Fibromyalgia Makes Migraines Worse

Cort

Founder of Health Rising and Phoenix Rising
Staff member
Not great news but it makes sense. In a Q&A a doctor says fibromyalgia doesn't cause migraines but having it sure can make them worse? How? By add an additional stressor (fibromyalgia) to a problem (migraine) which can be reactivated by stress
  • http://www.healthcentral.com/migraine/c/9924/175801/migraines-fibromyalgia/
  • An important point is that even though comorbid conditions - migraine and fibromyalgia in your case - don't cause each other, they can impact each other. You may find that when you have a fibromyalgia flare, you have more migraine attacks. This isn't because the fibromyalgia causes migraine disease; it's because anything that stresses the body can make us more susceptible to our migraine triggers. Triggers that might not be strong enough to trigger a migraine when you're not having a fibro flare may be strong enough then because the fibro flare is putting stress on your body. Some migraine triggers are avoidable, once you know that they're triggers for you. One of the best ways to identify triggers is by maintaining a migraine diary. For information on how to do this and a downloadable diary workbook, see
Migraines are pretty common in FM. If you had migraines before you got FM - are they worse now, unchanged (or better?)?
 

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