What is Fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia remains an elusive disease. It is really a syndrome, or a collection of problems that share pain, sleep disturbance, fatigue, abdominal discomfort, and trouble concentrating. Others experienced list of other problems, but everybody shares the common experience of lost quality of life. 

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  • Part 3 - Vaccinations and Infections      The National Fibromyalgia Association’s 2006 Internet survey of 2596 individuals found that 26.7% of those who could trace the origin of their FMS to a specific event reported that event to be an illness and 45% felt that infections worsened their FMS symptoms. …
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  • Part 2 - Emotionally Traumatic Events      Emotionally traumatic events have long been considered a cause of Fibromyalgia Syndrome (FMS). However, it has been difficult to attempt to do research in this area primarily because of a statistical peculiarity called Berkson’s bias. If you have read some of the other…
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  • Part 1 - Physically Traumatic Events      The role of physical trauma in the development of Fibromyalgia Syndrome (FMS) continues to be deliberated in the literature. A major difficulty has been the reliance on someone’s ability to recall events that may have occurred thirty years prior. Post-traumatic fibromyalgia is also…
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  • Or, Cyto-What?      Cytokines are small molecules that do not stay around very long in the body before they are either taken up or degraded. They act as chemical messengers to affect immune responses, tissue repair, or cell growth.  Their production is influenced by both the central nervous system and…
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  • More Than Just a "Bad Hormone" Day - Part 2      The first part of this series described some basics about the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis in FMS and came to the conclusion, in 2004, that nobody quite knew what was going on. The bottom line seemed to be that there was…
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