Article - Fibromyalgia may be a condition of the immune system not the brain – study
AlexTheLittleCat · 06/07/2021 21:47
Fibromyalgia may be a condition of the immune system not the brain – study
This is interesting for anyone with fibromyalgia/ME/CFS, it's linking the conditions as having a similar autoimmune cause.
Akire · 07/07/2021 10:13
That does sounds promising although just one study and up to 1 in 20 in the world!!!! You think financially it be worth it to get treatment for but guess pain killers make more money.
I suspect I have it but because of other conditions when I talk about all over body pain it just gets ignored. What a suprise.
ShirleyDab · 07/07/2021 10:31
This ties in with this recent article about an experimental drug
being trialled in Germany where it completely relieved symptoms similar to fibromyalgia symptoms that people with long covid suffer from:
'They then realised the BC 007 drug could also be of use in fighting off long Covid because it neutralises auto-antibodies, which attack the body and are common in coronavirus survivors plagued with persistent symptoms.
The unidentified man's lasting symptoms — fatigue, loss of taste and concentration problems — all improved rapidly.'
Fingers crossed something comes from this to end this misery soon.
Link to article.
TheFormidableMrsC · 07/07/2021 22:02
I've got a very lovely friend who has had Fibromyalgia for many years. I don't know how she copes. I always thought it was an auto-immune issue purely because of all the other auto-immune issues that she has that seem to have branched from the fibro. It can't be a coincidence that it's all related. Further, the terrifying level of medication she is prescribed makes no sense to me. I honestly don't know how she is still standing. What a bloody insult to tell somebody it's in their head. I am in awe of anybody who copes with this horrific condition. Let's hope there is some good news in the pipeline.
MarkRuffaloCrumble · 07/07/2021 22:09
I always thought fibro was a diagnosis of “we don’t know what else it is, so we’ll call it this” but like MrsC most people I know who suffer from it also have thyroid disease, EDS etc so this doesn’t come as a surprise to me at all.
What would come as a surprise is if this wonderful discovery makes it down the hierarchy to those of us suffering with poorly treated autoimmune conditions half our lives. More likely we’ll all be ignored as usually and it will only be used to help those with long covid because more of them are men
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