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Possible Contributing Factors to Fibromyalgia

by Gary F. Zeolla
(a.k.a. Reepicheep)

The following message was posted in the "alt.med.fibromyalgia" Newsgroup.

I have been putting together a list of all of the *possible* contributing factors to the various symptoms of fibromyalgia. I am planning on taking this list with me when I go to see a naturopath next Friday (9/14/01). I am hoping to have him test me for as many of these possibilities as he can. Whatever he can’t test more for I will then have my primary care physician test for when I go to see him September 26.

I know some of these possibilities are controversial, and some of them might be a little off of the wall. But I am not looking for *the* explanation, just any factor that might worsen or contribute to FM pain and fatigue. If I can understand better what might be contributing factors, then that will help narrow down treatment options.

I’ve developed this list from what I have read in posts in this group, on the Web, and in a couple of books on FM I now have. Some of these items the naturopath has even mentioned on his radio show, both when I called in to ask him about FM and when I’ve heard others calling in about it. So I know he will be familiar with at least some of these, and even says he has treatments for them.

I’m posting this list in hopes of getting comments as to which are mostly likely to be a factor, which are less likely, and most of all, to see if anyone has something to add to the list.

Allergies (food and environmental)
Nutrient deficiencies (especially magnesium, vitamin B12)
Amino acid deficiencies
Lyme disease
Lactic acid build-up
Liver toxicity
Heavy metals toxicity
Sleep disturbances/ lack of deep (stage 4) sleep
Digestive disturbances/ inadequate digestion
Leaky gut syndrome
Fungal, yeast overgrowth
Parasite infection
Low adrenal, thyroid function
Hormonal imbalances (e.g. low DHEA, growth hormone)
Abnormal levels of neurotransmitters (e.g. serotonin, melatonin, norepinephrine, dopamine)
Emotional factors

Any feedback would be appreciated. And I will let the group know how things go at the naturopath’s afterwards. If any one is interested, the naturopath I’m going to is Dr. James Winer at his Pain Release Clinic.

See Naturopath Appointment for Fibromyalgia for a follow-up to the above message.

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Disclaimer: The material presented in this article is intended for educational purposes only. The author is not offering medical or legal advice. Accuracy of information is attempted but not guaranteed. Before undertaking any treatment program, one should consult your doctor. The author is in no way responsible or liable for any bodily harm, physical, mental, or emotional, that results from following any of the advice in this article.

Possible Contributing Factors to Fibromyalgia. Copyright 2001 by Gary F. Zeolla.

The above Newsgroup Post was posted on this Web site September 8, 2001.

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