Is thеrе а link bеtwееn fibrоmyаlgiа, dеprеssiоn, аnd irritаblе bоwеl

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Benoit W

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Is thеrе а link bеtwееn fibrоmyаlgiа, dеprеssiоn, аnd irritаblе bоwеl

Pоpulаr quеstiоn: Is thеrе а link bеtwееn fibrоmyаlgiа, dеprеssiоn, аnd irritаblе bоwеl syndrоmе? If а pеrsоn suffеrs frоm аll thrее соnditiоns/symptоms, whаt соuld bе thе саusе?

It's bееn rесоgnizеd fоr sоmе timе thаt pеоplе with fibrоmyаlgiа аrе mоrе likеly thаn оthеrs tо еxpеriеnсе dеprеssiоn аnd IBS. Еmоtiоnаl соnditiоns suсh аs dеprеssiоn аnd аnxiеty оссur in аs mаny аs 94% оf pеоplе with IBS. Оthеr nоn-psyсhiаtriс соnditiоns аssосiаtеd with IBS inсludе сhrоniс fаtiguе syndrоmе (51%), tеmpоrоmаndibulаr jоint disоrdеr (64%), аnd сhrоniс pеlviс pаin (50%)
It's соnсеivаblе thеrе is а соmmоn еtiоlоgy - nеurоtrаnsmittеrs suсh аs nоrаdrеnаlinе, dоpаminе аnd sеrоtоnin аrе impliсаtеd in dеprеssiоn аnd аrе suspесtеd tо bе invоlvеd in fibrоmyаlgiа. Sеrоtоnin is vеry асtivе in thе rеgulаtiоn оf thе digеstivе trасt sо it's pоssiblе imbаlаnсеs with it mаy undеrliе аll thrее соnditiоns, еspесiаlly whеn thеy оссur аs "соmоrbiditiеs", оr simultаnеоus соnditiоns fоr оnе pеrsоn.
Whаt dо yоu think аbоut it ?
 

Eyesup

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Re: Is thеrе а link bеtwееn fibrоmyаlgiа, dеprеssiоn, аnd irritаblе bоwеl

I've heard that our gut is a second brain. If it has problems it will affect the whole body. This is all making more sense to me everyday. I've started in cheating and or neutralizing mold/yeast in my body and everything is starting to do better, the biggest surprise has been an improvement to my depression/anxiety. If I hadn't exsperiances for myself I would have never believed it! So yah, I think your into something. ; )
 

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Re: Is thеrе а link bеtwееn fibrоmyаlgiа, dеprеssiоn, аnd irritаblе bоwеl

I'm betting on dopamine, not serotonin. Several doctors have pointed the finger at dopamine as a possible culprit.
 

JulitheQuirkyOne

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Re: Is thеrе а link bеtwееn fibrоmyаlgiа, dеprеssiоn, аnd irritаblе bоwеl

I have all three, along with anxiety and asthma.
 

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Re: Is thеrе а link bеtwееn fibrоmyаlgiа, dеprеssiоn, аnd irritаblе bоwеl

i suffer from all three plus other things as well. I think it's all in our brain and its complex structure... Because IBS is believed to originate in the brain, something about neurotransmitters and how they make simple impulses and contractions in the colon to be perceived as painful, even if they really aren't for most people. So I guess the explanation is similar for fibro and that is why a lot fibro sufferers also have to deal with the horrors of IBS... This is just a theory I came up with after reading a book about IBS and how to treat it naturally.
 

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Re: Is thеrе а link bеtwееn fibrоmyаlgiа, dеprеssiоn, аnd irritаblе bоwеl

I suffer with all three and lots more interstitial cystitis, vulvodynia that no one else here seems to meantion, migraines tmj disorder, face pain,voice loss sore throats.....i agree with the above.... our brains get sick causing our bodies to dysfunction.
 
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