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IP Indian Journal of Neurosciences

The incidence of fibromyalgia in migraine sufferers — a prospective study from South Kerala

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Author Details: Kabeer Kaithadiyil Abdul Khayarkutty, Jyothish Sivananda Panicker, Sunil Das, Sreedevi Parameswara P

Volume : 3

Issue : 2

Online ISSN : 2581-916X

Print ISSN : 2581-8236

Article First Page : 53

Article End Page : 55


Background and Objectives: Migraine is commonly associated various painful syndromes. The Objective of Study is to determine the incidence of fibromyalgia in association with migraine. The clinical profiles of patients with migraine associated with other painful symptoms were studied. Secondary headache syndromes and other causes of generalized body aches were excluded using appropriate investigations.
Cases were selected on outpatient basis over a period of 5 years.
Materials and Method: 278 Patients with migraine were enrolled in this study based on ICHD II (First revision). The incidence of fibromyalgia was detected on the basis of ACR criteria 2010. The data collected was analyzed systematically.
Results and Interpretations: Out of 278 patients, 68 had features of fibromyalgia. This constitute about 24.46 % of total subjects was studied.
Conclusions: The present study revealed that 24.46% of patients with migraine having associated symptoms and signs suggestive of fibromyalgia.

Migraine, Fibromyalgia, secondary headache syndrome