All you need to know about Fibromyalgia

All you need to know about Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is a syndrome, related to arthritis that causes widespread pain and tenderness in the body. Here are some facts about fibromyalgia.

Secondary Condition

Fibromyalgia is from the group of conditions that fall under arthritis. But, unlike osteoarthritis, fibromyalgia doesn’t cause any inflammation or damage to your joints or muscles. Fibromyalgia can present itself as a primary condition with muscle pain and tenderness throughout the body, or as a secondary condition to a rheumatic disease, like lupus, or ankylosing spondylitis. Patients with rheumatic conditions are at higher risk for developing fibromyalgia.

Hard to Diagnose

Fibromyalgia is an often-misunderstood condition, since its symptoms mimic symptoms of other rheumatic diseases. This also makes it difficult to diagnose. Patient wait years to get diagnosed and treated. There is no specific diagnostic test for Fibromyalgia, so doctors have to depend upon the symptoms to diagnose.

Fatigue and Sleep Disorders

Most Fibromyalgia patients experience poor sleep, cognitive problems, memory lapses, and fatigue.

More than Pain

In addition to pain, Fibromyalgia is associated other symptoms like –

  • Headaches
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • memory problems
  • noise and temperature sensitivity
  • TMJ or temporomandibular joint disorder
  • depression, and anxiety

Fibromyalgia can be managed

If you or a loved one is experiencing symptoms indicative of Fibromyalgia or another chronic pain condition, seek treatment right away. Left untreated, many pain causing conditions worsen and may lead to further problems.

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