Just found this article about fibromyalgia pain being in the blood vessels.
What do you think? http://www.intidyn.com/news-events/news/20-rese...
There is no etiology for fibromyalgia, so all we have are medical theories. The most common one is the nervous system disorder, but there are many others, too many to discuss here robustly. The blood vessel research conducted was a small study, and one has to be careful with scientific research using a small number of participants, about how much they can tell us. However, it was a breakthrough study. While research like this continues, there will one day be a cure.
I think this discovery is part of a complex puzzle. It is a fascinating research study, that opens the door to more research and better progress.
I can tell you what my GP (Doctor) in the UK thought of this study, as he actually mentioned it to me. And I was shocked as he doesn't really take an interest in this illness.
That study was the only study he had ever really paid attention to.
Like most doctors, he does not like the fact that fibromyalgia does not show up in a blood test. Which has always caused problems with 'belief' in the past. In the early days of diagnosis, and has caused a problem with the way patients were treated.
Although in America, they have now devised one type of blood test, which is based on a specific sample of people with RA and Lupus, if I recall correctly. There will be other, more robust blood tests very soon.
Blood tests will become part of the normal procedure in the future. But each blood test created, is created from a sample, and creating one with a sample that all doctors agree with. will take time.
My doctor felt that the blood vessel research was breakthrough. He also felt it might explain, why doctors for decades, had not been able to get a blood sample from fibromyalgia patients, that showed the disease up to now. So he felt it was the key to why a blood test was not working.
I think that study is a few years old now.
While drug companies are interested there will be research.
I think the study provides a key feature of the complex puzzle. And it demonstrates a symptom of the illness that was never found before. I don't think that means that it shows the cause of fibromyalgia, but I think it shows us one important feature of the disease, that was previously unknown to us and medical professionals.
I personally thing the illness involves the nervious system. I believe that years of high stress day after day seemed to train my nervious system to be on high elert all the time. My system just kinda broke down. I have taken my meds, done stretching every day, and stayed away from high stress situations and drama people. I have slowly been improving. I am not well, but I am much better. I credit my Lord for all improvement I get.
I'm horrified to learn of the abuse endured by my sister team members and I'm so sorry to read it because it breaks my heart that anyone could treat you that way. I know you have dealt with it and overcome, but, what can I say? I suffered emotional abuse from my father, but nothing like what has been described here. I wish I could send a loving and soothing touch to each of you to comfort the places, both physically and emotionally, where you have been wounded. Please know that I would. The best I can do is to send loving thoughts and gentle hugs and ask G-d to bless you and keep you and be gracious to you and grant you the peace that passes understanding.
That's so true, we are what we eat... so to speak. We can't eat stress, but we allow it to eat away at us . Everything we take in or absorb will either help or hurt our bodies. Even if we don't see the effects for a couple of years, it will still affect us. That's why it's so important to find a healthy outlet for the stress or avoid the stress all together... and the second anyone finds a way to avoid it all together PLEASE LET ME KNOW
@A MyFibroTeam Member....I also have two herniated/bulging lower back discs, (the S1 and L5), that are very painful, and the L5 nerve is being pinched, and runs all the way down my left leg into my left foot. I have had MRI's, and nerve tests, to confirm this, and the L5 nerve that is being pinched, makes the muscles in my left leg be in a constant spasm that is very painful,....24/7. The muscles in my left leg are not smooth anymore. If I run my hand along the leg, it feels like a jagged saw.
It is wild how many people here also have lower back, Sciatica, problems.
I am starting to think that there is a direct correlation with the lower back problems and Fibromyalgia....since now I am seeing how many people here also have lower back disc problems/Sciatica???