Medical: Preventing winter cold pains

Researchers may soon have a new way to help fight chronic pain from fibromyalgia.


that bone chilling cold hits sometimes it can lead to chronic aches and pains, which is how many people describe the chilling affect of fibromyalgia. Doctor Lesley Arnold is one of a handful of researchers in a nationwide study.

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rying to find out what's happening in the brain and the body when people experience additional symptoms from this kind of pain.


rnolds team is testing an investigational medication to potentially ease these fibromyalgia symptoms

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rial is open to both men and women ages 18 to 65 and may be especially helpful if you've tried other medications that don't work


The team believes fibromyalgia may have to do with a disordered pain processing system in the central nervous system, and there are certain neurotransmitters that are involved in fibromyalgia and this new medication. Which, hopefully can improve the behavior or action of the neurotransmitters, relieving pain.