Fibromyalgia, a Metabolic Disorder?

Are you frustrated and disheartened by the lack of improvement in some of your patients with Fibromyalgia? Please read about this study.

Antidepressant medications are now considered the treatment of choice in most patients with Fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS). However, some have argued that FMS may be associated with a deficit of Carnitine causing metabolic changes to the body.

This multi-centre RCT evaluated the efficacy of acetyl L-carnitine (LAC) in patients with obvious FMS.

102 patients with FMS randomly received 2 capsules/day of 500 mg LAC or placebo plus one intra-muscular injection of either 500 mg LAC or placebo for 2 weeks. During the following 8 weeks the patients took 3 capsules daily containing either 500 mg LAC or placebo.

Posted on: August 29, 2007

Categories: Fascinating Pain Studies , Modalities / Meds / Supplements

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