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Is fibromyalgia an auto immune disease?

22 doctors weighed in
Dr. Betty Keller
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
18 doctors agree

In brief: No

Fibromyalgia is a syndrome and not a disease. This means it is a collection of symptoms. The hallmark of fibromyalgia is chronic widespread pain. It is felt to be the result of overactive nerves. There appears to be abnormal processing of pain in the central nervous system. (the brain and the spinal cord).

In brief: No

Fibromyalgia is a syndrome and not a disease. This means it is a collection of symptoms. The hallmark of fibromyalgia is chronic widespread pain. It is felt to be the result of overactive nerves. There appears to be abnormal processing of pain in the central nervous system. (the brain and the spinal cord).
Dr. Betty Keller
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Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
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Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry
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In brief: Not likely

Fibfromyalgia is a chronic pain syndrome.
But one type of fibromyalgia is found to occur in rheumatic illness such as lupus.

In brief: Not likely

Fibfromyalgia is a chronic pain syndrome.
But one type of fibromyalgia is found to occur in rheumatic illness such as lupus.
Dr. Susan Uhrich
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Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice

In brief: No

? Is fibromyalgia (FM) an autoimmune disease (AI).
FM does not cause AI. Autoimmune diseases are caused by abnormal functions of the immune system and can be observed in many FM sufferers because of advanced soft tissue deconditioning incurred by AI sufferers. Chronic soft tissue injury and deconditioning is, to my clinical observations, a primary causal factor for evolution of FM.

In brief: No

? Is fibromyalgia (FM) an autoimmune disease (AI).
FM does not cause AI. Autoimmune diseases are caused by abnormal functions of the immune system and can be observed in many FM sufferers because of advanced soft tissue deconditioning incurred by AI sufferers. Chronic soft tissue injury and deconditioning is, to my clinical observations, a primary causal factor for evolution of FM.
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