Fibromyalgia is a much painful syndrome, and if you try dealing with it, there may be some embarrassing consequences that can arise along with it.
So far, urinary tract and pelvic symptoms are the most frustrating side effects. In this article, we are going to explore what sort of symptoms are these? How do we have to deal with it?
What sort of urinary tract symptoms are related to fibromyalgia?
A lot of symptoms show up when you suffer from fibromyalgia. The most uncomfortable one is a urinary tract, and we have to take care of it. People with fibromyalgia often deal with incontinence, which is the number one issue that arises.
Incontinence in layman’s terms is when the urine is not held by your body for a long time period. Sometimes, you are unable to hold the urine for an extended time period or you may leak urine before reaching to the bathroom.
People with fibromyalgia have another issue and that is the frequency in which they have to urinate. In case of having the disorder, you may notice that you are going to the bathroom a lot more times than you normally go. You may also feel a need to going to the bathroom even if you have urinated a few minutes earlier.
In these cases, people find it embarrassing to leave the house or they avoid going to the events in which they might not get easy access to the restroom. People with fibromyalgia also face another major issue that is dysuria, a burning sensation while urinating.
What sort of pelvic symptoms are related to fibromyalgia?
A lot of pelvic and abdominal symptoms arise with fibromyalgia. Abdominal pain is among the most common abdominal symptoms that you will cope with as part of fibromyalgia.
People with fibromyalgia may feel sharp pains in the stomach or it feels like you may have to double over to lessen the pain. Gas, bloating and various other issues that arise in pelvic area accompanies this. Of course, there are also some other issues that you may suffer from. If you are not taking a proper diet, you may suffer from constipation.
Dyspareunia is another side effect that occurs in the pelvic area. Dyspareunia is a disorder in which women feel uneasy while having sex (this case doesn’t arise in men, so sorry ladies). Sometime, women may even feel a lot of pain while having sex.
It feels like sex is no more enjoyable for women and women find it a lot more embarrassing and get into depression. This pain can arise anywhere, either in vagina, labia or in the clitoris. The pain can hurt so badly in the vaginal area, due to which you may feel uneasy to have sex.
This pain can even make the relationship strained when women are found to have Dyspareunia and it isn’t going well. It is not known where this issue comes from. Since STD’s usually is the reason for this intercourse pain.
How to deal with these symptoms?
The most important question the needs answer is how do we cope with the symptoms we suffer from? First of all, you need to consult your doctor and tell him about every issue that comes in your way, whether it is embarrassing one or not.
Doctors are there to treat your symptoms wither it is incontinence or Dyspareunia. It is so much difficult to cope with these symptoms, so you have to talk to your doctor.
There have to have some sort of therapy for people who have urinary and pelvic issues. The common one is physical therapy and you have to learn how to retrain the bladder.
Some exercises are there that can help in making the bladder stronger, and that also teach your body how to react accurately to different stimuli. Your body might take some time to get into the shape again, as it was before incontinence.
Another thing you can do is to make sure to take care of yourself. Try communicating the problems that you are having so that your relationship doesn’t go strained. Try to do exercises on a daily basis even if you find some hurdles in doing it. Take a healthy diet as well. Taking care of you is very much important for people with fibromyalgia. Because, only you have to suffer at the end, so take care of yourself.
If you are having fibromyalgia, your life can be so terrifying. You can’t even explain how debilitating the pain is. The symptoms can make your situation even worse. You can stop these issues by consulting your doctor. Get some help from specialists; they will surely give you treatments and resources you need in order to live a happy and satisfactory life.