The role of genetics in developing chronic pain is still being researched and better understood. However, there is a tentative belief that a genetic risk factor may exist. Also being examined is the genetics behind the actual condition - the biology of chronic pain. In this case, certain genes and hormones seem to be behind pain.
Alcohol intolerance is a feature of both fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) that we rarely see in symptoms lists. Yet most people who have FM or ME/CFS find that they can no longer drink much, if any, alcohol. While a few are able to occasionally have one or two drinks with only minimal problems, for others even a very…