Insulin resistant, hyperinsulinemic, syndrome X, metabolic syndrome, Reaven's syndrome. CHAOS(in Australia)whatever you want to call it is a
It damages the cells ability to use insulin in two ways ether the insulin does not bind to the damaged cell receptors allowing them to use Glucose. or
the insulin molecules are malformed so that they do not bind to the receptors.
This has been linked to fibromyalgia and CFS as the cells are unable to use insulin to make energy to power the muscles The muscles become atrophied
and/or painful due to lack of glucose and insulin to feed them.
This also can damage nerves causing pain. (neuropathy)
This weakness can not be overcome by exercise as this drains even more glucose from them.
and the body does not need this glucose and insulin mix to convert glucose to fat. the liver can make fat from glucose without insulin.
so when the insulin and glucose is not used by the muscles the liver turns the glucose to fat and the insulin levels rise but the muscles and other
organs need more energy so they call for more glucose and insulin they can not use. this makes you crave carbs. you then get overweight and your
pancreas pumps out so much insulin the insulin cells in it burn out or are damaged and you no longer make insulin or insulin that is usable.
If you try exercise the muscles will be damaged because of the lack of Glucose.
Body builders build muscles by carb loading this normally supplies the needed Glucose and without insulin they could not build muscles.
Since it takes 2 to 5 years for someone with fibromyalgia or CFS to get DXed and even longer to find a doctor to treat it effectively(pain control)
its to late to reverse the problem because by that time the person is to cell damaged by the metabolic syndrome.
Also many doctors want people with fibromyalgia and/or CFS to start a exercise program without pain control or treating the insulin resistant,
hyperinsulinemic, syndrome X, metabolic syndrome. this just damages the muscles more and finely puts a stop to any exercise program.
Add to that the fact that many of these people have other autoimmune disorders that cripple them plus many have sleep apnea from the muscle or nerve
damage of these other disorders
Many components of metabolic syndrome are associated with a sedentary lifestyle, including increased adipose tissue (predominantly central);
reduced HDL cholesterol; and a trend toward increased triglycerides, blood pressure, and glucose in the genetically susceptible. Compared with
individuals who watched television or videos or used their computer for less than one hour daily, those that carried out these behaviors for greater
than four hours daily have a twofold increased risk of metabolic syndrome.
I had this start even though i worked 10 hours a day as a hard rock gold miner drilling blasting and moving 20 tons of rock a day in a track type
mine. plus being a volunteer firefighter/EMT in my off time.(2002)
that is not a sedentary lifestyle. i was 200 pounds of muscle.(BMI 18 to 24)
Then i was hit with a painful muscle disorder 4 years later DXed as fibromyalgia.
I tried to continue to work for another 14 months(gaining weight all the time even though i did not slow down
Then during the time the doctors were trying to find the cause of the muscle pain and weight gain they did a CT scan to check for paraneoplastic
syndrome. instead they found tumors in my chest and found sarcoidosis.(2003) a auto immune disorder linked to a few occupations. one being
Within another three years they had finely DXed fibromyalgia , Neurosarcoidosis, Metabolic syndrome, Sleep Apnea from the neurological disorders and i
had a heart attack with a 5 way bypass. and my weight is up to 280 pounds and i have lost the muscle mass and replaced it with the fat.(2006)
This is while on a less then 100 g of carb a day diet.(since 2003) (a normal diet is 300g carbs a day=2000 calories)
all this does is hold my weight at 280.
and because i am now a diabetic (2008) I can not go lower or Carb free. i have to hold my Carb intake at 100g to keep from going into hypoglycemia
Exercise is out of the question (extreme pain and hypoglycemia)and my doctors now look at the weight of 200 pounds before I became disabled, as fat
not muscle because only the weight was listed on my chart but not body type. If the doctor had listed that i had a bodybuilders type body back before
this started i would be able to communicate that the autoimmune disorders caused all this, not me being out of shape, over weight, or lazy.
Any researcher looking at my chart would blame everything on weight even though the fat weight came later after the other problems.
They would believe that the fat weight caused the autoimmune disorder when it was the opposite the autoimmune disorders caused the weight gain.
One strange thing i have found on one men's fibromyalgia website i am on is that over 50% of the men there were weightlifters. runners. or did other
sports and were in very good shape when hit by fibromyalgia.
But by the time the doctors had DXed the fibromyalgia 3 to 5 years later the doctors blamed the fibromyalgia on them being out of shape. They were out
of shape by then because they were not treated for the debilitating pain and other disorders like sleep apnea cause by the fibromyalgia.
Doctors only see what they want to see(or what they are told to see) and disbelieve what the parson they are treating tells them.