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Fibromyalgia Complications

Can fibromyalgia make food allergies worse?

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  • Fibromyalgia may or may not make food allergies worse -- and vice versa. The causes of fibromyalgia are difficult to confirm, and symptoms can be different for each individual. If you have symptoms of fibromyalgia and food allergies, talk with your doctor to understand the most current information and the best course of action.
  • AMehmet Oz, MD, Cardiology, answered
    Fibromyalgia may well be related to food allergies, but it may work the other way as well: Food allergies might make your fibromyalgia symptoms worse. It's not true for everyone with fibromyalgia, but there is evidence that for some people, food allergies can trigger the onset of fibromyalgia or make an existing case worse. If you have food allergies and fibromyalgia, talk to your doctor about treating both conditions.
  • AVandana R. Sheth, Nutrition & Dietetics, answered on behalf of Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
    Fibromyalgia is a disorder associated with inflammation, muscle and joint pain, tenderness and fatigue.  Certain foods can cause an increase in inflammation and pain while others can reduce the symptoms.  Food allergens can often make the inflammation and pain worse.
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