Attenuated adrenergic responses to exercise in women with fibromyalgia--a controlled study.

@article{Giske2008AttenuatedAR,
  title={Attenuated adrenergic responses to exercise in women with fibromyalgia--a controlled study.},
  author={Liv Giske and Nina K\opke V\ollestad and Anne Marit Mengshoel and J\orgen Grue Jensen and Stein Knardahl and Cecilie R\oe},
  journal={European journal of pain},
  year={2008},
  volume={12 3},
  pages={351-60}
}
The pathogenesis of widespread pain and fibromyalgia (FM) is unknown. Altered responses from the hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal axis, sympathetic nervous system and muscular system have been suggested as being of importance. The present study was undertaken to determine: (i) whether the sympathoadrenal response to repetitive isometric contractions until exhaustion is altered in patients with FM, and (ii) whether sympathoadrenal responses are associated with muscle fatigue and pain during… CONTINUE READING