What is fibromyalgia?
Fibromyalgia is a commonly misdiagnosed disorder estimated to affect nearly 5.8 million Americans. The disorder causes complex pain around regions of the body and can make a person feel tired or fatigued. There is no cure for fibromyalgia but with proper treatment, symptoms can decrease.
What are the symptoms of fibromyalgia?
The most common symptom associated with fibromyalgia is pain, often referred to as tender points. The pain can feel like it is shooting through an area, a deep ache, or that the area is burning
Other more serious symptoms may include:
Migraine or tension headaches
Loss of memory and trouble concentrating
Tingling feet (Often misdiagnosed in diabetes patient)
How do you Diagnosis and Test for Fibromyalgia?
Diagnosis of fibromyalgia can take a while; sufferers usually have had to experience complex pain over 10-20 areas for at least 3 months, these areas can include:
Urine and blood tests are normal procedures used to diagnosis this disorder. Because Fibromyalgia can mimic other illnesses these test are usually done to eliminate the diagnosis of other disorders.
Treatment for Fibromyalgia
For many Americans, fibromyalgia is a silent illness that interferes with their daily lives and keeps them from participating or doing activities that were once enjoyable before the pain. Pain relief is the primary objective of treatments. There are different types of treatment. A doctor can consult with you to find the proper treatment options for you.
Holistic Treatments for Fibromyalgia
Exercise and Fitness
Massage and aromatherapy treatment
Vitamins and Supplements
Medication for Fibromyalgia
If these treatments are effective, your medical physician may prescribe medications to help to relieve and eliminate the pain. These medications include:
Our Motto: You CAN live with pain, but we believe that you SHOULDN’T have to.
Consult a doctor to properly identify whether the symptoms you are experiencing are the result of fibromyalgia.