Fibromyalgia is a common, yet complex chronic pain disorder which can cause widespread pain and tenderness to touch throughout the body. Additional symptoms include fatigue, waking unrefreshed, sleep disturbances, and cognitive difficulties such as memory problems or inability to think clearly. Symptoms of fibromyalgia often wax and wane over time and can vary in intensity. Diagnosis is often based on a combination of symptoms and the ruling out of other potential disorders.
While there is no cure for fibromyalgia, researchers are getting closer to understanding this complex condition thereby minimizing the stigma which previously surrounded this disorder. Multi-disciplinary approaches which include medications, exercise and self-management strategies may help reduce the chronic symptoms and the frequency, duration and intensity of symptom flare-ups.
Artemis Institute for Clinical Research conducts clinical trials of investigative medications for the treatment of Fibromyalgia. Qualified people participating in a trial may be eligible to receive financial compensation for time and travel, study-related medical and psychological evaluations, and the investigative study medication at no cost.
If you have experienced some or all of the symptoms described and would like to volunteer for a study, or if you know someone suffering from Fibromyalgia who may want to volunteer, please send us your request using the Join a Study form, or call us toll-free at 855-DoStudies (855.367.8834).