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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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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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What causes fibromyalgia and how is it cured?

Fibromyalgia is a : Condition of muscular pain, associated with "trigger points" for which there isn't another cause. It's known as a "functional somatic syndrome" excercise helps, but is associated with stress, mood, insomnia, low energy. Best approach is "top down" must sleep, Clonazepam at night is good if grind teeth. A medicine to help pain, mood, like tramadol at about 250 mg, do private if want to talk med. ...Read more

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What causes fibromyalgia? And what are the symptoms? Any cures or suggestions?

What causes fibromyalgia? And what are the symptoms? Any cures or suggestions?

Mechanical injury: ? cause fibromyalgia. Experts: "cause unknown". My theory: primary sacroiliac joint damage fr. mechanical injury and/or Joint Hypermobility. Women exposed: delicate pelvises, multiple childbirths. Unstable pelvis begets functional scoliosis w. chronic tilted head & unilat. sup. trap. mus. atrophy cause T.O.S. Chronic mus. spasms evoke trigger points. Pain-caused non-restorative sleep = depression. ...Read more

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What causes fibromyalgia or chronic fatigue syndrome?

What causes fibromyalgia or chronic fatigue syndrome?

No one thing: Hi. We do not know what causes either condition, so right now, your guess is as good as mine (or anyone else's). My belief is it's a constellation of causes, not any one thing. ...Read more

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What causes your fibromyalgia or chronic fatigue syndrome? Are the two very related or not?

What causes your fibromyalgia or chronic fatigue syndrome?  Are the two very related or not?

Separate: ? re: similarity chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) & fibromyalgia (FM). CFS is attendant with several different diseases & disorders. FM causes CFS; a sentinel symptom. Chronic fatigue is common consequence of common occurrence of non-restorative sleep, which might reflect chronic pain, chronic psychological stressors, noisy environments etc. Gov. agencies on quest for THE elusive virus; good luck! ...Read more

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What medical conditions cause fibromyalgia?

What medical conditions cause fibromyalgia?

See below: I have seen people with liver problems (hepatitis) have fibromyalgia. Persons with infections like lyme disease may sometimes have fibromyalgia symptoms. People with depression often have fibromyalgia. It is known that persons (usually women) with a history of physical or sexual abuse either as children or adults have a higher propensity to fibromyalgia. ...Read more

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What are some causes of fibromyalgia?

None: The cause of fibromyalgia is unknown although there are theories that abound. We do know that there is an increased sensitivity of nerve endings to pain in patients with this disease. We also do not know why it occurs predominantly in women. ...Read more

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What's the primary cause of fibromyalgia?

What's the primary cause of fibromyalgia?

Unknown: Treatment key: daily stretching and moderate intensity low impact cardiovascular exercise. Gently stretch the sore muscles, remembering to breathe as you stretch. Then perform low-impact cardiovascular exercise, brisk walking, cycling or water exercise, aquatic has most significant effect. Start with an amount that is relatively easy and comfortable, add 2-3 mins, once a week. Goal 45-60 min/day. ...Read more

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What causes the pain in fibromyalgia patients?

What causes the pain in fibromyalgia patients?

Nerve cell changes: Ther is evidence that part of the pain of fibromyalgia may be caused by a phenomenon known as central sensitization in which nerve cells that detect and transmit pain signals become overly sensitive and can fire excessively in in response to what should be a non-painful or mildly uncomfortable stimulus. ...Read more

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