12 doctors weighed in:
Is fibromyalgia forever progressive?
12 doctors weighed in

Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice
4 doctors agree
In brief: No
? Whether fibromyalgia (FM) is "forever progressive".
FM multifactorial & causes can vary from person to person. Deconditioning, weight gain, sedentary lifestyle, & multiple mechanical injuries seem to worsen prognosis. Those persons who improve do so by avoiding injuries, losing weight, & increasing gentle physical activity via yoga, walking & aquatherapy; also optimum nutrition, massage...

In brief: No
? Whether fibromyalgia (FM) is "forever progressive".
FM multifactorial & causes can vary from person to person. Deconditioning, weight gain, sedentary lifestyle, & multiple mechanical injuries seem to worsen prognosis. Those persons who improve do so by avoiding injuries, losing weight, & increasing gentle physical activity via yoga, walking & aquatherapy; also optimum nutrition, massage...
Dr. Laurence Badgley
Dr. Laurence Badgley
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Dr. Bruce Rothschild
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
4 doctors agree
In brief: No
Not with appropriate treatment.

In brief: No
Not with appropriate treatment.
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
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Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
Even without treatment, fibromyalgia is not "progressive" in the sense that a disease like cancer is progressive. Fibromyalgia is a condition or a syndrome of increased pain sensitivity. It is not a disease in the true sense of the word.
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine
In brief: No
I know and have seen a number of patient who control and live with there symptoms quite well.
One in paticular has found a diet and supplement that has worked great. www.thedocstu.com

In brief: No
I know and have seen a number of patient who control and live with there symptoms quite well.
One in paticular has found a diet and supplement that has worked great. www.thedocstu.com
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
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