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Could fibromyalgia be linked to gulf war syndrome?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Possibly

Fibromyalgia, a is a presumptive diagnosis for Gulf War Syndrome for those working in Southwest Asia theater of military operations (see dates & requirements).


REF: http://www.military.com/benefits/veterans-health-care/gulf-war-syndrome.html

In brief: Possibly

Fibromyalgia, a is a presumptive diagnosis for Gulf War Syndrome for those working in Southwest Asia theater of military operations (see dates & requirements).


REF: http://www.military.com/benefits/veterans-health-care/gulf-war-syndrome.html
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Dr. EVAN Leibowitz
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Maybe

Trauma to the trunk (the neck and back) is thought to be a trigger for fibromyalgia in a genetically predisposed person.
In the gulf war, some soldiers returned with symptoms similar to fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome. The theory is that the trauma to the trunk from war triggered their symptoms.

In brief: Maybe

Trauma to the trunk (the neck and back) is thought to be a trigger for fibromyalgia in a genetically predisposed person.
In the gulf war, some soldiers returned with symptoms similar to fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome. The theory is that the trauma to the trunk from war triggered their symptoms.
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