Fibromyalgia

Mar 23, 2019 | Margaret Shepard | @Margaret_Marie | Comments (3)

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Fibromyalgia is a disorder that causes pain all over the body, sleep problems, fatigue, and often emotional and mental distress. Fibromyalgia amplifies painful sensations by affecting the way your brain processes pain signals, meaning people with fibromyalgia are more sensitive to pain than those without the disorder. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, fibromyalgia affects around 4 million U.S. adults, or about 2 percent of the adult population.

On this Mayo Clinic Radio program episode, Dr. Christopher Aakre, an internal medicine specialist in Mayo Clinic's Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Clinic, discusses diagnosing and managing fibromyalgia.

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I just found this group, so haven't had a chance to watch the video. I didn't see a place to join the group, but would appreciate any help. I was diagnosed with fibro in 1996 by Don Goldenberg and I've seen disbelievers for years. Most of my current doctors, some of the best in the area, still don't really believe it. Now fibromyalgia is being classified under 'anxiety disorders.' That was the final straw for me.

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@writer99

I just found this group, so haven't had a chance to watch the video. I didn't see a place to join the group, but would appreciate any help. I was diagnosed with fibro in 1996 by Don Goldenberg and I've seen disbelievers for years. Most of my current doctors, some of the best in the area, still don't really believe it. Now fibromyalgia is being classified under 'anxiety disorders.' That was the final straw for me.

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Writer99, you will find others like you living with fibromyalgia in the Chronic Pain group: https://connect.mayoclinic.org/group/pain/

Allow me to direct you to the specific (and active) fibromyalgia discussions:
– Have you found anything to successfully treat fibromyalgia pain? https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/dealing-with-fibromyalgia-pain/
– Anyone with Chronic Pain, Fibromyalgia or Hypothyroidism tried Keto? https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/keto-diet/
– Fibromyalgia pain: Let's connect https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/fibromyalgia-pain-28e002/

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@colleenyoung

Writer99, you will find others like you living with fibromyalgia in the Chronic Pain group: https://connect.mayoclinic.org/group/pain/

Allow me to direct you to the specific (and active) fibromyalgia discussions:
– Have you found anything to successfully treat fibromyalgia pain? https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/dealing-with-fibromyalgia-pain/
– Anyone with Chronic Pain, Fibromyalgia or Hypothyroidism tried Keto? https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/keto-diet/
– Fibromyalgia pain: Let's connect https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/fibromyalgia-pain-28e002/

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Thank you very much. I'll check it out. Take care!

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