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link between toxoplasmosis and fibromyalgia?

Has there been a link found between congenital toxoplasmosis and fibromyalgia. I have both. My eyes were affected and I suffer from mood disorders, and a host of other health troubles. I am 44.  And so I need brain scans to see if I have lesions?
Just wondering. Thanks
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As far as I know, no. The brain scans would probably be for the detection brain abnormalities that often crop up in fibromyalgia patients (issues with blood flow, gray matter loss--which may be the lesions you speak of, etc.).

I'll do some research to see if the two are related, but I don't think they are. If anything, the fact that you have fibromyalgia probably weakened your immune system and made you susceptible to contracting toxoplasmosis.

Feel better soon!
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Thanks for the post. Since I was born with the toxo and diagnosed with fibro at the age of 40. I was thinking that that the fribro might be a symptom of the toxo. I think your idea has merit. Thanks for looking into it.  Keep me posted. God Bless.
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i have toxoplasmosis and fibromyalgia as well, i recently found that immunocompromised people may suffer from lesions in their thalamus or cerebellum in the brain due to the toxoplasmosis. i wonder myself whether that could cause some of the symptoms of fibromyalgia. do you have any trouble with balance at all? im interested to know because i have terrible balance and its getting progressively worse and i know that the cerebellum is in control of balance. im quite interested to find out.
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I was diagnosed with toxo and fibro as well. Once my doctor cleared the toxo the fibro went away. I am happy to say that I have been pain free for 6 years.
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I too have both, but I only tested positive for iGg antibody, not the iGm so my doc said i have been exposed to the parasite, but i dont have the infection.  Is that true?  Not from what I have researched.

Do you have acute or chronic toxoplasmosis?  how did you get rid of it?

p.s. Exercise is amazing for fibromyalgia.  I know it sounds like the last thing you want to do, but it has worked wonders for my pain & fatigue...it is a good motivator when the only good days you have are gym days.
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Approximately 15 years ago I was diagnosed with a regenerated toxoplasmotic scar in my left eye.  I had laser surgery to stop the spread of the regenerated tissue.  I was diagnosed with fibro 4 years ago.  I have noted that others have mentioned balance issues.  I am very unbalanced, constantly exhausted, and in a depressed fog.  I would dearly love to know which medical speciality would/could help me.  As I read simular issues (listed above), I feel some small ray of hope.  ***@****
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I also had eye surgery and the infection spread over the laser dam they tried at my six week check up ! i have severe pain and diagnosed with fibro. i live with constant pain.  The doctors seem to be clueless and brush me off as imagining the pain. I constantly run a low grade fever and occasionally it jumps to over 101 degrees for days leaving me weak and feeling sickly. i wish i could find a doctor who would understand and help with my pain . i have been sickly my whole life and was not diagnosis till my late twenties. since than been on bactrim at least 5 times. do you have any info that may help
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