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I don't want the title to mislead you. There's no foolproof way to prevent all pain when you have fibromyalgia. But understanding how the FM pain cycle works can enable you to lessen the pain much of the time and even prevent some pain altogether. The first thing we need to understand is that people with fibromyalgia have a problem processing pain correctly. Normally, pain is supposed to be an alert to tell you something is wrong that needs to be tended to. If you cut yourself, the pain tells you to stop the bleeding and apply an antispetic. Once the wound is treated and begins to heal, the pain lessens and soon goes away altogether – unless you have fibromyalgia. Understanding the Pain Cycle With fibromyalgia, instead of gradually easing the pain, the central nervous system essentially turns up the volume. What should be a mild, localized, short-term pain becomes a stronger, widespread, long-term pain. ...
In late 2005, the National Fibromyalgia Association in conjunction with several well-known fibromyalgia researchers conducted the first FM epidemiological study to be done since the 1980s. The findings from that study were published on BioMed Central in March 2007. Up until that point, information about the fibromyalgia patient population was mostly gathered from anecdotal evidence. An epidemiological study looks at the incidence, distribution, and control of a particular disease in a population. This particular study sought to compile demographics and other significant data about the fibromyalgia patient population. Below is the abstract for “ An Internet Survey of 2,596 People With Fibromyalgia .” Abstract Background: This study explored the feasibility of using an Internet survey of people with fibromyalgia (FM), with a view to providing information on demographics, sources of information, symptoms, functionality, perceived a...
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