Fibromyalgia is a long-term (chronic) pain condition. This condition can be hard to understand, even for healthcare professionals. Its symptoms mimic those of other conditions, and there aren’t any real tests to confirm the diagnosis. As a result, fibromyalgia is often misdiagnosed. In the past, some healthcare professionals even questioned whether fibromyalgia was real. Today, it’s much better understood. Some of the stigma that used to surround it has eased.
It’s also suggested that some people are more likely to develop fibromyalgia because of genes inherited from their parents.
In people with fibromyalgia, the brain and nerves may misinterpret or overreact to normal pain signals. This may be due to a chemical imbalance in the brain. Fibromyalgia can also affect your emotions and energy level. People with fibromyalgia tend to have a heightened sense of pain. This feeling is sometimes described as a constant muscle ache.
Fibromyalgia fog – also known as “fibro fog” or “brain fog” – is a term some people use to describe the fuzzy feeling they get. Signs of fibro fog include:
- memory lapses
- difficulty concentrating
- trouble staying alert
Fibromyalgia symptoms have generally been more severe in female people than in male people. Male people also get fibromyalgia. Yet, they may remain undiagnosed because it’s seen as a predominantly female disease. Because the symptoms of fibromyalgia overlap with those of many other conditions, diagnosing fibromyalgia can be difficult.
At least half of people living with fibromyalgia report headache as a symptom. Migraine disease and fibromyalgia co-occur so frequently that it suggests they share common mechanisms in pathophysiology. People who have these conditions tend to report different pain sensitivity levels than those who live with just one of them.
Depression is common with invisible illnesses, as is anxiety and other mood disorders. Mood issues are a hallmark of fibromyalgia, too. People living with migraine and fibromyalgia are at a higher risk for other coexisting problems. Research of 1,730 patients with fibromyalgia showed that patients with migraine headaches were also more likely to experience these health concerns. There is an increased disease burden in people living with fibromyalgia and migraine disease. It’s critical that doctors and other medical professionals who specialize in headache or rheumatology screen for both conditions.
Common trigger points included the:
- back of the head
- tops of the shoulders
- upper chest
- outer elbows
Signs and Symptoms of Fibromyalgia include:
- Difficulty sleeping
- Problems with memory or concentration (“fibro fog”)
- Numbness and tingling in the hands and feet
- Sensitivity to bright lights or loud noises
- Digestive issues
- Dry eyes or mouth
Fibromyalgia isn’t a progressive disease, which means that it won’t steadily worsen over time. There’s no cure for fibromyalgia, but treatments are available that may help relieve symptoms and improve your quality of life.
Natural remedies may include:
- Good quality sleep
- Reducing stress
- Yoga and tai chi
- Flotation and spa therapy
- Transcranial magnetic stimulation
- Biofeedback therapy
- Diet and Supplements
- These supplements include:
- vitamin D
- S-adenosyl-L-methionine (SAMe)
- These supplements include:
Magnesium is a mineral that’s crucial to the body’s function. Magnesium helps keep blood pressure normal, bones strong, and the heart rhythm steady. Experts say that many people in the U.S. aren’t eating enough foods with magnesium. Overall, magnesium is known to repair the cells and stabilize cell function. It also helps the nerves and muscles to function properly. Magnesium is very important in the body and is proven to help with some chronic pain in the body.
It is good to cure something by taking supplements or eating healthy food, however the best thing to do is to see the root cause of your issues and pain. If you know the root cause of something, you know the proper things to do to avoid having diseases and illnesses.
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