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Friday, 23 October 2015

Are All the "Feel-Good" Pathways Blocked in Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?

Missing that runner’s high? (Any high at all?) Your living circumstances or the losses you have endured may not be to blame. The loss of those good feelings may not be due to depression.  Physiology could be behind all of them.

“Highs” or good feelings it turns out are, or should be, a natural part of living. Our body uses good feelings to reward good behaviors such as exercise.
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What happened to those good feelings? Did the pathways that produce them get blocked?

But what if the reward system isn’t working? What if the production of those good-feeling chemicals are blocked? Does it result in something like fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS).

The evidence – most of it indirect to be sure – suggests that many of the pathways that produce feelings of pleasure, relaxation and rest may be blocked in these diseases.

Are All the "Feel-Good" Pathways Blocked in Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?

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