Aryeh Abeles, MD and other contributing doctors have authored research recently published in the Annals of Internal Medicine. The study put forth the notion that Fibromyalgia sufferers have a lower pain threshold.
Maybe it's better to sayt that they have a greater sensativity to everything. Maybe Fibromyalgia sufferers sensory defensive.
I didn't have fibromyalgia until I had autistic/Aspie kids in my house....but I'm not sure that's a direct connection! They say that fibro does come when people have a great deal of stress and not a good way to handle it, which I often see in my kiddos. Maybe that's a possible matchup?
I am a mother of a 23 year old autistic son, and he has had major tactile issues all his life. But within the past few months, these issues are so severe that I am researching anything that might give him some relief. It is drastically affecting his daily life activities. I just thought of the possible connection between autism and fibromyalgia last night as I lay awake worrying about him. If anyone has any information on this possible connection, please share with me. Thanks, Carolyn