Top 75 Migraine and Headache Questions, #64

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    Hi, I'm just wanting to see what you think the link is between Fibromyalgia and migraines. I was diagnosed 14 years ago. I've never had a MRI. But I've had a lot of pain and tried a lot of drugs that don't help. Of course I know migraines is a part of Fibromyalgia I've been told. I can help in one way , I do believe hereditary plays a big role in the process. My grandmother had seizures, my mother has Fibromyalgia , my sister has Fibromyalgia , I have a lot of cousins and nieces and nephews that have seizures, bipolar, ADD, epilepsy. I do Believe there is a big connection, just wanted to know what you thought, and can you give me any advice? Basically the quality of life is not very good.


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    Answer:

    Hello;


    A lot of people with Fibromyalgia symptoms also have headaches, including Migraines so that is not a stretch. (It should be noted, however, that Migraines are not a part of Fibromyalgia. Migraine is a genetic neurological disease, not a part of Fibromyalgia. As with some other diseases, it's not uncommon for people to have both Migraine disease and Fibromyalgia.) Beyond that, it is unclear to me what FMS really is although I think some people do not process painful signals out, as is the case (in my opinion) with people who suffer from headaches. I would seek the services of your local headache expert, if at all possible.


    Good luck,
    John Claude Krusz and Teri Robert



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Published On: April 07, 2007