Fibromyalgia/CFS can be caused by a wide range of factors. All of which your doctor or practitioner will most likely not be able to diagnose.
Only doctors and therapists who are experts in the treatment and management of these conditions will have the time, testing equipment, and experience to tell you the most likely causes and provide you with an accurate diagnosis and prognosis.
Recent research points towards a variety of triggers that are prevalent in these conditions.
1/ a chronic bacterial infection that has overwhelmed the ability of your immune system to cope. You can become infected through a variety of means. The sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems are compromised and damaged. The condition is then maintained and exacerbated by a musculoskeletal imbalance in the thoracic region causing irritation of the surrounding nerve ganglia.
2/ a viral/chemical exposure that entered your system causing injury to your brain and spinal cord, simultaneously leaving your sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems in a state of chaos. The condition is then maintained and exacerbated by a musculoskeletal imbalance in the thoracic region causing irritation of the surrounding nerve ganglia.
3/ a viral/chemical exposure that entered your system causing temporary brain injury to the area of the brain that deals with the immune response.
Types 1 and 2 will cause the most prolonged type of fibromyalgia/CFS, and type 3 is primarily related to the postviral PVFS type of disease caused by EBV, in otherwise healthy patients, this will generally dissipate within 6 months to one year and need not necessarily result in or be classified as Fibromyalgia/CFS.
So what is the strategy that will improve the symptoms caused by type 1 and 2 by 300%?
The strategy that I am going to outline is multiple and it is for a reason.
Fibromyalgia/CFS of type 1 etiology will have been triggered by borellia burgdorferi or a sub-strain or mycoplasma infection, or ehrlichiosis, babesiosis, or a host of other infectious agents. Note that I use the word activated and not caused.
There is currently a lot of research on Lyme disease and similar infections as a theory and subdivision of research into Fibromyalgia and CFS.
These infections can occur together with others and a variety of others that are beyond the scope of this document. If you have been traveling in tropical or subtropical regions prior to the onset of your condition, you should present primarily to a tropical disease clinic.
For the purposes of this document, I am concentrating on the viral and bacterial infections that cause fibromyalgia/CFS symptoms in North American/Canadian states and European countries.
Bacterial infections are notoriously difficult to diagnose, being transmitted by a variety of ticks and insects. Chances are your doctor won’t even attempt a diagnosis.
However, and this is key what we are trying to achieve. The main treatment is the same for fibromyalgia and CFS types 1 and 2, but a separate regimen can be added to treat type 1 which will facilitate faster overall recovery.
Why is this, what is happening?
A healthy and functional immune system should be able to cope with these bacterial and viral invasions or chemical exposure over a period of time.
When bacterial invasion is suspected, a short course of antibiotics should be adequate to restore the patient to health.
Similarly, with viral/chemical invasion we don’t have the luxury of antibiotics, but a normal immune system coupled with the body’s normal defense mechanisms and organs of elimination should get your system regular within a few weeks, in fact almost the entire population shows evidence. of being carriers of borrelia and its subtypes, so there is no doubt that the presence of these organisms is certainly NOT the direct cause of fibromyalgia and CFS.
So why do these agents trigger fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome seemingly randomly in a significant percentage of people?
Our theory is that a chronic infection of these types may, in those predisposed, be the trigger for an episode of fibromyalgia/CFS and, in fact, be a maintenance factor in the etiology of the disease in the same way that it is known to viral and chemical attacks trigger an episode.
None of these agents are by themselves the cause. Most Lyme patients make a full recovery within a few months. Most viral episodes and chemical exposures are treated in the short to medium term by the body’s normal defenses.
The cause of these prolonged episodes of fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome that can last for years or even a lifetime, is that at the time of exposure in those patients, the body’s immune and nervous system was compromised musculoskeletally, known as the Autonomic Nervous. .
Sorry for the unscientific language, but it’s actually a pretty effective analogy.
This article continues on:
What causes fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome? : Part 2