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Fibro Hereditery?

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  • Posted By: shutterbugg
  • March 7, 2008
  • 00:01 AM

My mom has Frbro. She has suffered from it since she was about 20. There was this time when I was six when she had to take months off of work to get diagnosed. She tells me she can't remember I time when she's not in pain. And its scary watching what she is going through but I can say she's really strong: she still works as a teacher and most of the times you wouldn't know she has such a debilitating condition.
I am 17. When I turned 16, I started experiencing headaches. These headaches would last for two weeks at a time. Sometimes I'd have trouble concentrating. Eventually, I started having this burning feeling in my skin. All over my body. My tongue and eyes would feel as if they were on fire. My face was the worse. I went through a bout of Irritable Bowel Syndrome as well as Cystitis. I hd unexplained abdominal pain. I have had extreme jaw pain to the point I couldn't open my mouth. Now it would seem like I have Occipital Neuralgia. I have shooting pains in my head, and neck pain. Recently a friend tried to give me a shoulder massage and there was this spot near to my blades that made me want to cry out in pain every time she touched. I have Tendonitis in my hands which is really debilitating in school as I have issues writing exams. Very recently the tendonitis has started in my ankles. My knees constantly hurt, made me quit ballet. Most disturbing though it recently... I would have pain in my left foot. My muscles would feel as if they were pulling in so much that I couldn't sleep as well as constant lower back pain, if I pressed on my spine there even slightly it'd hurt. My ears are always full and stuffy, I have tinnitus and chronic sinusitis. My mom says she can relate to most of these things but I want to know if fibro can be passed down. My pain is in no way widespread but over the past year I have seen an increase in the intensity of the pain and the areas which hurt. I am very scared that as I get older the pain will become worse.
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  • My mom has Frbro. She has suffered from it since she was about 20. There was this time when I was six when she had to take months off of work to get diagnosed. She tells me she can't remember I time when she's not in pain. And its scary watching what she is going through but I can say she's really strong: she still works as a teacher and most of the times you wouldn't know she has such a debilitating condition.I am 17. When I turned 16, I started experiencing headaches. These headaches would last for two weeks at a time. Sometimes I'd have trouble concentrating. Eventually, I started having this burning feeling in my skin. All over my body. My tongue and eyes would feel as if they were on fire. My face was the worse. I went through a bout of Irritable Bowel Syndrome as well as Cystitis. I hd unexplained abdominal pain. I have had extreme jaw pain to the point I couldn't open my mouth. Now it would seem like I have Occipital Neuralgia. I have shooting pains in my head, and neck pain. Recently a friend tried to give me a shoulder massage and there was this spot near to my blades that made me want to cry out in pain every time she touched. I have Tendonitis in my hands which is really debilitating in school as I have issues writing exams. Very recently the tendonitis has started in my ankles. My knees constantly hurt, made me quit ballet. Most disturbing though it recently... I would have pain in my left foot. My muscles would feel as if they were pulling in so much that I couldn't sleep as well as constant lower back pain, if I pressed on my spine there even slightly it'd hurt. My ears are always full and stuffy, I have tinnitus and chronic sinusitis. My mom says she can relate to most of these things but I want to know if fibro can be passed down. My pain is in no way widespread but over the past year I have seen an increase in the intensity of the pain and the areas which hurt. I am very scared that as I get older the pain will become worse.Any opinions? Hi Shutterbug, Yes, the causes can be inherited. My three kids had almost identical problems as mine. I am now outright cured of FMS. Want to know how? Come on over and check the list of symptoms and how to cure yourself and mom. http://forums.wrongdiagnosis.com/showthread.php?p=120995&posted=1#post120995
    Freddd 3576 Replies
    • September 28, 2008
    • 11:32 PM
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  • Maybe not the disease, but the trait that sets u up for it should you encounter prolonged pain or stress.My mom had it - but she did not develop it until after lung surgery in her early 60's. She had the lung thing, then was attacked by a patient and got a neck injury. My sister has it. Hers started about age 38 - 1 car wreck - hurt her cervical spine - then her young daughter got cancer - then boom, second car wreck, something flying hit her in the back of the neck - rupturing the cervical vertebra - she had a lot of pain and stress, same time.When I got it, about age 40, I think aspartame withdrawal, combined with chronic pain from an ankle and nerve damage in that ankle - and then my mom died - all just right together. Don't think it was mom dying as much as just chronic pain that was not well treated.Doc didn't seem to believe me - I had neuropathy but wasn't diabetic? Must be faking. After a year, my insurance let me have a nerve study, and it was very, very bad. THEN, and ONLY THEN, did they start giving me decent pain meds. I think feeling that unbearable pain day in and day out rewired me somehow.
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  • Maybe not the disease, but the trait that sets u up for it should you encounter prolonged pain or stress. My mom had it - but she did not develop it until after lung surgery in her early 60's. She had the lung thing, then was attacked by a patient and got a neck injury. My sister has it. Hers started about age 38 - 1 car wreck - hurt her cervical spine - then her young daughter got cancer - then boom, second car wreck, something flying hit her in the back of the neck - rupturing the cervical vertebra - she had a lot of pain and stress, same time. When I got it, about age 40, I think aspartame withdrawal, combined with chronic pain from an ankle and nerve damage in that ankle - and then my mom died - all just right together. Don't think it was mom dying as much as just chronic pain that was not well treated. Doc didn't seem to believe me - I had neuropathy but wasn't diabetic? Must be faking. After a year, my insurance let me have a nerve study, and it was very, very bad. THEN, and ONLY THEN, did they start giving me decent pain meds. I think feeling that unbearable pain day in and day out rewired me somehow. Hi Hadriana, That is often how these things are triggered, by an illness or disease and we are pushed over the edge. That is precisely what happens with certain kinds of b12 deficiencies. Come on over to the b12 deficiency forum and find out how to heal the neuropathies and rewduce neurological pain as manyu of us have.http://forums.wrongdiagnosis.com/showthread.php?p=169698#post169698
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