Fibromyalgia is a health issue that is characterized by a group of symptoms happening together. Patients with fibromyalgia often complain of aches and pains all over the body, fatigue, and difficulty sleeping. Fibromyalgia is often compared to arthritis. But, unlike arthritis, fibromyalgia does not cause redness, swelling, or damage to the joints. It may affect up to four million American adults. Also, a diagnosis of fibromyalgia is more common in women than in men.
Chronic and widespread pain is a common symptom of fibromyalgia. Patients may feel the pain all over the body. The pain may also be centered in the muscles that get regular exercise or use, such as the back and legs. Pain may be throbbing or burning, or may feel like a deep muscle ache. A common sign is that the pain is often worse first thing in the morning.
Fibromyalgia: More Common Than You Think
- Overall fatigue
- Issues with memory – “fibro fog”
- Pain in the morning
- Muscle cramp
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Painful menstrual periods
- Numbness or tingling in the extremities
- Restless legs syndrome
- Sensitivity to hot or cold
- Sensitivity to noise
- Sensitivity to bright light
Steps You Can Take:
- Get 8 hours of sleep each night.
- Abstain from caffeine, alcohol, or eating spicy meals before bedtime
- Listen to relaxing music
- Take a warm bath
- Reducing stress
- Physical therapy
- Myofascial release therapy
- Relaxation exercises
- Tai chi
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