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Fibromyalgia triggers
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Susan - November 28

My husband was bitten by a brown recluse spider this past summer and is now suffering from fibromyalgia. In the last week, on different days, he was feeling pretty good all day. About an hour after he ate supper, he began hurting terribly. This hasn't happened before and we are wondering if there is a connection between a severe onset and eating a meal.

 

Jean - November 26

You could have become allergic to a certain food. Have you been diagnosed with Fibromyalgia? They do say staying away from wheat products ans sweets will tame down your symptoms. A brown recluse spider is certainly an issue here. Have you had that checked by a doctor? You know men do not like to see doctors much but it might be in his best interest to get this checked out.

 

tonyab1838 - November 26

I would definitely see a Dr.? A Brown Recluse is poisonous and can be deadly. Get checked out, right away!

 

Susan - November 27

Yes, my husband was treated for about a month for the spider bite. He was very fortunate that his wound healed very well but about two weeks after it healed and he was released from the doctor's care, he started having symptoms of fibro. He has not been diagnosed by the dr. for this, but after thorough research online and by process of elimination, he has the classic symptoms....bilateral pain in joints from neck to knees and extreme fatigue. We have also discovered in the past few days that stress triggers a flare-up.

 

Jean - November 28

Hi Susan: It would still be in your best interest to have a doctor diagnose, it can be complicated. hugs

 

Susan - November 28

Will do, Jean. Thanks for the advice.

 

tonyab1838 - November 28

I have seen Venom ER and I know that for a snake bite it can take up to a year to fully recover. I'm not sure if it would be the same for a spider. I guess depending on your body and the amount of venom. I hope that you find a reason. Take care and God bless!

 

Beverly - November 28

By all means get an appointment with a rheumatologist ASAP. Fibro effects the muscles not the joints. There seems to be a lot of doctors putting fibro under a large umbrella for lack of a correct diagnosis. Nobody wants this junk as there is no cure.

 

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