Small-fiber neuropathy and fibromyalgia

Other known causes can be:

diabetes mellitus or glucose intolerance .
Sjogren’s syndrome
inflammatory bowel disease
Guillain-Barre syndrome variant
nutritional deficiencies
celiac disease
Lyme disease
HIV-1 infection
hereditary conditions including Fabry disease
alcohol abuse or toxins .
Or unknown cause: idiopathic.

In conclusion

Nerve dysfunction is not unknown to fibromyalgia. Thermal allodynia is a common symptom whereby people with fibromyalgia will experience sharp, burning or tinging pain from heat or cold hypersensitivity. Allodynia by itself occurs as well where the scalp or other areas can become extremely sensitive for certain durations. Now perhaps it is not this at all. Perhaps it small fiber neuropathy and that is why this study is particularly interesting. We know that medications such as Lyrica and Cymbalta are used to treat the condition and also benefit some people with fibromyalgia which suggests neuropathy could be a could explanation for the pain. The question would be what is causing the damage. Certainly a good avenue for future research.

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