Many people struggle with multiple symptoms. The more symptoms that you have, especially vague symptoms like dizziness, fatigue, burning of urination, bloating, vague abdominal pains, constipation, diarrhoea, and, of course, chronic pain, the more likely you qualify for the diagnosis of fibromyalgia.
The more pain and the more widespread your symptoms, the more likely your limbic system is lit up, aroused, see the video on the home page. Part of the limbic system is your hypothalamus – major stress area – and even emotional stress can cause production of ADH – Anti-diuretic Hormone. You may notice you retain water, causing swelling of fingers, toes, hands, feet even ankles.
I have shared videos on Fibromyalgia (click the blue).
New article supports a genetic basis so Fibromyalgia: Article.
Another reason – I have learned that we all have a switch in our genes that can be turned on by trauma- even when your mother is pregnant in her third trimester. Switching this gene on leads to an increase in proteins that cause inflammation.
Irritable Bowel Disease
Irritable bowel disease, or functional bowel syndrome, is a disease that needs to be diagnosed by exclusion. This means that you can be told you have irritable bowel disease when your health care provider is pretty certain that you don’t have a serious disease. It can’t be diagnosed with and X-ray or scope or blood tests.
What causes it? Your bowel is dependent on information from nervous and hormones in the blood and gut. These nerves and hormones are influenced by many things, including stress. Chronic pain causes stress. Medications taken for pain can influence the bowel. Treating your body for stress can help your gut.
Psyillium fibre works for constipation and diarrhoea. It binds the stool if you have diarrhoea and the increase in fibre helps if you have constipation. If you are older, it is advisable to take a stool softener as well, as too much fibre can block the bowel. Psyllium fibre absorbs medication so it should be taken with meals or in between medications. It takes a while to work and you have to use it every single day. It is safe to use for ever if you have irritable bowel syndrome. I suggest the powder, not capsules. I think you need to take way too many capsules for it to be effective.
If none of this works, or if you are interested in more information, then try this website: https://www.theibsnetwork.org/diet/fodmaps/
Of course you need to speak to your health care provider to make sure there isn’t another sort of problem.
Not all healthcare providers agree on causes or treatments of these complex conditions
Here is another way to view Widespread Pain, Fatigue, Fibromyalgia and Irritable Bowel Syndrome
If you are interested in this approach, you could try his next video below