men and fibro...why not?

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vestabula
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   Posted 12/8/2008 3:45 PM (GMT -7)   
Just a question...why is it that so few men get fibro?  Women are under more stress...testosterone saves them? Maybe no one knows but I was just wondering...
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   Posted 12/8/2008 6:18 PM (GMT -7)   
Get in line!  We haven't figured that one out yet.  Perhaps an overabundance of brain cells leads to fibro so that's why women get it much more frequently!  devil
 
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   Posted 12/8/2008 6:30 PM (GMT -7)   
this is a really good question. maybe it has something to do with estrogen somehow?

hmm.

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   Posted 12/8/2008 11:38 PM (GMT -7)   
Great question! So, I did a bit of searching around. I found one site that had some interesting ideas and recent studies that explain what researchers are looking at to answer this question. Short but good read.

http://chronicfatigue.about.com/od/latestresearch/a/women_pain.htm

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   Posted 12/9/2008 7:04 AM (GMT -7)   

Man here.....

There are four boys and one girl (my twin) in my family. I inherited a majority of my traits from my mom....the others lean towards dad. I have my mom's temperment, eye color, etc...and her FM.

The others in my family do not have FM......nor does my dad. It is in the genes somewhere......


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   Posted 12/9/2008 9:01 AM (GMT -7)   
I hadn't given this any thought. That was interesting Chutzie.
 
Jokat, my middle son inherited anxiety and depression from me, poor guy. No one in my family on either side has been dxd with fibro but me so I don't know where it come from. But that doesn't mean that someone didn't have it and just wasn't dxd.
The generation before me is all gone so there is no one to ask about symptoms.
 
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