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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Betty Keller
35 years experience Rheumatology
Anyone: Women, men and children can get fibromyalgia. However fibromyalgia is much more common among women and people with chronic autoimmune diseases like rh ... Read More
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Dr. Michele Arnold
22 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Anyone: Anyone can develop fibromyalgia. It is more common in women, typically beginning in the 2nd-4th decade. I do see it more commonly in my clinic among ... Read More
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Dr. Laurence Badgley
53 years experience General Practice
Mostly women: Fibromyalgia is associated w. Joint Hypermobility Syndrome, JHS, an inherited ligament variation of increased flexibility. Great Britain has 38 clinic ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
Rarely: Fibromyalgia is usually chronic but it can spontaneously resolve on occasion.
Dr. Bernard Seif
40 years experience Clinical Psychology
Fibromyalgia is: difficult to diagnose and treat. Some people report relief with a natural product called Dipsacus. Like many such products it uses alcohol to extrac ... Read More
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Dr. Laurence Badgley
53 years experience General Practice
Yes,but...: ? if fibromyalgia (FM) can "go away". Yes, if the patient makes correct efforts related to certain lifestyles. Cause of FM "officially unknown". Clin ... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Betty Keller
35 years experience Rheumatology
Unknown: The cause of fibromyalgia is unknown. People have developed fms after physical, and or emotional trauma, in addition cases have also been seen after a ... Read More
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Dr. Richard Rosenthal
36 years experience Pain Management
Unknown: Although fibromyalgia can be transmitted genetically (it tends to run in families), no one really knows why someone gets it and others do not. There ... Read More
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Dr. Laurence Badgley
53 years experience General Practice
Multiple Factors: To my mind, multiple causal factors are femaleness, delicate female pelvis, multiple childbirths, joint hypermobility syndrome, mundane low back & ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
52 years experience Neurology
Control only: No known cure to fully eradicate, but several medications are quite helpful to control the symptoms. Best success with lyrica, savella, (milnacipran) ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Betty Keller
35 years experience Rheumatology
Very common: Fibromyalgia is very common. It affects up to 1 in 50 americans.
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A member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
No: It is a chronic neurologic disease which is not curable. There are medications which can often provide reasonable improvement.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
No: It is not a progressive disease and it is never fatal. See the excellent information on the www.Arthritis.Org website.
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
No: Fibromyalgia does not cause crippling deformities. It is very important to stay active, participate in social activities, and keep a positive outlook ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Jon Burdzy
23 years experience Family Medicine
Exercise: Lifestyle changes such as daily exercise and stretching routines are the most efective treatments for firomyalgia. There is no magic medication for fi ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
Not arthritis: Fibromyalgia is a chronic painful condition that includes non-restful sleep, severe daytime fatigue, and painful hypersensitivity to light touch. It i ... Read More
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