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Can sle cause fibromyalgia?
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Dr. Richard Rosenthal
Pain Management
3 doctors agree
In brief: No
Sle does not cause fibromyalgia.
However, they are both considered rheumatic diseases and can both occur in the same person.

In brief: No
Sle does not cause fibromyalgia.
However, they are both considered rheumatic diseases and can both occur in the same person.
Dr. Richard Rosenthal
Dr. Richard Rosenthal
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Dr. Michael Rothman
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Fibromyalgia is a multifactorial consequence of hormonal, immune system and nervous system dysfunction resulting from genetic predispositions and dietary and environmental insults.
These factors impact your immune system and can lead to pain and inflammation. If affecting your joints-arthritis, if affecting your connective tissue and muscles - fibromyalgia.

In brief: Yes
Fibromyalgia is a multifactorial consequence of hormonal, immune system and nervous system dysfunction resulting from genetic predispositions and dietary and environmental insults.
These factors impact your immune system and can lead to pain and inflammation. If affecting your joints-arthritis, if affecting your connective tissue and muscles - fibromyalgia.
Dr. Michael Rothman
Dr. Michael Rothman
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Dr. JEFFREY TULIN-SILVER
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: No
Sle is an autoimmune disorder. Fibromyalgia is a clincal syndrome.

In brief: No
Sle is an autoimmune disorder. Fibromyalgia is a clincal syndrome.
Dr. JEFFREY TULIN-SILVER
Dr. JEFFREY TULIN-SILVER
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2 comments
Dr. Gregg Albers
Systemic Lupus Erythematosis causes inflammation to the joints, heart, blood vessels and skin. Fibromyalgia is related to hyperactive nerve activity in the muscles, but does not inflame or damage the muscles. Both are painful and both can be treated.
Dr. Hector Gerardo Amaya Chinchilla
Many patients with lupus may have an exaggerated pain similar to fibromyalgia
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