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Fibromyalgia - Asperger/Autism Connection?

Posted Jan 27 2009 7:16pm 2 Comments
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.



Having recenly been reading the book " Too Loud, Too Bright, Too Fast, Too Tight: What to Do If You Are Sensory Defensive in an Overstimulating World", I started wondering if there is a connection between the overstimulated state of our Aspie brains and the existance of chronic pain.

I wonder if Aspies have more occurance of Fibromyalgia and other similar conditions?

This is a very short post. Just posing the question, curious of what anyone else is thinking.

Adam
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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
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