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What are the chances that I could pass my fibromyalgia on to my children?

What are the chances that I could pass my fibromyalgia on to my children?

Small chance: There appears to be a genetic predisposition to the condition-relatives of people with fibromyalgia are more likely to have it. It seems to run in families. In one study, if one twin had the condition, there was a 15% chance the other would have it as well. To answer your question, the exact number is not known but there is a small chance you could pass the condition to your children. ...Read more

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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, ...Read more


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Can children have fibromyalgia too?

Can children have fibromyalgia too?

Almost never.: Usually not. Typically occurs in middle aged females and has characteristic trigger points which are located primarily on the torso and proximal extremities. ...Read more

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Can children develop fibromyalgia early?

Yes: I have seen it in children. It is related to the usual reasons we see in adults. I would look for problems with lack of exercise, poor sleep or psychologic issues. ...Read more

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Fibromyalgia is chronic pain why wont dr s prescribe vicoden fibro kills me day in and day out all the dr s have done is say narcotics don't work personally if i can get up wash/clean be active w my children then it helps...Unless they themselves suffer f

Fibromyalgia is chronic pain why wont dr s prescribe vicoden fibro kills me day in and day out all the dr s have done is say narcotics don't work personally if i can get up wash/clean be active w my children then it helps...Unless they themselves suffer f

Talk to Doctor: There are other non-narcotic medications that are just as effective for the management of fibromyalgia. Discuss these and other options with your doctor, or if unhappy with the management consider a referral to another physician. Good luck. ...Read more

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I've been diagnosed with bipolar, gerd, & fibromyalgia. Is there any way to determine the likelihood that my future children will have the same problem?

I've been diagnosed with bipolar, gerd, & fibromyalgia. Is there any way to determine the likelihood that my future children will have the same problem?

Yes: studies show one parent having can lead to 35% chance. two parents having can lead to 75% chance. Try http://www.thebalancedmind.org/ for education and other resources. Also in my profile there is a url with much such information. take care. ...Read more

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What treatments should I pursue? I have fibromyalgia, carpal tunnel in both wrists, depression and chronic migraines. It is difficult to live day to day. I have problems standing, sitting, laying down, trying to clean my house and taking care of my childr

What treatments should I pursue? I have fibromyalgia, carpal tunnel in both wrists, depression and chronic migraines. It is difficult to live day to day. I have problems standing, sitting, laying down, trying to clean my house and taking care of my childr

Exercise: Aerobic exercise will improve blood flow , loosen muscles and joints and improve your mood. Do it to music you like, ideally outside in a pleasant environment. Try swimming, it is low impact, or dancing, or gardening. Make sure you get enough sleep at night and avoid excessive alcohol and tobacco. ...Read more

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Is fibromyalgia real?

Is fibromyalgia real?

Yes: Although there are no tests, to date, that can confirm a case of fibromyalgia, it is real. Unfortunately it can only be diagnosed by history, physical and ruling out other diseases. ...Read more

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Who gets fibromyalgia?

Who gets fibromyalgia?

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 patients who have a 1st degree relative who suffers from alcoholism, among patients with remote history of physical or sexual abuse, and occasionally after a traumatic injury. A higher incidence of depressive and anxiety disorders may be associated. ...Read more

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What causes fibromyalgia?

What causes fibromyalgia?

Unknown cause: The cause is unknown. Certain parts of the brain regulate which sensations are perceived as painful ( a pain gate mechanism). This becomes altered in fibromyalgia and non-painful stimuli are felt as painful. There are also alterations in the brain's sleep cycle mechanism. ...Read more

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Can fibromyalgia go away?

Yes,but...: ? if fibromyalgia (FM) can "go away". Yes, if the patient makes correct efforts related to certain lifestyles. Cause of FM "officially unknown". Clinical data supports that FM is multifactorial & treatments are multimodal. Patient efforts at muscle reconditioning via aquatherapy, massage, gentle yoga, medicinal cannabis, weight loss, & mindfulness therapies provide best potential for a cure. ...Read more

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How did I get fibromyalgia?

How did I get fibromyalgia?

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 viral or bacterial infection. It is most likely caused by many different triggers and in some people from multiple triggers. ...Read more

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What can cure fibromyalgia?

What can cure fibromyalgia?

Control only: No known cure to fully eradicate, but several medications are quite helpful to control the symptoms. Best success with lyrica, savella, (milnacipran) cymbalta. Non-medication approaches involve exercise, stress management, and healthy diet. ...Read more

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How common is fibromyalgia?

Common: It affects 2-4% of the us population with a male to female ratio of 9:1. ...Read more

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Does fibromyalgia get worse?

Does fibromyalgia get worse?

No: It is not a progressive disease and it is never fatal. See the excellent information on the www.Arthritis.Org website. ...Read more

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Can fibromyalgia cripple you?

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Can fibromyalgia cripple you?

Fibromyalgia: Chronic pain & discomfort can lead to physical limitations which can affect your psyche. ...Read more

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How can fibromyalgia be cured?

How can fibromyalgia be cured?

Yes,but...: ? if fibromyalgia (FM) can "go away". Yes, if the patient makes correct efforts related to certain lifestyles. Cause of FM "officially unknown". Clinical data supports that FM is multifactorial & treatments are multimodal. Patient efforts at muscle reconditioning via aquatherapy, massage, gentle yoga, medicinal cannabis, weight loss, & mindfulness therapies provide best potential for a cure. ...Read more

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What is fibromyalgia syndrome?

Fibromyalgia: Fm is a common syndrome associated w/widespread pain; may be accompanied by fatigue, sleep disturbances, stiffness, cognitive/ memory problems, anxiety, depression. To meet criteria for diagnosis: widespread pain in all 4 quadrants of body for >3 months and 11-18 tender points (determined by md). Cause is unknown however research looks to a disorder of central processing and pain amplification. ...Read more

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How can I help my fibromyalgia?

How can I help my fibromyalgia?

Activity management: First arrange for regular aquatherapy. Next, optimum nutrition needs institution with view to weight loss if needed. Gentle yoga, massages, medicinal cannabis, and mindfulness therapies need managing. Over time the sufferer will spiral toward improved health and well being. ...Read more

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Can fibromyalgia affect speech?

No, but meds can: Fibromyalgia causes widespread muscle pain, fatigue, changes in sensory perception, sleep dysfunction, and can be associated with TMJ (jaw) problems, chronic fatigue, irritable bowel syndrome, depression, and interstitial cystitis. Speech or language abnormalities are not associated with fibromyalgia. However, side effects of fibromyalgia medications include slurring or word-finding difficulties. ...Read more

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How you help fibromyalgia itch?

How you help fibromyalgia itch?

Not related: Itching is not a component of fibromyalgia. Look for other causes. ...Read more

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Can anything help fibromyalgia?

Can anything help fibromyalgia?

Exercise: ? about what, besides meds, helps fibromyalgia (FM). Since deconditioned & spastic muscles are complicitous, muscle relaxation & tonification seem worthwhile therapies. Land-based physical therapy too pained for most with FM except when gravity is negated by buoyancy of water with aquatherapy. Massages with cannabis lotion relaxes muscle spasms. Edible cannabis indica provides general pain relief. ...Read more

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Is fibromyalgia a psych problem?

Fibromyalgia: It can progress to depression/anxiety when chronic pain & disabilities persist. ...Read more

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What could lead to fibromyalgia?

What could lead to fibromyalgia?

Unknown.: The cause of fibromyalgia remains unknown. The current research shows that it is a combination of genetic and environmental factors that lead to a central sensitization syndrome. This means there is an abnormal pain signaling process in the brain and spinal cord. Precipitating factors include physical and mental trauma as well as infections, and autoimmune diseases. ...Read more

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How was fibromyalgia discovered?

How was fibromyalgia discovered?

Wise physicians: It was identified by experienced wise physicians who realized that this was not due to inflammatory changes. It was put together in view of the symptom complex and the findings and compounded by poor exercise, poor sleep and /or poor control of psychologic issues. Your government has cheapened the value of wise physicians and this will backfire with time. We need wise physicians! ...Read more

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Can anyone develop fibromyalgia?

Can anyone develop fibromyalgia?

Yes: Fibromyalgia can develop in anyone but usually adults and usually adult women who outnumber men 8:1. ...Read more

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Is fibromyalgia a nerve problem ?

No?: If i understand your question, then i would say that the answer is no. Fibromyalgia is a chronic pain state in which the nerve stimuli causing pain originates mainly in the muscle. A nice explanation of fibromyalgia can be found at http://fmaware.Org/pageserverccdf.Html?Pagename=fibromyalgia_science
beware though, this is a very technical explanation. ...Read more

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How many women have fibromyalgia?

How many women have fibromyalgia?

See below: ◦roughly 5 million americans have fibromyalgia, that is one in 50 americans, 2% of the populations
◦fibromyalgia is the second most common musculoskelatal ailment, after osteoarthritis
◦90% of fibromyalgia fighters are female
◦fibromyalgia is 7 times more common in women than in men. ...Read more

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Best medication for fibromyalgia?

Several medications : There are no best, some benefit is possible with lyrica, Neurontin , savella, (milnacipran) cymbalta, and elavil. ...Read more

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What does fibromyalgia feel like?

Widespread pain: Fibromyalgia is characterized by widespread pain with defined localized tender areas both above and below the waist and on both the left and right sides of the body. Tenderness is often accompanied by tingling or numbness in the limbs. Other symptoms include fatigue, impaired sleep, sometimes depression, irritable bowel, jaw pain, and other symptoms. A physician can confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more

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How can I cope with fibromyalgia?

How can I cope with fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia: I recommend you work with a doctor who has experience working with fibromyalgia patients. I recommend you do an elimination diet, especially of gluten and dairy. Exercise. Have your hormones checked, too. ...Read more

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