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Updated: Oct 2

Episode 44 of the Airway First podcast is now out! You can catch this and all other episodes on Apple, SoundCloud, Podbean, Anchor, Spotify, or wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts. And don't forget to check us out on YouTube!

Airway First Podcast with Linda Harris, Fibromyalgia

My guest today is Linda Harris. The author, Linda Harris, is a nurse who suffered in the past from both fibromyalgia and migraines and found relief when she discovered that the main source of the pain was her TMJ and malocclusion.

Through her own research, and interviewing others with similar struggles, Linda found a common issue and wrote the book “The Fibromyalgia and TMJ Connection” and is now on a mission to help others. You can purchase Linda’s book on Amazon via the link on our Reading List.

You can find out more about Linda at

Fibromiyalgia is a TMJ issue, an airway issue, and a meridian issue and if you put them all together, you can explain every symptom a person has.~ Linda Harris


WHAT CAUSES fibromyalgia?

According to the Mayo Clinic, Fibromyalgia is a disorder characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain and is estimated to affect about 5 million US adults. The pain is most often accompanied by fatigue, sleep problems, difficulty concentrating, headaches, depression, and anxiety.

People with fibromyalgia may also have tenderness in the joints, muscles, tendons, and other soft tissues.

It is believed that symptoms begin after major events such as surgery, physical trauma, a major infection, or PTSD/psychological stresses. Women are more likely than men to develop symptoms and symptoms can come on immediately or more gradually over time.


According to a study in the National Library of Medicine, Fibromyalgia is associated with symptoms such as fatigue and dyspnea, which may impact or lead to changes in the respiratory system. The study showed that those with symptoms had lower respiratory muscle endurance, inspiratory muscle strength, and thoracic mobility than healthier subjects.

Many with the condition experience moments of being "air hungry" where they find it difficult to breathe or take a deep breath.

While formerly classified as an inflammatory musculoskeletal disease, it is not considered to be an illness that primarily affects the central nervous system.

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