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chuzzle
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   Posted 9/28/2008 6:31 PM (GMT -7)   
Does anyone have any info on substance P. I checked on line and didn't come to any conclusion. Seems if we had less we would hurt less??
"For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ." 2 Corinthians 4:6
 
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AustenFan
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   Posted 9/29/2008 6:06 AM (GMT -7)   
I'm no scientist, but that is how I understand it too. 
 
I read that "substance P" is a neurotransmitter that works as a pain messenger to the brain.  There have been some studies done that show that people with fibromyalgia have much higher levels of substance P in their cerebrospinal fluid than do "healthy" people. I guess more substance P = more pain.
 
I think that an excess of substance P is one of the theories of how fibro is caused.  (Now how that excess came to be or what to do about it - I have no idea!)  smilewinkgrin  
 
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Sherrine
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   Posted 9/29/2008 8:32 AM (GMT -7)   
Here are a couple of links that explain fibro and also talk about Substance P.  The first link is from the National Institute of Health and the second one is from an arthritis site.  Hope this explains things a little better.  The bottom line is, they really don't understand fibro BUT they are working on it!  Yipee!
 
 
 
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getting by
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   Posted 9/29/2008 9:13 AM (GMT -7)   
From what I understand, this could be a way to diagnose fibromyalgia, but they don't like to do that. So there must be something risky in checking it.

I use to get the fibromyalgia newsletter, but it got too expensive, they mention that a lot in the magazine. I really miss it because it kept me up to date on things.

Best wishes for a lovely day.

hugs, Karen
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chuzzle
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   Posted 9/29/2008 2:21 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks everyone....I'll check it out on line. This is something that I learned about just today. It does give me hope for tomorrow.

"For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ." 2 Corinthians 4:6
 
A woman is like a tea bag- you never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water.
Eleanor Roosevelt

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