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Can exposure to the sun affect my fybromyalgia symptoms?

By Anonymous May 28, 2010 - 1:51pm
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I was out in the sun yesterday much longer than I realized and got quite a burn on both arms. Besides the typical burning sensation, I'm feeling al lot of deep pain in my bones from my shoulders done into my hands...where I was exposed. It's more of a constant ache. Excedrin for Body Aches barely touches it. Has anyone else who suffers with Fibro ever experienced similar symptoms? Thank you.

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yes- even small exposure burns

July 29, 2010 - 9:40am
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It was difficult to find any references regarding the impact of sun exposure on fibromyalgia, but I did find an article for nurses which states that patients should avoid tobacco as well as prolonged periods of sun exposure as these can aggravate symptoms.

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May 28, 2010 - 5:29pm
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