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Impact of migraine on fibromyalgia symptoms

Overview of attention for article published in Journal of Headache & Pain, March 2016
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Impact of migraine on fibromyalgia symptoms
Published in
Journal of Headache & Pain, March 2016
DOI 10.1186/s10194-016-0619-8
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Maria Adele Giamberardino, Giannapia Affaitati, Paolo Martelletti, Claudio Tana, Andrea Negro, Domenico Lapenna, Martina Curto, Cosima Schiavone, Luisa Stellin, Francesco Cipollone, Raffaele Costantini


Fibromyalgia (FMS) and high frequency episodic/chronic migraine (M) very frequently co-occur, suggesting common pathophysiological mechanisms; both conditions display generalized somatic hyperalgesia. In FMS-M comorbidity we assessed if: a different level of hyperalgesia is present compared to one condition only; hyperalgesia is a function of migraine frequency; migraine attacks trigger FMS symptoms. Female patients with fibromyalgia (FMS)(n.40), high frequency episodic migraine (M1)(n.41), chronic migraine (M2)(n.40), FMS + M1 (n.42) and FMS + M2 (n.40) underwent recording of: -electrical pain thresholds in skin, subcutis and muscle and pressure pain thresholds in control sites, -pressure pain thresholds in tender points (TePs), -number of monthly migraine attacks and fibromyalgia flares (3-month diary). Migraine and FMS parameters were evaluated before and after migraine prophylaxis, or no prophylaxis, for 3 months with calcium-channel blockers, in two further FMS + H1 groups (n.49, n.39). 1-way ANOVA was applied to test trends among groups, Student's t-test for paired samples was used to compare pre and post-treatment values. The lowest electrical and pressure thresholds at all sites and tissues were found in FMS + M2, followed by FMS + H1, FMS, M2 and M1 (trend: p < 0.0001). FMS monthly flares were progressively higher in FMS, FMS + M1 and FMS + M2 (p < 0.0001); most flares (86-87 %) occurred within 12 h from a migraine attack in co-morbid patients (p < 0.0001). Effective migraine prophylaxis vs no prophylaxis also produced a significant improvement of FMS symptoms (decreased monthly flares, increased pain thresholds)(0.0001 < p < 0.003). Co-morbidity between fibromyalgia and migraine involves heightened somatic hyperalgesia compared to one condition only. Increased migraine frequency - with shift towards chronicity - enhances both hyperalgesia and spontaneous FMS pain, which is reversed by effective migraine prophylaxis. These results suggest different levels of central sensitization in patients with migraine, fibromyalgia or both conditions and a role for migraine as a triggering factor for FMS.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 1 <1%
Australia 1 <1%
Unknown 102 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 14 13%
Student > Postgraduate 13 13%
Student > Master 13 13%
Researcher 12 12%
Other 10 10%
Other 21 20%
Unknown 21 20%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 41 39%
Nursing and Health Professions 13 13%
Neuroscience 8 8%
Psychology 3 3%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 2 2%
Other 8 8%
Unknown 29 28%

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