Fibromyalgia is one of the most common chronic pain conditions that causes widespread pain, tenderness, fatigue, sleep problems, and other health conditions
Although chronic, widespread body pain is the primary symptom of fibromyalgia, a variety of other symptoms are common in FM patients.
There are no diagnostic biomarkers for fibromyalgia and it can typically take five years for a patient to receive an accurate diagnosis.
To aid in the diagnosis, OMFCA is developing a patient-driven tool named “Personalized Automated Symptom Summary (PASS)” that is intended to aid a clinician to more efficiently define the character and priorities of symptoms for patients with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis / Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME / CFS), PTLDS / chronic / persistent Lyme disease, or Fibromyalgia.
The overall strategy is to reduce the time spent by a clinician to evaluate and diagnose a patient with a chronic illness. The intent is to bridge the communication gap between patient and doctor, helping patients to more accurately and efficiently convey their symptoms to their treating physician.
Treatment is typically prescribed by a rheumatologist and focused on the management and relief of symptoms. A multi-disciplinary approach is usually recommended.
Progress in ME/CFS research will help find answers for Fibromyalgia. Therefore, understanding ME/CFS and Fibromyalgia are crucial to improving the lives of millions.
We remain confident that OMFCA’s open, collaborative and unique approach to research will give more answers for all.
Support Open Medicine Foundation Canada’s quest to find effective treatments and diagnostic tests for the millions of people affected by these devastating diseases!
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