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Can I die from fibromyalgia if I ignore it?

8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice
3 doctors agree

In brief: No

? can I die if I ignore fibromyalgia (FM).
FM is soft tissue disorder (see Osteopath) & evolves from conjoined effects of several conditions (see my other Healthtap posts). None of these conditions is individually lethal nor is full-blown FM Syndrome lethal. Depression is often a major accompaniment of FM. This symptom might become severe enough to induce thoughts of self-harm, but this is rare.

In brief: No

? can I die if I ignore fibromyalgia (FM).
FM is soft tissue disorder (see Osteopath) & evolves from conjoined effects of several conditions (see my other Healthtap posts). None of these conditions is individually lethal nor is full-blown FM Syndrome lethal. Depression is often a major accompaniment of FM. This symptom might become severe enough to induce thoughts of self-harm, but this is rare.
Dr. Laurence Badgley
Dr. Laurence Badgley
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Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree

In brief: No

But you will not be able to function at your best. Why not get help?

In brief: No

But you will not be able to function at your best. Why not get help?
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Dr. Susan Uhrich
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Fibromyalgia

I am not aware of complications of this illness, other than chronic discomfort & disability with physical symptoms.

In brief: Fibromyalgia

I am not aware of complications of this illness, other than chronic discomfort & disability with physical symptoms.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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