Is it possible to have FM from childhood infections?

Published: February 21, 2014
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I was recently diagnosed with fibromyalgia at 46 years old. As I begin to read your book, From Fatigued to Fantastic, I am wondering if it's possible to have had CFS/fibromyalgia from an early age into adulthood. I have had many of the symptoms described since childhood and continuing into adulthood. It's not until adulthood that I started experiencing the pain aspect. I had chronic infections as a child-strep throat, ear infections, bladder infections,etc. My pediatrician even tested me for leukemia because I never seemed to be well. Her explanation was that I was "allergic" to my own bacteria. Thank you for your time.

Answer

Quite common, especially when there were frequent childhood antibiotics leading to Candida overgrowth in the gut, which sets the process in motion in many cases.

L&B,
Dr T

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