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Wot are the symptoms of fibromyalgia and is there a cure?
10 doctors weighed in

Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine
6 doctors agree
In brief: Many symptoms
Fibromyalgia is a syndrome that consists of widespread muscle pain often associated with fatigue, poor sleep and joint stiffness and specific tender points.
It is a real disorder yet not yet well-understood. Sometimes other conditions like lyme disease are misdiagnosed as fibromyalgia. Mainstream treatment tends to focus on symptom relief but a more holistic approach is often helpful. See comment:.

In brief: Many symptoms
Fibromyalgia is a syndrome that consists of widespread muscle pain often associated with fatigue, poor sleep and joint stiffness and specific tender points.
It is a real disorder yet not yet well-understood. Sometimes other conditions like lyme disease are misdiagnosed as fibromyalgia. Mainstream treatment tends to focus on symptom relief but a more holistic approach is often helpful. See comment:.
Dr. Randy Baker
Dr. Randy Baker
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Dr. Randy Baker
A good overview: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fibromyalgia A more holistic perspective (recommended): http://www.endfatigue.com/ Good books: http://www.amazon.com/Figuring-out-Fibromyalgia-effective-treatments/dp/0982833970/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1337160157&sr=1-1 http://www.amazon.com/From-Fatigued-Fantastic-Jacob-Teitelbaum/dp/1583332898/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1337160217&sr=1-1
Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Personal variations
? re: symptoms & cure of fibromyalgia (FM).
FM "umbrella label" for symptom constellation: chronic widespread pain, fatigue, restless sleep, depression & confusion. Each sufferer's cause varies within an array: femaleness, childbirth, mechanical pelvis injury, obesity, hypermobility, & soft tissue deconditioning due to pronged disease-evoked bedrest. Cures customized to sufferer's unique cause.

In brief: Personal variations
? re: symptoms & cure of fibromyalgia (FM).
FM "umbrella label" for symptom constellation: chronic widespread pain, fatigue, restless sleep, depression & confusion. Each sufferer's cause varies within an array: femaleness, childbirth, mechanical pelvis injury, obesity, hypermobility, & soft tissue deconditioning due to pronged disease-evoked bedrest. Cures customized to sufferer's unique cause.
Dr. Laurence Badgley
Dr. Laurence Badgley
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Dr. Laurence Badgley
Fibromyalgia, FM, sufferers commonly have: femaleness, youth, first degree female relatives with FM, obesity, oft multiple childbirths, pelvic girdle injury from MVA/falls/lifting accidents, prolonged sedentariness & weak soft tissues due to illness or injury & Joint Hypermobility Syndrome. Unifying factors: soft tissue injury in body tower with unstable joints repetitively stressed by gravity.
Dr. Laurence Badgley
Certain co-factors predispose the evolution & development of Fibromyalgia by magnifying chronic gravitational repetitive stress of deconditioned soft tissues: Obesity, joint instabilities resulting from ligament injuries, Joint Hypermobility Syndrome, pelvic girdle instability, & spinal scoliosis all stress & strain the upright body musculoskeletal tower.
Dr. John Goldman
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Chronic pain syndrom
Widespread pain, pain in the muscles - worse with poor sleep, poor exercise and problems with control of stress.
Some people have all three of these - i call them the trifecta of fibromyalgia while others have one or two of these three. Cure - more likely control with attention to all three of these. Whenyou are evaluated your physican will also consider medications.

In brief: Chronic pain syndrom
Widespread pain, pain in the muscles - worse with poor sleep, poor exercise and problems with control of stress.
Some people have all three of these - i call them the trifecta of fibromyalgia while others have one or two of these three. Cure - more likely control with attention to all three of these. Whenyou are evaluated your physican will also consider medications.
Dr. John Goldman
Dr. John Goldman
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