Today is Fibromyalgia Awareness Day. Actually, it’s also Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (otherwise known as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome) Awareness Day.
Both Fibromyalgia and ME/CFS are nasty relatives of migraine. Fibromyalgia in particular is a well-known comorbid condition with migraine. How exactly these interact is a complicated issue.
We do know that chronic headache and/or migraine conditions are very common in patients with fibromyalgia. There are also many treatments common to both.
If you can get a proper diagnosis of ME/CFS and/or Fibromyalgia, your doctor may be able to help you get treatments that are more likely to help with migraine as well. If your doctor can have a more full knowledge of your medical history, she has a better chance of finding treatments that work.
Here is a little more information:
- Is Migraine a "Symptom" of Fibromyalgia?
- Insomnia is not "normal" (read Nikki’s comment below)
- Delayed Food Allergies – One Specialist Speaks Out (videos) – Can food impact migraine and fibromyalgia symptoms?