Wife, Mother, Home School Teacher, and all that goes with it!

I have no doubt SPD is real, but am curious if anyone has made a connection between SPD and fibromyalgia syndrome? I have fibromyalgia and have many of the symptoms listed here. Both my sons have many of these symptoms as well and my oldest has been diagnosed with fibromyalgia. Like SPD, fibromyalgia is a "syndrome" that as of yet is lacking in scientific evidence and research.

Also the medical community and the rest of the world has been very slow to accept it as "real". Most with fibromyalgia experience the symptoms of SPD, although along with that they suffer from immune and endocrine problems, and metabolic syndromes as well as the neurological issues. So maybe that's what differentiates fibromyalgia from SPD? In other words, does SPD involve immune problems and problems with endocrine functions?

If SPD and fibromyalgia are related or one in the same, it would seem wise for people dealing with these problems/syndromes to join together and perhaps this would help expedite research and give more validity to the existence of these conditions?

I'm curious to hear other views on this and thanks for a very informative and helpful website!

HeartPrints, California

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Feb 17, 2010
by: Anonymous

Thanks for sharing your question. I really don't know much about fibromyalgia(?) but I am going to look into it! My son has recently been having knee pain when he runs and we aren't sure why. We are doing some blood work and from there planning to see an orthopedic physician. He falls to the group holding his knees and crys when he's made to run. There seems to be alot of things related in someway or another to SPD. Hopefully we will soon have more answers!

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