What causes fibromyalgia (FMS)? The answer is…nobody really knows, but there are a LOT of theories, which we will explore in this article (Part 1 of 2).
If you have fibromyalgia, then you know the miserable, life-wrecking symptoms of widespread body pain, muscle stiffness, insomnia, fatigue, depression, cognitive problems (fibro fog), irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), and possibly other unpleasant things to deal with on an everyday basis.
Medical researchers theorize that fibromyalgia may be caused by genetics, food additives (such as excitotoxins), mercury poisoning from dental fillings, neurochemical imbalances caused by diet or stress, viral infections, sleep disorders, toxicity, accidents, hormone imbalances, vaccinations, hypothalamus malfunction, surgery, severe emotional or physical trauma, yeast overgrowth (candidiasis) or nutritional deficiencies. I will attempt to briefly explain some of these below.
Read the rest of this article here. Part 2 is in next month's newsletter.
I know I've been neglecting this blog for a while. I'm trying to find a job in radio with benefits so I can start treatment for my FMS again. I've noticed that when I'm active, as I was with going to school, that I feel better, but I still have my bad days. I'm coping the best I can. I would have liked to get disability, but it just wasn't to be, I suppose.
I'll try to update this more often as I find articles of interest, or to blog about my symptoms (or lack of them).