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Adrienne Dellwo writes some wonderful articles on fibromyalgia. She keeps with research and knows what it is to experience chronic illness. She herself has dealt with it for years, and she has learned to live with it. One of the things she has written about is central sensitization. A 2008 article written about this is Fibromyalgia - Sensitivity to More than Pain. A more recent article is interesting because of the overlap we see with other illnesses. I also recommend reading this. Illness Clusters: The Reason Fibromyalgia & Chronic Fatigue Syndrome "Bring Friends."
I think of my autistic grandson, and I wonder if these sensitivities were always waiting in my genetics for the chance to come out. I will probably never know, but it does seem there is some scientific basis for the overload fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue patients experience.