Approximately 2% of the US population or 5 million people are diagnosed with fibromyalgia
Sean T. McGrath, MD
Specialty: Physical Medicine/rehabilitation
- physical medicine/rehabilitation
- sports medicine
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Youngstown, OH 44514
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What percentage of the U.S. population is affected by fibromyalgia?
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How do food allergies affect fibromyalgia?
Somepeople are allergic or sensitive to certain foods and food ingredients, including gluten (found in wheat) and lactose (found in dairy products). Side effects can include an upset stomach, fatigue or depression. Although no evidence exists about whether these foods help or hurt fibromyalgia symptoms, it's important for patients to know whether they have allergies or sensitivities because they could be making their fibro symptoms worse.Helpful? 1 person found this helpful.
Can opioids safely treat chronic pain?
Celeste Cooper, Rheumatology, answeredI believe opioids should be considered for treatment of pain with medications, especially when other treatment modalities have failed. I have to disagree that doses must be elevated due to tolerance, because some research shows that is not true for all people.
On the other hand, more patient education regarding the pitfalls of opioid therapy is needed. With conditions such as ours it takes a multimodal treatment course to feel better. When our pain in not under control it is impossible to tolerate treatments and activity known to help. It is unreasonable for us to expect, even with pain meds, to be pain free. It is not, nor should it be the main goal. What we need from any of our medications is enough relief to participate in activities and treatments. We are entitled to have enough pain control to avoid the snare of a hypersensitive state, which will keep our brain in a constant wind up.Helpful? 5 people found this helpful.
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