. I just wrote a post on Fibromyalgia about a couple of articles I read , it is at my blog
Avatar n tn Hi! Actually according to documentaed clinical trials on these two drugs it is best to avoid amytryptaline while you are on tramadol as amytryptalline can increase your risk of seizure if taken with tramadol. I would suggest you seriously reconsider taking the drugs together, and talk to your doctor. If you still need to take these two drugs, your doctor will need to monitor you closely. Take care!
Avatar n tn and is there any financial assistance for those in need?? Unfortunately,there are not any Clinical Trials going on right now. The surgery is $$$$$ but could restore so many lives. Sincerely DW This discussion is related to <a href=''>Burning Pain</a>.
Avatar n tn It is very hard to ascertain if Femara can directly cause fibromyalgia, since this condition or side effect is not routinely reported or classified in the clinical trials that used Femara. What Femara does, however, is that it can have a side effect in bone metabolism causing decreased bone mineralization that can cause bone pains and sometimes may lead to increased incidence of fractures. Hope this helps. Regards.
Avatar f tn To facilitate and advance patient care Research the pathophysiology of neuro-immune diseases such as ME/CFS, fibromyalgia, atypical MS, and autism Develop therapeutics, diagnostics and prevention strategies for this spectrum of diseases To advance and support medical education and physician training To find out more about this research institute, visit: http://www.wpinstitute.
Avatar n tn There is no recognized cure for fibromyalgia, but some treatments have been demonstrated by controlled clinical trials to be effective in reducing symptoms, including psychological or behavioral therapies, medications, patient education, and exercise. Fibromyalgia is a controversial diagnosis.
Avatar f tn gov/disorders/chronic_pain/detail_chronic_pain.htm. You may also wish to search the National Institutes of Health online clinical trials database, which has information about federally and privately funded clinical research studies on a wide range of diseases and conditions. You can access this database at to learn about the location of research studies in need of participants, as well as their purpose and criteria for patient participation.
Avatar f tn Laboratory Changes Cymbalta treatment in placebo-controlled clinical trials across approved indications was associated with small mean increases from baseline to endpoint in ALT, AST, CPK, alkaline phosphatase, and potassium; infrequent, modest, transient, abnormal values were observed for these analytes in Cymbalta-treated patients when compared with placebo-treated patients [see Warnings and Precautions (5.2)].
222369 tn?1274478235 I was looking up directions today and came across that he has written all kinds of books and done lots of clinical trials for arthritis, fibromyalgia, and all sorts of chronic pain. He is big into natural therapies and treatments... I really hope he can help me.. I appreciate your thoughts... I need em..
Avatar n tn I have been looking into some new drugs that Phizer and another company called Bioscience something or other is working on that are promised to be wonder drugs for Fibromaygia sufferers. There are also lots of clinical trials to start these medications available across the US and internationally. Just go to the Fibromyalgia Association website and look up clinical trials. There is also a link for a government listing if anyone is interested.
1550149 tn?1340004330 It has been traditionally used an anti-inflammatory and analgesic. Devil’s Claw has been very effective in clinical trials to reduce pain associated with the lower back, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and fibromyalgia! No wonder it is a common ingredient in many joint formulas! Preventative Care: It wouldn’t be alternative medicine without providing you with preventative steps!
Avatar n tn com/2004/aug/biology-of-migraines The company that is working on a device for this is still doing clinical trials. (Heh, start saving your money to buy one of these.) I was diagnosed with migraines and fibromyalgia. I began to investigate Lyme Disease, and it took me several years to get a doctor to order the Western Blot test from Igenex Lab in California.
Avatar f tn People have been taking LDN for Fibro for years with great sucess but up until now no clinical trials. Even if Stanford is not within reach you can access all the info on their website. I`m lucky enought to live nearby but am still waiting for my diagnoses so cant take part. However my husband has been taking LDN (google it) for four years for MS and is well and has had no disease progression.
Avatar f tn She should definitely discuss this with her doctor though… Regarding any participation in clinical trials, if she sticks to ‘phase 3’ trials, many of the safety issues have been resolved already in earlier studies; at that point, it’s more about studying efficacy than safety concerns. Wikipedia has a decent overview of how these studies work: http://en.wikipedia.
199177 tn?1490502134 However, the treatments effectiveness in treating back and neck pain has not been supported by compelling evidence from the majority of clinical trials. Further studies are currently assessing the effectiveness of chiropractic care for pain management. Massage is being increasingly used by people suffering from pain, mostly to manage chronic back and neck problems. Massage can reduce stress and relieve tension by enhancing blood flow.
221913 tn?1372280261 That still leaves doc fees and other meds. Clinical trials are an option which are free. Call local universities or liver research facilities. I agree with sfbaygirl that you need to seriously weigh the pros and cons before starting tx.
Avatar n tn the list is very long but no extended clinical trials. As Wave said - Slenda is new - not alot of study done on it. I don't care for it - I might as well use plain ole sugar the way it effects my blood sugar levels. Saccharin: (I might have misspelled this) Sweet N Low. I use this one for morning coffee. I like it. I realize that it causes cancer and has caused cancer which is why they took it out of most Diet Sodas in the late 80s (I miss the original Diet DrPepper and TAB!
6506604 tn?1382108472 There are plenty of clinical trials showing selenium lowers TPOAb although the results depend on the person. This is an excerpt from the article Hashimotos – The Autoimmune Thyroid Attack... "WHAT ABOUT LOW DOSE NALTREXONE and HASHI’S? Naltrexone is a an opioid antagonist, and when taken in low doses, has been found to elevate your endorphins, which in turn promotes better immune function. Thus, many Hashi’s patients report a lowering of their antibodies while using this medication.
Avatar n tn It's analogous to phantom limb pain in patients who get their leg shot off during war. Unfortunately I know of no ongoing clinical trials using a research drug for refractory IC. Your options are limited. Continue all the things you are doing. I would first find a good pelvic floor physical therapist and start there. Good Luck.
1470552 tn?1300609507 Alleviate ulcers, heartburn, indigestion, and inflammatory bowel problems such as Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. In a number of clinical trials, standard anti-ulcer medications failed to perform as well as DGL supplements. Control canker sores. By coating and shielding these painful mouth ulcers from irritants, chewable DGL wafers can accelerate healing. It may also help with the problems listed above.
Avatar f tn What your doc has seen is the new info on Cymbalta that came out when the manufacturer applied for an additional approval for fibromyalgia and other pain sufferers and the FDA committee discovered at least a dozen liver deaths from Cybalta. But Pristiq, which is the new and improved Effexor, might have the same not yet revealed problem. In the old days, when tricyclics were the rage, everyone on them had to get their liver enzymes checked regularly. Most meds are liver toxic to an extent.
Avatar f tn GILD) today announced topline results from three Phase 3 clinical trials (ION-1, ION-2 and ION-3) evaluating the investigational once-daily fixed-dose combination of the nucleotide analog polymerase inhibitor sofosbuvir (SOF) 400 mg and the NS5A inhibitor ledipasvir (LDV) 90 mg, with and without ribavirin (RBV), for the treatment of genotype 1 chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection.
Avatar f tn His particular interests include advanced stroke treatment, clinical trials of thrombolytics, and headache treatment. Dr. Dulli received his medical degree at the University of Vermont and completed an internship, residency and fellowship at the UW Hospital and Clinics.
163305 tn?1333672171 GI doc and in charge of many clinical trials. On his spare time, he does anal probing ;-). Every one I have spoken to on forums, is really pleased with him and his staff.
763858 tn?1234815337 I've talked to believes in. She quotes numerous clinical trials and research studies backing up the latest theories. For example, this book clearly defines Fibro as a CNS (Central Nervous System) & Bio-Chemistry Disorder. She talks about how out biochemistry is so out-of-whack, that it affects the WHOLE body. You can’t just have Fibro in the legs, arms, back, etc… You either have Fibro ALL OVER, or you don’t have Fibro at all!