Wednesday

FMS Detective



So it seems to me that Fibromyalgia is a name which is given when no other diagnosis can be found for these myriad of symptoms - rule out MS, Lupus, Myasthenia Gravis, Lambert - Eaton Syndrome etc. No other clear test results heading us in a specific direction then lets just say Fibromyalgia and wait. It is not life threatening.
The pain specialist explained that it is an overlap syndrome - it could be autoimmune, it could be endocrinological or it could be an infection. Treat it all the same. Well the treatments - and I've tried a few - are not working. So here we go again looking for a clue, looking for something that will make us better.
Today my hypothesis will be focused around the autoimmunity link? Why? Because I have been told I have an autoimmune condition by a professor and also I have Hashimoto's Thyroid which is autoimmune hypothyroid.
So my assumption is that my "Fibro" is caused by my autoimmune system. I will :


  • Look at the autoimmune system in general as it may be impossible for me to diagnose my own condition as there are over 100 known autoimmune diseases
  • See what is recommended to help the immune system i.e. what general things can I do to feel better?
  1. "your immune system attacks healthy cells in your body by mistake" MEDLINE PLUS
  2. "In many people, the first symptoms are being tired, muscle aches" MEDLINE PLUS

What is recommended to treat immune system

Disease modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs) suppress the body's overactive immune and/or inflammatory system

This is going to be a long process so check out what I find here

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