University of Texas finds strong link to elevated blood sugar and fibromyalgia pain in metformin trial

Researchers led by a team from The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston were able to almost completely eliminate pain in fibromyalgia patients with a medication that targets insulin resistance ( metformin ), showing a link to elevated blood sugars and the disease. The study consisted of two groups, one on the standard treatment that involves norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (amitriptyline, duloxetine or milnacipran) and 'membrane stabilizing agents' (gabapentin or pregabalin), and another...