As I've discussed in the past, numerous infections can trigger fibromyalgia and CFS. This study looked at 185 people with hepatitis C (a viral infection of the liver) and found that a dramatic 57% of them also had fibromyalgia — and hepatitis C is getting so common that the CDC is considering recommending that all baby boomers be screened for it!
Read the full article at NCBI.
"Prevalence of Fibromyalgia Among Patients with Chronic Hepatitis C Infection: Relationship to Viral Characteristics and Quality of Life." Ausaf M, et al. Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology, May/June 2012, Volume 46, Issue 5, p. 407-412
Jacob Teitelbaum, M.D. 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 From Fatigued to Fantastic! and 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.