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Can fibromyalgia cripple you?

5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Fibromyalgia

Chronic pain & discomfort can lead to physical limitations which can affect your psyche.

In brief: Fibromyalgia

Chronic pain & discomfort can lead to physical limitations which can affect your psyche.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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Dr. Pierre Moeser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

Fibromyalgia does not cause crippling deformities.
It is very important to stay active, participate in social activities, and keep a positive outlook as the pain and fatigue of fibromyalgia can cause depression and poor physical conditioning. There are many diseases that are worse but fibromyalgia can be difficult.

In brief: No

Fibromyalgia does not cause crippling deformities.
It is very important to stay active, participate in social activities, and keep a positive outlook as the pain and fatigue of fibromyalgia can cause depression and poor physical conditioning. There are many diseases that are worse but fibromyalgia can be difficult.
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Dr. Pierre Moeser
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Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice

In brief: Yes

? about "crippling" nature of fibromyalgia (FM).
FM can be progressive & some sufferers become bedridden & disabled. IMO, FM pain arises from strained & spastic soft tissues, which manifest pain upon physical activity. Inactivity protects from pain arousal, but soft tissues become weaker from disuse. This chronic pain mechanism begets itself. Eventually total inactivity becomes patient's life.

In brief: Yes

? about "crippling" nature of fibromyalgia (FM).
FM can be progressive & some sufferers become bedridden & disabled. IMO, FM pain arises from strained & spastic soft tissues, which manifest pain upon physical activity. Inactivity protects from pain arousal, but soft tissues become weaker from disuse. This chronic pain mechanism begets itself. Eventually total inactivity becomes patient's life.
Dr. Laurence Badgley
Dr. Laurence Badgley
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