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   Posted 8/7/2009 8:25 PM (GMT -6)   
I thought maybe some of you might like to look at this site for additional information: It has information about chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia. There is really helpful information there. Also, the following link, is a statement that was released from the American Pain Society saying how Opioid Pain Drugs can be safely prescribed by doctors for non-cancer patients, ie. fibro patients. You may have already seen this, but if not, it is interesting.

American Pain Society Link:

(( Hi DG...I found another link to the article...let's see if it works. Note...I use Firefox so the link isn't 'hot'. You will have to cut/paste it into the address bar above. I had to try a couple of different ways but I think this is the same information.


p.s. I just tried, and the last link doesn't work. :( You can get that information at the main website I mentioned. Go to Treatment/Management, then Drug Treatments, then at the end of the page, there is information about the narcotic drug group, and the link is there. Sorry! :(

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   Posted 8/7/2009 11:56 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for your effort, Donnie's Girl! I tried several links and had to locate the article in another place least we have a way to get to the information.

When looking around I found an abstract from an article in the Journal of Pain which is the society's trade magazine. This is short but interesting. It gives me hope, at least...



Fibromyalgia (FM) is a chronic pain condition marked by centrally mediated augmentation of pain and sensory processes. Skepticism has marked the history of this condition, but more recent study has identified neurobiological underpinnings supporting many of the symptoms associated with this condition. Early research in FM had unprecedented latitude within the rheumatology community to borrow heavily from theory and methods being applied in chronic pain research more generally. These insights facilitated rapid advances in FM research, not the least of which was the abandonment of a peripheral focus in favor of studying central mechanisms associated with central augmentation. Currently, rapid-paced discovery is taking place in FM genetics, patient assessment, new therapeutic targets, and novel methods of treatment delivery. Such insights are not likely to be limited in application just to FM and could have relevance to the broader field of pain research as well.
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