What is Fibromyalgia?
Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition that is distinguished by widespread pain in muscles, ligaments, and tendons. In addition, it can cause fatigue and tender points on the body; these tender points will radiate pain with the slightest pressure. Fibromyalgia is more likely to develop in women aged 20 to 50; however, this does not preclude men or ages outside of this range from developing fibromyalgia.
- Muscle aches
- Muscle stiffness
- Muscle weakness
- Dull pain and aches
- Tender points
- Joint pain
- Joint stiffness
Causes of Fibromyalgia
It not known how exactly fibromyalgia is caused as there is still a great amount about this disorder that is not fully understood. Despite this, there are some associative properties that people have before developing the disorder. Conditions such as depression, insomnia, physical injury, and emotional stress can trigger the symptoms of fibromyalgia.
Fibromyalgia may affect every day life because of the chronic pain, stress, and lack of rest. A person with fibromyalgia might complain about how much easier things used to be before getting fibromyalgia. The degree that fibromyalgia may affect each individual is relative to their pain tolerance as well.
Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs), such as aspirin or acetaminophen, may provide short-term pain relief for fibromyalgia. Some other drugs that have been proven somewhat effective are Pregabalin and acetaminophen combined with Tramadol. Antidepressants may also be prescribed so as to help with the stress and anxiety usually associated with fibromyalgia.
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