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Symptoms Of Fibromyalgia And Possible Treatments

Mar 17, 2008
The symptoms of Fibromyalgia vary slightly from person to person depending on the severity of this debilitating disorder. The actual cause of Fibromyalgia is unknown, but what is known is, it will cause pain in muscles, tendons and ligaments, and it can affect the whole body.

There is no known conventional cure for this disorder, it can only be kept under control with pain killers, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs ( NSAIDs) and anti depressants.

There is also no way to properly diagnose fibromyalgia. If your doctor thinks you're suffering from it he/she will usually put the cause of your symptoms down to the disorder if you are showing no signs of damage to your muscles, tendons or ligaments. Once all possibilities have been eliminated then fibromyalgia is given as the cause.

Symptoms can be...

Aching and pain that can be widespread throughout your whole body. This can affect your personal life, and your sleep. Sleeping pills, although could be needed, are avoided as they are habit forming, and you can easily become reliant on them to get to sleep.

Sore points on the body are common symptoms, and these can occur on the...

Top of the shoulders
Outer side of the elbows
Inner sides of the knees
Upper chest

Experts say that there should be 8 sore points on the body for a diagnosis of fibromyalgia.

Tiredness and lack of stamina resulting in difficulty to even do a days work is another symptom. House work can become difficult as well.

Numbness and tingling in the fingers can occur as poor circulation can become a problem. The feeling of your hands swelling is another sign, but there won't actually be any swelling.

Leg restlessness which happens more at night can affect some sufferers.

Irritable bowel syndrome which causes diarrhoea and constipation, and can also cause severe abdominal pain.

Frequent urination which feels like a urinary tract infection.

With all these symptoms and more you can see why doctors have a difficult time diagnosing this disorder. What makes it worse is if your doctor starts treating you for another disorder, infection or disease. Not only will you not be getting any relief, but your symptoms will get worse.

Seeking out groups and doctors that specialize in this disorder will help you get better treatment for your symptoms. Other sufferers will obviously have far better knowledge than a doctor will so your interaction with them will help you get more knowledge of your condition. You can find support groups online.

If you can it's a good idea to search for a diet that will help you as well as your medication. A lifetime of painkillers NSAIDs and anti depressants will have an affect on your health eventually. For some sufferers it can take years to get their symptoms under control. The more help you can get the better you will feel.
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