Adjust font size:

Site Search

The Hunger Project Bolen Report
Ohm Society

Questions for Dr. Kennedy
Welcome to Ask Dr. Kennedy. We encourage you to post your comments and questions here. We look forward to challenging questions as they are an education for us as well as for you. Please consider the following guidelines when posting:

Ask Dr. Kennedy is an educational service. Any medical advice on which you act should come directly from your personal physician.
Mention of any commercial products for sale will be removed.
Do not enter your title or message in ALL CAPS. If you do so, it will be removed.
Take care for your spelling, grammar, punctuation, and capitalization.
fibromyalgia/muscle wasting
Posted by: Nicole
Date: November 8, 2001 8:08 PM

I am a 24 yr.old female. My mother and I were diagnosed in 1991 with CFIDS and fibromyalgia. My mother, who has always been a small woman, now weighs in at 85 pounds and is a walking, talking skeleton. We have tried everything known to man to get weight back on her,nothing is working.I fear she will die. My question is: is fibromyalgia a muscle wasting disease and if so is there anything we can do.

Edited 7 time(s). Last edit at June 11, 2007 4:20 AM by Dr. Kennedy.

RE: fibromylasia/muscle wasting
Posted by: Ron Kennedy, M.D.
Date: November 10, 2001 4:13 AM

Fibromyalgia is a mysterious disease in terms of cause and origin. Ultimately it is a disease of failure to produce energy. Muscle wasting can be a part of the picture in extreme cases and bear in mind I am not confirming or refuting a diagnosis of a person I do not know and have not evaluated. In wasting there is almost always a digestive component. Probably the best move you could make at this time would be to find a doctor who knows a lot about digestion and treating digestive disorders. It sounds like your mother may be starving for nutrition because she is (may be) unable to digest and assimilate her food.

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at June 11, 2007 4:20 AM by Dr. Kennedy.

This Thread has been closed


health healing information, physician medical library medical informaion, health, healing, advertising
(396 words)