Duloxetine and Acetyl L-Carnitine Improve Psychological Symptoms in Women with Fibromyalgia Syndrome

Duloxetine and Acetyl L-Carnitine Improve Psychological Symptoms in Women with Fibromyalgia Syndrome
shutterstock_130152038Results from a recent randomized controlled trial conducted by a team of researchers from the University of Turin indicate that in patients with Fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) duloxetine is an effective drug to reduce psychological symptoms associated with the condition, and that acetyl L-carnitine can also improve most of the symptoms associated with FMS. The study is published online in the journal Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology. Fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) is a chronic condition that causes pervasive musculoskeletal pain, sleep and mood disturbances, and extreme fatigue. Recent evidence strongly supports that many psychological distress features influence FMS and most patients use antidepressants to treat these associated psychological disturbances. In their study titled “A randomized controlled trial comparing duloxetine and acetyl L-carnitine in fibromyalgic patients: preliminary data,” a team of researchers from the Department of Neuroscience, University of Turin in Italy conducted a randomized, controlled trial in order to compare the effects of duloxetine and acetyl L-carnitine on depressive symptoms, pain, anxiety and well-being in patients with anxiety F
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