Lupus Fibromyalgia, so similar, it is easy to get a wrong diagnoses. You could have one or the other or both and be diagnosed as the wrong one. Even worse, you could have both.
There are commonalities and differences between the two. Although you will need a doctor to diagnoses the difference, the good news is water cures can help both. Both are rheumatic conditions.
Note: In our research, much of the information on the web regarding lupus and fibromyalgia is inaccurate, incomplete or out dated. We try to use the latest research data along with old fashioned common sense. In all things, we look for a holistic approach to solve health problems. At this writing (April, 2013), we have many new findings that are not on other sites.
The reason for confusion in diagnosing the two is the commonalities. Lupus and fibromyalgia have similar symptoms. Even worse, sometimes people get both.Symptoms Lupus Many of the symptoms of lupus resemble other kinds of arthritis. Lupus is difficult to diagnose on its own. Lupus affects 10-19 times more women than men. You can get it at any age but it usually is diagnosed between the ages of 8 and 45 years old.
Most of the symptoms of fibromyalgia that will be similar to lupus are similar to systemic lupus.
Lupus and fibromyalgia both have muscle pain, joint pain, brain fog and fatigue. Both affect more women than men. Fibromyalgia can easily be mistaken as lupus. One in four with lupus could also have symptoms of fibromyalgia. No doubt this is why you searched for Fibromyalgia
Both have flair ups and remissions
Both are easily confused and diagnosed as the other.
Lupus predisposes one to fibromyalgia but fibromyalgia does not predispose you to lupus.
Lupus is considered an autoimmune disease that causes inflammation
Lupus can attack your organs
Can cause bald patches on your scalp
Lupus causes pain
Fibromyalgia is a neurological condition and clinically is not associated with inflammation. There is an increase in inflammation markers with fibromyalgia. You will be told that fibromyalgia will not attack your organs. This is not accurate.Important to Note: If you have fibromyalgia, you have an increased risk of angina, heart attack, stroke and peripheral vascular disease. Water Cures works for all of these.
Misdiagnoses could result in ineffective treatment and could be harmful.
Read on to take a closer look at Lupus Fibromyalgia.
Fibromyalgia is considered to be arthritis of the skin. The differences help distinguish if you have lupus fibromyalgia, lupus or fibromyalgia. Additionally, fibromyalgia is marked by headaches, muscle aches, tenderness and pain and numbness and tingling in the hands and feet. Stomach aches are also a symptom of fibromyalgia.
Aches and pain are a normal part of life for many. You may experience them after a work out or strenuous work. When the pain is constant and lasts for more than 3 months, when the tenderness is throughout the body, fibromyalgia is considered. Areas where the pain is most common are the neck, spine, shoulders and hips.
Yes, There is Inflammation With Fibromyalgia
Contrary to most writings on the subject, fibromyalgia causes inflammation. The reason some think not is that there is no visible indications of inflammation. The inflammation factors are measurable and they are there. Recognizing this is key to finding a solution to lupus fibromyalgia or fibromyalgia or lupus.
The difference is where the inflammation is causing trouble. In fibromyalgia, the inflammation evidentially is affecting the nerves.
Fibromyalgia does not cause skin rashes as does lupus. However, Fibromyalgia does increase the risk of organ damage, bones or tissue as does lupus. Those suffering form fibromyalgia have increased risk of angina, heart attack, stroke and peripheral vascular disease. These increase risks could be due to the increase in inflammatory chemicals the body releases.
So, unlike what you will read elsewhere, yes, fibromyalgia can damage the bones, heart and blood vessels. The end result is tertiary and thus not considered a direct or even indirect cause at this point in much of the research. 1
The medications that treat lupus provide little benefit to those suffering from fibromyalgia.
If you have lupus, you may experience the symptoms of fibromyalgia. If you have fibromyalgia, you may not necessarily have the symptons of lupus. For some, they are even initially diagnosed as having fibromyalgia before the diagnoses of lupus is determined.
The extreme is to have lupus fibromyalgia. If you do, do not fear, water cures works for both. There is even books on this subject written by Dr Batmanghelidj, MD. Much of the information contained in his book is here. We have added and will continue to add the latest information relating to lupus fibromyalgia as it becomes available.
If you have fibromyalgia, the common wisdom is that exercise is the best treatment. We agree but add one more treatment to the regimen. We will add water and unprocessed sea salt dissolved in the mouth prior to drinking the water. In our experience, those with lupus, fibromyalgia or both have been in a state of chronic fluid and electrolyte imbalance. This means they have not been drinking enough water, eating enough of the right kind of salt or are consuming too much of the foods that further dehydrate the body.
People with out the pain of fibromyalgia who use the water cures protocol find that even with extreme work outs, they have no pain afterword but still experience the runners high.
With fibromyalgia, the time it takes to eliminate the pain can take longer.
Warning: Medications to treat fibromyalgia and lupus have side effects. It may be difficult to distinguish between the symptoms and the side effects.
Water Cures has side effects too. If done correctly, you will have increased energy, improved mood, decrease pain in as little as 24 hours, improved sleep, decreased need to go to the bathroom, and over all feeling better.
Some have noted the loss of unwanted weight.
Most with high blood pressure have found that it will normalize within on week and have found they no longer need medication to accomplish the same.
If you experience any of these and they are unwanted side effects, simply stop using water cures and go back to the way you had previously been doing things and your old symptoms should resume in a short time.
35 Years of Fibromyalgia, No More, Thanks Water Cures
At 65, Fay was suffering with fibromyalgia for 35 years, every day a struggle.
Then, learning how the water cure works, well, here is what she said, "By the second day I started feeling a change in my pain. I could hardly believe it."