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Can stress cause fibromyalgia during pregnancy?

Can stress cause  fibromyalgia during pregnancy?

Yes: Unfortunately, the truthful answer to the question is yet, but in many cases, we will see many women with fibromyalgia and certain other auto-immune disorders actually improve during their pregnancies. For unexplained reasons, joint pain, muscle pain, fatigue, and other symptoms can improve during pregnancy. However, there is a risk for a relapse in the post-partum time period. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Stress (Definition)

Stress affects most people in some way. Acute (sudden, short-term) stress leads to rapid changes throughout the body. Almost all body systems (the heart and blood vessels, immune system, lungs, digestive system, sensory organs, and brain) gear up to meet perceived danger. These stress responses could prove beneficial in a critical, life-or-death situation. Over time, however, repeated stressful situations put a strain on the body that may contribute to physical and psychological problems. Chronic (long-term) stress can have real health consequences and should be addressed like any other health concern. Fortunately, research is showing that lifestyle changes and stress-reduction techniques can help people learn ...Read more


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Can severe stress cause all this fibromyalgia pain?

Yes it's possible: Its difficult to isolate what fibromyalgia is. Much easier to diagnose what it is not. Therefore it's difficult to assess what 'cause & affect' makes it worse as opposed to simply, 'guilt by association.' someone best described it as a water pipe. Pressure (good) makes the water flow but stress (bad) makes the pipe crack! ...Read more

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Is there connection between fibromyalgia, adrenal insufficiency and thyroid insufficiency? How do we turn back the clock for illness caused by stress?

Pain and fatigue: Chronic disease can lead to fibromyalgia with disproportionately severe pain and fatigue. Reversing the symptoms of fibromyalgia involve treating the adrenal problem and the thyroid problem with a good endocrine team, then working on healthy behaviors and strengthening your body to combat fibromyalgia. It requires positive attitude and lots of support for this very difficult condition. ...Read more

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Had a crooked jaw. Twice had unfinished braces cause no insurance. Now necks and jaw and shoulder pain when stress fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia? : Fm is a generalized systemic condition that is characterized by widespread aching or pain throughout the body, notably in the weight bearing muscles. Fm is often lumped together with myofacial pain syndrome because both involve pain and are lacking demonstrable tissue pathology. Rec.: see a pain management or orofacial pain specialist to get a proper evaluation. ...Read more

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Do women typically get colds during early pregnancy? Also really stressed out and strange "period". Which is the more likely cause?

Do women typically get colds during early pregnancy? Also really stressed out and strange "period". Which is the more likely cause?

Check: If you've have unprotected sex and you think you are pregnant, please take the test. And if you are pregnant visit you OB/gyn and start Folic Acid that is if you are not already taking it. ...Read more

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Can being stressed out cause uterine cramping in pregnancy, especially early pregnancy?

Can being stressed out cause uterine cramping in pregnancy, especially early pregnancy?

Pregnancy cramping: The main cause of pregnancy cramping early in pregnancy is the uterus "stretching" to accommodate fetal growth. Stress can cause indirect cramping as the uterus is not under direct control via the nerve pathways. However, if the body is undergoing an acute stress there can be some indirectly caused cramping. ...Read more

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I missed my period but I've been really stressed out I have family problems going on and I don't have any sings of pregnancy did I miss it cause stres?

I missed my period but I've been really stressed out I have family problems going on and I don't have any sings of pregnancy did I miss it cause stres?

Take pregnancy test: Many things, including stress, can cause a late or missed period. However, the most common cause is still pregnancy, so definitely take a test to make sure you're not pregnant. If the test is negative, keep a calendar of your cycle for the next few months so that if your period continues to be irregular you can discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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