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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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Dr. Laurence Badgley
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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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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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I have been told that it is likely I have fibromyalgia and am being treated as such. Is there a chance that it could be multiple sclerosis?

I have been told that it is likely I have fibromyalgia and am being treated as such. Is there a chance that it could be multiple sclerosis?

Probably not: While patients with fibromyalgia share some of the symptoms of multiple sclerosis, there are distinct differences which should be discovered by a good neurologic exam. Furthermore imaging studies will show problems that could be related multiple sclerosis and not fibromyalgia. Good luck and i hope you feel better. ...Read more

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What are the chances of a 21 year old having fibromyalgia after a car accident a year ago?

What are the chances of a 21 year old having fibromyalgia after a car accident a year ago?

Possible: 21 yo questions relationship of fibromyalgia & MVA year earlier. I have seen many times. Unifying dynamic is unilateral sacroiliac joint ligament injury & SIJ subluxation w. unstable pelvis, overlying functional scoliosis, asymmetric shoulders, widespread chronic muscle spasm & pain, & multitude of anoxic trigger points. Female pelvis delicate; especially those w. Joint Hypermobility Syndrome. ...Read more

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My mom has lupus and fibromyalgia. What are my chances of getting it?

My mom has lupus and fibromyalgia. What are my chances of getting it?

Small: These meds have a slightly higher risk for you if your mother is affected. However, the risk is relatively small. ...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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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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