Questions tagged [fibromyalgia]

Questions about fibromyalgia, a medical condition characterized by chronic widespread pain and a heightened pain response to pressure.

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Why are antidepressants considered the most successful therapy of fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia is classed as a disorder of pain processing due to abnormalities in how pain signals are processed in the central nervous system. 1 Antidepressants are now the most widely studied and, ...
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What are the cause(s) of fibromyalgia?

Looking at The American College of Rheumatology 1990 criteria for the classification of fibromyalgia (Wolfe, et al. 1990), they indicate that this was first indentified in the late 1970s. The ...
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Can Babesiosis be confused with Fibromyalgia?

I'm asking the question for someone who is both diagnosed Babesiosis and Fibromyalgia by different practicians. However the Babesiosis diagnosis seems weak because only based on a positive IgG (...
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Is there a link between fibromyalgia and sugar intake?

I've seen 2 women suffering from a fibromyalgic syndrome who tried to drastically suppress all sugar in their diet. The pain went from 7/10 to 3/10. After some reviews on forums I found other cases ...
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Can one be diagnosed with Lupus without the “Butterfly” rash ever occuring?

Theoretically, if one had the majority of the symptoms for Lupus, and even tested positive for SLE via a ANA blood test result, but still hasn't had a "Butterfly" rash ever to appear -- could they ...
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What could cause pain in one's shoulder blade and collar bone?

I have an acute irritation and pain in my shoulder blade and collar bone. It's mostly in my left ones but there is also some pain in my right ones. I am in pain when I try to sleep on either shoulder. ...
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Why do some General Practioners not consider Fibromyalgia as a genuine, real auto-immune disorder?

Before I was diagnosed with my Fibromyalgia by my rheumatologist, I had told my Canadian General Practitioner that my USA Family Doctor had thought I had thought I had Fibromylagia, and my G.P. ...
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Are low amounts of caffeine, e.g. Coke, bad for IBS? If so, advice on how IBS sufferers can get a burst of energy?

I unfortunately, am one of the many that suffer from IBS (irritable bowel syndrome). I also have the luck of suffering from fibromyalgia (so I have chronic fatigue), but I have a very demanding job ...
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What causes fibromyalgia to flare up even though medicine is used?

My mother has fibromyalgia and her condition flared up suddenly without any warning. She is taking prescription pills for the condition. I would like to know if anybody can help me to find out what ...
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Fibromyalgia and Neuroplasticity

I am learning that the theory at the moment for Fibromyalgia is that the brain loses it's calibration about how much stimulus is painful or causes pain or like the volume knob is turned up way too ...