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According to Devin Starlanyl, M.D., "Vitamin inadequacy and other nutritional factors are extremely common perpetuating factors of FMS and MPS. Other common biochemical perpetuators are low levels of electrolytes, especially ionized calcium and potassium. You need these minerals to run the body. Unfortunately, in FMS/MPS, either the body doesn't get enough of them or it can't use those it does get efficiently. Nutritional inadequacies such as very low levels of B complex and vitamin C are the rule for those who smoke, have mineral deficiencies, or metabolic and endocrine inadequacies. Hypometabolism due to low thyroid function, hypoglycemia, and other coexisting conditions are also important perpetuators of trigger points and FMS." (Source: Fibromyalgia & Chronic Myofascial Pain Syndrome: A Survival Manual, by Devin Starlanyl, M.D., and Mary Ellen Copeland, M.S., M.A.)