Fibromyalgia categorized as a condition that affects the muscles. This disorder is common and causes muscle pain and tenderness. Affecting close to 4 million Americans, this condition often causes discomfort with pain travelling throughout the body. Women are affected more often than men. People who have a family history of Fibromyalgia may be more likely to acquire the condition.
Many side effects can arise from having Fibromyalgia. Fatigue and tiredness can happen as a result. Also, a person can experience mood or memory problems when diagnosed with the disorder. It is uncertain what causes Fibromyalgia; however, doctors have speculated that inflammation is a possibility. Medical professions thought that the pain is brought on and intensified by certain receptors in the brain. There is no cure for Fibromyalgia but there are many ways to control the pain and symptoms.
Below is a list of 10 symptoms common among Fibromyalgia patients.
Tiredness and Fatigue
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Someone with Fibromyalgia may find his or herself waking up in the middle of the night from the pain associated with the disorder. The pain does not seem to subside. Due to this constant lack of rest, fatigue is a common symptom of the condition. The lingering feeling tiredness seems to be present longer than desired. A person often wakes up feeling tired due to the constant sleeplessness.
02-Restless and Poor Quality of Sleep
When the body experiences pain associated with Fibromyalgia, especially in the middle of the night, it causes a person to wake up and try to cope with the discomfort. Sleep turns into fragmented periods of time that cause other problems. People with Fibromyalgia develop sleep disorders as a result.
03- Brain Fogging
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Poor cognitive abilities can be a result have had Fibromyalgia. Brain fog, also known as fibro fog, is when someone has difficulty with brain functions. This dysfunction is categorized as in inability to focus, remember information, or frequently losing items. The ability to maintain focus during daily tasks can be detrimental. Someone with brain fogging can lose the ability to maintain a conversation while another sound is distracting him or her, such as a radio or television. People who are affected by this tend to lose the ability to process information at a normal rate.
04- Anxiety and mood problems
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Due to lack of sleep and/or the constant feeling of pain, people with Fibromyalgia may become frustrated. This scaffolding of negative things may lead to mood problems. People with Fibromyalgia commonly have problems regulating their moods. This often will lead to anxiety as well The anxiety is the reluctance of attending to daily situations. Due to memory loss, people may forget how to function in their daily routines
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Depression is the feeling of being discouraged and sad. When a person is constantly in pain and losing sleep over the pain, he or she may become upset and feel that there is no hop. This ongoing pain and discomfort lead to depression. People with Fibromyalgia feel that they cannot get better and there is no helping them. The onset of depression is imminent. Depression can be treatable with proper help and treatments.
06- Increases sensory overload
People with fibromyalgia may experience a heightened level of sensitivity to certain senses. Due to the inability to process certain information or tune out various types of noises, people can experience sensory overload. They may struggle to cope with a variety of triggers centred around touch, hearing, sight, and taste. Fibromyalgia is experienced chronic pain, which is also a result of having a sense triggered.
07 – Irritable bowel syndrome
Fibromyalgia overall effects a person’s ability to maintain a healthy lifestyle. The constant pain in your body can also lead to pain in your organs, such as your stomach. This aching and pain can lead to Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Doctors have linked IBS and Fibromyalgia. The brain triggers a sense of nervousness and ultimately has an effect on the body’s internal organs.
08- Painful menstrual periods
Women tend to be affected by Fibromyalgia more often than men. Fibromyalgia symptoms can be worsened during a woman’s menstrual cycle. This heightened period of pain can lead to a body’s sensitivity. Many doctors can determine the proper treatment of menstruation linked to Fibromyalgia. This symptom depends on the individual and does not affect all women with Fibromyalgia.
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09- Body stiffness
Another symptom related to Fibromyalgia is stiffness in the body. This symptom occurs most often when a person wakes up. The physical complication may be a result of another disease so it’s best to consult a doctor when you feel stiffness in your body to rule out all other options.
10- Trigger points that evoke pain or tenderness
Having Fibromyalgia can result in acquiring trigger points in the body. People can feel pain or tenderness when pressure is applied to a certain area These areas are found near joints. They are surface-level areas of pain, not the deep muscle fatigue that is often characterized as Fibromyalgia. There are many treatments and therapies that could aid in the reduction of trigger points.
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