Migraine Worsens Fibromyalgia Symptoms, Study Reports

Migraine Worsens Fibromyalgia Symptoms, Study Reports
High frequency and chronic migraine increase the sensitivity to pain in fibromyalgia (FM) patients, according to the study "Impact of migraine on fibromyalgia symptoms," published in The Journal of Headache and Pain. Fibromyalgia is a chronic and widespread pain condition that often co-exists with other diseases, such as headaches. Although fibromyalgia pathophysiology is still incompletely known, the syndrome displays generalized hypersensitivity to pain, a symptom that is also observed in patients suffering from high frequency and chronic headaches. Moreover, clinical observations in FM patients with concurrent migraine presents heightened fibromyalgia symptoms immediately after a headache attack, suggesting that migraines may trigger FM pain. On this basis, study authors verified whether the hypersensitivity to pain in patients with both diseases were different from patients with only fibromyalgia or migraine. They also tested whether hypersensitivity was dependent on migraine frequency and if migraine attacks acted as triggering factors for FM symptoms. A total of 203 women were included in the study and divided into five groups: 40 fibromyalgia patients; 41 high frequency episodic migraine (8-14 days a month) patients; 40 chronic  migraine patients (more than 14 days a month); 42 who had fibromyalgia plus high frequency episodic migraine; and 40 who had fibromyalgia plus chronic migraine. In a second phase of the study, 86 women with both fibromyalgia and frequent episodic migraine were divided into two distinct groups in which 47 received treatment for migraine and 39 we
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  1. Bonnie says:

    Now you have to do studies on stupid things like this that everyone who has migraines and fibromyalgia can just tell you flat out that yes, one triggers the other.
    If someone hit you and millions like you over the head with a baseball bat every time you bit your lip would you conduct a survey?

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