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HOW DO YOU GET IT
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DAWN NEAL - March 9

HOW DO YOU GET THIS ILLNESS AND WILL IT STOP ME FROM TAKING CARE OF MY 6MOS OLD DOUGHTER. AND THE REST OF THE CHILDREN THAT I CARE FOR.

 

bwelladjusted - October 11

Oh, if we only knew! Doctors and scientists have been studying for years to find out what causes fibro, but no one knows for certain yet. There are about as many theories as there are people. Some people believe it can be stress induced, others believe it occurs after a serious illness or physical trauma. Everyone's story is different.
I can't tell from your question if you are just trying to prevent it, or if you already have it. No one can say how severely it may affect you. Some people are completely disabled by it, while others have a very mild case and still do almost everything they did before, only with some additional discomfort and fatigue. Whether you already have it, or are trying to prevent it, try not to let yourself get run down. Although not always the case, many people either get fibro or have worsened symptoms when they let themselves get worn down and stressed out. Eat a healthy, nutrient rich diet, take vitamins and supplements, try to keep stress levels low, and by all means move. Whether you can still exercise a lot, or only move a little, keep moving! Just know your limits and respect them. Hope this helps you! Let us know if you have any more questions. This can be a scary thing, and we're all glad to offer our support.

 

axxie - October 12

I second bwelladjusted!

 

learnFMnow - October 16

There is no clear cut answer to this. We now have research suggesting changes in the brain chemistry much the same way other neurological diseases come about. We are thought to have altered levels of certain chemicals called neurotransmitters. Norepinephrine, serotonin, and now they are finding dopamine is low. So it only makes sense that most of the new fibro drugs work on some of those chemicals. We also have a hhigher level of a chemical in the spinal fluid responsible for sending pain signals. (substance PP).

We are also thought to have genetic predisposiion. I believe now that I look back that my mother had this disease but a much lighter case. She died of other causes of course in 1996.
I became very ill in about 2003. The all over aches, the burning torture in my hands, what seemed to be swelling, joint pain in the knees and shoulders and wrists and everywhere. Just so sick. I came out of that flare but was never ever the same again after that. I fight day to day in order to function. I take 8 prescription drugs in addition to the ones that are over the counter.

No one really knows why we get this. Also theories esist that it is activated by some sort of trauma in our lives. A car wreck, a surgery, or some emotional breakdowns even.

Best of luck.
write me anytime,
Debra

 

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