I have recently been diagnosed with Fibromyalgia (after 25 years) and have a son diagnosed as on the autistic spectrum. I am noticing that he is getting pain in/around his shoulder joint usually lasting for 24 hours. I started with the same symptoms. Does anyone else have both these conditions within the family and especially anyone with autism and fibromyalgia.
On a different topic, I have had alot of success recently using dietry intervention. It involves removing all simple carbohydrates (sugar, wheat etc) and all stimulents (ie. coffee, tea, alcohol), and all artificial sweetners etc. You also have to eat something every 2-2 1/2 hours to maintain blood sugar levels. And it is combined with physio to massage the muscle back into a normal function again. Her website is www.tacklingfibro.co.uk. She is reputable as our support group was visited by the regional director of the fibromyalgia association in the UK who gave a testimonial of how she has recovered. By recovered I mean that she still has to stick with the diet etc, but all her symptoms have gone and she is now back in work. My symptoms are going also (over 9 months). I no longer wake up exhausted or fall asleep after dinner. I function well into the evening (ironing and washing dishes). This is a huge improvement for me. Some of my continual muscle pain and spasms have gone and so has the cognitive fog. In my situation it also turned out I am also intolerant to gluten, but many are just unable to process the simple carbohydrates.