[Reblog] Most Teens With Fibromyalgia Have Pain as Adults
Article by Dennis Thompson
” Four out of five teens suffering from juvenile fibromyalgia will continue to have pain and other symptoms in adulthood, a new study finds.
About half of these children will end up as grown-ups with full-blown adult fibromyalgia, the researchers found.
“Half of the former teens we studied met the full criteria for adult fibromyalgia, and another 35 percent of them continued to have symptoms of fatigue, pain and sleep difficulty, but did not meet all the criteria for fibromyalgia syndrome,” said study author Susmita Kashikar-Zuck, research director in behavioral medicine and clinical psychology at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.”