Sunday, 19 May 2019
Diabetes drug metformin could relieve fibromyalgia
A 'go-to' diabetes drug could transform the lives of fibromyalgia sufferers, research suggests.
A study found treating sufferers battling the chronic pain disorder with metformin 'dramatically' improved their symptoms.
And some even saw their pain intensity go from ten out of a possible 11 to zero thanks to the commonly prescribed diabetes drug.
The researchers also found a clear link between fibromyalgia and insulin resistance, which occurs when the body fails to respond to the hormone and skews its blood sugar control.