An article was posted in the Washington Times Communities a week or so ago about how a couple of Doctors doing research and a study have found the cause of Fibromyalgia. Little googling and you can find the actual press release was back in June on the company’s website.
Their research in a nut shell (at least as I understand it) believes the cause comes from AV shunts in our hands and feet. These little guys act as thermostats to regulate temperature in our extremities. Doing this by controlling blood flow, which not only cools and heats but brings nutrients and takes away the trash from our muscles. When these do not work right temperature can go haywire affecting nerves and muscles, thus giving the multitude of Fibromyalgia symptoms. Also can cause build up of lactic acid in the muscles causing pain that can travel through out the body and overall fatigue.
It sounds interesting, and plausible to me with how I have felt. The biggest take away I see for those with fibromyalgia is that there is a cause and it is real, it is not just in your head as some would have you believe.
Just wanted to get this out there in case others with fibro haven’t seen it. Along with the article in July about there is now a blood test for Fibromyalgia, there is hope and people are working on it!
Original article: Fibromyalgia solved; a pathology, not in the mind
News Release: Fibromyalgia not in your Head
If you have Fibromyalgia what do you think about a cause being found?