Hello everyone I have a question is Fibromyalgia considered an autoimmune disease?
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But I understand all your other issues are also chronic and are considered auto- immune , and Fibro Is ano form of the arthritis family. From my learning about Fibro , I understand it does go sometimes together w Lupus and or even may be based on an underlying Epstein-Barr- Virus Infection ..
Its definitely linked to immune , or crazy immune responses and can have light inflammatory blood levels, even if not as distinct as Rheumatoid Arthritis. Also goes together w IBS, the whole brain- gut connection, meaning all the sensitive changes to our gastro-/ gut etc, even hormonal, endocrine changes are linked to Fibro, but most are not distinctive symptoms , or blood markers - that would make a Fibro diagnosis conclusive..
Dr's have to make a ' clinical' judgement, meaning excluding Rheumatoid Arthritis etc.. other things etc and then come via your description of pains, fatigue, gut problems , tender points to the diagnosis Fibro. The 18 tender points are pretty much the only common thing, but pain still is soo individually perceived.. No one is the same.
I was also told it falls under the category of an Autoimmune disease.
I was told it was an autoimmune disease, by several specialists, Rhumy, Neuro, & GPs.
From my reading it is not. But no one knows yet. But it definitely lowers ur immune. So getting sick is very easy n a lot worse for us
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