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Revista Medica Herediana

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BERROCAL-KASAY, Alfredo. Fibromyalgia: A diagnosis that must be opportune. Rev Med Hered [online]. 2014, vol.25, n.2, pp.93-97. ISSN 1729-214X.

Fibromyalgia (FM) is a condition characterized by chronic diffuse musculoskeletal pain that affects mostly women between 30-50 years of age. In addition patients with fibromyalgia often present sleep disorders, depression and fatigue. The management is pharmacological and not pharmacological (mainly psychotherapy); antidepressants play an important role and including two dual inhibitor of serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake as duloxetine and  minalcipran that have been approved by the FDA in USA, for the control of chronic pain. Also, drugs used for neuropathic pain and seizures have shown efficacy in the treatment of chronic widespread pain, pregabalin has been approved by the FDA for the treatment of FM. Each time, this disease is recognized more frequently; however, yet to spread its clinical picture and main comorbidities among physicians from primary care, to the diagnosis and appropriate treatment is as effective as possible to improve the quality of life of these patients.

Keywords : Fibromyalgia; depression; chronic pain.

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