Bot Detector
IJPC Seal
Download FREE Sample Issue or Article
LEARN MORE
Subscribe Today
A subscription to IJPC provides on-line access to full-text, full-color, printable PDF copies of your subscribed issues, individual articles, and purchased archives.

The Role of Sex Hormones on Fibromyalgia Pain Mediators

Author(s):  Bramwell Bethany L

Issue:  May/Jun 2010 - Pain Management
View All Articles in Issue

Page(s):  193-199

The Role of Sex Hormones on Fibromyalgia Pain Mediators Page 1
The Role of Sex Hormones on Fibromyalgia Pain Mediators Page 2
The Role of Sex Hormones on Fibromyalgia Pain Mediators Page 3
The Role of Sex Hormones on Fibromyalgia Pain Mediators Page 4
The Role of Sex Hormones on Fibromyalgia Pain Mediators Page 5
The Role of Sex Hormones on Fibromyalgia Pain Mediators Page 6
The Role of Sex Hormones on Fibromyalgia Pain Mediators Page 7

Download in electronic PDF format for $75

Abstract:  Understanding the role of the sex hormones in the pain mechanisms and various effects on nociceptors is imperative to managing potential underlying hormone disruptions in chronic pain syndromes. The myriad of overlapping symptoms between mid-life hormone imbalances and mid-life onset of fibromyalgia syndrome in women indicates a role for sex hormones in the etiology of fibromyalgia syndrome, which is, as of yet, unsupported by the literature. However, fibromyalgia treatment should be tailored to the individual needs of the patient, and adrenal, thyroid, and ovarian hormone support can lessen the painful burden of fibromyalgia through the modulation of various hormone-regulated pain-production pathways.

Related Keywords: Bethany L. Bramwell, BSPharm, RPh, sex hormone receptors, fibromyalgia syndrome, nociceptors, chronic pain, musculoskeletal disorders, menopause, hormone deficiency, formulations, dehydroepiandrosterone, DHEA, progesterone, topical preparations, androgen, substance P, neurotransmitters, hyperalgesia, pain receptors, sex steroids, estrogen, thyroid disorders, thyroid hormones, hormone replacement therapy

Related Categories: FORMULATIONS, HRT, PAIN MANAGEMENT, ENDOCRINOLOGY/HORMONES/ MENOPAUSE/ANDROPAUSE, MUSCULOSKELETAL DISORDERS, NEUROLOGY

Printer-Friendly Version



Related Articles from IJPC
Title/Author
(Click for Abstract / Details / Purchase)
Issue/​Page
View/Buy
The Role of Sex Hormones on Fibromyalgia Pain Mediators
Bramwell Bethany L
May/Jun 2010
Pg. 193-199

Compounded Analgesic Therapy for Disorders of Movement: Arthritis, Neuropathic Pain, and Postpolio Syndrome
Brown Scott
, Erickson Brian, Muller George, Bryant-Snure Susan J, Mestayer Richard F III
May/Jun 2010
Pg. 182-192

Using Serum Hormone Analysis to Develop Hormone Replacement Therapy Regimens - Part 2
Ford Gina
, Garcia Lea
Jan/Feb 2001
Pg. 52-54

Using Serum Hormone Analysis to Develop Hormone Replacement Therapy Regimens-Part 1
Ford Gina
, Garcia Lea
Nov/Dec 2000
Pg. 421-422

Women's Health Book Reviews
Reed-Kane Dana
Sep/Oct 1999
Pg. 357-359

The Science Behind Hormone Replacement Therapy, Part 1
Wepfer Scott T
Nov/Dec 2001
Pg. 462-464

Topical Medications for Orofacial Neuropathic Pain
Bramwell Bethany L
May/Jun 2010
Pg. 200-203

The Value of Hormone Assessment
Collins Joseph J
Sep/Oct 2001
Pg. 342-344

Saliva Tests, Part 2: Salivary Hormones, Hormone Replacement Pharmacokinetics, and the Importance of Timely Testing
Kells John
, Dollbaum Charles M
Sep/Oct 2009
Pg. 392-399

Compounded Pain Formulations: What is the Evidence?
Asbill Scott
, Sweitzer Sarah M, Spigener Shuler, Romero-Sandoval Alfonso
Jul/Aug 2014
Pg. 278-286

Compounded Pain Formulations: What is the Evidence?
Asbill Scott
, Sweitzer Sarah M, Spigener Shuler, Romero-Sandoval Alfonso
Mar/Apr 2024
Pg. 100-109

The Clinical Use of Dehydroepiandrosterone in Postmenopausal Women
Bramwell Bethany L
Nov/Dec 2010
Pg. 465-471

Hormone Replacement Therapy: Part 1 - The Evolution of Hormone Treatment
Lorentzen Jean
Sep/Oct 2001
Pg. 336-338

Bioidentical Hormones in the News
Bramwell Bethany L
Sep/Oct 2010
Pg. 374-380

Chronic Neuropathic Pain: Pharmacological Interventions in New Millennium
Jones Marty
Jan/Feb 2000
Pg. 6-15

PostScription: Treatment of Chronic Pain with Methadone or Levorphanol
McNulty Jack P
Mar/Apr 2006
Pg. 159-160

Natural Progesterone in Natural Hormone Replacement Therapy, The Role of
Girouard Lorinda G
, Holm Richard C
May/Jun 2001
Pg. 218-220

Low-Dose Naltrexone: A New Therapy Option for Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Type I Patients
Sturn Kayla M
, Collin Michael
May/Jun 2016
Pg. 197-201

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy, Part 3, A Review of
Wepfer Scott T
Mar/Apr 2002
Pg. 142-146

The Salivary Hormone Profile in the Clinical Evaluation of Women
Stephenson Kenna
Nov/Dec 2004
Pg. 427-435

Return to Top