Fibromyalgia – Normal Disease Of Constant Extensive Soft-Tissue Tenderness

The word fibromyalgia has been originated from the Greek algos indicating “pain“, New Latin fibro indicating “fibrous tissue” and Greek myos signifying “muscle”. As stated by MediLexicon’s medical dictionary, fibromyalgia is a normal disease of constant extensive soft-tissue tenderness complemented with fatigue, sleep disorders and weakness, the reason of which is not known. It is a normal and continual ailment.

Signs and symptoms of fibromyalgia:-

  • Headaches
  • IBS (irritable bowel syndrome)
  • Feet and hands tingle and can feel numb
  • Sensitivity to cold or heat
  • Restless leg syndrome
  • Uneven sleep patterns
  • Fibro fog (memory problems, cognitive problems)
  • Painful menstrual periods (Dysmenorrhea)
  • Morning rigidity

The undernoted signs and symptoms are also feasible:

  • Trouble with vision
  • Pelvic and urinary trouble
  • Myofascial pain syndrome (pain/tiredness in muscles and adjacent fibrous tissues)
  • Dizziness
  • Cold/flu like symptoms
  • Jaw pain and rigidity
  • Nausea
  • Skin problems
  • Chest symptoms
  • Depression
  • Breathing problems
  • Anxiety
  • Weight gain
  • Extensive pain

Causes of Fibromyalgia:-

Although the specialists find out a number of possible reasons, but actually nobody is confident about the reasons of fibromyalgia. The causes include a stressful, emotional or traumatic occurrence which is related to the growing of fibromyalgia. The likely connecting aspects also at this time include:

  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Repetitive injuries
  • CNS (central nervous system) problems
  • Lupus
  • The way our genes control how we process agonizing stimuli
  • A traumatic, stressful emotional or physical event (e.g. A car accident, post-traumatic stress disorder)

Treatment for Fibromyalgia:-

As every patient’s symptoms differ, it requires particularized medication. Treatment will normally contain all or some of the undernoted steps:

  • Low-dose anti-depressants
  • Psychotherapy
  • Behaviour modification therapy
  • Acupuncture
  • Chiropractic care
  • Physical therapy (UK term is called physiotherapy)
  • Massage
  • An active exercise program