Fibromyalgia is a common condition characterized by long-term, body-wide pain and tender points in joints, muscles, tendons, and other soft tissues. Fibromyalgia has also been linked to fatigue, morning stiffness, sleep problems, headaches, numbness in hands and feet, depression, and anxiety.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Symptoms of Fibromyalgia

I was just talking on the phone to my sister and she was asking me exactly what are the symptoms of fibromyalgia, so I got online and found this article from Puristat Digestive Wellness Center that I thought detailed it the best. The article is an excellent read for anyone that wants further information on this.

From Puristat:

Formerly referred to as fibrositis, fibromyalgia is a chronic disorder characterized by muscle pain, fatigue, stiffness, and tenderness of the muscles, tendons, and joints.

Rather than being caused by tissue inflammation, the pain of fibromyalgia seems to be brought on by an extremely low pain threshold. Patients have an increased sensitivity to numerous sensory stimuli that are not normally perceived as painful to others. Emotional stress, noise, and changes in the weather aggravate the condition.

Sufferers have what are known as tender points, specific places that hurt when pressure is applied to them. These points are normally found at the back of the head, front of the neck, sides of the breastbone, shoulders, around the elbows, hips, and knees.

6 comments:

Dominique said...

I've actually read that one several times. I like the pictures as I think it helps make it a little clearer.

Christine Burgess said...

Yes, I have posted this myself several times and it's on the side of my blog, but the pictures tell the true story.

Lilly said...

That you have been able to endure the chronic ache with the fibromyalgia, because really controlling her is difficult, in my alone case I take vicodin to control the chronic ache, because the doctor me prescribed this medicament but I will follow some of your advices besides seems good to me.

Lilly Abbott
Findrxonline

Advin Charles said...

Fibromyalgia is a variant of depressive disorders that is mediated by a poorly regulated stress response combined with broken sleep, oxidative stress and inflammation.


Fibromyalgia symptoms

lumin smith said...

Fibromyalgia Symptoms are also believed to be associated with other conditions or diseases.

Clara Oyen said...

Fibromyalgia is a medical condition characterized by long-term, pain. In addition to pain, symptoms of fibromyalgia include fatigue, sleep disorders, headaches, and anxiety. Fibromyalgia Pain can develop simultaneously in different locations.