I've been seeing quite a lot about an American study in which the BCG vaccine against TB is being tested for it's use in FM. But I don't understand it because all children at the age of 14 were given this vaccine at school up until 2005. Am I missing something? I don't want to lose hope but if we all had it then how come we have FM?
I'd recently heard about the FM/a test and have did some research. Here's my understanding: a study identified fibromyalgia patients have white blood cell anomolies - certain proteins are not produced enough. The test looks for these proteins and results are based on those levels. The clinical study to test using the BCG vaccine to treat fibromyalgia will ask for participants who have received a positive test result. The BCG vaccine apparently (in a healthy person) boosts the exact four proteins that are deficient in those with fibromyalgia. So in theory if a Fibro patient is given the vaccine, the proteins will boost and hopefully replicate and therefore reverse the effects of fibromyalgia. I'm seriously considering the test and clinical trial!
Here is a link to an article I just read:
I pray that it comes sooner than later!!!
@A MyFibroTeam Member, really interesting article. I'm just happy that there are people out there trying to find an answer for this condition. To tell you the truth I'm open to just about anything at this point. I love reading anything and everything I can get my hands on. There are some really interesting new medications that are going to be coming out in the next year or two. I'm glad to see that there is finally some money coming in to research this properly. I hope they will report the conclusions for this study. You never know !