Bringing Fibromyalgia Out of the Dark Ages: EpicGenetics’ Commitment to Exploring Effective Treatment

This article provided by EpicGenetics

The final question that people with any medical condition, including those with fibromyalgia, will often ask is “How do I treat it?”

Read about the first and second questions.

 

For people who have fibromyalgia, the answer to this question is perhaps the most distressing. Current treatment options for fibromyalgia are limited, offer only indirect and symptom-limited approaches, and primarily include anticonvulsants, opioids and antidepressants that help only some patients manage the disorder’s symptoms. These options do not treat the cause. Further, several of these treatments carry “Black Box Warnings” regarding their potentially dangerous side effects.

 

EpicGenetics is seeking to change this.

 

As part of Campaign 250, Bruce Gillis, M.D., CEO of EpicGenetics, has made a research gift to the Immunobiology Laboratory at the Massachusetts General Hospital to continue its robust clinical research regarding a direct treatment for fibromyalgia.

 

As part of the recent study efforts announced by EpicGenetics, Dr. Faustman, Director of the Immunobiology Laboratory at the Massachusetts General Hospital and a noted immunologist at the Harvard Medical School, is initiating plans for a clinical trial at the Massachusetts General Hospital to test the potential of the Bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) vaccine to reverse the biology of fibromyalgia.

 

According to Dr. Faustman, “The Massachusetts General Hospital is announcing a new research effort for the application of the BCG vaccine, which will be directed at changing the biology of fibromyalgia as it concerns the foundational immune system discovery of the role particular cytokines have in fibromyalgia.”

 

The reason this vaccine has been selected is due largely to recent medical research findings that point to the viability and promise of the BCG vaccine to actually change the biology of fibromyalgia. In the quest for the first direct therapy for this debilitating disease, patients who test positive for fibromyalgia with the FM/a® Test will be invited to participate in this potentially groundbreaking clinical trial once the study protocols have received the required institutional and regulatory approvals.

 

The FM/a® Test will consequently not only serve to objectively confirm the diagnosis of fibromyalgia, but also act as the gateway for fibromyalgia patients through these newly announced research efforts to participate in genetic studies to further define their disease and a vaccine trial that will seek to reverse the biology of their fibromyalgia.

 

More information, including how people can become involved in this study and future clinical trial, can be found at www.FMTest.com.

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  1. I had fibromyalgia for about 20 years. I fortunately had it diagnosed almost immediately by a wonderful male doctor. It was very debilitating at first. I had to rest after cleaning my bathtub, a very painful process, and I was only in my 50s. The pain did not go away. My doctor prescribed aerobic exercise and Flexeril. That drug made a big difference in the amount of sleep I got. I exercised for 20 minutes every day except Sunday. (That was all my pain tolerance would allow.) Whether those are what kept it a fairly mild case or not I have no idea. Recently I tried herbal medicine from perfect health herbal medicine home and am happy to say I got my life back totally

  2. . After about 6 weeks on it I have regained my energy level totally and am now lifting weights. I can sit still without aching all over after half an hour (which makes travel bearable) and can ride bike, my doctor recently confirmed that am fibromyalgia free. I have no side effects from the herbal medicine . I sincerely advice everyone to get their fibromyalgia cure from perfect health herbal medicine home.
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