Date: 2013-08-13 12:23 am (UTC)
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Very cool. And good to keep up with the research. Thanks!

I should also possibly add an article an LJ friend recently came across:

http://www.examiner.com/article/small-fiber-polyneuropathy-found-fibromyalgia-patients

The article claims that may people diagnosed with fibromyalgia may actually have something else called "small fiber polyneruopathy." The study found that there's a much higher instance of it in fibro patients, anyway, and the symptoms are such that it's possible that people with SFPN are actually being misdiagnosed as fibro patients.

I talked to my endocrinologist about it. He said it's a condition where decreased blood flow (such as happens with diabetics and pre-diabetics) causes nerve damage. Diabetics are warned about this as a complication of the disease. We often lose sensitivity in the extremities, develop problems with sight, etc. But it seems that in some cases the damage can present itself as pain.

It doesn't seem likely to me, and the doc (who is one of the best docs I go to) didn't think it was likely for my specific case. But there may be something to it, so it's worth knowing about.
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