T3 for Fibromyalgia: a Pilot Double-blind Non-randomized Clinical Trial
Determine if T3 - the active form of thyroid hormone - is beneficial in fibromyalgia. Determine the feasibility and promise of an appropriately powered future prospective randomized controlled study of using T3 (the active form of thyroid hormone) for the treatment of fibromyalgia. We specifically aim to assess the feasibility, cost, obstacles and promise of conducting a prospective controlled study in the future.
Stanford is not currently accepting new patients for this trial. You may want to check clinicaltrials.gov to see if other locations are recruiting.
- drug : T3
- drug : Placebo
Ages Eligible For Study:
1. Age 18-50 2. Meet american college of rheumatology criteria for fibromyalgia 3. at baseline report an average pain of 4 or more on a brief Pain Inventory. 4. can climb 2 flights of stairs without shortness of breath.