About 10 million Americans are affected by fibromyalgia. It is a very common condition. There are even people who have it but are not aware of its existence. There are also doctors who cannot recognize fibromyalgia in a patient and often misdiagnose it.
It is very important to know if you have this condition so that you can get rid of the pain as well as the unpleasant symptoms.
This condition cannot be cured, but certain medications and cognitive behavioral therapies as well as light exercise can help.
Muscle pain is the first thing people think of when they hear about fibromyalgia.
People with fibromyalgia also experience tenderness to touch that radiates throughout the body in addition to many other issues. This is a condition that affects their physical, emotional and mental health.
Causes and diagnosis4
The cause of fibromyalgia remains unclear. You cannot prevent this condition, but you can control it. You just have to realize that you have it.
There is no test doctors can use to diagnose fibromyalgia. The doctor just asks the patient if he or she has some of the following symptoms.
The doctor also performs several tests and methods such as antinuclear antibody, blood count, rheumatoid factor, erythrocyte sedimentation rate, thyroid test, MRI, and X-ray.
Below are the most common symptoms. In case you notice some of them, visit a specialist.
Symptoms of fibromyalgia
•. •Muscles and body
•. •muscle twitching
•. •morning stiffness
•. •Sore and lumpy breasts
•. •Mild to severe pain that may spread to other parts of the body
•. •sleep problems
•. •The grinding tooth
•. •Somnolence jerk (also known as the feeling of falling asleep)
•. •Difficulty sleeping/broken sleep pattern, you feel very tired and lethargic every morning
•. •Muscle twitching during sleep
•. •Sinus problems and allergies
•. •Ringing of the ears
•. •thick mucus
•. •Runny nose in addition to postnasal drip
•. •shortness of breath
•. •Ear pain and itching in the ears
•. •Allergies to molds and yeasts, as well as allergies
•. •Digestion and stomach problems
•. •Irritable bowel syndrome
•. •Pelvic pain, nausea, abdominal cramps and bloating
•. •frequent urination
•. •Allergies and sensory problems
•. •Difficulty seeing at night driving and in low light
•. •Increased sensitivity to weather changes, light, noise, odors, pressure and temperature
•. •Perception problems
•. •Language impairment as well as difficulty speaking familiar words
•. •Poor coordination and balance
•. •Burning and tingling in the upper extremities
•. •Often short-term memory, difficulty distinguishing between certain shades of color, and difficulty concentrating
•. •Orientation difficulties, difficulty recognizing familiar surroundings
•. •Reproduction issues
•. •Loss of sexual desire
•. •PMS as well as other menstrual problems
•. •heart problems
•. •valve problems
•. •Pain similar to a heart attack
•. •Heartbeat disorder
•. •Skin, hair and nails
•. •Excessively curvy nails that bend under it
•. •hair loss
•. •Skin spots, bruises or scars appear easily
•. •mental health issues
•. •Unexplained mood swings and irritability
•. •Anxiety, depression and panic attacks
•. •family history
•. •Unexplained weight gain or weight loss
•. •Headaches and migraines
•. •Cravings for carbohydrates and chocolate
•. •vision problems
•. •All of the above signs could also mean that you have another condition, so fear not. For example, PMS, cravings, frequent mood swings and headaches don’t just mean fibromyalgia.
Just consult your doctor. Don’t infer anything on your own.
•. •Natural treatment for fibromyalgia
Here are some tips that can help you relieve the symptoms of fibrositis in a natural way:
•. •practicing yoga
•. •Use acupuncture
•. •Try mindful breathing
•. •practice tai chi
•. •Go to Messages
•. •Use anti-inflammatory herbs like turmeric, garlic, and ginger
•. •Eat organic, anti-inflammatory whole foods
•. •Take magnesium, vitamin B12 and vitamin D supplements
•. •Do light exercises