Important Facts about Fibromyalgia

Important Facts about Fibromyalgia
Author: Jordan Marks

Fibromyalgia is a chronic and common disease that affects 2-4% people of total world population. Although the cause behind this disease is unknown till date, but the syndromes are very well known. It is very painful for the people suffering from this disease. The pain is widespread and produces a fatigue disorder. This disease mostly affects muscles, ligaments, tendons and other soft fibres in the body; as a consequence patients feel the pain in the muscle joint areas of body, such as neck, shoulder, elbow and heap.

Some experts take it as a special form of arthritis but the fact is the affected muscles in the body are not deformed like arthritis cases. Fibromyalgia is some sort of neuro-muscular pain, which affects the musculoskeletal schema of human body. Patients can suffer from the following symptoms:

* Widespread pain for more than 3 months.

* Tenderness in the neck, shoulder, knee, elbow, or upper buttocks or thigh areas.

* Trouble sleeping.

* Tiredness in the morning or late in the day.

* Mood changes.

* Irritable bowel syndrome.

* Headaches, sometimes migraines.

* Difficulty concentrating.

* Numbness and tingling in hands, arms, feet, legs or face.

* Abdominal pain.

* Bloating.

* Long lasting morning stiffness

* Constipation.

* Diarrhoea.

* Fatigue that interferes with work and daily activities.

* Sleep problems (difficulty falling or staying asleep, waking up feeling tired).

In addition of those symptoms fibromyalgia patients often feels anxiety along with depression. They feel lethargic and may feel frustrated in their life. This depression often leads them to commit suicide.

Women may also face problems in their periods and suffer from other feminine diseases.

In a recent research it is found that women are more affected than men. It is a common phenomenon that women lacks calcium a bit more than men, this may be the reason behind that.

Fibromyalgia disturbs sleep; this leads to mental weakness and often causes mental disorder. The cause behind this disease is still mystery but the resultant effects are very acute. It generally affects people of any age, some experts have revealed that after a traumatic disease or a massive flue fibromyalgia may starts.

Identifying the tender points in the body makes diagnosis of fibromyalgia syndrome. At the diagnosis of fibromyalgia, other chronic syndromes such as thyroid disturbance, Lyme disease, chronic fatigue syndrome are assumed eliminated. Pain in 11 to 18 tender points indicates fibromyalgia syndrome.

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Fibromyalgia and Cymbalta

Fibromyalgia is a chronic illness that causes widespread pain and fatigue among a multitude of other symptoms. Fibromyalgia is complex illness that needs a combination of treatments to control it and that’s where Cymbalta comes into play. Cymbalta is one of the few medications that have been FDA approved for the treatment of Fibromyalgia. Cymbalta doesn’t work on everyone, but it has been proven to provide relief of Fibromyalgia symptoms in many individuals.

Cymbalta is in a class of medications known as Selective Serotonin and Norepinephrine Reuptake Inhibitor or SSNRI’s. It is an antidepressant that was approved by the FDA in June of 2008 for the treatment of Fibromyalgia. It was approved earlier by the FDA for the treatment of depression, Generalized Anxiety Disorder and Diabetic nerve pain.

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Fibromyalgia Awareness Day: May 12, 2010

Today is Fibromyalgia Awareness Day and I’m in a really bad flare.  Isn’t that just a fun coincidence.  Please do everything you can to help raise awareness for Fibromyalgia and all the other invisible illness not only today, but every day.  It’s time for people to start taking these illnesses seriously.   No one understands how much of our lives these illnesses have taken from us.  They don’t understand the hell we have to go through.  We don’t have to suffer in silence.  We have to stop being afraid of talking about our illness.  I know it’s hard when people look at you like you’re crazy every time the word Fibromyalgia comes out of your mouth, but we have to raise awareness.  If we don’t who will?

I hope everyone is having a great awareness day!  What have you done today to raise awareness?

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Staying Happy with Fibromyalgia

Staying happy with Fibromyalgia can be extremely difficult. Every day there are new road blocks and the possibility of leading a “normal” life seems to only get farther and farther away. It seems like new symptoms pop up every day and no one can figure out why you cry and why you get so distressed. They have no idea how bad life with Fibromyalgia is and the bottom line is they probably never will, so you can’t rely on other people to make you happy. You may have a few close friends or family members that understand Fibromyalgia enough to improve your mood on those bad days, but the rest you must seek out for yourself.

Three Ways to Cope with Fibromyalgia

Finding ways to cope with Fibromyalgia are essential to your recovery and to your life. Fibromyalgia affects every aspect of your life and can destroy it in seconds if you don’t learn to cope. Staying positive, limiting your activity to avoid overdoing it and educating yourself are just some of the basic tools to cope with Fibromyalgia.