Anesth Pain Med.  2017 Jan;12(1):91-94. 10.17085/apm.2017.12.1.91.

Implantable drug delivery systems with morphine in fibromyalgia: A case report

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  • 1Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Korea. mhsjshgma@gmail.com

Abstract

The fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) could be approached by various treatments modalities including education, aerobic exercise, cognitive behavioral therapy, tricyclic antidepressants, serotonin norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors, pregabalin, and so on. If other treatments fail, opioids including morphine should be considered. In this case report, we describe the case of a 44-year-old woman who was diagnosed with FMS three years ago, and suffered from severe intractable pain, side effects from other drugs, and opioid tolerance. Administration of morphine via an implantable drug delivery system resulted in significant improvement in the patient's pain intensity, fibromyalgia impact questionnaire score, and sleep disturbance. Our case demonstrates that an implantable drug delivery system with morphine can be a potential treatment option for refractory fibromyalgia patients.

Keyword

Drug delivery systems; Fibromyalgia; Intrathecal injection; Morphine

MeSH Terms

Adult
Analgesics, Opioid
Antidepressive Agents, Tricyclic
Cognitive Therapy
Drug Delivery Systems*
Education
Exercise
Female
Fibromyalgia*
Humans
Injections, Spinal
Morphine*
Norepinephrine
Pain, Intractable
Pregabalin
Serotonin
Analgesics, Opioid
Antidepressive Agents, Tricyclic
Morphine
Norepinephrine
Pregabalin
Serotonin
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