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rheumatism

 [roo´mah-tizm]
popular but indefinite term for any of a variety of disorders marked by inflammation, degeneration, or metabolic derangement of connective tissue structures (especially joints and related structures), with pain, stiffness, or limitation of motion; it includes such disorders as arthritis, osteoarthritis, bursitis, and sciatica.
desert rheumatism the primary form of coccidioidomycosis.
muscular rheumatism fibrositis.
palindromic rheumatism repeated attacks of arthritis and periarthritis without fever and without causing irreversible joint changes.

fi·bro·si·tis

(fī'brō-sī'tis),
1. Inflammation of fibrous tissue.
2. Term used to denote generalized muscle aching, soreness, or stiffness, with multiple tender foci (trigger points); of unknown etiology; was used formerly to describe the syndrome now known as fibromyalgia. Synonym(s): muscular rheumatism Compare: fibromyalgia.
[fibro- + G. -itis, inflammation]

fibrositis

/fi·bro·si·tis/ (fi″bro-si´tis) inflammatory hyperplasia of the white fibrous tissue, especially of the muscle sheaths and fascial layers of the locomotor system.

fibrositis

(fī′brə-sī′tĭs)
n.
1. Inflammatory hyperplasia of white fibrous connective tissue.
2. Fibromyalgia.

fibrositis

fi·bro·si·tis

(fī'brō-sī'tis)
1. Inflammation of fibrous tissue.
2. Obsolete term for fibromyalgia.
[fibro- + G. -itis, inflammation]

fibrositis

An imaginary disease that provides doctors with a plausible explanation for symptoms they cannot account for. Most cases are stress-induced muscle or tendon pain without organic abnormality. Such symptoms can sometimes be abolished by an injection of sterile water into the affected areas.

fibrositis

fibromyalgia

fibrositis (fī·br·sīˑ·tis),

n condition marked by inflammation of white fibrous connective tissue, such as muscle sheaths that results in pain and stiffness.

fi·bro·si·tis

(fī'brō-sī'tis)
Inflammation of fibrous tissue.
[fibro- + G. -itis, inflammation]

Patient discussion about fibrositis

Q. Is it Fibromyalgia. My uncle is suffering with extreme body pain. Doctors say it is fibromyalgia. His sedimentation rate and creactive protine is 3 times high than normal. would this confirm the diagnosis of FM? What is its actual symptom?

A. There's not one diagnostic test that can confirm fibromyalgia, and the diagnosis is made on a clinical basis according to the signs and symptoms of this disease (extreme fatigue, pain in different areas in the body and more). However, a high CRP level and sedimentation rate does confirm some sort of inflammatory process is going on and can be a clue to the diagnosis.

Q. Is it Fibromyalgia. My uncle is suffering with extreme body pain. Doctors say it is fibromyalgia. His sedimentation rate and c reactive protine is 3 times high than normal. would this confirm the diagnosis of FM? What is its actual symptom?

A. There's not one diagnostic test that can confirm fibromyalgia, and the diagnosis is made on a clinical basis according to the signs and symptoms of this disease (extreme fatigue, pain in different areas in the body and more). However, a high CRP level and sedimentation rate does confirm some sort of inflammatory process is going on and can be a clue to the diagnosis.

Q. how do you treat Fibromyalgia?

A. I agree seeing a doctor is important! Almost everyone I have contact with has had to use prescription medications b/c OTC did not work for them. One friend said alevee gave her a lillte help. I have found walking alittle everyday helps even if for only 20 minutes there are so many different opinions and i educated myself from site for fibromyalgia and tried some of the reccommendations. BUT for me a posotive outlook and support has been my greatest help along with my faith! I take 8 different medications but only 2 just for the fibro.
Good Luck and if you want to talk please email me!

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References in periodicals archive ?
According to Backstrom and Rubin (1995), Smythe published a chapter in the early 1960s on nonarticular rheumatism in an arthritis textbook that spotlighted fibrositis and sparked early research on the mysterious syndrome.
Though most people are unaware, these symptoms are linked to fibrositis, sometimes called fibromyalgia, a pain syndrome that is often difficult to diagnose.
I am 49 and have Sjogren's syndrome, fibrositis and osteoarthritis in my knees.
One especially virulent category of illness, cumulative trauma disorders, includes a variety of ill-defined aches and pains such as carpal tunnel syndrome, tendinitis and fibrositis.
The disease, often referred to as "The Great Imitator,' is commonly misdiagnosed as fibrositis, skin photosensitivity and even psychosomatic illness.
Fibromyalgia, which has also been referred to as fibromyalgia syndrome, fibromyositis and fibrositis, is characterized by chronic widespread pain, multiple tender points, abnormal pain processing, sleep disturbances, fatigue and often psychological distress.
Effect of homeopathic treatment on fibrositis (primary fibromyalgia).
he slight 50-year-old from Oldham, Manchester, who is suffering from muscular fibrositis disproportion, is so thin that she is forced to wear children's clothes.
Formerly know as fibrositis, meaning inflammation of the muscles and soft tissue, it was renamed fibromyalgia in the 1980s after studies found there is no inflammation or nerve injury.
Later, he became unfit because of fibrositis and was discharged from the army in 1941.
Low-dose tricydlic antidepressants at bedtime--25 mg of amitriptyline or its equivalent--are helpful in secondary fibrositis and for pain control.