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Fibromyalgia: What You Need To Know

The second most common disorder affecting your bones and muscles is fibromyalgia. And it is often misdiagnosed and misunderstood. Widespread muscle and joint pain and fatigue are the classic signs.

A combination of medicine, exercise, stress control, and healthy behaviors will relieve your symptoms enough to allow you to live an active, regular life.

What is Fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia is a condition characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain followed by problems with tiredness, sleep, memory and mood. Researchers conclude that by influencing the way your brain experiences pain signals, fibromyalgia amplifies unpleasant feelings.

After physical trauma, surgery, infection or severe psychological stress, symptoms often begin. In other examples, with no single triggering event, symptoms gradually accumulate over time.

Women are more susceptible to developing fibromyalgia than men are. Tension headaches, temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders, irritable bowel syndrome, anxiety and depression are also present in many individuals that have fibromyalgia.

A variety of drugs can help manage symptoms, though there is no remedy for fibromyalgia. Exercise, relaxation and steps to relieve stress may also help.


Causes

Healthcare providers and researchers don’t know what causes fibromyalgia.

According to the latest research, the cause appears to be a multiple-hit theory that involves genetic disposition (hereditary characteristics) complemented by a trigger, or a set of triggers, such as infection, trauma, and stress.


Symptoms

Symptoms of fibromyalgia include:

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Difficulty sleeping

  • Dry eyes

  • Fatigue

  • Headache

  • Pain or dull ache in the lower abdomen

  • Problems with the bladder, such as interstitial cystitis

  • Sleeping for long periods of time without feeling relaxed

  • Trouble concentrating or pay attention

Trigger Points

Common trigger points included the:

  • back of the head

  • hips

  • knees

  • outer elbows

  • tops of the shoulders

  • upper chest

Natural Remedies

You should search for alternatives if the drugs your healthcare provider prescribes do not completely alleviate the symptoms of fibromyalgia. The emphasis of many natural therapies is on reducing stress and reducing pain. You may use them for conventional medical procedures alone or together.

For fibromyalgia, natural treatments include:

  • 5-Hydroxytryptophan

  • Acupuncture

  • Exercise

  • Healthy Diet

  • Massage Therapy

  • Meditation

  • Physical Therapy

  • Tai Chi

  • Yoga

To Sum It Up

When coping with pain, exhaustion, and other symptoms on a regular basis, the quality of life may be affected. The misunderstandings that several individuals have about fibromyalgia complicate matters. Because it is difficult to see your symptoms, it is easy for those around you to dismiss your suffering as hypothetical.

Know that it's true in your situation. In your search for a cure that works for you, be diligent. Before you start to feel better, you may need to try more than one treatment, or use a few methods in combination.

Be gentle on yourself. Try to avoid overdoing it. Most notably, have confidence that you can learn to deal with your condition and handle it.

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