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Fibromyalgia Syndrome

Fibromyalgia syndrome causes constant weariness

fibromyalgia syndrome treatmentFibromyalgia syndrome causes fatigue and pain all over the body. The causes of fibromyalgia are not yet known, but statistics show that it mostly affects women. Researches tend to think that the onset of fibromyalgia is caused by a stressful event; either emotionally or physically, while others researches believe that it develops spontaneously. Maybe it is a matter of genes that make those people react to pain more strongly than others? The answers are yet to be discovered. Fibromyalgia is a chronic syndrome, it never goes away but can get better or worse over the years.

Fibromyalgia symptoms

  • Weariness, fatigue
  • Widespread pain
  • Headaches
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Memory problems
  • Sensitivity to bright light, to temperature and to loud noises
  • Irritable bowel
  • Numbness of arms and legs

Diagnosis of fibromyalgia

It is very difficult to diagnose fibromyalgia because the symptoms overlap with symptoms of other diseases. There are no lab tests to verify the onset of fibromyalgia; doctors who are not familiar with this disease may diagnose the symptoms of a patient without taking seriously the ‘pain’ factor as a crucial symptom. The American College of Rheumatology established a set of criteria of which physicians will be able to identify fibromyalgia. If a patient suffers from fatigue, pain and memory problems for more than three months, she /he is likely to have fibromyalgia. Pain is considered when all the body aches.

Treatment of fibromyalgia

People who are diagnosed with fibromyalgia have to see a doctor who is familiar with this syndrome. General practitioners or rheumatologists can treat this disease. A multidisciplinary team of specialists usually treat these patients with physical therapy in pain clinics that treat pain and rheumatic diseases. The doctor will be likely to give out a prescription for the treatment of fibromyalgia. Doctors prefer not to give painkillers so that patients with fibromyalgia will not be addicted to analgesics.

Patients suffering from fibromyalgia can improve their situation with changing their sleeping and exercising habits; improving your sleep is important in fighting fibromyalgia; your sleeping habits should be regular, avoid any drinks which keep you awake, such as alcohol or coffee, keep the bedroom dark and cool, take a bath before bedtime to get you into a relaxing mode and increase your physical exercise until mid-afternoon so your body will feel tired. There is nothing like a good night sleep for those muscles to relax.

Fibromyalgia natural treatment includes magnesium, yoga, biofeedback breathing, massage and acupuncture.

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