Sometimes, not even doctors can actually give you with the answers you need. Even though medical research has advanced a lot and there are nowadays more treatments available than ever and people know better than ever how to take care of their own health, medicine still has major “holes” in it and there are still many medical conditions that have no treatment.
Fibromyalgia is one of them. Even if it is a fairly frequently encountered medical condition, fibromyalgia remains a mystery for the entire medical world and it has not yet been elucidated.
Over 5 million people in the United States suffer from it – to which you can add the people from the rest of the world. Out of them, there are people who have been literally bedridden for years before their situation ameliorated. With proper care and with the right diagnosis and treatment, fibromyalgia can be managed though. But before you try to manage it, you should learn as much as possible about it.
Fibromyalgia – The Basics Everyone Should Know
Fibromyalgia can be terrible. Its many symptoms can range from severe to mild and they can disable a person from living their lives properly. The main symptom this syndrome shows is widespread pain, but there are many other symptoms it may show as well.
For instance, many of the people with fibromyalgia suffer from sleep disturbances too. They either have insomnia or they wake up more tired than they went to sleep. Also, some of them show the restless leg syndrome as well, which is another sleep disturbance that can affect one’s life.
Muscle pain, muscle spasms, muscle twitching – they are also common to patients with fibromyalgia. And sometimes, they suffer from other disorders and symptoms as well: depression, anxiety, fatigue, diarrhea, vomiting, nausea, dizziness, inability to remember things, inability to memorize things, fogginess in thinking, severe headaches and the list goes on and on.
The worst part about living with fibromyalgia is related to the fact that it seems like an endless cycle of pain and sleepless nights, as well as hopelessness. When someone is not able to sleep normally, their bodies will stop reacting normally to the external stimulants. Also, depression and anxiety are very common either as one of the leading causes or as a consequence of the inability to perform well at work or in the family. Continue…