What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Fibromyalgia? Are you at risk?

What is  Fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia is a common syndrome of chronic widespread soft-tissue pain accompanied by weakness, fatigue, and sleep disturbances; the cause is unknown.

Signs and Symptoms of Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is often accompanied by fatigue and altered sleep, memory, and mood.
Widespread muscle pain and tenderness are the most common symptoms of Fibromyalgia.
Medications, talk therapy, and stress reduction may help control symptoms.

People may experience with Fibromyalgia:

Pain areas: in the muscles, abdomen, back, or neck
Pain types: can be chronic, diffuse, sharp, or severe
Pain circumstances: can occur at night
Gastrointestinal: constipation, nausea, or passing excessive amounts of gas
Whole body: fatigue, feeling tired, or malaise
Muscular: muscle tenderness, delayed onset muscle soreness, or muscle spasms
Sensory: pins and needles, sensitivity to cold, or sensitivity to pain
Mood: anxiety, mood swings, or nervousness
Sleep: difficulty falling asleep or sleep disturbances
Cognitive: forgetfulness or lack of concentration
Hand: the sensation of coldness or tingling
Also common: depression, flare, headache, irritability, joint stiffness, painful menstruation, or tingling feet.
Consult a doctor for medical advice
Requires a medical diagnosis
Widespread muscle pain and tenderness are the most common symptoms.

Fibromyalgia is a long-term condition that affects all parts of the body, according to the NHS. It’s caused by abnormal levels of certain chemicals in the brain. This alters the way the nervous system processes pain messages around the body. It’s usually sparked by an emotionally stressful event, like the ending of a relationship or death of a loved one. Anyone can develop fibromyalgia symptoms, but women are more likely to have it.

Treatment consists of self-care and therapy for Fibromyalgia

Medications, talk therapy, and stress reduction may help control symptoms of Fibromyalgia.

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