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What is the difference between Hashimoto's disease and fibromyalgia?

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Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice
2 doctors agree

In brief: Pain & tissues

Hashimotos is a thyroid endocrine gland disorder. Fibromyalgia is a widespread pain disorder generated by soft tissues being biomechanically stressed.
Some doctors theorize that central (brain) nervous system processing of pain is faulty & the primary cause, but this theory is discounted by copious evidence for multiple causes of FM & significant ongoing peripheral (soft tissues) pain generation.

In brief: Pain & tissues

Hashimotos is a thyroid endocrine gland disorder. Fibromyalgia is a widespread pain disorder generated by soft tissues being biomechanically stressed.
Some doctors theorize that central (brain) nervous system processing of pain is faulty & the primary cause, but this theory is discounted by copious evidence for multiple causes of FM & significant ongoing peripheral (soft tissues) pain generation.
Dr. Laurence Badgley
Dr. Laurence Badgley
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Dr. Laurence Badgley
In 2010, Rheumatologist Dr. Rodney Grahame edited a book, "Hypermobility, Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain", wherein several British physicians acknowledged the pathological relationship between Joint Hypermobility Syndrome and Fibromyalgia.
Dr. Ronald Krauser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Night and day

They are titally different.
Hypothyroidism is a low thyroid hormone production and fibromyalgia is a neurologic disorder of processing of pain impulses.

In brief: Night and day

They are titally different.
Hypothyroidism is a low thyroid hormone production and fibromyalgia is a neurologic disorder of processing of pain impulses.
Dr. Ronald Krauser
Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Dr. Laurence Badgley
The idea that fibromyalgia is a disorder of central nervous system signal processing is, in truth, an unproven theory and should be recognized as such.
Dr. Laurence Badgley
In 2010, Rheumatologist Dr. Rodney Grahame edited a book, "Hypermobility, Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain", wherein several British physicians acknowledged the pathological relationship between Joint Hypermobility Syndrome and Fibromyalgia.
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