VISN 17 Center of Excellence - MIRECC / CoE
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VISN 17 Center of Excellence

REGIONS (Research Examining Gulf war Illness in Our Nation's Service-members)

At least 1 in 4 of the 700,000 U.S. Veterans who served in the 1990-1991 Gulf War suffer from Gulf War Illness. There are no known treatments. Gulf War Illness refers to a complex of symptoms that typically include widespread chronic pain, persistent headache, memory and concentration problems, gastrointestinal difficulties, sleep disturbances and unexplained fatigue. These symptoms are similar to that of fibromyalgia, another multi-symptom condition.

Although effective treatments for Gulf War Illness have yet to be found, progress has been made in identifying medications to treat fibromyalgia. REGIONS is a randomized controlled clinical trial that will test the efficacy of two FDA approved fibromyalgia medications for treating the symptoms Gulf War Illness.

If you are interested in participating in this study or would like to know more about our research, please contact us at 254-297-3954.

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VISN 17 Center of Excellence
Doris Miller VA Medical Center
4800 Memorial Drive (151C), Waco, Texas 76711