LATEST RESEARCH - may lead to a cure.

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by sean, Sep 30, 2002.

  1. sean

    sean New Member

    I have just read the latest research article first published in the journal human reproduction.It refers to a link with endometriosis to other diseases such as Rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, and allergies. The research suggest immune abnormalities may underlie these conditions. There is a strong suggestion that the malfunctioning of certain immune sytem chemicals called cytokines may be a common link. Cytokines are non antibody proteins secreted by inflammatory leukocytes (cells that help the body to fight infections and other diseases), also refered to as white blood cells that act as intercellular mediators. They differ from classic hormones in that they are produced by a number of tissue or cell types rather than by specialised glands. They generally act locally in a paracine or autocine rather than endocrine manner. There appears to be limited info on this link at the moment, but researchers say that if they can find the common link or links between these diseases they may well be close to finding a cure for these conditions.
  2. sean

    sean New Member

    I have just read the latest research article first published in the journal human reproduction.It refers to a link with endometriosis to other diseases such as Rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, and allergies. The research suggest immune abnormalities may underlie these conditions. There is a strong suggestion that the malfunctioning of certain immune sytem chemicals called cytokines may be a common link. Cytokines are non antibody proteins secreted by inflammatory leukocytes (cells that help the body to fight infections and other diseases), also refered to as white blood cells that act as intercellular mediators. They differ from classic hormones in that they are produced by a number of tissue or cell types rather than by specialised glands. They generally act locally in a paracine or autocine rather than endocrine manner. There appears to be limited info on this link at the moment, but researchers say that if they can find the common link or links between these diseases they may well be close to finding a cure for these conditions.
  3. klutzo

    klutzo New Member

    ...that makes you sick when you have the flu, it's the cytokines produced to fight the bug. Researchers have long suggested a link between cytokines and FMS. I think this is also related to why patients taking Interferon often develop temporary FMS symptoms. But, it still doesn't explain why the cytokines are activated in the first place. Unwrapping the layers of the onion.....
    Thanks for this interesting post.
    Klutzo
  4. garyandkim

    garyandkim New Member

    Now, if we can get all the researchers together to get this whole thing figured out.

    Thanks for the post! Kim and Gary
  5. JaciBart

    JaciBart Member

    I know you cannot post the link Sean but can you tell us exactly what words to put into a search engine?

    This can give us hope??

    Jaci
  6. crickett

    crickett New Member

    I saw this article in last Friday's paper. There has to be a connection! I had endometriosis for years and suffered miserably. I finally had a hysterectomy at age 35. The doctors were unable to remove all of it because most of the internal organs were covered with it too. They told me that they left a portion of one ovary, so I wouldn't go into the menopause right away. Soon after I developed menopausel symtoms so I started taking small doses of estrogen. Has this hormone replacement been feeding the remaining endometriosis? Has this caused the fibro to worsen?
  7. JaciBart

    JaciBart Member

    Could not find it???
    Can you help please???
    Just tell me exactly what words to pu in search engine.

    Thank you so much.......

    Jaci
  8. dhcpolwnk

    dhcpolwnk New Member

    Great, Klutzo. Interferon patients develop temporary FMS symptoms? Just what I need!!! I'm due to start taking Avonex for my multiple sclerosis as soon as some financial and practical details get worked out. That's an interferon. Does that mean I can look forward to *more* fibromyalgia symptoms?

    --Laura
  9. sean

    sean New Member

    I will just say that there is only one word in the URL, and that is canada, and it is a dot com. As it was yesterdays homepage article you may have to search for it. I believe I have evaded breaking the rules here. Have I not?
  10. JaciBart

    JaciBart Member

    I think that is ok, that is what Mikie is telling us to do, lead people to it without the URL, I think that is it.

    I will find it.

    Jaci
  11. JaciBart

    JaciBart Member

    searched the sight thoroughly, cannot find it, please please email me the url, onthegreen@owt.com

    Thanks!

    Jaci
  12. sybil

    sybil New Member

    at ..... venuslove2001@hotmail.com

    i will be very grateful!

    sybilxxx
  13. JaciBart

    JaciBart Member

    look at the thread titled latest research near the top.

    Jaci