Thursday, July 2, 2015

Fibromyalgia issues

There has been a lot on line recently about fibromyalgia awareness. I don't need any more awareness thank you but felt I should share a bit.
My personal favorites are weight gain, muscular pain, fatigue and insomnia (thats a nice pair), and anxiety & depression, body aches, tender body points, and last of all, cognitive impairment a/k/a Fibro Fog.

Here are a few more notes from this article:
  1. Fibromyalgia is primarily characterized by widespread muscle pain and tenderness.
  2. Fibromyalgia can occur as a primary or secondary condition.
  3. Fibromyalgia is often misunderstood and symptoms are often unrecognized, causing the syndrome to remain undiagnosed for months or years.
  4. Ninety percent of fibromyalgia patients suffer with severe fatigue or a sleep disorder.
  5. Fibromyalgia is associated with additional symptoms which seem distinct themselves but are actually included in fibromyalgia syndrome.
  6. There are psychological as well as physical aspects associated with fibromyalgia.
  7. Since there is so much variability in fibromyalgia, the syndrome does not manifest itself identically in all patients.
  8. Diagnosis of fibromyalgia focuses on tender points but there is no definitive diagnostic test for fibromyalgia such as a blood test or X-ray.
  9. Medication and non-medication treatments are used to manage fibromyalgia.
  10. Fibromyalgia affects more women than men. The prevalence of fibromyalgia is between 2 and 4 percent of the population.
 But wait there is more!

You can read about the causes of fibromyalgia s well. And how it is a chronic condition and no it has absolutely nothing to do with any kind of arthritis.

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