Fibromyalgia and Low Body Temp

Photo via Sxc.huWhile researching the subject of low body temperature in fibromyalgia I came across  a very interesting blog post by Dr. David Jernigan.  Some of this is technical and I got lost in the middle some but it is an interesting theory.  Here is the link so you can read it yourself.  Let me know what you think.

http://davidjernigan.blogspot.com/2010/03/fibromyalgia-and-low-body-temperature.html

Dr. Robert Kidd, a former emergency medicine physician who later spent many years researching and then integrating into his traditional medical practices osteopathy, naturopathy and chiropractic, “has observed that all fibromyalgia patients have low body temperatures (even with normal thyroid function). Dr Kidd’s policy therefore is to approach fibromyalgia as a hypometabolic state, and likely a variant that affects primarily muscles. In other words, something is slowing the metabolism and that is what is making the muscles ache.” (http://rfkidd.com/fibromyalgia.htm) KMLE Medical Dictionary defines, in part, a hypometabolic state as “A rare state of reduced metabolism with symptoms resembling hypothyroidism but with some tests for thyroid gland function normal”.

The thing that interests me in that definition is the slowed metabolism since slowed metabolism also results in weight gain and I know a lot of us have had that issue along with fibro.  All this makes me think.  And part of what I think is that while interesting, this presents yet another potential cause of fibromyalgia.

I don’t know about you but I get tired of reading about potential causes.  I’m ready to read about a cure!

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