Is this Fibromyalgia?

You might think that your doctor would tell you if you have Fibromyalgia. Unfortunately Fibromyalgia isn’t always easy to diagnose. Fibromyalgia has many different symptoms, and they don’t all arrive at one time. Usually Fibromyalgia comes on slowly.

But what if you only have a few symptoms, are there early signs of Fibromyalgia?

Yes, there are early signs of Fibromyalgia

For instance, Fibromyalgia often starts with digestive problems.

In balances in the gut, even mild digestive problems or food sensitivities show that the gut bacteria (the microbiome) may not be functioning as well as it should do.

Surgery is another trigger. As I explain in the book, the nervous system can be switched into a more activated state where small injuries or nerve damage can lead to increased pain sensitivity.

If you have had an injury or surgery, and you have pain that is spreading away from the original injury, then you may be heading towards Fibromyalgia. This can be reversed by understanding the Fibromyalgia process.

We know that:

  •  It is very common to find a history of IBS in clients with Fibromyalgia
  • The person has probably had a period of time when they were very stressed or working too hard.
  • Fibromyalgia can be triggered by multiple surgeries.
  • Fibromyalgia happens often in people who have experienced an early life adversity (ACE).
  • Symptoms may occur for many years, before the whole pattern emerges.

So why would all these apparently random events create the Fibromyalgia condition? 

It seems that if the body is slightly out of balance, one final event can trigger a Fibromyalgia state to occur.

People may slowly develop various symptoms, without realising that these symptoms might be the beginning of Fibromyalgia.

Often a diagnosis doesn’t happen until the person finally develops painful joints and is sent to see a Rheumatology consultant.

In my book I take you through explanations for all of these symptoms, and offer suggestions and natural self help tools that you can do at home.