I just sent this message to my mailing list – (sign up on the home page). and see the results at the bottom.
Fibromyalgia is extremely complex, and I don’t think any one thing *causes* it.
However, sometimes I run into interesting correlations that I would like to explore further.
A few months back a friend told me that she thought her fibromyalgia was caused by hormone imbalances after years
of taking birth control pills.
Interesting! Because I also took birth control pills for
Also interesting because one of the reported benefits of
yoga is balancing of hormones, and yoga was one of the
major ways I got better.(I started with restorative yoga)
Today, I read that another friend of mine discovered that
her chronic fatigue syndrome was caused in part by
4 tooth extractions as a child.
Interesting! Because I also had 4 teeth pulled as a child.
My assumptions regarding tooth extractions would be that
both the physical act of having it done and the great
trauma and pain and tension associated with it would set up
trigger points in the jaw and neck and face.
Neck trigger points are the worst. worst. worst. worst.
And the fascia that covers the jaw muscles also covers
the neck muscles. Poking holes in jaw fascia (with novocaine
needles) could easily set up lines of scar tissue that
could start pulling funny on neck fascia.
So, my questions for you are:
Did you take birth control pills?
Did you have teeth extracted or much dental work done?
There are currently a few hundred people on this list.
I would love to hear from everyone. I will compile the
results and send them out.
It won’t prove anything, but it will be another notch
of knowledge in our belt.
If you just joined my list recently, you may be getting
this after the first time I ever sent it out.
That’s cool – I’d still like to hear from you. I’ll
just keep a running tally of comments I get and
sometimes post to let everyone know the updates.
So far, here’s the results from everyone who has responded
Never took birth control pills or had dental work: 1
Took Birth control pills: 9
Had Dental Work: 16
Took Pills and Had Dental work: 9
There is nothing scientific about this, and there is a good chance that most of the people who didn’t respond did not ever have lots of dental work or take birth control pills, and that’s why they didn’t bother to respond.
I did have one person say that she had the worst continuing pain after back fusion surgery – maybe that should be my next question. Have you ever had surgery?
new answers coming in about surgery
had surgery 2
had surgery, took pills, and dental work 3
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