Fibromyalgia can be caused by an Auto Immune Condition.
An autoimmune condition is where your immune system is attacking a part of your body, and in your case, it is most likely attacking multiple systems in your body including your thyroid gland, adrenal gland, nerves, joints and muscles. This is why you suffer with constant pain and chronic fatigue.
Let’s start with your thyroid because it controls your body’s metabolism. ALL OF IT and Hashimoto’s thyroiditis (aka. autoimmune thyroid) is the #1 cause of low thyroid in the U.S. Your immune system is attacking your thyroid, and it is killing it. You don’t have just a “thyroid” problem, you have an “immune” problem! Unfortunately, thyroid hormones do nothing for this autoimmune attack. You will continue to lose more and more of your thyroid by taking the medications. It is a slow, progressive, downward slide.
So the problem isn’t just your thyroid if you are fatigued, your adrenal glands if you are not sleeping, your joints, nerves and muscles if you are in pain: it is your immune system. You have an immune system problem, and you need to heal your immune system. The problem is medicine has no clue on how to heal your immune system.
There are two parts to your immune system, TH1 and TH2, and they should be in balance, kind of like a teeter-totter effect. One should not be higher than the other. If your immune system goes out of balance because of stress (physical, chemical or emotional), one system (TH1 or TH2) will become dominant and this will cause your immune system to attack your body. There are specific blood tests that can be run to determine if you are autoimmune and if one part of your immune system is dominant.
Now the problem with an autoimmune condition is it just doesn’t attack one area of your body, it can attack multiple areas of your body. It can attack your thyroid, causing extreme fatigue, your pancreas, causing diabetes, or it can attack your gut — your stomach lining, (causing IBS), or it can attack your joints (rheumatoid arthritis). It can attack your entire body! You need to be tested to see if you are having an autoimmune condition, and if that is what is causing your chronic pain and fatigue. You need to get to the root cause of what is causing your fibromyalgia!
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