A 24-year-old member asked:
is fibromyalgia genetic?
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Rheumatology 35 years experience
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Possibly: There has been some research that suggests that tendency to chronic pain and fibromyalgia may have some genetic basis however this question is far from clear. Most conditions are usually a combination of genetic as well as environmental factors which are complex.
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Internal Medicine 35 years experience
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General Practice 53 years experience
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Family Medicine 29 years experience
Fibromyalgia: Fibromyalgia is a syndrome with many components. Certain genetic SNPS can predispose someone to fibromyalgia, but I would not say that it is genetic.
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Are there some genetic reasons I get fibromyalgia off and on?
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Psychiatry 39 years experience
Possibly: There may be a genetic predisposition as there is clustering of cases in families (aggregation). Stress may activate it. It is more common in women, 9 to 1. If an identical twin has it there is 15% chance the other one will develop it as well. The inheritance likely involves many genes, typically those involving dopamine, serotonin, or norepinephrine.
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