immunesystemandfibro

Strengthening Your Immune System Helps Prevent Fibromyalgia Flares

When the symptoms are in their worst of conditions, fibromyalgia flares take a long time to recover. There is very little you can do other than waiting for the flare to pass. The only way to stop a fibromyalgia flare is to prevent it from starting. Do you know your immune system has a big role to play in recovering from fibromyalgia flares?

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How does a fibromyalgia flare feel like?

In a nutshell, fibromyalgia flare occurs when you experience a sudden increase in severity of fibromyalgia symptoms and it feels almost like contracting a virus or flu. You get a feverish feeling with worsening muscle pain, muscle spasmn, headaches and fatigue.

Though the cause of fibromyalgia flare remains unclear, it could be due to an episode of a secondary symptom of fibromyalgia such as irritable bowel syndrome episode, a reaction to chemicals, a food allergy, depression and stress, yeast overgrowth etc.


Is fibromyalgia an autoimmune disease?

Majority of the symptoms related to fibromyalgia is more or less similar to immune system disorders like ankylosing spondylitis, rheumatoid arthritis and lupus. Since there is no definite cause to fibromyalgia, it is still a mystery whether the chronic pain disorder is an autoimmune disorder or not. At times, it has been found that when your immune system is going weak, chances of fibromyalgia are higher and however, there is no scientific evidence to substantiate it as yet.


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