The use of opioids in fibromyalgia

@article{Ngian2011TheUO,
  title={The use of opioids in fibromyalgia},
  author={G. Ngian and E. Guymer and G. Littlejohn},
  journal={International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases},
  year={2011},
  volume={14}
}
Fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) is a chronic disorder of widespread pain with high personal and societal burdens. Although targeted pharmacotherapies have become available in recent years, it remains a challenging condition to treat. Despite no randomized controlled trials addressing the short‐ or long‐term use of opioids in FMS, their use remains prevalent. In this article we discuss the role of opioids and other analgesics in the management of FMS, with particular focus on problems associated… Expand
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