Fibromyalgia By: tori dennsion

Fibromyalgia is widespread muscle pain and tenderness

  • Symptoms:
  • Chronic muscle pain, spasms or tightness
  • Fatigue or weakness
  • Insomnia
  • Stiffness
  • Abdominal pain
  • Nasua
  • Constipation
  • Jaw and facial tenderness
  • Irritable bladder
  • Inability to focus
  • Swelling in hands or feed
  • Constant dull pain
*Symptoms may increase depending on the time of day. Morning and evenings are the worst for in increased amount of symptoms May be worse when stress, hormones, fatigue, or depression occurs.
  • Causes:
  • Doctor’s are not entirely sure
  • Could be:
  • Genetics- mutations in the genes
  • Infections- may activate fibromyalgia
  • Emotional Distress- PTSD

Diagnosis: Doctors used to test 18 tender point as an exam to diagnose fibromyalgia.

Now, it can be diagnosed if a patient has widespread pain for more than three months

There are no tests to diagnose fibromyalgia, but blood tests can rule out other disorders.

  • Treatment:
  • Pain relievers:
  • Tylenol
  • Ibuprofen
  • Aleve
  • Advil
  • Antidepressants:
  • Cymbalta
  • Savella
  • Ease pain and fatigue
  • Antiseizure drugs
  • Lyrica
  • Gralice

Therapy:

Talking to professionals on how to deal with stressful situations tend to reduce pain and fatigue.

Prognosis: Not deadly, but extremely painful. People with Fibromyalgia have long term physiological stress. There is no cure, so this diseases is life-long.

Helpful Resources:

http://www.fibrocenter.com/fibromyalgia-pain

http://www.nfra.net/fibromyalgia_trigger_point.php

http://www.fibromyalgiasupport.com/fibromyalgia-tenderpoints.htm

Sources:

http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/fibromyalgia/basics/treatment/con-20019243

http://www.webmd.com/fibromyalgia/

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