Fibromyalgia is a long-term and common disorder that causes musculoskeletal pain, tenderness, fatigue and sleep issues. Fibromyalgia ,which is seen as a rheumatic condition, doesn’t cause muscle inflammation or damage. İt is characterized by pain all over the body. Fibromyalgia is often misdiagnosed and difficult to understand.
Fibromialgia is more common in women than in men. Many people with fibromyalgia may have headache, anxiety, depression and irritable bowel syndrome.
Symptoms of Fibromyalgia can begin after an infection, significant psychological stress, physical trauma. Fibromyalgia can be defined as chronic widespread pain. Severity or effects of symptoms may differ from person to person and from day to day.
Symptoms of Fibromyalgia include:
Widespread pain: The pain described as chronic dull ache may last at least three months.
Extreme Tiredness: People who have fibromyalgia usually waken tired. Most people with fibromyalgia have sleep disorders such as sleep apnea or restless leg syndrome.
Headaches such as migraine or other types of headaches
Irritable bowel syndrome
Trouble focusing, concentrating or remembering (known as fibro-fog)
Sensitivity to pain
Painful menstrual syndrome
Restless Legs Syndrome
Numbness in the hands and feet
Problems with vision, chest symptoms,dizziness,nausea, breathing problems are possible.
Family History: If there’s a history of fibromyalgia in the family, the risk of developing the disease increases.
Sex: Fibroyalgia is more common in women.
Stress: Stress can trigger or increase the effects of fibromyalgia.
There is no certain cure for fibromyalgia but some medications can be taken to relieve the symptoms. Medications can help control symptoms (such as pain relievers, antidepressants or antiseizure drugs).
If the medications prescribed don’t relieve your pain, you can try natural remedies such as acupuncture,meditation,exercise and massage therapy. Physical therapy can also help reduce the effect of fibromyalgia on body.