A clinical trial evaluating a medication for the treatment of fibromyalgia pain in adults.
If you have fibromyalgia pain, consider participating in a clinical trial.
Fibromyalgia is a disorder characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain accompanied by fatigue, sleep, memory and mood issues. Researchers believe that fibromyalgia amplifies painful sensations by affecting the way your brain and spinal cord process painful and nonpainful signals. Symptoms often begin after an event, such as physical trauma, surgery, infection or significant psychological stress. In other cases, symptoms gradually accumulate over time with no single triggering event. Women are more likely to develop fibromyalgia than are men. Many people who have fibromyalgia also have tension headaches, temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders, irritable bowel syndrome, anxiety and depression.
While there is no cure for fibromyalgia, a variety of medications can help control symptoms. Exercise, relaxation and stress-reduction measures also may help.
The primary symptoms of fibromyalgia include:
- Widespread pain. The pain associated with fibromyalgia often is described as a constant dull ache that has lasted for at least three months. To be considered widespread, the pain must occur on both sides of your body and above and below your waist.
- Fatigue. People with fibromyalgia often awaken tired, even though they report sleeping for long periods of time. Sleep is often disrupted by pain, and many patients with fibromyalgia have other sleep disorders, such as restless legs syndrome and sleep apnea.
- Cognitive difficulties. A symptom commonly referred to as “fibro fog” impairs the ability to focus, pay attention and concentrate on mental tasks.
IPS Research is seeking participants for a clinical trial of an investigational medication for the treatment of fibromyaglia related pain in adults. If you have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia or experience frequent pain, you may be a candidate for this clinical trial.
Qualified participants must be:
- 18 to 75 years of age
- Experiencing pain related to fibromyalgia
- Able to discontinue pain medications during study participation (rescue medication is provided)
Qualified participants may receive:
- Study-related care and study drug at no cost
- Compensation for time and travel