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What causes stomach contractions upon waking up when diagnosed with fibromyalgia?

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Dr. Shruti Rijhwani

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Posted on Fri, 31 Mar 2017 in Abdominal Pain
Question: Yes, please! Past several weeks waking in morning with stomach contractions (dry heaves) and the prior night cramping in feet as I lie down to sleep and some palsy in hands during the day. I do have fibromyalgia and wondering if connected. Thank you
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Answered by Dr. Shruti Rijhwani 37 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Yes , they can be connected.

Detailed Answer:
Dear Madam,

Thank you for posting your query on HCM.

Well fibromyalgia can have different presentations and all the features that you are telling can be found with it . But primarily it sounds to be a part of Fibromyalgia only but of if symptoms increase on intensity then we should rule out other possibilities like lupus or arthritis etc .

Take care.

Dr. Shruti

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