Fibromyalgia

 

Fibromyalgia is a disorder characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain accompanied by fatigue, sleep, memory and mood issues. Researchers believe that fibromyalgia amplifies painful sensations by affecting the way your brain processes pain signals. This is a chronic pain issues and there is no cure for fibromyalgia. A variety of medications can help control symptoms. Exercise, relaxation and stress-reduction measures also may help.

Doctors aren’t sure of the direct cause of fibromyalgia, but is rather caused by a number of factors working together. One of the major factors is genetics. Fibromyalgia tends to run in families. You may be more susceptible to genetic mutations that increase the chance of developing the disorder. Illness can be another factor in causing fibromyalgia. Doctors have found that certain illnesses aggravate and trigger fibromyalgia.

Fibromyalgia most common symptom is widespread pain throughout the body. The pain caused the fibromyalgia is described as a constant dull ache that has lasted for at least 3 months. Widespread pain is considered affecting both sides of your body and being above and below your waist. Another common symptom is extensive fatigue. People commonly report waking up tired and fatigued even after sleeping for long periods of time. Typically fibromyalgia can be associated with restless leg syndrome or sleep apnea.

Though there is no cure for fibromyalgia, there are medication and pain relief options to help battle the symptoms. Medication options can include pain relievers such as advil and motrin, but can be treated through a pain management doctor. Antidepressants can also help ease the pain and fatigue caused by fibromyalgia. Therapy can also be apart of your treatment plan, such as physical therapy to reduce bodily pain or counseling to help with the mental stress caused by fibromyalgia.

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