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   Posted 4/26/2009 1:57 PM (GMT -6)   
Are all these other syndromes such as IBS,allergies, migraines caused by the one thing, fibromyalgia ? Because so many suffer from so many of these things. What do the MD's say about this ? I've been wondering about this. thanks...

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   Posted 4/26/2009 2:09 PM (GMT -6)   
That is a good question.  I know everytime I ask my doctor something she don't know the answer to she tells me "It could be".  I know I suffer from aniexty, IBS, allergies, and many more.  I guess we could always blame it on fibro even though it is not.  Like oops I forgot to clean the floors.  Must of been the fibro that made me forget. : )


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   Posted 4/26/2009 2:53 PM (GMT -6)   
The doctors don't really know.  No one does.  These are all possible symptoms that people with fibro have.  I have fibro but I don't get migraines and I don't suffer from allergies.  I don't have IBS but I do have Crohn's.  We are all different in what symptoms we have.  Pain and fatigue are basically the hallmarks of fibro.  There are a lot of other "goodies" thrown in there and everyone is different.  Oh, don't forget the fibrofog like I just did!  smilewinkgrin
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   Posted 4/27/2009 9:23 AM (GMT -6)   
I don't know, I have had allergies and IBS long before fibro along with other digestive issues. Were these precursors and I was destined to get fibro, don't know.
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   Posted 4/27/2009 10:35 AM (GMT -6)   
I think it's a chicken and egg theory!!

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   Posted 4/27/2009 11:29 AM (GMT -6)   
I've had fibro for nearly 25 years. I used to tell myself, well I have fibro, but at least I don't have IBS. Then about 10 years ago, I got IBS. Who knows? Diane
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   Posted 4/27/2009 11:35 AM (GMT -6)   
I personally think Fibro can be a "dumping ground" for many unsubstantiated things. This is why we should not be quick to overlook anything new that could be serious. Example being all chest pain is not costochondritis. It is just something for us to bear in mind b/c we are so programmed to endure pain. Patsie

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   Posted 4/29/2009 10:36 AM (GMT -6)   
I agree with Patsie. I have searched high and low for answers to my pain problems and finally got dumped into the Fibro. category.
My doctor says that Fibro is tough because they don't really understand it and it's hard to treat.
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