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Fibromyalgia-COMLEX-Step1 - 70 prevalence of co-morbid...

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describe fibrom­ yalgia. describe the etiology of FM. list the classification criteria for Fibromyalgia. what are the treatments for FM? what meds are useful in treating FM? What meds should be avoided? According to Gamber's study on FM, what was most efficacious in treating FM? what did OMT do for the FM pts?
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Pain on the right and left side of the body, pain above and below the waist; pain in the axial skeleton (in any of: cervical spine, anterior chest, thoracic spine, and low affects women 9:1 and is the 2nd most common diagnosis in rheumatology clinics; increases with age and co- morbidity; has a
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Unformatted text preview: 70% prevalence of co-morbid chronic pain syndrome of unknown etiology that is non-inflammatory Corticosteroids, opiate analgesics NSAIDS, aspirin, only partially improve; Tylenol and Tramedol useful; Gabapentin 1st: improve quality of sleep with TCA; treat depression and anxiety; give exercise prescri­ ption; meds OMT + standard meds was most efficacious; OMT: raised pain thresholds, impr­ oved comfort levels and components related to illness; increased perceived functional abilities...
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