MORE THAN 40% OF PATIENTS WITH LONG COVID ANNOUNCE ‘FIBROMYALGIA LIKE’ PAIN…

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According to an article in Healio Rheumatology News more than 40% of patients with long covid report ‘Fibromyalgia like’ multi-site pain.

The data – the result of an observational retrospective database study of more than 50,000 patients with increased COVID symptoms – also showed that a high rate of participants reported opiate use.

Out of 1 million patients in the network who were diagnosed with COVID-19, about 52,000 demonstrated long COVID symptoms between 3 and 6 months following acute infection, the release said.Opioid use was observed in 36% of patients with multisite pain, compared with 19% of patients without multisite pain, according to the company. In addition, opioid use increased when fatigue (39%) or insomnia (50%) were present.

Read more details on the findings on Healio.



Fibromyalgia Resources also write that among patients who developed post-acute COVID-19(PACS) so-called “long COVID” – almost one-third reported clinical features of…

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