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Can morphea and fibromyalgia have any relation?

Can morphea and fibromyalgia have any relation?

Usually no: Morphea usually only involves skin. However in rare cases morphea can have an effect on muscles. Morphea is thought to be caused by a reaction to an underlying low grade infection.A complete work up looking for muscle involvement - myosotis is necessary if there are symptoms of fibromyalgia, associated with morphea. ...Read more

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Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
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Fibromyalgia (Definition)

Widespread pain and tenderness on palpation of specific muscle points, associated with variety of other symptoms that include fatigue, sleep disturbances, depression, anxiety, ...Read more


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Is there a relation between arthiritis an fibromyalgia?

Is there a relation between arthiritis an fibromyalgia?

No but can coexist: Arthritis affects the joints, fibromyalgia affects the muscles and fascia, which is the shiny white covering on the outside of muscles. Many symptoms can be similar, like pain and stiffness. No relationship is currently known. Although, the cause of fibromyalgia is still unknown, so some possible relationship may be found in the future. ...Read more

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Is there any website explains exact details about fibromyalgia and the symptoms of it and what is the relation between them?

Is there any website explains exact details about fibromyalgia and the symptoms of it and what is the relation between them?

Fibromyalgia: Dr. Jacob teitelbaum's web site has much useful information on it: http://tinyurl.Com/ozk82pr another resource is the national institute of arthritis and musculoskeletal and skin diseases: http://tinyurl.Com/nbnxtoe. ...Read more

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I'm a 23 y/o with fibromyalgia and sciatica. Whenever I'm on my period, my pain increases ten fold. Is there a relation between them?

I'm a 23 y/o with fibromyalgia and sciatica. Whenever I'm on my period, my pain increases ten fold. Is there a relation between them?

Yes: 23 yo female with fibromyalgia (FM) & worsened FM pain & sciatica at time of menses; when Relaxin hormone is secreted. Relaxin-loosened pelvic ligaments incite sacroiliac joint subluxation, which evokes sciatica. Ligament laxity arouses compensatory painful regional muscle spasms (splinting pelvic joints). My theory for a problem with unknown causation. ...Read more

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Does itching accompany morphea?

Does itching accompany morphea?

Active Morphea: Itching can be seen in morphea and is usually an indication that it is more active and spreading. See your dermatologist for some helpful treatment options. ...Read more

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Is chemotherapy safe for treating linear morphea?

LINEAR MORPHEA: ARE YOU TRYING TO KILL A FLY WITH A GUN? MORPHEA, ALSO KNOWN AS SCLERODERMA, IS A CONNECTIVE DISORDER OF THE SKIN. PLEASE SEE A DERMATOLOGIST. ...Read more

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Is there a cure or help for morphea and scleradoma?

Depends...: ...On severity and extent. Morphea is usually localized, and self-limited, and can be treated in several effective ways. Scleroderma is more generalized, and sometimes involves internal components that complicate the process. Treatment of scleroderma is more difficult, but still possible. An experienced dermatologist will be able to start you on a regimen tailored to your particular situation. ...Read more

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Can the skin condition "morphea" eventually fade away?

Can the skin condition "morphea" eventually fade away?

Motphea: Morphea usually burns itself out within a few years. The skin does not return to absolute normal however. ...Read more

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What are the issues involving a disorder called morphea?

Depends: Localized Morphea can affect children or adults. It starts as red raised skin lesions that progress to sclerosis and thickening, mostly on the trunk. Treatment is symptomatic as not curable ,and prevention of contractures. Diffuse morphea is widespread and can lead to contractures . Treatments include UVL methotrexate. Some progress to scleroderma or other rheumatic disease. ...Read more

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