Posted 7/19/2017 9:16 AM (GMT -7)
Yes, Rockon and I do disagree on the topic of inflammation. I have had chronic inflammation caused by several autoimmune problems. But, I didn't develop chronic pain in all four quadrants of my body until years later. We have member who have been tested for inflammation and there is none in their body but yet they have the chronic pain of Fibromyalgia. I think people with fibro who test positive with inflammation have something else going on in their body because of this.
This is from the National institutes of Health website.
"Although fibromyalgia is often considered an arthritis-related condition, it is not truly a form of arthritis (a disease of the joints) because it does not cause inflammation or damage to the joints, muscles, or other tissues. Like arthritis, however, fibromyalgia can cause significant pain and fatigue, and it can interfere with a person’s ability to carry on daily activities. Also like arthritis, fibromyalgia is considered a rheumatic condition, a medical condition that impairs the joints and/or soft tissues and causes chronic pain."
This is from the University of Maryland Medical Center.
"Fibromyalgia has symptoms that resemble those of some rheumatic illnesses, including rheumatoid arthritis and lupus (systemic lupus erythematosus). These are autoimmune diseases in which a defective immune system mistakenly attacks the body's own healthy tissue, producing inflammation and damage. The pain in fibromyalgia, however, does not appear to be due to autoimmune factors, and there is little evidence to support a role for an inflammatory response in fibromyalgia."
This is from the American College of Rheumatology website.
"The causes of fibromyalgia are unclear. They may be different in different people. Current research suggests involvement of the nervous system, particularly the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord). Fibromyalgia is not from an autoimmune, inflammation, joint, or muscle disorder. Fibromyalgia may run in families. There likely are certain genes that can make people more prone to getting fibromyalgia and the other health problems that can occur with it. Genes alone, though, do not cause fibromyalgia."
These are three examples from reputable sites as to why I tell members that fibro is not an inflammatory illness.
Fibromyalgia, Crohn's Disease, Ostomy, Autoimmune Inner Ear Disease, Diabetes, Osteoporosis, Glaucoma, Scoliosis, Ankylosing Spondylitis
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