Fibromyalgia

Groundbreaking blood test detects fibromyalgia

New research finds an accurate way of diagnosing fibromyalgia and differentiating it from other related conditions. Using blood samples and innovative techniques, scientists have detected a “molecular fingerprint” that is unique to the condition. People with fibromyalgia experience pain in many areas of their body. Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition that affects 2–8 percent of […]

Fibromyalgia Neurology / Neuroscience

What causes finger numbness?

Numbness in the fingers can have many different causes, from carpal tunnel syndrome to some types of neuropathy. In some cases, treatment may simply require a change in the way that a person uses their hands. However, medication or surgery may be necessary for cases with more complex underlying causes. This article looks at six […]

Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia: Many may receive wrong diagnosis

Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition that affects millions of people in the United States. However, the authors of a new study now warn that a significant number of people who have received a diagnosis may not, in reality, have this condition. A new study indicates that there may be many incorrect and missed diagnoses of […]

Fibromyalgia Multiple Sclerosis

What is the difference between multiple sclerosis and fibromyalgia?

Multiple sclerosis and fibromyalgia both involve the nervous system and cause chronic symptoms, such as pain and fatigue. However, there are crucial differences. Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a neurological condition. It causes the immune system to attack the central nervous system and damage the nerves’ protective coating, which is called myelin. Fibromyalgia is a complex […]

Fibromyalgia

New chronic fatigue syndrome test is 84 percent accurate

Myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome does not currently have a diagnostic test. But this may soon change, as researchers have developed a test that can predict it with an unprecedented level of accuracy. Extreme exhaustion often characterizes ME/CFS. Currently, myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) is estimated to affect more than 1 million people in the United […]

Fibromyalgia Psychology / Psychiatry

What is formication?

Formication is the sensation of having insects crawling on or under the skin. The name comes from the Latin word “formica,” which means ant. Formication is a tactile hallucination, which means a person feels a physical sensation, but there is no physical cause. The sensation can lead to itching, which may be worse at night […]