Health — 18 March 2014

By Ed Coghlan

The National Pain Foundation (NPF) has announced it is conducting an online survey asking fibromyalgia patients about the quality of their treatment and whether the drugs they’ve taken are effective. The survey will be conducted online on the National Pain Report.

The NPF is building a global digital community of pain sufferers and their families to transform how pain is understood, assessed and treated.  One and a half billion people worldwide suffer from chronic pain.

The survey is designed to be taken by people who have fibromyalgia.

It will explore a number of areas including:

  • Is your physician knowledgeable about fibromyalgia and does he or she take your symptoms seriously?
  • Do family and friends take your fibromyalgia seriously?
  • Rate your experience in taking the three main prescription medications for fibromyalgia: Cymbalta, Lyrica, and Savella.
  • Have you ever used medical marijuana to treat fibromyalgia and how do you rate its effectiveness?

The survey will also ask for some brief commentary from the fibromyalgia patient to share anything they have found effective in relieving their symptoms, as well as sharing what the “worst part about having fibromyalgia” is.

To take the survey, click here. Results will be announced by the NPF in mid-April.

Read more at National Pain Report.

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Ed Coghlan

Ed is a former television news director at KCOP in Los Angeles and the Montana Television Network. He writes on health, economic and public affairs issues.

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