Can you trace the beginning of your Fibromyalgia symptoms to a time shortly following a virus you contracted?
Time to take another look at the Fibromyalgia-virus connection.
This is a topic we have discussed before in relation to the Epstein Barr Virus.
Recently, a reader sent me an email sharing with me that she developed FMS symptoms after a bout with Fifth disease back in 1972.
Fifth disease is a viral infection caused by the parvovirus B19, and is most often contracted in childhood although, adults can contract it as well.
It is usually fairly mild in nature, but like the EBV, can cause long-term health issues in some adults with already weakened immune systems.
In fact, the complications sound eerily similar to arthritis and FMS symptoms.
Specifically; pain and swelling in the joints of the hands/knees/feet.
Many healthcare professionals deny that viruses can linger in the system and cause problems such as Fibromyalgia.
Well, we know (some of us personally) that many physicians deny the reality of FMS altogether!
But, even the CDC lays out the issues of Fifth’s disease regarding the FMS like symptoms as being real.
So, how far of a stretch is it to assume viruses like these develop into what we know as Fibromyalgia?
Well, if indeed one of the causes of your FMS is a virus that lingers around your Vagus Nerve, it can’t hurt to purposely exercise the nerve to help strengthen it:Do viruses that linger around the Vagus Nerve have the potential to cause Fibromyalgia? Click To Tweet
One of the reasons I developed FMS and CFS was due to a re-activating EBV virus I contracted long ago.
Has your FMS diagnosis been connected to a virus?
If so, what was it?
Did your doctor offer any advice regarding treatment and/or healing methods?
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