Fibromyalgia Syndrome Explained

By Jennifer King

Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition that causes pain in your muscles, tendons and ligaments. If you suffer from fibromyalgia, you may suffer from fatigue and some body parts may become tender and sensitive, where even a slight pressure may cause searing pain. More women seem to suffer from this condition than men do.

Other names for this condition are chronic muscle pain syndrome, fibrositis, tension myalgias and psychogenic rheumatism.

Some of the well known symptoms are

Pain in whole body: If you suffer from chronic muscle pain syndrome, you will feel intense pain in areas of body. These include Your upper back, your neck, back of your head, chest hips knees and elbows. This happens more so, when you apply some pressure on these areas. If the condition is left untreated then stiffness can occur within a month.

Fatigue: Sufferers can often wake up extremely tired first thing in the morning. This is even though they may have slept soundly and for a long time. Researches have indicated that a sleep disorder called Alpha Wave Interrupted Sleep Pattern afflicts patients .

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS): Bloating, constipation and diarrhea can affect sufferers of this condition.

Headaches and facial pain: Facial pain and headaches have been reported from sufferers. Stiff shoulders and neck are said to contribute to these symptoms.

Increased sensitivity: If you suffer from Fibromyalgia, you may suffer from extreme sensitivity to odors, noises, bright lights and touch.

Few other common signs include

Difficulty in focusing on work Dizziness Depression and anxiety Dryness in the eyes and skin

Age, gender and irregular sleep patterns may affect your chances of suffering from fibromyalgia or its severity. There is no single test which will clearly identify your problem, so you may have go to go through a battery of blood tests and x-rays.

Muscle relaxants and anti analgesic, antidepressants are commonly prescribed for Fibromyalgia. Other means of treatment include cognitive behaviors therapy, lifestyle therapies etc. Sufferers are also helped by living a healthier lifestyle that includes regular exercise. You don't have to suffer forever if the condition is caught in time.

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