Lyme Disease or Fibro?

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DangerMouse
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   Posted 11/14/2008 3:42 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey gang!
 
I was wondering if anyone has heard of the issues/controversy, call it what you will between Lyme Disease and Fibromyalgia.  When I was at my chiropractor she made a good point of how so many of the symptoms are the same for LD, FM, and Chronic Fatigue Syndrom and that research is being done to find out if people have been misdiagnosed with having LD when they really have FM and vice versa.
 
I read an article and it is pretty interesting.  there are new treatments available for people who have chronic LD and it has been shown to help in FM and CFS patients as well.  Since there is no diagnostic test for FM, CFS, or a good one for LD, it kind of makes sense. 
 
I was hoping to get some feedback from you all.  Could you send along your thoughts and any possible articles you have found relating to these similarities?
 
Thanks much! turn
27 female
Baltimore, MD
Dx'd in May 2007 with Crohn's Disease.  Dx'd in Nov 2008 with Fibromyalgia.  Dx'd in Jan 2008 with Periodic Limb Movement Disorder.  Also have inflammatory arthritis in fingers and toes and SI joint.  1 Fissure.  Rx'd Pentasa (4g), Sulfasalazine (2g), also on Zoloft (75mg) for depression Mirapex for PLMD and Trazadone (200mg) as a sleep aid.  


Sherrine
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   Posted 11/14/2008 3:52 PM (GMT -7)   
Check out the Fibro 101 thread.  There is a link called "What Else Could It Be".  This is why you need to rule out other illnesses before a diagnosis of fibromyalgia is given.  We do have similar symptoms.
 
Sherrine
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DangerMouse
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   Posted 11/14/2008 4:15 PM (GMT -7)   

Thanks Sherrine!

I have in fact already checked out the Fibro 101 page and love it, it is a great help.  I checked out all the sites end to end when I first joined the Fibro forum.  Such a great resource!!!

Let me try to clarify what I meant with my original post.  I wanted to bring to light how there is new research being done on the common underlying symptoms that many diseases and disorders seem to share, especially Lyme Disease, Fibromyalgia, and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.  Many researchers now believe that Lyme Disease may be the cause of so many disorders including Fibromyalgia, CFS, etc. I also wanted to see if anyone had any more insight to related articles and information on current research results.  I find this as a very interresting and relative topic myself and am sure that most of you do as well.  I would even like to participate in a study to help find answers that so many of us chronic pain sufferers are needing.

Check out these articles if you haven't yet, they are quite interesting:

http://www.canlyme.com/fibrocfslyme.html 

Ablin, J. N., Shoenfeld, Y., & Buskila, D. (2006). Fibromyalgia, infection and vaccination: Two more parts in the etiological puzzle. Journal of Autoimmunity, 27(3), 145-152.

Baltimore, MD
Dx'd in May 2007 with Crohn's Disease.  Dx'd in Nov 2008 with Fibromyalgia.  Dx'd in Jan 2008 with Periodic Limb Movement Disorder.  Also have inflammatory arthritis in fingers and toes and SI joint.  1 Fissure.  Rx'd Pentasa (4g), Sulfasalazine (2g), also on Zoloft (75mg) for depression Mirapex for PLMD and Trazadone (200mg) as a sleep aid.  


Sherrine
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   Posted 11/14/2008 4:33 PM (GMT -7)   
I have read this before and it makes sense that if you have Lyme you can develop fibro.  We do have members with both.  But, I know for me, I do not have Lyme.  I've had fibro for 21 years and if I had Lyme I would be far worse than what I am.  I was treated as if I had Lyme at first with high doses of antibiotics.  Nothing changed.  I have gotten only slightly worse over the 21 years but part of it could be age, since I'm 61 years old. 
 
But, these articles are good and some people have been misdiagnosed.  That's why I have that link in the Fibro 101 thread.  Other illnesses need to be ruled out before a diagnosis of fibro.  Thanks for sharing!
 
Sherrine
Forum Moderator/ Fibromyalgia
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Fibromyalgia, Crohn's Disease, Ostomy, Diabetes, Autoimmune Inner Ear Disease, Osteoporosis
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God does not give us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.    2 Timothy 1:7


DangerMouse
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   Posted 11/16/2008 1:28 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi KeepHope,

Yes!  this is exactly what I have been hearing as well.  I find it very interesting and hope that more research is done to help us all find even better ways to treat ourselves.

Thank you for sharing and please keep me informed of other articles and information that you acquire.

 

Best,

Katie


27 female
Baltimore, MD
Dx'd in May 2007 with Crohn's Disease.  Dx'd in Nov 2008 with Fibromyalgia.  Dx'd in Jan 2008 with Periodic Limb Movement Disorder.  Also have inflammatory arthritis in fingers and toes and SI joint.  1 Fissure.  Rx'd Pentasa (4g), Sulfasalazine (2g), also on Zoloft (75mg) for depression Mirapex for PLMD and Trazadone (200mg) as a sleep aid.  

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