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.
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.
John Claude Krusz and Teri Robert
About Ask the Clinician:
Dr.Krusz is a recognized expert in the fields of headache and migraine treatment and pain treatment. Each week, he and Lead Expert Teri Robert, team up to answer your questions about headaches and Migraines. You can read more about Dr. Krusz or more about Teri Robert. If you have a question for this section of our site, please click HERE. Accepted questions will be answered by publishing the answers here. No questions will be answered privately.
Please note: We cannot handle emergencies or diagnose via the Internet. Please do not ask us to diagnose; see your physician for diagnosis.
We hope you find this general medical and health information useful, but this Q & A is meant to support not replace the professional medical advice you receive from your doctor. For all personal medical andhealth matters, including decisions about diagnoses, medications andother treatment options, you should always consult your doctor. See full Disclaimer.
Published On: April 07, 2007