Study Identifies the Types of Cognitive Dysfunction That Are Most Prevalent in Fibromyalgia

Study Identifies the Types of Cognitive Dysfunction That Are Most Prevalent in Fibromyalgia
Learning and memory problems, difficulty paying attention, and inability to control movement are the cognitive problems that fibromyalgia patients experience the most, a study reports. The dysfunction is worse when patients are anxious or depressed, according to a team whose study involved a review of previous research. Their study, “Cognitive impairment in fibromyalgia: A meta-analysis of case–control studies,” appeared in the journal Psychosomatic Medicine. Many fibromyalgia patients complain of fibro fog, or problems with memory, attention and speaking. And cognitive impairment has been reported in up to 80 percent of fibromyalgia patients. But neuropsychological tests of cognitive function have yielded inconsistent results. The likely reasons, according to the researchers who did the review, were small sample sizes and the use of multiple neuropsychological tests that make comparison difficult. The team gathered information from 23 research projects and case studies covering 2,096 participants
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  1. Lynn says:

    I have had brain fog for many years and no diagnosis. I have also experienced a feeling of heaviness spreading over my entire body, like a lead cloak covering me one layer at a time. It affects my physical co ordination, and it leaves me with a body that is twisted and not functioning properly. I find it hard to speak but normally I can function well. One Neurologist suggested Migraine with Aura. Do you have any suggestion as to what it may be or a good starting point please.

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