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A 24-year-old female asked:

why does caffeine and cold weather make my fibromyalgia pain so much worse? alternative for daily energy?

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Dr. Lynne Weixel
Clinical Psychology 36 years experience
Sadly, little known: As you may already know, research on fm has not been successful in providing satisfactory answers to any of the important questions like yours. But there are many who experience what you do and they share ideas in forums, etc. Here's a good link to start: http://www.Fmaware.Org/site/news2c0cd.Html if you do find good support, you can share it too. Answers to why? Are a long way off. Just feel okay.
Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice 53 years experience
Stress: 26y female's fibromyalgia worse w. coffee & cold weather. Coffee initially stimulates/alerts brain and then, in about 6 hours, causes brain centers to crash with evocation of fatigue. Cold causes muscles to contract; evoking increased pain in muscle already spastic & weakned from disuse. Use Cannabis sativa to decrease fatigue and pain. Yerba matte is another herb that stimulates alertness .

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