Menstrual cycle influences on pain and emotion in women with fibromyalgia.

  title={Menstrual cycle influences on pain and emotion in women with fibromyalgia.},
  author={Carmen Patino Alonso and Barbara Lee Loevinger and Daniel C M Muller and C. L. Coe},
  journal={Journal of psychosomatic research},
  volume={57 5},
OBJECTIVE This study examined the influence of the menstrual cycle on pain and emotion in women with fibromyalgia (FM) as compared with women with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and to healthy controls. METHODS One hundred and twenty-five premenopausal women (21-45 years old) participated in this study (57 with FM, 20 with RA, and 48 controls). Pain and emotion assessments were conducted during the follicular and the luteal phases of the menstrual cycle. RESULTS Women with FM experienced more… CONTINUE READING

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