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

Jacob Teitelbaum, MD

is one of the world's leading integrative medical authorities on fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue. He is the lead author of four research studies on their treatments, and has published numerous health & wellness books, including the bestseller on fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome From Fatigued to Fantastic! and his newer The Fatigue and Fibromyalgia Solution.  Dr. Teitelbaum is one of the most frequently quoted fibromyalgia experts in the world and appears often as a guest on news and talk shows nationwide including Good Morning America, The Dr. Oz Show, Oprah & Friends, CNN, and Fox News Health. 

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