How many people with fibromyalgia have headaches or migraines? I am sensitive to light both because of epilepsy, probably because of fibromyalgia as well, and because of being on the autism spectrum so I don't really know what causes what.
That's the thing about FM.........it is convoluted and involves many symptoms and often accompanies other diagnoses, and it's not really possible to come up with accurate causation between them. But in a way it really doesn't matter what causes what, the most important thing is to treat them in the best way you can, and using the absolute minimum of drugs to do so.How many people with fibromyalgia have headaches or migraines? I am sensitive to light both because of epilepsy, probably because of fibromyalgia as well, and because of being on the autism spectrum so I don't really know what causes what.
It's hard work, but I & my therapists have been pretty successful getting pains and more down by looking for triggers/causes. Sometimes you have to make do with just blind trying different treatment forms, like sunkacola says - and often that can then point to a cause etc.... e.g. GABA has definitely decreased my stiffness to 10-20%, which points to lack of serotonin? as a cause of heightened muscle tone (but not 'visible')? ... which helps look for further causes & treatments... which is an example for why I've built up a reference place of systematic lists of symptoms, causes & treatments, which I want to try to intertwine and hyperlink best sources to - "Just my personality" too - fun & helps me & praps others. ;-DI just am someone who likes to lump things into categories and know 'this causes that' and 'that causes this'. Just my personality.
Which I'd add means we do have a great deal (of a pool of symptoms) in common , but you're right, it often fogs over the big varieties and differences in symptoms & effective treatments... I always wonder whether the researchers will ever be able to differentiate subgroups. But even if, I doubt that will make it easier, e.g. from what I've read up to now I doubt other people whom GABA helps have the same constellation as I do - and yet GABA (and I spose serotonin) is obviously a central problem for me because it's improved 10 symptoms at the same time...Nothing consistent except that we have fibromyalgia.