Originally Posted by teacozy
I knew as soon as I read the words ASIA that at least one of the authors was going to be anti-vaccine since that is basically a made up syndrome not widely accepted by medical doctors. And yuppppp....recognized Shoenfeld right off the bat. This "study" basically looked at the medical records of 19 people who developed CFS/Fibromyalgia sometime after getting a vaccine. They essentially concluded that in "some cases" there was a temporal (not causal) association between vaccination and CFS/fibromyalgia as part of ASIA syndrome. Ok...??? This is weak-sauce evidence, sorry.
And yes, they do not know for sure yet what causes fibromyalgia (this is true for a ton of conditions) that does not mean we cannot determine a background rate of the condition. It existed well before Gardasil was on the market. There are tons of miscarriages that don't have an explanation, either. That doesn't mean it is impossible to test whether a vaccine given during pregnancy causes miscarriages..
There are new findings regarding fibromyalgia and its link to small fiber neuropathy:
First, the researchers wanted to explore whether the demyelination of large fibers (bigger nerves,) found in the earlier study, is caused by autoimmunity. Then, they also wanted to explore small fiber neuropathy, which has been suggested by other studies to be a part of fibromyalgia.
Small fiber neuropathy is painful damage to structures in the of the skin, organs, and peripheral nerves that provide sensation and help regulate automatic functions like heart rate and body temperature. Researchers were interested in it because it's known that small fiber neuropathy is sometimes associated with demyelination lesions on large fibers.
They found indicators of small fiber neuropathy, including diminished feeling in the lower legs. Also tested were multiple markers of immune activation and autoimmune activity.
Researchers discovered high indicators of small fiber neuropathy and therefore large fiber lesions, in the legs of people with fibromyalgia. They also found that these indicators, especially in the calf, appear to be linked to a marker of immune activation (interleukine-2R.)
They concluded that small fiber neuropathy likely contributes to our pain, and that some of our pain comes from immune-system activity, such as autoimmunity.
So, linking fibromyalgia and immune system activity. Damage to nerves causing diminished sensitivity to lower legs makes sense in the case of these many, many girls who are experiencing tingling and numbness in their legs after HPV vaccination, including stabbing pains. I am not a doctor, just looking into criteria that may or may not fit descriptions of complaints, which is what the "experts" should be doing.
There were also cases found post vaccination of small fiber neuropathy:
All patients' symptoms have improved, but persist. We conclude that an acute or subacute, post-vaccination small fiber neuropathy may occur and follow a chronic course.
Neurotoxic medications have been found to cause small fiber neuropathy. Small fiber neuropathy causes a range of symptoms, besides pain, including fainting, stabbing pain, pins and needles, lightheadedness etc.
There is a lot we aren't going to understand. Do you understand how vaccination does or does not impact the prevalence of small fiber neuropathy? That is the point here. How can you deny anything at this point? There is a lot researchers don't understand but are piecing together, sometimes too late. They have not been conducting studies on the cause of small fiber neuropathy via vaccination. Now is the time to study this further, now that thousands are being harmed. The denial that vaccines can in no way cause these issues in these girls, without even understanding what causes fibromyalgia or other similar disorders, is beyond belief and is really disappointing and disheartening to know this is how real issues are being treated.